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Party Discussion Site Now Available
- 2016 Aug 29

The CPA (M-L) recently created a discussion site for the printing of articles that are relevant to the work of the Party, but not necessarily reflective of a considered Party viewpoint, and for the raising of questions of the Party by members and supporters.

This is a moderated website and not a site for endless and pointless posts.

The most recent article is by respected Australian Marxist historian Humphrey McQueen which responds to a view that talking of an impending crisis of capitalism is “crying wolf”.

The article can be found by following this link to the home page of the discussion site:  http://ozcom.ucoz.org/    

Members and supporters are asked to read the “How to use this website” post through a link on the top left hand side of the discussion site’s home page.

 

 

 

Latest Posts

Early Days – the Trump Administration  
 

(Contributed)

The hasty high-level diplomatic visit of United States Defence Secretary Jim Mattis to Seoul has highlighted two issues in the early weeks of the Trump administration: the importance of South Korea (ROK) for foreign policy objectives and their duplicity surrounding the proposed siting of a US-led defence and security ...

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Feb 20
 
 
   

“Good on you Mum, Tip Top’s the one!”…or is it two?  
 

Ned K.

"Good on you Mum, Tip Top's The One" used to be the jingle of Tip Top Bakeries, the biggest bread production company in Australia. 
It is owned by George Weston Foods, a British based multinational food company. It is about to get a bigger controlling interest of the ...

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Feb 20
 
 
   

Power for Profit Versus Power for People  
 

Ned K.

The difficulties for the regional economy of South Australia regarding reliability of electricity have been the subject of considerable media space and parliamentary blame games. 

Renewable energy, coal, gas, nuclear have all been mentioned or championed by one group or another. For the people there is not only ...

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Feb 20
 
 
   

Australia's electricity crisis demonstrates the madness of capitalism  
 

Max O.

The famous French writer Andre Gide commented on the matter of deception with the following insight: "The true hypocrite is one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one lies with sincerity". The Australian people have now come to expect this behaviour from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull who ...

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Feb 19
 
 
   

Costello calls for pillars of IR system to “come tumbling down”  
 

Nick G.

A recent address by former Treasurer Peter Costello to the right-wing H.R. Nicholls Society is a timely reminder that the ruling class continually discusses it tactics against the working class.
Costello, a founding member of the Society, was speaking at a meeting in Melbourne on February 8.

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Feb 14
 
 
   

Our ultimate goal requires a working class state  
 

Nick G.

Corey Bernardi’s defection from the Liberal Party illustrates an important part of the Marxist criticism of the bourgeois state.
The 1871Paris Commune afforded Marx and Engels their first opportunity to compare a working class state power with that of the bourgeoisie.

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Feb 11
 
 
   

Coal Is Not the Answer in the Face of Racing Global Warming  
 

Ned K.

When Karl Marx analysed the class struggle between workers and capitalists in the mid-1800s, he concluded that in that ever present struggle, sometimes the workers were successful but the capitalists would try and take back from the workers what they had won, whether it be a wage increase ...

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Feb 06
 
 
   

US Imperialism Relies on Trade to Further Its Own Interests Whoever Is President  
 

Ned K.

On 23 January President Trump signed a document to withdraw the US from any involvement in the Trans Pacific Partnership multilateral "free trade" deal. However as Alan Kohler of The Constant Investor said, as far as trade goes, for Trump, this was a "surgical withdrawal from one deal ...

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Feb 05
 
 
   

Housing Costs Through the Roof as Finance Capital Prospers  
 

Ned K.

A recently released study of cost of housing in cities across the globe by Demographic International concluded that after Hong Kong, Sydney was the most unaffordable city in the world with median house prices up to 12.2 times the average wage.
Melbourne was not far behind at number ...

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Feb 05
 
 
   

The carnival is over - World Economic Forum 2017  
 

Contributed

The recent World Economic Forum (WEF) in January 2017, was, by comparison with their previous meetings, a rather drab event. It was shunned by many influential figures who had more pressing engagements and who chose to stay away from the annual bean-feast in Davos, Switzerland.

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Jan 28
 
 
   

January 26: the contentious date that troubles Australians  
 

by Max O.

Australia Day continues to conflict the nation not only over what it attempts to  remember but what it chooses to forget and avoid. Unfortunately a great many Australians don't know what actually happened on the 26th; for that matter they are also unaware of much of what ...

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Jan 26
 
 
   

Chinese "Long March" In Australia - Opportunity to Build Ties Between Chinese and Australian Peoples  
 

Ned K.

In May 2017, events are taking place in the South East of South Australia and western Victoria to celebrate the 160th anniversary of Chinese gold seekers trekking over 400 kilometres from the seaside town of Robe to the goldfields of western Victoria. Part of the celebration includes a ...

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Jan 22
 
 
   

War-games or Reality? The Korean Peninsula: early 2017  
 

(Contributed)
A small monument, on display to commemorate wartime abuse of Korean woman by occupation Japanese military forces, has created a major diplomatic rift between South Korea (ROK) and their US-led defence and security allies.
Behind the rift, however, lie far more pressing contemporary issues which have created: an escalation ...

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Jan 22
 
 
   

Capitalist Industries Come and Go - But Collective Power of Workers Remains  
 

Ned K.

There is evidence that the attacks by the ruling class on workers’ pay and conditions and on their mass organisations (trade unions) are having an impact with union membership in the private sector being somewhere between 11% - 13% and strike action by workers at low levels. However the ...

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Jan 08
 
 
   

Talent for Whom?  
 

Pat F.

It seems the world is mourning the loss of pop singer George Michael. 

George’s life is being highly praised in the commercial media, as a great achiever, a great artiste, and a good person.

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Jan 03
 
 
   

American People in The Mood For Change  
 

Ned K. 

People in the USA have been alienated from the country's two-party (Democrat/Republican) system for decades. The rise of Trump to the position of President is a symptom of this alienation. Although standing for one of the two parties, it is arguable that he only won the election because ...

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Jan 03
 
 
   

Where To For Russia - 100 Years on From Revolution?  
 

Ned K.

The annual slow-down of capitalism in the 'West' over Christmas and New Year provides a bit of time to read and reflect. 
This Christmas I was a given a book as a present called "Secondhand Time - The Last Of The Soviets" by Svetlana Alexierich. 

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Jan 03
 
 
   

Welcome 2017, Centenary Year of the Great Soviet Bolshevik Revolution  
 

Nick G.

The Communist Party of Australia (Marxist-Leninist) welcomes the arrival of 2017, the centenary year of the great Soviet Bolshevik revolution.

We extend to all members and friends the compliments of the season in the communist spirit of anticipating further great struggles by the working class for socialism and ...

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Jan 03
 
 
   

Fighting for Communism - The future that works!  
 

Join the CPA (M-L)

An understanding of society (theory) and a way of uniting to change it (organisation) are the two things that we need to make a socialist revolution.

 

more...- Posted on 2016 Dec 22
 
 
   

Marxism Today: Key differences between Marxism and revisionism  
 

Marxism holds a number of key principles that are crucially important.

 

more...- Posted on 2016 Dec 22
 
 
   

 
 
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