Issue: September/October 2000

  • Kfor expropriates Trepca lead smelting plant

     On 14 August 2000, in the early hours of the morning, 900 troops, from Britain, Denmark and France, under a Spanish general, Ortuno, seized control of a lead smelting plant that forms part of the Trepca mining complex, one of Yugoslavia’s most precious assets, and one which imperialism has long... [Read more]

  • How much deterrence is enough

    (reproduced fromVanguardof 9 August 2000, with thanks).TheBulletin of the Atomic Scientists,Jan/Feb 2000 makes interesting reading. It states:“The United States already has the most sophisticated and expensive arsenal in the world, with more than 12,000 nuclear weapons of nine distinct designs,... [Read more]

  • National Missile Defence -

    an attempt at world domination by US imperialismPrior to the collapse of the Soviet Union and other east European countries, it used to be the refrain of the imperialist powers, grouped in the war-mongering aggressive NATO alliance under the leadership of US imperialism, that NATO existed solely... [Read more]

  • Labour Party – 100 years

    of faithful service to imperialismThere are people in the left movement, including some calling themselves communists, who make the assertion that the Labour Party is a party of the British working class, which can be an instrument of socialism in Britain. They are wrong. The purpose of this... [Read more]

  • The sinking of the Kursk -

    Kursk -Russian incompetence or western sabotage? At 0728 and 0739 GMT on 12 August 2000, a Norwegian seismic institution detected tremors in the Barents sea, the second of which registered 3.5 on the Richter scale. Shortly afterwards it became known that the Russian submarineKursk, which was... [Read more]

  • Admission that allegations of ethnic cleansing of Kosovo by Serbs was all lies

     TheGuardianhas been forced to admit that allegations by people such as William Cohen, the US defence secretary, that 100,000 Kosovo Albanian men were likely to have been murdered by Yugoslav forces – the kind of outrageous lie that was used to ‘justify’ NATO’s criminal war in Kosovo – have been... [Read more]

  • Kfor expropriates Trepca lead smelting plant

     On 14 August 2000, in the early hours of the morning, 900 troops, from Britain, Denmark and France, under a Spanish general, Ortuno, seized control of a lead smelting plant that forms part of the Trepca mining complex, one of Yugoslavia’s most precious assets, and one which imperialism has long... [Read more]

  • HEALTH IN THE USSR

     The bourgeois press understandably brushes the question of health under the carpet, but it is a subject which has the greatest of importance, especially for people who are fighting for improved conditions of life, as good health is central, fundamental, to a decent life. In our comparisons of... [Read more]

  • ‘Plan Colombia’

    - US imperialism commits $1.3 billion to stamping out the Colombian liberation movement. In early 1999 the government of Colombia began peace talks with the leaders of the Colombian liberation movement, which is led by FARC and the ELN. The latter had taken over half the country, so the... [Read more]

  • BILL ALEXANDER

    Spanish Civil War veteran who kept alive the memory of his comrades who left their homes to fight against Franco and fascism The following obituary of Bill Alexander appeared in theTimesof 14th August. In reproducing it in our paper we merely wish to comment that the conservative and... [Read more]

  • HEALTH IN THE USSR

     The bourgeois press understandably brushes the question of health under the carpet, but it is a subject which has the greatest of importance, especially for people who are fighting for improved conditions of life, as good health is central, fundamental, to a decent life. In our comparisons of... [Read more]

  • Hattersley condemns the Labour government

    Roy Hattersley has become so disillusioned with the Labour government that he has written an article inThe Timesof 17 August 2000 entitled‘I told my constituent that Labour would save him from poverty – I deceived him’.The constituent in question had sought help at the time the Tories were in... [Read more]

  • The Congo war –1

    The concealed genocide By Tony Busselen[This article is translated fromSolidaire,with thanks].An International Rescue Committee team investigating the situation in the Congolese provinces under occupation by Rwanda and Uganda has discovered that the war has already cost the lives of 1.7 million... [Read more]

  • Colombia – August 3 General Strike

     (The following short story is translated from the FARC-EP website – http://www.farc-ep.org – with thanks).At 6.30 a.m. on 3 August I leave home, as I do every day, to go to work. I know that a strike has been called by the three major union organisations but the truth is that I feel pessimistic... [Read more]

  • Mobilise against ‘Plan Colombia’ -

    its aim is to drown the Colombian revolution in blood The article on this page is closely based on a statement issued by several anti-imperialist organisations based mainly in Italy, calling for mobilisation of all progressive people and organisations against Clinton’s Plan Colombia. Those... [Read more]

  • ‘Plan Colombia’

    - US imperialism commits $1.3 billion to stamping out the Colombian liberation movement. In early 1999 the government of Colombia began peace talks with the leaders of the Colombian liberation movement, which is led by FARC and the ELN. The latter had taken over half the country, so the... [Read more]

  • WAR AND PROFIT IN COLOMBIA

     (Reproduced from North American Congress on Latin America – Report on the Americas, Vol. XXXIV, No. 1, Jul/Aug 2000, with thanks) by editor Jo-Marie BurtOn July 13, President Bill Clinton signed into law a bill that includes a package of $1.3 billion in mostly military aid for Colombia. This... [Read more]

  • BILL ALEXANDER

    Spanish Civil War veteran who kept alive the memory of his comrades who left their homes to fight against Franco and fascism The following obituary of Bill Alexander appeared in theTimesof 14th August. In reproducing it in our paper we merely wish to comment that the conservative and... [Read more]