Issue: January/February 2017

  • Syria: The liberation of Aleppo

    The final offensive by the Syrian Arab Army to liberate the eastern sector of Aleppo from the clutches of the US-backed jihadis, begun in mid-November, had by the second week in December freed the vast majority of previously jihadi-held territory. Over the month-long offensive, 78,000 civilians... [Read more]

  • Memorial Meeting in tribute to Fidel Castro

    A Memorial Meeting to pay tribute to Fidel Castro, jointly organised by CPGB-ML and JVP London comrades, was held on 10 December 2016 at Saklatvala Hall, Southall.Chairman’s introductionThe meeting was chaired by Harpal Brar. The chairperson opened the proceedings by asking the audience to stand... [Read more]

  • Remembering Comrade Kim Jong Il

    Both the Korean people and revolutionary people around the world remembered and paid tribute to Comrade Kim Jong Il, General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and leader of the Korean revolution, on 17 December, the fifth anniversary of his passing.Comrade Kim Jong Il succeeded to... [Read more]

  • South Korea – Right-wing President impeached

    South Korea enters 2017 in the grip of a political crisis that may also have important ramifications for the wider North East Asian region and beyond.On 9 December 2016, the 300-member South Korean National Assembly voted by 234 to 56 to impeach President Park Geun-hye, the first step in her... [Read more]

  • Corrupt Kiev junta faces an uncertain future

    Kiev junta: corrupt from top to bottomThe consequences of Ukraine’s trans-formation into a vassal state of NATO have been brought into sharp focus recently by the revelations of former wheeler-dealer Aleksandr Onishchenko. When capitalist thieves fall out their mutual recriminations can offer a... [Read more]

  • The latest attack on RT News

    Following the attempted blocking of RT News via financial means in Britain by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) subsidiary, NatWest, in October 2016, when the NatWest management informed its customer, Russia Today (RT), of their decision to cease to offer it banking services, the EU has now... [Read more]

  • Colombia: implementing the peace deal

    When on Sunday 2 October the peace accords painstakingly hammered out over four years by the Colombian government on the one hand and the FARC-EP guerrilla movement on the other was unexpectedly rejected by a very narrow margin in a popular referendum, the bourgeois media the world over went into... [Read more]

  • Zionism – a racist and anti-semitic ideology

    Part 2: Zionism – a Jewish invention or an imperialist construct?Genesis of ZionismThe Zionist state of Israel, and its imperialist backers, make three assertions: first, that Jews invented Zionism; second, that Jews are a Semitic people; and third, that the state of Israel ought to be, and will... [Read more]

  • How the Khrushchevite revisionists destroyed the Soviet Union

    Preface to the second Hindi edition of Harpal Brar’s book, Perestroika.(Written on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union).It is nearly 25 years since, at the end of 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed. There is no denying the reverses suffered by socialism... [Read more]

  • Interview with the leader of the biggest workers’ union in Venezuela

    By: María Torrellas / Resumen Latinoamericano / The Dawn News / June 27, 2016, reproduced with thanks.Carlos López, current Secretary General of the Bolivarian Socialist Workers’ Central of Venezuela, visited Argentina in the framework of a tour with other union and social movement leaders of the... [Read more]

  • Obituary – Yevgeni Dzhugashvili

    Yevgeni Dzhugashvili, grandson of Joseph Stalin, who devoted his life to defending the Soviet leader’s reputation, died on 21 December 2016.The resemblance was uncanny: the same short powerful build, low forehead, thick moustache, iron-grey hair and dark, watchful eyes. Like his grandfather, he... [Read more]