Issue: September/October 2013

  • ZIMBABWE: Decisive electoral victories of Robert Mugabe and Zanu-PF, a rebuff to imperialism

    On 31 July 2013, Zimbabwe held its presidential and parliamentary elections. Two days later (3 August) the results were announced by Zimbabwe’s Electoral Commission declaring that, while the presidential election had been won by the veteran leader, Robert Mugabe, the contest for the National... [Read more]

  • Oppose the racist visa scheme

    The UK government is pandering to racism by introducing a racist UK visa bond of £3000 for each visitor from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ghana and Nigeria. The likely date of imposing racist visa bonds is 1st November 2013 according to the Home office announcement made a few months... [Read more]

  • A Summer Surprise in Theatrical London

    This summer has seen two major productions in the mainstream London theatre of plays with all black casts, both revivals, Amen Corner by James Baldwin (1924-1987) at the National and A Season at the Congo by Aimé Fernand David Césaire (1913-2008) at the Young Vic. Both were sell outs and all... [Read more]

  • SYRIA: Atrocities and lies fail to prevent Syrian progress against counter-revolution

    In the days since the article below was written, and as we were going to press [29 August], the preparations for a direct imperialist military onslaught against Syria appeared to gather an unstoppable momentum and it is extremely likely that the country will be facing such a barbarous attack... [Read more]

  • NHS: Continuing bourgeois attempts at dismantling

    Following the Second World War in which the major part in defeating fascism was played by the Soviet Union, its prestige rose, at that time, very high among workers in Europe. More people than ever were admiring the Soviet system, especially its publicly owned and free health service. The... [Read more]

  • 100th Anniversary of the Ghadar movement

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Ghadar movement. By way of a tribute, Lalkar is dedicating this long article to the memory of its founders and participants – the forerunners of India’s struggle for liberation from British colonialism. What follows is an attempt to give a brief... [Read more]

  • Korea and Cuba: Successful meeting builds on friendship

    A joyful and well attended barbecue and social was held in Saklatvala Hall on a hot Saturday in late July. The event is prepared annually by the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist Leninist) and marks two important occasions in the history of the working class and anti-imperialist... [Read more]

  • Equatorial guinea: Kim Jong Il Prize honours Equatorial Guinea’s stand against imperialism

    A ceremony was held on 5 August in Bata, the second city of Equatorial Guinea, to award the first International Kim Jong Il Prize to the country’s head of state, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. The International Kim Jong Il Prize was inaugurated on 24 December last year, with a view to awarding it to... [Read more]

  • Egypt: Morsi forced out of office

    When the politically more advanced sections of the Egyptian masses stood up to their Government, Army (the real power in Egypt) and police to occupy Tahrir Square and continually demonstrate, in the face of great personal risk, in order to get rid of US imperialism’s placeman, Hosni Mubarak, as... [Read more]

  • Lessons of the 1913 Dublin Lockout

    One hundred years ago a momentous class struggle came to a head in colonised Ireland: the Dublin Lockout. This struggle not only pitted the working class against the capitalist exploiters and the repression of the capitalist state. It also pitted the vast masses of unskilled, and hitherto... [Read more]

  • 65th anniversary of the founding of the DPRK

    September 9 marks the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in 1948. Although of course Korea was freed of its Japanese occupation on 15 August 1945 at the end of the second world war, US imperialism seized military control of the country south of the... [Read more]

  • DPRK: 60th anniversary of the victorious Fatherland Liberation War celebrated

    27 July this year marked the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War which resulted in the victory of the Korean people over the US imperialist-led forces. This day is, quite correctly, marked in the DPRK as the day of victory in the Fatherland Liberation War. This 27 July, being the... [Read more]

  • Detroit files for bankruptcy

    Detroit has gone bankrupt, some $18bn or more in debt. It is the largest US city ever to do so. The reason for its crash is overproduction, and in particular the world overproduction of motor cars, an industry on which Detroit thrived for several decades from the time in the 1920s when Henry... [Read more]

  • Bhagat Singh was one of us

    28 September marks the 106th anniversary of the birth of Bhagat Singh, great revolutionary fighter for the freedom of the Indian subcontinent from British imperialism, and a great Marxist intellectual, who was hanged for his anti-colonial revolutionary activities by the brutal British colonial... [Read more]