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  Communist party - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
COMMUNIST PARTY [Communist party] in Russia and the Soviet Union, political party that until 1991 exercised all effective power within the Soviet Union, and, as the oldest and for a long time the only ruling Communist party in the world, carried heavy or controlling influence over the Communist parties of other countries (see communism).
The party (from 1925 the All-Union Communist party), was strongly urban.
The Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia: a post-communist socialist or a neo-communist party?
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 The History And Future Of Radical Politics In Australia
The prestige of the Communist Party, which had risen to an all time high during the latter stages of the Second World War, was shattered with the dawning of the Cold War, and the onset of McCarthyist hysteria in Australia and overseas.
Indeed, the Communist Party of Australia continued to play a leading role in many struggles during the post-war period, and was to become renowned around the world for its courageous stand against both Stalinism, and also the rampant US war machine in Vietnam.
With the Communist Party of Australia's voluntary liquidation in 1991, there was a brief attempt at regroupment around a new party, the "New Left Party", but with the failure of this project, a veritable vacuum was created to the left of the Australian political spectrum.
www.countercurrents.org /australia-ewins070503.htm   (2005 words)

 Programme of the Communist Party of Australia (Marxist-Leninist)
The present stage in the struggle to end capitalism in Australia is the battle to win Australian independence from the foreign imperialist interests and their local allies which constitute the core of Australian capitalism.
Australia 's ruling class uses the mass media, education system, culture, etc., to push a whole system of ideas which disguises imperialist domination and monopoly exploitation and presents them as inevitable.
As an alternative to foreign imperialist domination, the Communist Party of Australia (Marxist-Leninist) supports demands to nationalise the key industries and financial institutions, to vigorously tax the large multinationals and the super-rich, and to expropriate and redistribute foreign-owned corporate farms.
www.vanguard.net.au /programme.php   (1662 words)

 Communist Party Link - NEPAL REVOLUTIONARY STUDENTS' UNION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Turn in the Communist International and the Situation in Germany - 1930 essay by Trotsky on "Third Period" Stalinist ultraleftism by the German Communist Party and its inability to combat the threat of Nazism.
International Communist League - Publishers of Workers' Vanguard and The Spartacist, the ICL is organised as the Spartacist League in several countries and the Trotskyist League/Lige Trotskyiste in Canada and France.
Communist Party of Great Britain - A rump of the old CPGB and smaller than the other groups that split from the original party in the 1970s and 80s.
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 An apologia for Stalinism -- The Reds--The Communist Party of Australia from Origins to Illegality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Unlike the founders of the CPA, who, in 1920, were inspired by the internationalist and egalitarian ideals of the 1917 Revolution, he was attracted to and joined the CPA in the late 1960s when it was a political corpse as far as socialism is concerned.
After the CPA split with the Moscow-line Socialist Party of Australia in the wake of the 1968 Kremlin invasion of Czechoslovakia, Macintyre and others took the nationalist politics of the CPA and Stalinism to its logical conclusion.
Secondly, a subservient leadership was installed in the CPA in 1929-30, in the midst of the so-called Third Period proclaimed by Stalin, during which the Kremlin denounced social democrats as "social fascists".
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 Lessons For Nationalists: The Communist Party Of Australia (Marxist-Leninist) and Political/Industrial Violence: ...
(vi) The Maoist Chinese party discipline-technique of criticism/self-criticism was adopted.
This sectarian device (and the Maoist party was not alone in asserting this claim), sharpened the distinction between both Marxism-Leninism and the ALP, and the CPA (M-L) and the "fake-Left" (CPA, Trotskyists, SPA).
This group is concentrated in the ranks of the ‘Communist’ Party (Aarons, Carmichael and Mundey), the Socialist Party and the various Trotskyite sects along with anarchists and anti-social grouplets…"; The Bulletin, May 27 1973, referred to tensions in the BLF between the factions, with Maoists against "the trendies".
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 The Communist Party of Australia and the Communist International (1927-1929)
Stalin's policy meant that Communist Parties everywhere were expected to refuse to work with social democrats, destroy reformist influence, and thereby win the leadership of the working-class in the struggle for revolution, seen as being on the immediate agenda.
The resolution on the ALP at the 1928 eighth annual conference of the CPA was passed with few delegates understanding its wider significance as part of a common trend within the communist parties affiliated to the Comintern, to strengthen their organisations in preparation for coming revolutions and to regard reformist parties as enemies.
Ibid 31; Morrison, The Communist Party of Australia, 280-288.
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 Communist Parties of the World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
(Strana Demokratickej L'avice, SDL'), formerly the Communist Party of Slovakia (KSS)
(Narodno-Demokratychna Partiya, NDP), Ukraine, one of the successors of the the Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU)
(Sotsialistychna Partiya Ukrainy, SPU), one of the successors of the the Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU)
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 Communist Party of Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
For the current party, see Communist Party of Australia (revived) The Communist Party of Australia was founded in Sydney on 30 October 1920 by a group of socialists inspired by reports of the Russian Revolution.
In the later 1920s the Party was rebuilt by Jack Kavanagh, a experienced Canadian Communist activist, and Esmonde Higgins, a talented Melbourne journalist who was the nephew of a High Court judge, H.B. Higgins.
But in 1929 the Party leadership fell into disfavour with the Comintern, which under orders from Stalin had taken a turn to extreme revolutionary rhetoric (the so-called "Third Period"), and an emissary, the American Communist Harry Wicks, was sent to sort the Party out.
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 Communist Party of Australia - Institution - Reason in Revolt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Following the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the establishment of a Communist International, a conference was held in 1920 to form an Australian Communist Party (which broke up into two distinct camps).
By the end of that decade the Communist Party of Australia was established along the lines of the Communist International, to whose line it adhered until the 1960s.
The Stalinist orthodoxy was rejected by many, with the Maoist Communist Party of Australia (Marxist-Leninist) formed in 1967 and the pro-Soviet Socialist Party of Australia formed in 1971.
www.reasoninrevolt.net.au /biogs/E000058b.htm   (2260 words)

 History of the Democratic Socialist Party of Australia
In relation to party building and alliances, he states that the problem is not of building a revolutionary party but of clearing obstacles from its path.
With the Communist Party of Australia well on the road to liquidation, many ‘leftists’ including the leadership of the Socialist Workers’ Party began discussions with the aim of establishing a ‘broad based’ new left party.
There are numerous examples, one being their attempts to take over the Nuclear Disarmament Party of Australia (NDP), which whilst being unsuccessful, lead to the complete loss of confidence in the NDP by the Australian people and its quick demise as a force for change.
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 Communist Party of Greece - Information Bulletin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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 vanguard.asn.au   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The CPA (ML) recognises that the present stage in the struggle to end capitalism in Australia is to win Australian independence from the foreign (mainly US) imperialist interests and their local allies who dominate the key sectors of Australia's economy.
The CPA (ML)'s analysis of Australia's class society led to the conclusion that the working class is the leading class in Australia's struggle for national independence.
The Draft General Programme of the Communist Party of Australia (Marxist-Leninist) is at the heart of the ideological, political and organisational work of the party.
vanguard.asn.au /mt6.html   (1624 words)

 Chapter 19: The Communist Party of Australia (CPA) and the Ship Painters and Dockers Union
The Union’s attitude towards the Communist Party was generally favourable in the early period of the Party, but changes in the Party line, from time to time, eventually caused the Union to view it with disfavour.
In agreeing to purchase the tickets, at a time when Glynn had joined the Communist Party, it was indicative of the attitude of the union towards the CPA, for it was only in the previous month that the Union had decided to affiliate with the ALP.
But, with the fight against the Communist Party and its adherents, the ALP began to take on a different aspect, to indicate that the Party was not under the thumb of the unions and, according to the parliamentary representatives, was a party of all the people, not only unionists.
www.takver.com /history/myunion/myunion19.htm   (2613 words)

 Communist Party of Australia
The fact that Australia is by far the driest of the five continents and that global warming is a reality is only now beginning to dawn dimly in the minds of the leaders of the main political parties.
The Communist Youth Union (KSM) in the Czech Republic was officially dissolved by the state on October 12, 2006.
On October 16 the KSM received a letter from the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic declaring that the Ministry had dissolved the KSM.
www.cpa.org.au   (236 words)

 Green Left - Issues: Jack McPhillips, communist and trade unionist
Jack was one of the early generation of CPA union officials, who were prominent in the union movement of the 1940s, '50s and '60s.
After the CPA criticised the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, and moved away from the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) in the direction of “Eurocommunism”;, Jack was heavily involved in the split which led to the formation of the Socialist Party of Australia (SPA) in 1971.
Jack continued to be active within the SPA, which adopted the name Communist Party of Australia in 1996 (after the old CPA had finally dissolved in 1991).
www.greenleft.org.au /back/2004/597/597p8b.htm   (657 words)

 Green Left - Issues: Communist Party backs waterfront deal
The CPA (formerly the Socialist Party of Australia), which has some influence in the MUA -- and whose member Jim Donovan is the deputy secretary for the central NSW branch (Sydney and Port Botany) -- recommended the deal as “acceptable if not totally satisfactory” (CPA Maritime Bulletin No. 20).
Given this situation, it was the duty of the CPA to try to build unity on the basis of rejection of the deal, a plan to fight on and the demand for a national stevedoring authority to replace the Patrick and PandO duopoly.
It would have meant that CPA officials and members in the union would be targeted for that tender treatment reserved for “splitters”.
www.greenleft.org.au /back/1998/323/323p9.htm   (1278 words)

 Left History Archive
The Unnecessary Police State Bill, The Australian Council For Civil Liberties, July, 1950 This pamphlet, written from a bourgeois-liberal viewpoint, is indicative of the political arguments against the Communist Party Dissolution Act that were used by many in parliament and the bourgeois media.
, Communist Party of Australia pamphlet, 1953 This pamphlet examines the way that 'court controlled ballots' were used by the state to rig union elections to oust popular Communist and militant union leaders, and replace them with conservatives.
The Eureka Stockade 1854-2004, Communist Party of Australia, Blacktown Branch, Pamphlet.
www.agitprop.org.au /lefthistory   (3056 words)

 archive: [iwar] [anti-nato] CP of Australia, 9th Congress Communist Party of Australia (fwd)
Dear Comrades, Attached is a message concerning the convening of the 9th Congress of the Communist Party of Australia which requests a message of greeting from your Party.
The Political Resolution sets out the Party's views on the national and international situation, the struggle of the world's people against the globalisation agenda of the TNCs and the attempts of imperialism, particularly US imperialism, to impose its domination over all countries, including even developed industrial countries.
The Resolution outlines the policy ideas of the Party to be implemented by such a government in the interests of all sections of the people exploited by monopoly.
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 Vanguard Online - Communist Party of Australia Marxist Leninist
The Australian working class commemorates the life and work of one of its finest and loyal sons in John Cummins, who passed away on the 29th August at 58 years of age.
Trapped by the globalisation policies of imperialism, Australia has racked up a massive $494 billion interest debt to foreign banks and financial institutions, and is continuing to amass debt at an ever-increasing rate.
Australian workers and their unions are facing the fiercest and most far-reaching assault, the likes of which have not been seen in the last 100 years.
www.vanguard.net.au   (213 words)

The list is consistent with the Parliamentary Library's role as a provider of information and in no way indicates an endorsement of particular political parties, organisations or web sites.
The following list includes both those parties registered with the Australian Electoral Commission together with those which are not.
Current State of the Parties in the House of Commons
www.aph.gov.au /library/intguide/pol/polparti.htm   (229 words)

 Leftist Parties of Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Committee for a Revolutionary Communist Party in Australia
until 1996 the Socialist Party of Australia that split from Communist Party of Australia in 1971
1992 mainly by rests of Association for Communist Unity (ACU); active in PLP
www.broadleft.org /au.htm   (74 words)

 Fitzgerald (1997) The people's champion, Fred Paterson: Australia's only Communist Party member of parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Fitzgerald (1997) The people's champion, Fred Paterson: Australia's only Communist Party member of parliament
The people's champion, Fred Paterson: Australia's only Communist Party member of parliament
Communist Party of Australia; Biography; Australia; Politics and government; 1945-; Politicians; Communists; Paterson, Fred
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 Political Resources on the Net - Australia 1 (Parties)
Socialist Party of Australia Trotskyist organization, section of CWI
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Liberty Australia Full resources on the facts of Australia's recession
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 Jay's Australia Leftist and 'Progressive' Links
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Australian Gay Left - "A collection of articles by socialists and the left wing of the lesbian and gay movement, with an emphasis on Australia."
Socialist Party: The Australian Section of the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI)
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 Communist Party of Australia... Maritime Branch (Sydney)
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Communist Party of Australia - 10th Congress September 30, October 1, 2, 3.
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