Vinnie Molina

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Vinnie Molina

Vinicio (Vinnie) Molina is the Guatemala born President of the Communist Party of Australia. He was a union leader for the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union.[1]

New Zealand Cuba Friendship Society

Cuba Solidarity - New Zealand Cuba Friendship Society public Facebook group. February 16 2020.

Members included Vinnie Molina.


Communist Party of Australia October 26, 2019 ·


With Vinnie Molina, Anna Pha, Lauren Wilson.

Kiwi connection

Communist Party of Australia October 26, 2019 ·


With Andrew Irving, Anna Pha, Jamie Morgan and Vinnie Molina.

Solidarity with the Bolivarian revolution

Vinnie Molina October 21, 2017 ·


Solidarity with the Bolivarian revolution in Sydney NSW. With Daniel Gasparri charge d'affaires Bolivarian republic of Venezuela. Communist Party of Australia, CPA. — with David Matters, Warren Smith, Daniel Gasparri, Wayne Sonter, Elizabeth Hulm, Bob Briton and Anna Pha.

CPA leadership

In February 2009, Communist Party of Australia elected a new leadership after the death of long time General Secretary Peter Symon. The Party for the first time elected a woman to the position of Party General Secretary, well known political activist and former Party President Dr. Hannah Middleton.

Dr. Middleton was elected unanimously to the Party’s highest leadership position. Guatemalan born West Australian trade unionist Vinnie Molina was elected as the CPA’s new National President. For the first time in two decades the Party elected a National Organiser Denis Doherty.

“This election signals a process of renewal and reinvigoration for the Communist Party”, said Central Committee Chairperson Warren Smith.[2]

NZ Committee to Free the Cuban Five

Circa 2009, the list of Initiating Members and Supporters of the New Zealand Committee to Free the Cuban Five, included Vinnie Molina, Branch President Australia-Cuba Friendship Society, Perth.[3]

Western Australian MUSAA Conference

The socialist countries have imposed a check on capitalism but since the break-up of the Soviet Union the capitalist system had "grown new legs". There were now no borders for international capitalism, said Mick Doleman, from the Sydney Branch of the Maritime Unions Socialist Activities Association (MUSAA).

Mick was giving the opening address to the Western Australian State Conference of the MUSAA.

The conference was held in Perth over the weekend of February 27-28 1999. It brought together a wide range of speakers who, among other things, were united by the fact that all (except Gerry Adams) had participated on the picket lines during the MUA dispute.

For two days a long agenda of visiting speakers addressed members.

The conference was also addressed by Tony Cooke Secretary WA Trades and Labour Council (T&LC); Keith Peckham President of the WA T&LC; Christina Gillgren, a State Executive member of the WA ALP; Ramona Mitussis, a trade union activist; Dr Rob Lambert, the convenor of the WA T&LC International Committee; Vinicio Molina from the Cuba Friendship Society; John Gandini Convenor Trade Union Support Group for East Timor; Terry Buck, Secretary MUA WA Branch; Dr Carmen Lawrence, MHR; Paddy Crumlin, National Secretary of MUSAA; Vic Williams, Secretary, Perth Branch of the Communist Party of Australia (CPA); and Peter Symon, CPA General Secretary.

It was opened by the WA President of MUSAA, Dean Sommers, who recalled the many activities of MUSAA members in WA.

Two international visitors also spoke to the Conference: Gerry Adams, President of Sinn Fein, who was in Perth on the last stage of his visit and Mike Williams representing the Seamen's Union of New Zealand.

The conference adopted resolutions of solidarity with East Timor, Sinn Fein, Cuba and East Timor.

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