Issue: September/October 2016

  • The war in Yemen

    For the past 18 months Yemen has been subjected to a horrific bombing campaign. Officially in charge of the campaign is the government of Saudi Arabia whose excuse is its desire to defend the interests of what it says is Yemen’s proper government, i.e., the US-approved government of Abd Rabbuh... [Read more]

  • THAAD in south Korea – China warns the US: you’re playing with fire

    By pushing ahead with THAAD deployment, Washington and Seoul are redrawing the map of the region – to the detriment of imperialism As the US Obama administration limps towards its end, its ‘pivot to Asia’, aimed at the encirclement of China, as well as Russia, is creating one crisis after... [Read more]

  • The drive to war against Russia

    Why are the US and Britain so set on a war with Russia, and what can we as workers do to prevent such a cataclysm? It cannot have failed to attract the notice of our readers that we are witnessing an increasing drive to war against both Russia and China by our own and other imperialist ruling... [Read more]

  • Does Brexit REALLY mean Brexit?

    With the unexpected result of Britain’s referendum on Brexit on 23 June, the dominant sections of the British and international imperialist bourgeoisies were thrown into turmoil. Multi-billionaire George Soros spoke for all that fraternity when he exclaimed following the Brexit vote: “The... [Read more]

  • Imperialism pays the price of its failed aggression against Syria

    The consequences of the collapse of imperialism’s proxy war of subversion against Syria continue to pile up at a speed that is spreading alarm and confusion in the west. Hard on the heels of the failed coup in Turkey, and declarations by that country’s government that it intends to... [Read more]

  • Brazil – the ongoing political crisis and the Rio Olympics

    The political drama in Brazil Brazil’s ongoing political crisis continues to deepen. As the Olympic Games in Rio were played out, with the world’s eyes descending upon Brazil, the opposition moved in April to impeach President Dilma Rousseff of the governing Workers’ Party. So, as millions... [Read more]

  • Veterans for Peace opposes THAAD deployment in South Korea

    The following is an official statement released by Veterans For Peace (VFP): VFP Board statement Opposing U.S. THAAD ‘missile defense’ system deployment in South Korea Veterans for Peace, a global organization of military veterans and allies, opposes the recent decision of the U.S. and South... [Read more]

  • Dirty tricks of the DNC exposed

    The release of thousands upon thousands of emails from Hillary Clinton and other Democrat Party officials just prior to and during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) by Julian Assange’s anti-secrecy WikiLeaks organisation has been really hard for the US media to ignore but to a degree they... [Read more]

  • Police murder of Dalian Atkinson

    In the early hours of Monday 15 August a black man in a manic and depressed state was murdered in the street by police using a Taser stun gun, their feet and a baton. The attack wasn’t in some far off red-neck American town but in Telford, the town where the victim, retired top footballer,... [Read more]

  • On the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War and the International Brigades

    ” From all Peoples, from all races, you came to us like brothers, like sons of immortal Spain; and in the hardest days of the war, when the capital of the Spanish republic was threatened, it was you gallant comrades of the International Brigades, who helped save the city with your fighting... [Read more]

  • The Chinese volunteers who fought in the Spanish civil war – their amazing courage and obscure fates

    To mark the 80th anniversary of the start of the Spanish Civil War LALKAR is pleased to reproduce the following article by Gary Jones, with thanks. Illiterate farmers, manual labourers, civil servants – some 100 Chinese joined the International Brigades helping fight General Franco’s fascists... [Read more]

  • The death of the 6th Duke of Westminster, a comment

    When a 25-year old young man loses his father suddenly it can be a very traumatic event whatever class he belongs to and whatever his financial situation. It is a time of mourning mixed with trying to get used to life without your departed parent, possibly facing up to new responsibilities as a... [Read more]

  • Philippines peace talks

    Peace talks between the government of the Philippines (GPH) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDF) resumed in Oslo on 22 August 2016. The opening ceremony began with a brief introductory speech by the Special Ambassador to the Philippine Peace Process, Elisabeth Slattum... [Read more]

  • Demand the repeal of the AFSPA

    The longest-ever hunger strike came to an end when Sharmila, after 16 years, brought it to an end. She had started the hunger strike spontaneously after Indian soldiers had killed 10 civilians in her home province of Manipur in India’s perennially troubled north-east. With the mounting civilian... [Read more]