Issue: July/August 2008

  • Zimbabwe and the Furies of private interest

    Why demonisation?For a decade now, President Mugabe has been demonised as an unscrupulous dictator by the imperialist propaganda machine, and the ZANU(PF) government of Zimbabwe has been routinely referred to during these years as a lawless and uncivilised administration, constituting a threat to... [Read more]

  • Oppose the Blockade! Support the Cuban Five!

    On 29 May Teresita Trujillo, representing the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, spoke at a meeting in the University of London Union chaired by Jonathan Silberman and sponsored by many individuals and organisations including the Communist Party of Great Britain... [Read more]

  • China slams British support for Dalai Lama

    Following the counter-revolutionary riots in Tibet in March (see ‘Tibet – China frustrates imperialist sabotage’, Lalkar, May/June 2008), the Dalai Lama, a feudal relic and the region’s former theocratic dictator, made a tour of imperialist capitals, including an 11-day visit to Britain in late... [Read more]

  • Workers’ Struggle shakes South Korean Regime

    The new right wing government of President Lee Myung-bak in south Korea has forced through a move to allow the United States to export beef to the country, but in the process has sparked a massive political crisis and severely compromised its credibility. South Korea had imposed a ban on the... [Read more]

  • After the xenophobic violence South Africa will never be the same again

    This is an abridged version of an article by one of our South African comrades, Khwezi Kadalie______________________________________________________The 11th of March 2008 will go down in the history of our country as the day of national shame. It is the day a pogrom against foreign workers... [Read more]

  • Irish voters say NO to Lisbon Treaty

    The Lisbon Treaty was signed by the member countries of the European Union (EU) in December 2007. Before coming into effect on 1 January 2009 it has to be ratified by all the 27 member states of the EU. Prior to the Irish referendum 18 countries had already done so. On 13 June, the result of... [Read more]


    Dear comradeWhen we look at the Government’s plans to hold terror suspects for three months without charge, we should recall it was Apartheid South Africa Minister of Justice, John Vorster who in 1963 enacted the General Law Amendment Act; better known as the Ninety Day Law. This helped the... [Read more]

  • ‘Land and Freedom’ – Trotskyism squared

    18 July this year marks the 72nd anniversary of the start of the Civil War in Spain. The fascists in Spain, led by General Franco, rose in rebellion against the Spanish Republic. The Francoites were supported by the armed forces of Mussolini’s fascists and German Nazis, while the... [Read more]

  • The Soviet Union’s contribution to the defeat of Japanese Militarism

    The following is the text of a presentation delivered to the AGM of the Stalin Society on 24 February 2008 by Keith Bennett. Lalkar is pleased to publish it to mark the 63rd anniversary of the defeat of Japanese militarism this 15 August.________________________________In considering the part... [Read more]