Issue: November/December 2017

  • Long live the Great October Socialist Revolution

    This year the working class and the oppressed classes of the whole world are celebrating the centenary of the great October socialist revolution.There may be people who imagine that as a result of the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 there is nothing to celebrate, but that would be a profound... [Read more]

  • The secession of Catalonia

    On 27 October the long-running dispute between the Spanish central government and the regional Catalan government came to a head, with the central government suspending Catalonia’s autonomous regional government for persisting in unconstitutional activity and the latter, unconstitutionally,... [Read more]

  • Trump and the Iranian nuclear deal

    The US President, Donald Trump, has been rattling his sabre at a quite alarming rate over the last few weeks regarding both Iran and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. No one becomes the President of the United States without the support of at least a portion of the imperialist ruling... [Read more]

  • Syria advances to liberation

    With the Daesh blockade of Deir Ezzor broken, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continues to make progress in freeing the Euphrates valley from Daesh, whilst continuing the struggle to liberate Idlib governorate from the grip of the al-Qaeda-related al-Nusra Front and establish full control of the M20... [Read more]

  • Social chaos in Ukraine

    On 5 September Moscow proposed a draft resolution for the UN, to send lightly armed UN peacekeepers to protect OSCE (Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe) monitors patrolling the front line between the Donbass republics and the Ukraine military.From Poroshenko the response was... [Read more]

  • Congratulations to the government of Venezuela on the results of the regional elections on 15 October

    Despite being under siege from US imperialism and the local comprador bourgeoisie, who have been severely stepping up their acts of sabotage of the Venezuelan people’s economic interests, the people of Venezuela delivered through last month’s regional elections a resounding No to US imperialist... [Read more]

  • Care home racket

    Many workers in the lucrative care home industry have for years been denied the minimum hourly rate (currently £7.50) for ‘sleep-in’ nightshifts, instead being fobbed off with a flat rate to cover the whole night. In theory the government is committed to enforcing payment of the minimum wage in... [Read more]

  • The present situation in the DPRK

    by Suneet Chopra(reproduced from People’s Democracy with thanks).I WENT to DPRK on the invitation of the preparatory committee of the Fifth International Festival in Praise of the Great Persons of Mount Paektu who include Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, from August 12-18. 241 international... [Read more]

  • Argentina: The ’disappearance’ of Santiago Maldonado

    The reactionary, pro-imperialist government of Argentinian president Mauricio Macri is coming under increasing domestic and international pressure over its collusion with the Italian transnational clothing colossus Benetton in the abduction of a 27-year-old campaigner for the land rights of the... [Read more]

  • The transformation of Central Asia under Soviet power

    There existed three Khanates before the Russian conquest, namely, Bukhara, Khiva and Kokand.(In the Central Asia of the 19th century, half of the area covered by present-day Turkmenistan, the whole of modern Uzbekistan, almost the whole of present-day Kirghizistan and the southern region of what... [Read more]

  • 52 years after fascist genocide, Indonesians scared of “Communist Ghosts”

    Extracts from an article by Andre VltchekIt is September 29th, 2017, Friday, just one day before the most sinister anniversary in the entire Southeast Asia.On September 30th, 1965, the Indonesian military, obeying orders from foreign powers (mainly the US and the UK), overthrew the progressive... [Read more]

  • 50th anniversary of the martyrdom of Comrade Che Guevara

    To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of the great revolutionary comrade Che Guevara, on 9 October 1967 in Bolivia, we reproduce below his moving last letter to his friend, comrade and mentor, Fidel Castro, alongside whom he fought for the liberation of Cuba.Fidel:At this moment I remember... [Read more]

  • Birmingham bin men’s strike on hold

    The Birmingham bin men fighting to preserve the 113 safety-critical Grade 3 jobs currently under threat have now been stitched up twice. First they were hoodwinked by promises made at ACAS by the then-leader of the Labour council, John Clancy, promises which the council promptly reneged on once... [Read more]