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Statement from the Communist Party of Australia Secretariat

On the proposed visit to Australia of representatives of Golden Dawn

September 2014

According to reports in the Greek community media, the neo-fascist party of Greece “Golden Dawn” is sending a high level delegation to Australia shortly, comprised of their two European Parliament members, for the purpose of promoting the ideology of this party among Australia’s Greek communities, and fostering support for it, including collecting money from Australia in order to financially support their criminal activities in Greece.  more ...

Current Issue of The Guardian

September 24, 2014 - click here for index of articles.

Legalising torture

“Sydney under siege”, “Terror plot foiled”, “Islamic State horror hits home”, “Plot to abduct and behead Australians”, “The tentacles of terror spread”, “Evil within”. Headline after headline sensationalised the raids by 800 police on 25 homes in Sydney and Brisbane on Thursday September 18. The raids and the recent announcement raising Australia’s terror alert to “high” – meaning a terrorist attack is likely – are part of the build-up to new draconian terror laws, including the legalisation of torture. They are also being used to justify the sending of Australian forces to war in Iraq and Syria.  more ...

Editorial – Planned break-up of Sydney rail must stop

Last week the NSW Coalition government signed a contract for a Hong Kong firm to operate Sydney’s proposed Northwest rail line. The line will have a new tunnel connecting Sydney’s outer north-west suburbs with the rail intersection at Epping, and from there via an existing tunnel to Chatswood, 10 kilometres north of the city.  more ...

NSW Liberals in a state of corruption

Ten Liberal members of the NSW parliament have now been forced to resign from leading party positions, and in two cases to quit parliament, because of allegations of misconduct concerning the receipt of illegal election fund donations or other inducements.  more ...

Taking Issue – Going into illegal, criminal war

The Abbott Liberal government, fully backed by the Shorten Labor opposition, is about to follow the United States into a new war in the Middle East.  more ...

Save the Leuser Rainforest ecosystem

“I grew up in a place teeming with wild orangutans, elephants, tigers, sunbears and Sumatran rhinos. My family and I lived in balance with the mountains, forests and rivers surrounding us. From an early age, I knew I had to take care of the beauty that surrounded me. But as huge multi-national companies expand their reach and as palm plantations spread, I know that I can’t protect these pristine places alone,” says Rudi Putra, environmental activist.  more ...

US created Al-Qaeda and ISIS

Much like Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State (ISIS) is made-in-the-USA, an instrument of terror designed to divide and conquer the oil-rich Middle East and to counter Iran’s growing influence in the region. The fact that the United States has a long and torrid history of backing terrorist groups will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore history.  more ...

From prying plumbers to snooping social workers

Waled, aged 31, was working at a youth centre in Hammersmith, London, when the centre decided to accept funding that the local authority was making available under the Prevent program, one of the elements of Britain’s anti-terrorism strategy. It was 2009 and the youth centre was under “terrorism” scrutiny, so the funding was a way to stay in the game.  more ...

Culture & Life – From the other USA

Because of the power of the monopoly media, who despite their differences usually speak as one on important issues (especially those affecting their class power), we tend to think of the USA as a monolith that speaks with a uniform voice, the voice of imperialism. This view overlooks the vibrant and hardworking (if highly disunited) opposition in the US, an opposition much of which sees itself as Marxist despite decades of anti-Communist propaganda.  more ...

Pete's Corner

Over 10 years worth of sharp humour from The Guardian's very own cartoonist Pete Andrew can be accessed from the main menu – or just click here.

Discover The Five

This is the story of the Cuban Five, five men in US prisons. The five who? Cuba? Let’s start at the beginning. You know Cuba is an island off the coast of Florida. The people there made a revolution in 1959 and the US government broke diplomatic relations. Not much has changed, the conflict continues.

16 years is too long – Free the Cuban Five

Published on Sep 16, 2014: Australia-Cuba Friendship Society members express solidarity with the campaign to free the Cuban Five on the 16th anniversary of their incarceration.

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