Issue: May/June 2007

  • The independence of Zimbabwe under attack yet again

    Every year or so, the British state and its friends in the press descend into an excited frenzy of anticipation, thinking that the downfall of Zimbabwe’s ZANU-PF government is imminent. Perhaps there is an election, or perhaps news has emerged of some or other altercation between the police and... [Read more]

  • Ukraine: Orange Revolution in Reverse

    When looking at the political situation in the Ukraine today one can imagine all the leaders of US imperialism sat with their heads in their hands wondering just what they have to do to competently control and pacify the lands that they have taken into their ‘sphere of influence’. The invasions... [Read more]

  • On the 200th Anniversary of the Slave Trade Act

    On 25 March 1807, the Slave Trade Act was passed, prohibiting British traders from buying and selling African slaves. The bicentennial of this event has been greeted by a great deal of fanfare, with leading politicians queuing up to issue half-hearted ‘apologies’ for Britain’s role in the slave... [Read more]

  • Meeting to celebrate 95th Birth Anniversary of Comrade Kim Il Sung

    On Saturday 14 April, the Friends of Korea held a public meeting to celebrate the 95th birthday of Comrade Kim Il Sung, the great leader of the Korean people. The function started with a Korean film showing his life and work, particularly events just prior to his death in 1994. It was followed... [Read more]

  • East Timor’s struggle against forced neo-colonisation

    Background East Timor became a colony of Portugal in the 16th century and remained such (apart from a period of bloody occupation by the Japanese in the second world war) until 1975 when, as a result of Portugal’s Carnation Revolution, it was liberated – only to be immediately seized by... [Read more]

  • International Seminar condemns release of notorious terrorist, Posada Carriles, by US

    The participants in the International Seminar of Communist and working-class parties meeting in Brussels (Belgium) have learned with great concern of the decision of a court in the United States that allowed the terrorist Luis Posada Carriles to go free on bail. Posada Carriles now remains... [Read more]

  • NEW BOOK: ‘Imperialism, the eve of the social revolution of the proletariat’, by Harpal Brar

    Times without number, the bourgeoisie and its ideologues have pronounced Marxism to be dead. Each time such foolish assertions have been made, Marxism has emerged stronger and more relevant than ever before. The collapse of the USSR and the eastern bloc of socialist countries was once more the... [Read more]

  • On Bhagat Singh

    The man This year marks the hundredth anniversary of the birth of the greatest Indian revolutionary martyr, Bhagat Singh. Born on 27 September 1907, Bhagat Singh was a mere 23-year-old young man, when he was judicially murdered (on 23 March 1931) by British imperialism with the connivance of... [Read more]