Communist Party of Australia (Marxist–Leninist)

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Communist Party of Australia (Marxist–Leninist)

FounderE. F. Hill
Founded15 March 1964

The Communist Party of Australia (Marxist–Leninist), abbreviated CPA (M-L), is a revolutionary Marxist–Leninist party in Australia. It was formed in 1964 after a split from the Communist Party of Australia due to the revisionism of the Soviet Union at the time. It acknowledges that the indigenous peoples of Australia never gave up sovereignty of their lands and sees them as an indispensable ally of the proletariat.[1]

Today the CPA (M-L) expresses left-deviancy labeling themselves anti-revisionist. CPA (M-L) refuses to accept the material realities of AES states claiming recognised ML projects such as China to be revisionist, capitalist and social-imperialist.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

The CPA (M–L) was founded on 15 March 1964 by E.F. Hill. In its early years, it was most popular in the state of Victoria. In November 1964, South Australian union leader Charlie McCaffrey joined the party. He worked in a rubber mill where a branch of the Australia China Society was established in 1966 and helped open a bookshop where Australian and Chinese communist literature was sold. The Student Worker Coordinating Committee accepted the line of the CPA (M–L) in the 1960's.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "About the CPA (M-L)". Vanguard. Archived from the original on 2022-04-22. Retrieved 2022-05-01.
  2. “…Deng Xiaoping led the Chinese Communist Party to abandon the practice and policies of continuing the revolution under the conditions of the dictatorship of the proletariat and of advancing victoriously along the socialist road.”

    Michael Williss (2018). Explaining China: How a Socialist Country Took the Capitalist Road to Social-Imperialism: '6. Validity of “social-imperialism” as a description of Chinese practice' (p. 20). [PDF] Communist Party of Australia (Marxist-Leninist).
  3. Nick G. (2021). An Overview of the History of the CPA(M-L) in South Australia (pp. 1–3). [PDF] Communist Party of Australia (Marxist–Leninist).