How the CPA Exposes the DSP's 'Trotskyism'

The Activist - Volume 10, Number 7, August 2000

By Doug Lorimer (Sydney West branch)

The Communist Party of Australia has recently published a pamphlet by David Matters entitled Putting Lenin's Clothes on Trotskyism which claims that the DSP's rejection of Trotsky's theory of permanent revolution is really a cover for its support for Trotskyism. However, the real purpose of the pamphlet is to criticise the DSP's position on the 1998 waterfront dispute.

Report to 2001 DSP Congress on Theses on Cuba

The Activist — Volume 11, Number 3, February 2001

By Dick Nichols

[The general line of this report was adopted by the 19th DSP Congress held in Sydney, January 3-7, 2001.]

Comrades, on October 10 1868 the Cuban landowner Manuel de Cespedes released his slaves from bondage and enrolled them as the initial recruits in the army that fought Cuba's First Liberation War against the Spanish colonial power. Custom dates Cuba's revolutionary tradition, a tradition that is still alive and well today, from that moment.

The Role of Australian Imperialism in the Asia Pacific

The Activist — Volume 11, Number 3, February 2001

By Terry Townsend

[This general line of this report was adopted by the 19th DSP Congress held in Sydney, January 3-7, 2001.]

The resolution, "The role of Australian imperialism in the Asia Pacific Region Today", underlines key aspects of Australian imperialism that have shaped and continue to shape how the ruling class will react and respond to events in the region. This in turn shapes how revolutionaries must also react and respond in the coming period.

War and Austerity: Capitalism in the 21st Century

The Activist - Volume 11, Number 1, January 2001

By Doug Lorimer

[The general line of this report was adopted by the 19th DSP Congress, held in Sydney, January 3-7, 2001. In addition to this and other reports adopted by the congress, two draft resolutions were adopted — "The Role of Australian Imperialism in the Asia-Pacific Region" and "The Cuban Revolution in the epoch of Neo-Liberal Globalisation".]