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Guardian #1933 – September 21, 2020 – click here for index of articles.

Global crisis requires global solution

When will we have a vaccine? Will it be safe? Will it be effective? How will it be distributed? Will it be affordable? These are just a few of the health, political, social, economic, and ethical questions everyone is asking in the hope that the COVID-19 pandemic will come to an end soon.  more ...

Koala-gate

With the Coronavirus and the politics surrounding it taking up most of the air-time, other issues haven’t gotten as much exposure. Two weeks ago, however, that changed slightly as “Koala-gate” almost threatened the existence of the NSW Coalition government.  more ...

CPA centenary invitation – To all the Solidnet list

This year we will celebrate to 100th anniversary of the Communist Party of Australia.  more ...

Workers’ compensation is run by criminals

In this article, we look at the sham of workers’ compensation and how big business executives have used injured workers for their own personal gain. Huge bonuses have gone to executives who mismanage a critical social infrastructure that should be in public ownership and control: Icare. They have used Icare as a pool of wealth that they have all bathed in at the expense of the working class and injured workers.   more ...

To be a voice of and for working Kiwis

Today we celebrate the official launch of the New Communist Party of Aotearoa online newspaper, Workers’ Star. If you have found this webpage (www.workersstar.net), congratulations! You are in the right place and we, the co-editors of the Workers’ Star, hope you will find yourself coming back to our humble website more and more in the coming weeks and months as we continue to publish articles on issues that matter to working people in Aotearoa, whether that be social issues, the housing crisis, the trade union movement, or international challenges to peace and peaceful coexistence within the Pacific and across our planet.  more ...

Chinese and Australian journalists – diplomatic hotspot

Australian mainstream media continues its plunge into ever-deeper ideological distortion in service of imperialist interests. The new accusations against China, of supposed harassment of Australian journalists, are a complete fabrication and complete inversion of the truth. But it is only complete inversion of truth which could justify the present course of Australian foreign policy.  more ...

No opera without us

Imagine an opera house without an opera company to perform in it.  more ...

The “left” and “right” stance on Australia’s police brutality

The response of the Andrews’ government to COVID-19 has been a punitive response, mobilising police and sometimes the Australian Defence Force, to ensure that residents adhere to lockdown. This has sparked new discussions around police powers in the state.  more ...

Sectarianism, economism – what are they?

(1957) Considerable confusion has arisen within the ranks of the Party in connection with discussions around “economism” and sectarianism.  more ...

Trade unions move against US war threat

(1958) Thousands of Australian unionists, through their leaders, have called on the Menzies government for action to avert the deadly danger of world war arising through US aggression against People’s China.  more ...

Peoples’ action can again defeat would-be dictators

(1960) The charges made against the Communist Party by Attorney-General Sir Garfield Barwick, when introducing the amendments to the Crimes Act to Parliament, were contained in the Recitals to Menzies’ 1950 Communist Party Dissolution Act.  more ...

Medical neglect at US immigrant detention facilities

In a complaint lodged to the Office of the Inspector General on 14th September, several human rights groups in the US have drawn attention to the horrifying conditions in which detained immigrants are being kept in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities. The complaint was lodged by Project South Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide, Georgia Detention Watch, Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, and South Georgia Immigrant Support Network on behalf of detainees at the Irwin County Detention Centre (ICDC) in the state of Georgia.  more ...

New rules will further reduce China’s financial risk

China issued fresh rules on Sunday to tighten regulation of the country’s financial holding companies, a move that experts say will forestall risks in the financial sector.  more ...



 


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