Issue: January/February 2010

  • Vulture funds to be curbed

    Legislation is going through Parliament and the US legislative procedure at the present time whose purport will be to curb the activities of the so-called ‘vulture funds’, which buy up the debts of countries who cannot afford to pay them – at a fraction of the amount owed – and then proceed to... [Read more]

  • Hail Viva Palestina!

    Those readers who are used to blogging, Facebook and Twitter may already be familiar with the postings from the Viva Palestina convoy that is making its way from Britain to Gaza.  The convoy of lorries, minibuses and ambulances, full of medical and other supplies, is expected to enter Gaza on 27... [Read more]

  • Lysenko’s great contribution to the understanding of heredity

    This is the second of a series of three articles that LALKAR is publishing to mark the 130th anniversary of the year of the birth of Joseph Stalin.This article is based on a presentation given by Godfrey Cremer to the Stalin Society in London on 18 March 2007 _____________________________This... [Read more]

  • The dog that did not bark

    When in November five British yachtsman were apprehended by the Iranian authorities after trespassing in Iranian waters, the bought and paid-for media scrambled in readiness for another orgy of Tehran-bashing.  Yet something very odd happened – or failed to happen.  The British bulldog defied... [Read more]

  • Economic crisis deepens – signs of recovery deceptive

    Increased sovereign indebtedness2009 has been another year of relentless world recession.  Worldwide GDP shrank 2.2%, the first time there has been a drop in world GDP since the end of the Second World War.  This is despite the fact that Asia has seen growth of 5.7% (down from 7% in 2008) and... [Read more]

  • The real level of poverty in Britain

    Now that the ‘credit crunch’ has been officially upgraded to a ‘recession’, which we are told could be with us for between the next 10-20 years, and knowing that the bourgeoisie of all countries will endeavour, as always, to pass the worst effects onto the working class by means of diminishing... [Read more]

  • Copenhagen Conference on climate change

    The Copenhagen Conference on climate change concluded with an accord, hastily cobbled together in last-minute negotiations on the evening of Friday 18 December between US President Barack Obama and the leaders of major developing nations – China, India, Brazil and South Africa.  This accord, not... [Read more]

  • 25th anniversary of the Bhopal mass murder

    It is now 25 years since, in Bhopal, the state capital of Madhya Pradesh in Central India, in the early hours of the morning of 3 December 1984, forty five tons of escaping gas, methyl isocyanate (MIC), from the Union Carbide pesticides plant surged through the little streets of the shanty town... [Read more]