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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 17, 2014 - click here for index of articles.

Abbott commits Australia to US’s endless war

The first of Australia’s combat troops are on their way to the Middle East to join US and other forces in Iraq. The Abbott government, with the full support of Labor leader Bill Shorten, has committed Australia to a long and expanding conflict in the Middle East and beyond, if all goes according to US plans.  more ...

Editorial – Job destroyers

State and federal governments are sacking thousands of public servants regardless of the consequences to services or the pressure placed on remaining employees.  more ...

Millers Point scandal just the tip of the iceberg

The NSW coalition government is suspected of having “under­quoted” the anticipated sale price of two publicly-owned Millers Point houses this month to benefit the small group of buyers specially selected by the government to attend the private auction.  more ...

Exploitation ratchets up

According to the Reserve Bank wage rises have declined to a 15-year-low. The latest figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show the gap between men’s and women’s wages is widening rapidly. Employers are slashing wages and working conditions, the number of hours of unpaid work is on the rise. If the government’s latest plans go ahead then there will also be an influx of low wage workers from overseas on temporary 457 work visas.  more ...

16 years is too long!

Since the very onset of the Cuban Revolution, Cuba has been subjected to an inhumane blockade that amounts to an act of war. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cuba was left under two economic blockades, the loss of a major trading partner in the former Soviet block and the US 50-year long economic, financial blockade.  more ...

Hopes crushed amid asylum seeker policy chaos

The death of 24 year-old Iranian asylum seeker Hamid Kehazaei has put paid to Immigration Minister Scott Morrison’s claims about the “outstanding care” available for detainees at the detention centre at Manus Island. A cut on his foot that was left untreated for five days became septic necessitating a dash to Brisbane’s Mater Hospital for desperate (and ultimately unsuccessful) treatment. Hamid’s was a needless death caused by neglect. His family in Iran gave consent for the donation of his organs to help those in need in Australia.  more ...

Report on MH17 “not worth the paper it’s written on”

“Weasel wording” consists in using “words and phrases aimed at creating an impression that a specific and/or meaningful statement has been made, when in fact only a vague or ambiguous claim has been communicated, enabling the specific meaning to be denied if the statement is challenged. … Some weasel words may also have the effect of softening the force of a potentially loaded or otherwise controversial statement through some form of understatement.”  more ...

Culture & Life – Outsourcing lies and propaganda

Outsourcing, which has plagued the Australian clothing industry (amongst others), is all the rage with capitalists everywhere. They detest state enterprises because they make no money from them. They assiduously push instead the idea that somehow it is better for a country’s economy if private enterprise (which seeks to make a profit) takes over the provision of services and facilities instead of the government (which doesn’t).  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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