Issue: May/June 2015
Hands off Yemen!
Following nearly one month of savage bombardment, overwhelmingly and indiscriminately targeted on defenceless civilians and against infrastructure, the reactionary regime of Saudi Arabia announced on 21 April that it was halting its bombing campaign against Yemen, already the poorest country in... [Read more]
Ukraine: as military stalemate drags on, Russia has the diplomatic initiative
Despite the entry into the Ukraine of British and US “tactical advisors” and weaponry, aimed at shoring up the demoralised forces commanded (more or less) by the fascist junta in Kiev, there seems little immediate prospect of a decisive resumption of last winter’s stalled offensive against the... [Read more]
Will reaching a nuclear deal with US imperialism render Iran more vulnerable to US-Israeli aggression?
A deal has been reached between US imperialism and Iran in relation to Iran’s nuclear industry. At this stage it is ‘Heads of Terms’ only – the specific provisions that will bind both sides remain to be negotiated. Even the Heads of Terms have not been published and there is a wide divergence... [Read more]
RBS banksters: Another trip on capitalism’s merry-go-round of greed, exploitation and corruption
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), which is 80 percent publicly owned and has been since it was rescued by £45bn of public money in 2008, has hit the headlines again for controversially paying out £421m in bonuses to its top employees despite announcing a figure of £3.5bn in annual losses.... [Read more]
‘Pension freedom’ – the new provisions will free many retirees from their pensions for the benefit of capitalist sharks and fraudsters!
On 6 April 2015 a much-heralded law came into effect introducing ‘pension liberalisation’. Under standard private pension schemes, a worker and their employer pay regular sums to an insurance company throughout the worker’s employment, building up a ‘pension pot’. On the worker’s retirement,... [Read more]
US police killings continue unabated
The murder of Michael Brown, a young black man, in Ferguson, Missouri by a white policeman on 9 August 2014, and the exoneration of his killer by the US ‘justice’ system, touched off a powerful wave of protests on the part of the local, mostly black, community, which then spread across the... [Read more]
70th anniversary of the Soviet victory over fascism
37th Prague Theoretic-Political Conference on “The anti-communist disinformation about the causes, course and results of World War II; … the danger of a new rise of fascism”. Presentation by Harpal Brar on behalf of the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist) On 18 April. to... [Read more]
Syria stands firm
As US imperialism carries on bombing Iraq and Syria on the pretence of “fighting Islamic State terror”, whilst in reality destroying more of Syria’s infrastructure and furthering its divide-and-rule agenda in Iraq, a deadly serious fight against IS continues to be waged by Syria herself,... [Read more]
The mutiny at Étaples
WORLD WAR I – 100th Anniversary TIME FOR THE TRUTH Last year, to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the first imperialist world war, the CPGB-ML and Stalin Society held a series of meetings. The purpose of these meetings was to refute the imperialist falsification of the meaning... [Read more]
The fight against the big business and security services conspiracy against the working class is inseparable from the fight against social democracy
Shrewsbury 24 Some episodes in working class history remain stubbornly in the collective memory, resisting all efforts either to consign them to oblivion or ‘reinterpret’ them to make them fit the bourgeois falsification of history. One such episode was the persecution of building workers back... [Read more]