Issue: July/August 2016

  • British people vote to quit the EU – turmoil in the imperialist camp

    On the morning of 24 June 2016, the result of the UK referendum on EU membership was announced. While 51.9% of the electorate (on a 70% turnout) voted to quit, 48.1% voted to stay in, giving the Brexit side a clear win. As the result was announced, prime minister Cameron quit, sterling plunged... [Read more]

  • Syria – imperialism in disarray

    With Islamic State (IS), the Nusra Front and the other terrorist gangs facing defeat in the region thanks to the heroic efforts of the Syrian Arab Army backed by Russian airpower, imperialism and its allies are now hastening to be ‘in at the kill’ so they can (a) claim all the credit for... [Read more]

  • Syria: Aleppo doctor demolishes propaganda and media warmongering

    By Vanessa Beeley The following is the transcript of an interview given to Be Curious TV by Dr Nabil Antaki, a doctor based in the Syrian government held western sectors of Aleppo. In this interview, given during his recent trip to France, Dr Antaki once more observes that Western media have... [Read more]

  • Poland: intensification of the anti-communist campaign

    By Jacques Kmieciak, 23 June 2016, translated and reproduced from Investig’action, with thanks In a climate heavily impregnated with threats of war, the Polish ‘justice’ system has just condemned four communist cadres to prison terms and fines. International solidarity is growing, especially... [Read more]

  • Ukraine: Poroshenko talks peace, makes war

    To hear Poroshenko talking recently, the ill-informed might mistake the usurping Ukrainian president for a man of peace. There he was on 20 May, telling a meeting of the National Security and Defence Council: ” I’d like to say once again there’s an absolutely clear position and it suggests... [Read more]

  • The French working class fights on

    In the last edition of Lalkar we commented on the unrest in France (‘Deepening class struggle in France’ – May/June 2016) which is being caused by the attempts of the ‘socialist’ government to heap the financial and social pain of the latest capitalist crisis of overproduction onto the backs of... [Read more]

  • Tragedy in Orlando

    At 2.02am on 12 June’ Omar Mateen, a 29 -year old New York-born man, after exchanging shots with an off-duty policeman in the parking lot, walked into the Pulse Club with a semi-automatic rifle and a handgun and began shooting. There followed 3 hours of horror, injury and death for the revellers... [Read more]

  • Obituary – Muhammad Ali: the Greatest

    Muhammad Ali, the greatest heavy-weight boxer ever, and one of the greatest sportsmen, died on Saturday 4 June 2016 in a hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the age of 74. Possessed of a charming, if at times explosive personality, he will always be known as ‘The Greatest’, whose life... [Read more]

  • JVP tribute to its former leader, Comrade Somawansa Amarasinghe. Service for downtrodden masses would never be forgotten!

    Full text of the announcement Comrade Somawansa Amarasinghe’s service would never be forgotten! The former Leader of the JVP Comrade Somawansa Amarasinghe passed away today (June 15th) morning. We, who are saddened by his demise, salute him. No one can forget the service he rendered bearing... [Read more]

  • Comrade Margot Honecker: 1927-2016

    Lifelong fighter for communism Comrade Margot Honecker, who served as the Minister of People’s Education in the socialist German Democratic Republic (GDR) from 1963 to 1989, was a leading member of the ruling Socialist Unity Party (SED) and the wife of GDR leader Comrade Erich Honecker, died... [Read more]

  • Vygotsky – a pioneering Soviet psychologist who derived his genius from Marxism

    The name most associated with Soviet psychology is that of Lev Semyonovitch Vygotsky, who made outstanding contributions to the understanding of the subject. He is important in the areas of epistemology (theory of knowledge), pedagogy (application of his theory of knowledge to education)... [Read more]

  • CPGB-ML salutes the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in its month of anti-imperialist struggle

    June is a most important month in the Korean calendar, first and foremost because it was on the 25th of this month, in 1950, when the Great Fatherland Liberation War started. It ended on 27 July 1953 in victory for the DPRK and defeat for the combined forces of imperialism (disguised as a... [Read more]

  • Annual International Anti-Imperialist Barbecue: Saturday 23 July

    Annual International Anti-Imperialist Barbecue Saturday 23 July 2016 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. SAKLATVALA HALL 22 Dominion Road, Southall UB2 5AA ALL WELCOME-to celebrate the 63rd anniversary of the Korean people’s victory over imperialism and the Cuban revolutionary storming of the... [Read more]