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Issue #2026

Fund peace not war

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Issue #2027

POSTER: “What’s the cost of war?”

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Issue #1952

Russia denounces Biden for only giving them “a few minutes of warning” before the US attack on Syria

The attack ordered by US President Joe Biden against Syria received condemnation from Damascus and Moscow ...

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NATO’s air policing mission over Poland, March 2023. Issue #2057

US-NATO air war provocation

Germany has invited the US and its other NATO allies to start the biggest war provocation in history in its airspace this week. The simulated...

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Issue #1973

Biden increases threat of war between great powers

While visiting the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Tuesday, US President Joe Biden highlighted growing “threats” posed by Russia and China to the US’ national security.

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Issue #1953

Mismatch: Biden bombs Syria while pushing progressive economic bill at home

An old dichotomy that’s haunted many Democratic administrations – pushing ostensibly progressive economic and social policies at home in the US while pursuing imperialist aims abroad – has returned.

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Issue #1952

16 million risk starvation in Yemen, says UN as Saudi war rages

More than 16 million people in Yemen will go hungry this year, a United Nations agency warned today ahead of a conference to drum up humanitarian aid.

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Issue #1962

“Defender Europe 21” – a military provocation

The United States continues its march towards a new world war.

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President Lyndon Johnson driven through the streets of Melbourne after his car was splattered with paint. Issue #2061

50th anniversary of the last Australian troops in Vietnam

The 50th anniversary of the withdrawal of the last Australian troops, on 1st July 1973, marks the end of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War....

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Space craft. Issue #2063

Space War?

The 1967 Outer Space Treaty (OST) between the United States and the Soviet Union sought all nations to avoid any future “land grab” leading to...

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Issue #1947

Australia’s role in US imperialism remains firm

The basic implicit promise of the Biden campaign has been a “return to normal” relative to the Trump years.

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Issue #1977

Afghanistan: no clean end to a dirty war

The Russian Foreign Ministry was the first to announce [last month] that a suicide attack outside Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport killed at least two people and wounded fifteen more.

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Issue #2005

Does the peace movement still need to oppose NATO?

NATO, the international arm of the Pentagon, is in the news these days because of its role in the war in Ukraine. For now, millions...

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Issue #2016

The real threat of the United States’ 800 foreign bases

Under the heading “Australia Faces Massive Existential Threat from China,” Christopher Joye writes that: “The spectre of Chinese nuclear submarines, destroyers, fighters and bombers based...

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Issue #1970

End of the forever war?

The United States’ longest war has officially come to an end.

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Daniel Ellsberg. Issue #2059

Daniel Ellsberg

Daniel Ellsberg, once known as “the most dangerous man in America,” died on 16th June 2023 at the age of 92. In 1969 he was...

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Issue #2024

War preparations are sparking the growth of an Australian peace movement

The indicators that preparations are being made for war are coming thick and fast. Previous governments have committed close to one-quarter of a billion dollars...

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Issue #2063

Call to action against war

The Australian Anti-AUKUS Coalition (AAAC) is campaigning for an Australia that is committed to peace, justice and a nuclear-free world. In Australia, this starts with...

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Issue #1975

Afghanistan’s socialist years: the promising future killed off by US imperialism

Since the horrific events of the 11th of September, much has been said about the desperate situation of the Afghani people

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Weasel Words heading Issue #2045

WEASEL WORDS

(special AUKUS edition) Uncomfortable reading / əˈnkmfərtəbəl ˈrdɪŋ/ A lot of weasel words are an attempt to pre-emptively shield something awful from criticism. If something is...

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Half the Sky column logo Issue #2078

HALF THE SKY

Like funerals postponed “The humanitarian situation in Gaza was dire before these hostilities and has now severely worsened. This exacts unjustifiable and specific costs on...

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Issue #1979

Afghanistan: what’s next?

Little was said about the horrendous consequences of the US-led invasion of Afghanistan and the tens of thousands of Afghan lives that were lost, and the wreckage and chaos that was left behind following the hasty withdrawal by US and allied troops.

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Issue #2021

The Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic

Misinformation on the Ukraine is everywhere, especially if you happen to be in a Western country like Australia. Where do we find accurate information, especially...

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Issue #2032

Lessons from the Cuban Missile Crisis Sixty Years

Sixty years ago during the Cold War the world came close to a nuclear war between the two superpowers of the day, the Soviet Union...

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Issue #1984

Letter

Dear Editor, I was disappointed to read Matthew Hole’s article, “Afghans Reclaim Sovereignty as US-NATO Occupation Comes to an End” (Guardian #1977), ironically with a...

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Issue #2099

‘Squad’ of nations formed to confront and provoke China

A new US-dominated bloc aimed at ‘challenging’ China is now almost complete. The grouping unites the USA, Japan, the Philippines, and Australia in what is...

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Issue #1974

Department of Defence to pay for war crimes

The Department of Defence has pledged to bring soldiers accused of war crimes to justice and pay reparations to their victims by the end of the year.

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Issue #1977

Afghans reclaim sovereignty as US-Nato occupation comes to an end

Celebratory gunfire echoed across Kabul on Tuesday morning, 31st August, as the last US flight took off from Kabul airport, ending twenty years of American occupation in the country.

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Part of the anti-AUKUS demo in Brisbane. Issue #2067

GET RAUKUS NO AUKUS

The above slogan resounded on the streets of South Brisbane as the ALP conference came to town. The plans of Antony Albanese and Richard Marles...

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Issue #2047

“Worst deal in all history”

The recent Australia, US, and UK $368 billion deal on buying nuclear submarines has been termed by Paul Keating, a former Australian Labor prime minister,...

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Issue #2024

“AUKUS is about US imperialism”

The following is a contribution delivered by Dr Hannah Middleton to the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) International Conference held in...

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Issue #1994

US and NATO tighten military ring around Russia

What sin earned Kay-Achim Schönbach such a fate as being fired? When asked about the month-long NATO-Washington campaign against Putin and Russia, based only on...

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Issue #2035

Contributions to IMCWP 2022

Editor’s note: The following are contributions from the Iraqi Communist Party and the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (Czech Republic) to the International Meeting...

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Peace negotiations. Issue #2062

Korean war armistice: 70 years on

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the Korean War (1951-1953). The war remains a humiliation for the US. On the 27th...

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Issue #2013

World beyond war – global peace wave

Over the weekend 25-26 June, people all over the world joined up to protest the continual wars around the globe. Naturally, because of the time...

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Soldier in camouflage with gun. Issue #2066

Weapons corporations are making a killing

Weapons corporations are making a killing exporting terror around the world. While the USA’s top five weapons contractors make profits topping $200 billion, they’re never...

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Issue #2038

Stop the War

LONDON: The first ever Stop the War Coalition trade union conference held last weekend looked at how to build a bigger peace movement – and...

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Issue #1958

Australia and the US withdraw from Afghanistan

After Joe Biden’s announcement on 14th April that the United States army will be withdrawing from Afghanistan ...

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Issue #2039

Japan’s dangerous military expansion

On December 16 last year, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced a new defence strategy that doubled Japan’s military spending by 2027. The biggest military...

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Issue #2068

Silencing The Lambs (How propaganda works)

In the 1970s, I met one of Hitler’s leading propagandists, Leni Riefenstahl, whose epic films glorified the Nazis. We happened to be staying at the...

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US President Joe Biden. Issue #2082

Halifax International Security Forum: a thieves’ kitchen

The Halifax International Security Forum has just completed its annual summit in Nova Scotia. It describes itself as a forum and network for international government...

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Issue #2031

CPA: submission to the Defence Strategic Review

The Communist Party of Australia (CPA) is a democratic, transparent and accountable organisation. We are member led and governed by a Central Committee elected every...

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Issue #1986

AFGHANISTAN: caught between poverty and possibility

The future of Afghanistan will be determined not only in Kabul, where the Taliban is now firmly in power but also in places such as the Wakhan Corridor.

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Weasel Words heading Issue #2043

SZEL WORDS

Complexities /kəmplˈɛksɪtiz/ Readers who lived in a share house during their student days may remember instant tidying for parties. One top tip for student house-dwellers...

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Issue #1995

Neo-nazis active in Ukraine as White House adds 3,000 troops

There’s an increasingly surreal air regarding the war scare over Ukraine. The original roles in the drama seem to be reversed. Back in December, Ukrainian...

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Issue #2097

World military spending explodes

World spending on the military in 2023 reached an astronomical $2.44 trillion, according to research just released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)....

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Issue #1959

Softening its mates up for another war?

Has anyone actually scrutinised the piffle that Anthony Blinken, the US Secretary of State, recently came out with?

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Issue #2019

Why the island of Taiwan is so important for mainland China

The Taiwan question remains unresolved to this day. To understand why the island of Taiwan is so important for the mainland, we need to understand...

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Scott Ludlam visits Pine Gap. Issue #2098

Pine Gap on red alert

In October 1973, US bases in Australia were put on ‘red alert’ in case of a nuclear war. The USA did not bother informing the...

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Issue #1960

Afghanistan, will the US lose the war as well as the peace?

It’s little wonder that Joe Biden wants to get his troops out of Afghanistan.

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2037

Peace Notes

By Hannah Middleton Welcome to Peace Notes, a fortnightly column which will cover militarisation and its impacts as well as people’s efforts to ensure peace...

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Issue #2005

The criminal madness of Morrison and Dutton militarising Australia

The 2022-23 budget confirms and expands the criminal madness of the last seven months, when the Morrison government has committed unbelievable billions of dollars to...

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Issue #2038

Surrendering sovereignty

The US-Australia Force Posture Agreement has opened the gate for the US to set up Australia as a launching pad for its next war. When...

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Issue #2030

Let’s rebuild the anti-war movement

There are many Australians currently opposed to the AUKUS pact with all its sinister implications for our country  since it was first handed to us...

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Issue #2046

Minnow Australia in the Anglosphere

Why does Australia want nuclear submarines at all? The 2016 Defence White Paper tell us that “the key capabilities of the future submarine will include:...

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Child playing with war toys. Issue #2070

Nuclear subs challenge trains 10-year-old children for war

It’s time for education ministers across the country to show leadership and protect our children from vested interests and pro-war propaganda. On 19th June, the...

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Issue #1984

No to war!: nuclear is back

Imperialism and war go hand in hand.

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Issue #2034

DINGO

Scott Morrison’s secret multiple portfolios has nothing on the dual role of PM Albanese and Defence Minister Richard Marles as salesmen/lobbyists for the arms manufacturers....

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People performs Tai Chi at the People’s Square of Urumqi, Tianshan District. Issue #2092

China’s defence budget and the lies of imperialism

China will increase its defence spending by 7.2 per cent in the coming year. Predictably, ‘warnings’ came from the West. The cry is that the...

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Issue #2035

DINGO

The latest cost estimate for taxpayers of Australia’s pending nuclear submarines at more than $170 billion. Don’t be surprised when Australia’s supply of weaponry to...

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Space and technology Issue #2050

No weapons in space

As the US war preparations escalate, its plans for domination here on earth also extend to the weaponising of space. At the UN Conference on...

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Global briefs Issue #2095

GLOBAL BEIEFS

PERSIAN GULF: Countries in the Persian Gulf including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Kuwait have reportedly told the United States not to...

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Issue #2005

Preparing for war does not preserve peace

Everyday in our news cycle the drums of of war become louder. Last month, however, that messaging received a massive boost when Defence Minister Peter...

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Issue #2038

DINGO

As the Albanese government pours billions of dollars of taxpayers’ money into fuelling the war in Ukraine it is offering the fossil fuel miners $500...

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Global briefs Issue #2079

GLOBAL BRIEFS

SAUDI ARABIA: An Arab-Islamic emergency meeting hosted by Saudi Arabia on 11 November called for an end to the war in Gaza, and rejected Israel’s...

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Issue #1959

ANZAC Day and Australia’s dark foreign policy

Sunday 25th April marked 106 years since Australian and New Zealander troops landed on the Gallipoli peninsula of the then-Ottoman Empire, to fight and die in their thousands under an uncaring British command in pursuit of British imperial interests.

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Issue #2031

DINGO

The wholesale theft from Optus and Medibank of the personal information of their customers by hackers brings forth a quote from Karl Marx: “Finally, there...

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Issue #2041

“Hands off the world”

On 2nd February 2023, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr of the Philippines met with US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin at Malacañang Palace in Manila, where they...

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Issue #1971

Horn of Africa

It is almost impossible to find out any news of what is happening in Africa.

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Issue #2027

DINGO

Last week, “Dingo” reported on Solomon Islands PM Manasseh Sogavare’s address to the UN General Assembly, a voice of the Pacific Islands People in the...

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Issue #1976

20 years of occupation of Afghanistan: crass imperialism and a humanitarian disaster

The withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan has ended with the same Taliban forces taking over even larger parts of the country than they controlled before the occupation.

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Issue #2014

DINGO

While the Prime Minister was talking trade deals with the European Commission, who should pop up but Simon Crean, former ACTU President and erstwhile leader...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2041

PEACE NOTES

Just 80 years after the end of World War II, German tanks are again threatening Russia. At an event commemorating the 80th anniversary of the...

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Issue #2021

60th anniversary of Australia’s involvement in Vietnam

This week marks sixty years since Australia entered the Vietnam war. Considered by many to be a Cold War-era proxy war, the conflict lasted almost...

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Masthead of PDF version of Monthly Review. Issue #2090

Media: Monthly Review

Graham Drew

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Issue #2022

DINGO

In a sign of widespread frustration, nurses and that midwives in NSW took 24-hour strike action on the 1st September over their demands for safe...

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Global briefs Issue #2092

GLOBAL BRIEFS

UKRAINE / RUSSIA: Ukrainian military deployed over 2,500 servicemen, some 35 tanks and around 40 other armoured vehicles to attack multiple locations along the border with Russia....

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Issue #2094

AUKUS expansion is a gift to three sets of war-mongers

“The defense ministers of the US, UK, and Australia will reportedly begin to talk about broadening the AUKUS military alliance, with Japan emerging as the...

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Issue #1965

Effect of the military on carbon emissions and soil pollution

Every second year the US and Australian military hold war games, called Talisman Sabre in Queensland, in areas of high environmental significance: some being world heritage areas and natural heritage sites.

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2045

PEACE NOTES

The current debate over who can decide if Australia goes to war is more urgent and important than ever, now that the rhetoric around war...

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Newcastle rally for Palestine. Issue #2078

Rally for Palestine in Newcastle, NSW

On Saturday 4 November 2023, CPA members in Newcastle NSW joined the major cities around Australia and the world in taking to the streets to...

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Issue #2046

GREEN NOTES

Anna Pha Humanity faces two major existential threats: climate change and nuclear war. The doomsday clock is ticking on both these threats. Ironically, the US...

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Asian child smiling with father. Issue #2097

Where is the Red Menace?

Australia’s political, military, and media elites and the Americans holding their leashes have been doubling and tripling down on China fearmongering in the last few...

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Issue #2031

If military spending could provide peace, wouldn’t we have achieved that already?

The Labor Government plans to spend $48.7 billion on the military this financial year, in line with the policies of Morrison and Dutton. There is...

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Issue #1980

Australia’s own goal

US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and Australia’s PM Scott Morrison lined up like three stooges in a stage-managed virtual presentation to announce the formation of yet another military alliance

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Issue #2049

Road to War

As Australia’s most outstanding documentary film maker with 21 films and many awards to his credit, David Bradbury has created another monumental and relevant work...

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Issue #2045

Outrageous assault on peace and vulnerable Australians

The naval nuclear reactors for Australia, announced today, represent one of the lowest points in Australian democracy in living memory. Unimaginable expenditure – up to...

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Global briefs Issue #2053

GLOBAL BRIEFS

INDIA: The Indian state of Karnataka held the most crucial state election before parliamentary elections due in 2024. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) suffered...

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Issue #1980

CPA statement on the AUKUS Tripartite Agreement and nuclear-powered submarines

The Communist Party of Australia urges all its members and supporters to actively oppose the Morrison government’s decision to join the AUKUS Agreement

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Issue #2048

DINGO

The Victorian government has been urged to list the fat-tailed dunnart as vulnerable, with the last surviving small marsupial of the state’s volcanic plains under...

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Anti Iraq war rally. Issue #2086

The Cabinet Papers and the Iraq War

No one knows with certainty how many people have been killed and wounded in Iraq since the 2003 United States invasion. Between 280,771 and 315,190...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2071

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton I recently saw a commercial TV promotion showing a a nuclear-powered submarine and a reporter saying it is invisible. This is rubbish. Since...

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Issue #2033

Australia moves closer to ratifying UN treaty on nuclear weapons

As the threat of war continues to loom as tensions rise in Europe, it is the responsibility of every state – to deter as much...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2099

PEACE NOTES

BIDEN MANOEUVRES TO SAVE VOTES Facing fast growing opposition to the Israeli genocide in Gaza, US President Biden is manoeuvring to save votes in the...

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Issue #1985

JOBS NOT WAR!

The AUKUS alliance between Australia, the UK and the US turns the meaning of security on its head.

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2043

PEACE NOTES

In the latest escalation in Australia’s increasingly forceful campaign to manufacture consent for war with China, the Murdoch-owned Sky News Australia has aired a jaw-droppingly...

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Penny Wong. Issue #2050

Wong’s “reality check” ignores reality

When Penny Wong took over as Foreign Minister from Marise Payne last year, she was surfing the wave of approval that brought the Albanese Labor...

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Issue #2025

United Nations day of peace

Today, 21st September, the United Nations Day of Peace, the Communist Party of Australia calls for the Albanese Government to save billions of tax payers’...

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Killers of the Flower Moon Issue #2076

Killers of the Flower Moon

Who’s up for some three hours plus of cinematic awesomeness? Lots of people, that’s who, even the ones who think that Killers of the Flower...

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Issue #2045

Beating the war drums

Marx noted that in military state capitalism, building and operating the armed forces and the arms manufacturers is the primary activity of government. Last week...

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Issue #2029

End fossil fuels!

It appears as though climate action has a new, unlikely support from Santos CEO Kevin Gallagher! Speaking to an Australian business community event in London,...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2053

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton There is always money for the military, no matter how bad the budget bottom line is. The Federal government plans to spend about...

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Issue #2006

Never forget the victory of the Soviet Union

On 9th May, 1945, Hitler’s fascism was finally crushed amongst the rubble of Berlin and the “thousand-year Reich” came to a mercifully premature end. The...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2079

PEACE NOTES

Expel the Merchants of Death Hannah Middleton War is good for business. Armaments corporations are raking in billions from death, suffering, and destruction. It is...

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Issue #2031

Class war budget

The budget, delivered on 25th October, is set in the context of a looming global recession, ongoing wars, rocketing prices, extreme weather events, famine, and...

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Issue #2039

DINGO

How to fund endless war? That is the question. That ‘tis better to grab workers’ retirement funds to build Australia’s military industrial complex and pour...

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Henry Kissinger. Issue #2082

Henry Kissinger: War criminal guilty of 3 million dead

Henry Kissinger died at home on 30 November, aged 100, never having been tried for his war crimes. He had been a leading diplomat, serving...

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Issue #2097

ACTU statement on Gaza

The Australian Union movement is a movement of peace and respect for all races and nationalities. We oppose war, racism, and oppression. We act in...

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Issue #2072

Fighting with America

In September 1951, during the Korean War, Australia and New Zealand, signed the ANZUS treaty. In Fighting with America James Curran, Professor of History at...

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Global briefs Issue #2076

GLOBAL BRIEFS

ARGENTINA: Argentina’s Economy Minister Segio Massa and the leader of the far-right Liberty Advances party, Javier Milei have advanced to the 2nd round of the...

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Issue #2002

Budget 2022-23 – CLASS WAR

The budget announced by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is a pre-election, last ditch, vote-buying exercise from the Morrison government. Voters struggling with rising prices and falling...

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Issue #2038

Invitation for peace

Dear Friends We would like to invite you to take part in a short campaign intended to contribute to our efforts to oppose the Federal...

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Issue #2029

Australia: The big polluter

Australia is the world’s largest gas and coal exporter. There are currently 114 new or expanded fossil fuel projects awaiting approval. In 2021-22, governments in...

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The unmasking took place at an urgent meeting during the “coronation” weekend in Adelaide where two inspirational speakers provided insightful explanations on “AUKUS: Why we are opposed!” Issue #2052

AUKUS unmasked

With an ultimate price tag of over half a trillion dollars, AUKUS represents a huge attack on the Australian way of life, on the environment...

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Issue #2030

Medicare under attack

An investigation by the ABC, and the Nine newspapers Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, claims that $8 billion (approximately thirty per cent) of Medicare’s...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2067

More War Games

Australia has just hosted the Malabar Exercises which were held in Sydney and across the NSW south coast from 10th to 21st August. The naval...

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Issue #1980

Subs, subservience and stupidity

It’s been less than a month since the US tore out of poverty-stricken Afghanistan after losing a twenty-year dirty war, with Australia dragging behind, and already they have announced a new absurd military scheme, AUKUS

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Issue #1981

No nuclear Australia: TIME FOR ACTION!

The sudden announcement of the AUKUS (Australia-UK-US) military agreement which will bring nuclear-powered submarines to Australia has provoked worldwide and growing opposition.

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Issue #2045

DINGO

The NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) welcomed the recent announcement by an increasingly desperate NSW Coalition government in election mode, after it committed to...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2095

PEACE NOTES

Global Action on Military Spending has issued a statement for its days of action from 12 April to 15 May. The statement, “Disarmament now to...

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Global briefs Issue #2051

GLOBAL BRIEFS

SUDAN: Doctors Central Committee has reported that the number of people killed in clashes between the armed forces and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) rose...

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Issue #2078

DINGO

“Violence against women is a national crisis,” says Kate Fitz-Gibbon from Monash University’s Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre. “These deaths represent the tip of...

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Issue #2096

Anti-AUKUS Forum, Port Adelaide

A coalition of Anti-AUKUS, peace and community activists organised a public forum on the dangers of the planned involvement of Port Adelaide in the nuclear...

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Issue #2048

War Powers

A parliamentary report released 31st March on War Powers has failed to recommend the genuine reform many in the community expect. “The first recommendation confirms...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2075

PEACE NOTES

Dying for inches Hannah Middleton This issue of Peace Notes is from a recent article by Caitlin Johnson “People are dying for inches in Ukraine,...

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Issue #2067

ALP Conference and the path to war

“If you’re pro-human rights, you need to be pro-AUKUS. If you’re pro-peace, you need to be pro-AUKUS. If you’re pro-advanced manufacturing, you need to be...

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Issue #2054

DINGO

It is timely to revisit the cause of the conflict in Ukraine. The issue behind the strife in Ukraine is the fact that the presence...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2073

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton With the escalating development of space warfare facilities in Australia, as part of the AUKUS deal, it is useful to look at how...

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Issue #2038

Australian troops to train Ukrainian soldiers

In a decision that will ensure even more death and destruction, the Australian Government has sent 70 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel to the UK...

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US soldier in Shoalwater Bay during Talisman Sabre 2011. Issue #2096

Marles boost to military spending ‘a disgrace’

Peace groups are outraged by Defence Minister Richard Marles announcement at the National Press Club that Australia’s military spending will rise from the current 1.9...

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Issue #2039

The power of internationalism

27th January marked the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Paris Peace Accords, the agreement which ended the US war on Vietnam. From 1955...

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United States Air Force - McDonnell Aircraft F-101B Voodoo interceptor-fighter Issue #2055

The Warfare State

The National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies has released an analysis of the militarised budget in the United States, titled “The Warfare...

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Issue #1971

Stop Talisman Sabre war games!

US-Australian war games, currently being played in Queensland, should be cancelled for compelling security, environmental, economic, and health reasons.

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NATO with a do not symbol over it. Issue #2062

NO TO NATO

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese attended the summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in Vilnius, Lithuania on 11 - 12 July. Albanese was present as part...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2055

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton Papua New Guinea is being pressurised by the US and Australia to join their plans for war on China. PNG’s location north of...

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Issue #2043

Nationwide demonstrations against AUKUS

The Australian Anti-AUKUS Coalition (AAAC) co-ordinated a series of successful rallies on 24 February at the offices of Federal Ministers around the country. The rallies...

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Issue #2095

DINGO

In Nazi-occupied France in WW2 the collaborationist Vichy government changed the words on French coins from the revolutionary “Liberty, Fraternity, Equality” to a motto better...

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Issue #2077

Risks of wider Middle-East conflict

Israel is pounding southern Lebanon and Syria, in what can only be described as provocation. The west misleadingly mentions Iran in the same breath as...

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A picture of a picture, taken at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial museum after the bomb was dropped.. Issue #2063

For a nuclear free Australia

The 6th of August this year is the 78th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Though Nazi Germany was defeated on 8th May 1945,...

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Issue #2046

Cancel AUKUS! – NO TO WAR!

The Labor government’s decision to sign up to AUKUS is potentially the most costly and dangerous decision of any government since federation. It is not...

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Placard Issue #2097

AUKUS boosters start to doubt

Fans of unintentional humour could do a lot worse then head over to ‘The Strategist,’ the website/journal of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), and...

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Issue #2049

MAY DAY

The international working class continues to commemorate the struggles and gains achieved over 134 years since the first May Day commemoration in 1889 which remembered...

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Issue #2059

Truth-teller must be freed

There are two important dates around now. Daniel Ellsberg died on 16th June this year, at the age of 92. Julian Assange turns 52 on...

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Map of Timber Creek and the military base in the Northern Territory. Issue #2091

Timber Creek Propaganda

Timber Creek is little more than a pit stop in the Northern Territory. It is in the spotlight because it is next to Bradshaw, a...

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President Xi Jinping. Issue #2099

A global community of shared future

Humanity refuses to die at the hands of war-mongers and profiteers. The planet and its people are at a cross roads. Capitalism and its blindness...

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Issue #2044

Peace and Australia Post

Have you heard of the Peace Budget? If you’ve been reading News Corp or Fairfax publications this year, you won’t have seen any trace of...

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Samantha Power, Administrator of the US Agency for International Development meets with Penny Wong, Australian’s Foreign Minister. Issue #2051

Cut-and-paste US world domination

“So today I want to talk to you about how we avert war and maintain peace – and more than that, how we shape a...

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A group of ‘debs’ who joined the protest. Issue #2099

Geelong Debs join anti-Marles, anti-genocide protest

In Geelong, feelings are rising against local member Richard Marles, his warmongering policies and his support for the Israeli genocide. IPAN members in Geelong have...

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Perth rally for Palestine. Issue #2078

STOP ISRAELI WAR CRIMES

There is absolutely no excuse for the Netanyahu government to act in the way it is, raining down artillery shells and bombs on a trapped...

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Issue #2043

The Communist Manifesto turns 175

In Sydney, comrades are getting ready to demonstrate at Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s office against the government’s plan to spend an insane amount on preparations...

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Issue #2050

Fight back!

May Day is just eight days away from the federal budget. All we hear from Treasurer Jim Chalmers are attempts to soften up the electorate...

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CPA banner in Mat Day March, Sydney. Issue #2096

MAY DAY 2024

CHANGE Congratulations to all workers taking action this May Day, the international day of working class struggle and solidarity. Actions of workers on the streets,...

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Issue #2067

Stop AUKUS!

Labor’s war hawks succeeded in cementing AUKUS and the nuclear submarines and missiles that go with it in the party’s platform at its national conference...

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Sydney Anti-AUKUS Coalition poster –Submarine and missile. Issue #2054

Give us a Peace Budget

Decaying capitalism is turning the world upside down. Australians are sleeping in the streets and going without food and health care while half a trillion...

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Astronaut working outside of craft. Issue #2051

Military uses for Arnhem Space Centre

Last year the Guardian reported on the development of the Arnhem Space Centre (ASC) in north-east Arnhem Land in the remote Northern Territory. We warned...

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