Issue: November/December 2016

  • Syria: imperialism is playing with fire

    As the occupation of East Aleppo by predominantly al-Nusra Islamists comes under increasing pressure from the liberating forces, threatening to strike a decisive blow against the whole imperialist strategy of proxy war, the western media have gone into overdrive, blaming the Syrian Arab Army and... [Read more]

  • Ukraine: Poroshenko slams the door on Minsk

    As the provocations and ceasefire breaches on the part of the Kiev junta intensify, the Normandy Four (i.e. France, Germany, Russia and the junta) have met in Berlin for the first time in a year. But whilst Russia does its best to help broker a political settlement of the conflict in Ukraine, and... [Read more]

  • Colombia – struggle continues for peace with justice

    After 52 years of heroic armed struggle, the people of Colombia still have the chance to secure an honourable peace in which to continue the struggle for a new society.On 26 September, before a crowd of some 2,500, among them regional leaders including Cuban President Comrade Ral Castro and... [Read more]

  • Notes on the Labour and Tory Party Conferences 2016

    The Labour Party Conference started with a bang for the Corbynistas this year with the declaration of the last leadership election giving their messiah a massive 313,209 votes to 193,229 or 61.8% lead over the Right Social-Democratic factions man, Owen Smith. This was not in the end a surprising... [Read more]

  • The 1956 counter-revolution in Hungary and present-day anti-communist propaganda

    This November marks the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian counter-revolutionary uprising. Ever since its suppression, and especially after the restoration of capitalism in Hungary, this event has been the subject of severe controversy between the forces of progress and those of reaction. We... [Read more]

  • Zionism – a racist and anti-semitic ideology

    IntroductionSince September 2015, the Zionist establishment and their imperialist patrons have launched a veritable campaign against what they claim is a phenomenal rise in anti-semitism. This campaign has been joined by the Blairite wing of the Labour Party who are out to get rid of Jeremy... [Read more]

  • Housing in the USSR

    As Engels pointed out long ago, capitalism cannot solve the housing problem. Socialism alone can provide adequate and decent housing to all working people. We reproduce below an excellent presentation made by architect Katt Cremer to the Stalin Society in London on 16 October 2016, which clearly... [Read more]

  • Israeli arrest of Nobel peace activist unreported in bourgeois media

    For the last 10 years, ever since the people of Gaza elected a Hamas government, Israel has blockaded Gaza, arrogating to itself the right to prevent ships landing there, ostensibly to prevent the supply of weaponry that might be used against Israel but actually in order to stifle Gazas economy... [Read more]

  • Death of last British veteran of Spanish Civil War

    Stan Hilton, the last surviving Briton who fought in the legendary International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War, died today [Friday 21 October 2016] in Australia, aged 98.Stan was a 19-year-old merchant seaman when he jumped ship in the port of Alicante in November 1937. The Spanish people... [Read more]

  • Obituary: Trinh Thi Ngo (Hanoi Hannah)

    Trinh Thi Ngo, who died in Hanoi on 30 September 2016 aged 87, was known as Hanoi Hannah, and was famous for urging American GIs to leave her country during the Vietnam war.There is no safety for you Americans anywhere in the country, she warned the US Army listeners to her half-hour radio show... [Read more]