From the redoubtable Communist Party of Australia, which is not to be confused with the other Communist Party of Australia, which was dissolved in 1991. Today’s CPA is actually a rebranded Socialist Party of Australia, and they publish a newspaper called the Guardian — again, not to be confused with the other Guardian newspaper. It’s worth a look if you’re up for a spot of hard left news and views.
If I recall correctly my uncle was involved in the original SPA before his divorce and subsequent descent into his current acrimonious, Blackshirted, hardline racist reactionary self. What a strange man he is. My uncle destroys every Christmas he attends, but yet when he’s not present we don’t have anything to say.
I advise you to turn your mind from my family affairs and cast your eyes across these beauties:
What a haul!
What you have there are some old SPA land rights and gulf war buttons from the early 90s, along with three lovely late-era Soviet antiwar badges. I feel I am now a collector of badges. The Communist Party of Australia shipped these promptly and packaged them with great care in a copy of the Guardian.
Only tangentially related: I had an (extremely glamorous) photoshoot for my LinkedIn profile today, and my outfit featured a ‘cheeky’ Soviet peace dove.