Issue: September/October 2008

  • Red Salute to the life of  Harkishan  Singh Surjeet

    An influential leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)) and its General Secretary for 13 years, Comrade Harkishan Singh Surjeet died on 1 August 2008 at the age of 92.  At the Memorial Meeting held in Southall on 30 August, Harpal Brar, speaking on behalf of the Communist Party... [Read more]

  • Pakistan – Musharraf forced out

    On 18 August, hours before the Pakistani parliament was due to consider formal impeachment proceedings against him, General Musharraf resigned from his post as Pakistan’s president.  Ninety per cent of the Pakistani people greeted this with genuine relief and happiness.Hated regimeWhat made him a... [Read more]

  • Release the Miami Five

    It was on New Year’s Day 1959 that Fidel Castro led his rebel army into the Cuban capital, Havana, after nearly three years of armed struggle against the US puppet dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista.When he did so, it was to reaffirm the sovereignty of the Cuban people after sixty years of... [Read more]

  • Korean and Cuban struggles celebrated

    The Friends of Korea organised an enthusiastic meeting and social at Saklatvala Hall in Southall, west London, on Saturday 26 July to jointly celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Korean people’s victory in their war of resistance against US imperialism and of the attack on the Moncada Barracks,... [Read more]

  • Salute the Heroes of the 1857 Indian War of Liberation

    LALKAR has been marking the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the First Indian War of Independence (1857-1859) with a series of articles.With part 1, in our November/December 2007 issue, we showed the causes of this, the largest anti-colonial uprising anywhere in the world in the 19th century,... [Read more]

  • The whole world must condemn Georgia’s genocide in South Ossetia and support Russia’s intervention in defence of the South Ossetian people

    Democratic national rights lostThe present conflict between Russia and Georgia, to use James Connolly’s prescient phrase when he warned of the partition of Ireland, stems from the “carnival of reaction” that inevitably followed the break-up of the Soviet Union.J V Stalin was not only an expert in... [Read more]

  • The Conflict in Georgia

    Barbaric Georgian attackOn the night of 7/8 August, as the attention of the world was firmly focused on the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, the arch reactionary Georgian regime of Mikheil Saakashvili, driven by an innate hatred of everything Russian, encouraged by the US’s promises of... [Read more]

  • Hands off China campaign launched

    The Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist) (CPGB-ML) launched the Hands off China campaign at a well-attended spirited and militant rally in central London on the evening of Saturday 19 July.The speakers were Comrades Harpal Brar, Chairman of the CPGB-ML; Jack Shapiro, veteran... [Read more]

  • Afghanistan – the war imperialism can never win

    “The news out of Afghanistan is truly alarming”, announced the International Herald Tribune of 21 August 2008,[1] the reason being that “the number of US and NATO casualties is mounting so quickly that unless something happens soon, this could be the deadliest year of the Afghan war.  Kabul … is... [Read more]