Australian Left Review

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CPA in the Anti-War Movement


Alec Robertson


FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS, the anti-war struggle has been in theory and practice one of the over-riding preoccupations of the Communist Party of Australia. Throughout the period, the line of the Australian ruling authorites has been that the “peace movement” or “anti-war movement” has always been merely a “Communist front”, based on the capture of “dupes” by the wily Communists in the service of a “foreign power’ or, more recently, simply for “treasonable” motives.