Issue: January/February 2000

  • Turkish left resists prison massacre

     David Morgan reports on an appeal from Turkish revolutionaries not to forget the recent massacre of prisoners in Ankara Comrades in Turkey are calling for our support following the massacre and savage repression of detained revolutionaries in Ankara’s Ulucanlar Central Prison at the end of... [Read more]

  • Tibet before the Chinese Revolution

    Before the Chinese revolution Tibet was a feudal medieval relic. Even by the standards of pre-revolutionary China, Tibet was backward politically, economically and socially.The backwardness was such that even the wheel was not in use in Tibet. There was no plumbing, even in the houses of the... [Read more]

  • Greetings to SLP Congress from KPML(r) Sweden

    On behalf of the CC of the Communist Party [ KPML(r)] in Sweden, we send your Congress our comradely greetings.It is with great interest and expectations that we have followed the birth and development of the SLP in Britain. A genuinely proletarian party to organise the working class is more... [Read more]

  • Stalin honoured on his birthday

     As the capitalist restoration in the former USSR wreaks havoc on the lives of the Russian masses, the latter, quite correctly, look back with nostalgia and fond memory to the glorious achievements of socialism under the leadership of Stalin. Even the revisionists of the Communist Party of the... [Read more]

  • Socialist Labour Party supports Skychef workers

     The following leaflet was prepared for a T&GWU Conference on the Sky Chef dispute held in Hammersmith on 20 November. Stewards attempted to prevent SLP comrades from handing out this leaflet! On the first anniversary of their struggle against unjust and unlawful sacking, the Ealing Acton and... [Read more]

  • Saklatvala Hall opened

     The memory of the great revolutionary Comrade Shapurji Saklatvala was celebrated on the 11th of December last year with the opening of a new hall in Southall, West London, in his name. The Saklatvala Hall opened with an evening of speeches, songs, good food and festivities in honour of the work... [Read more]

  • British Imperialism kills 40,000 old people every year

     The Timesof 31 December 1999 reports the case of a retired miner who froze to death because he could not afford the pay for electricity to heat his house – a one-bedroomed bungalow in Scotland. William Gallagher was only 64, but could not survive the Christmas cold. His wife had in desperation... [Read more]

  • Labour attacks ‘free speech’

     Did you support the right of the people of East Timor to fight back against the fascist Suharto regime? Did you plan pickets of the pits in the 1984-85 miners’ strike? Did you support action against the cruise missiles based at Greenham Common? Did you support the struggles of the Kurds, the... [Read more]

  • 5th Christmas at Hillingdon Hospital

    On December 25th, for the fifth Christmas, comrades joined the Hillingdon Hospital Picket in support of the heroic and dedicated strikers.We remind comrades that, in spite of their long struggle against all odds (from hardship on the picket line to betrayal by the UNISON leadership) the Strikers... [Read more]

  • For ‘Virtual Revolution’ – FCA awards Millenium prize

     The Finsbury Communist Association (FCA) millenium prize for virtual revolution goes to the Communist Party of Great Britain and its paper, the Weekly Worker. There was fierce competition. However, the CPGB came top in all six fields. Geopolitical. Historical. Rhetorical. Hypothetical.... [Read more]

  • The aftermath of the 1997 ‘currency crisis’

     This article was written at the end of October 1999 with a view to being reproduced in the November/December issue of LALKAR. However, lack of space prevented its publication then. The reader ought to keep this in mind when confronted with a reference to expressions such as this year and last... [Read more]

  • Socialist Labour Party Congress

     The Socialist Labour Party (SLP) held its third (that is, if we exclude the Special Congress held in Manchester, 14 November 1998) Congress on the weekend of 6/7 November 1999 in London’s Conway Hall. Apart from Party delegates, the Conference Hall was graced by the presence of fraternal... [Read more]

  • Twenty-First Century Belongs to Communism

     This article is based on, and a slightly detailed version of, the speech made by Harpal Brar at a public meeting on November 20th, 1999 in Leicester, to mark the 82nd Anniversary of the Great Socialist October Revolution. The meeting was organised by the Committee to Celebrate the October... [Read more]

  • Book Launch

    Marxism and the Emancipation of WomenBook Launch: Saturday, 26 February 4 p.m.Saklatvala Hall, Dominion Road, SouthallMain Speaker: Ella Rule[Editor of the new book, Chair of SLP Women’s Section]Cultural Programme: Workers Music Association SingersJoin us in launching this new and important... [Read more]

  • Basawa Singh Johal

     Indian Workers Association (GB), Lalkar and CSLP Ealing Southall send their sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Comrade Basawa Singh Johal, who passed away following treatment for cancer. His untimely death has left his family and friends stunned. He was a loving husband, father... [Read more]