Issue: September/October 2018

  • As the Syrian Arab Army sets its sights on the liberation of Idlib, US imperialism contemplates its waning authority in the Middle East

    As the Syrian army moves towards completion of its task of liberating the entirety of the national territory, with Idlib now firmly in its sights, the waning of US influence and apparent preparations for the de facto withdrawal from occupation make it plain that imperialism is on the retreat. At... [Read more]

  • US recalcitrance fails to impede progress towards reunification of Korea

    Some two-and-a-half months have passed since Comrade Kim Jong Un, the leader of the socialist Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), held his unprecedented meeting with his US counterpart, Donald J Trump in Singapore on 12 June.Since that time, no further fundamental changes have occurred... [Read more]

  • Sanctions: The tectonic plates of the world order are beginning to shift as a consequence of imperialist parasitism

    It is an inescapable law of capitalism that there has to be a general striving towards monopoly. At a certain stage of development giant monopolies, as epitomised by the world’s multinational corporations, become so dominant that national governments become their handmaidens, representing the... [Read more]

  • Libyan terrorists nurtured by British imperialism bite the hands that feed them

    Although it has been known for years, if not decades, to astute observers of political developments in the Middle East that the rise of the murderous ideology of Islamic fundamentalism is directly connected with the attempts of the leading imperialist powers to strengthen, or extend, their grip... [Read more]

  • Collusion between British security services and jihadis revealed

    July 2018 saw publication in the corporate press of information that Salman Abedi, the British born terrorist who killed 22 people in a suicide bombing in May 2017 in the Manchester arena, had been rescued from Libya three years earlier by the Royal Navy. This had taken place during an operation... [Read more]

  • Saudi puppets launch US bomb that kills 40 children in a school bus in Yemen

    A long-running war is being waged on the Yemeni people by a Saudi-led coalition that includes Kuwait, the UAE and other Gulf State puppets of western imperialism. This coalition has now, on 9 August, bombed a bus full of school children who were going home from a school trip in the Dahyan area of... [Read more]

  • US-Zionist concocted ‘Deal of the Century’ – a slap in the face for the Palestinians

    The Israeli choke-hold on Gaza remains unrelenting as the death toll continues to rise since the Great March of Return began at the end of March. The border protests which were only supposed to run until the end of Ramadan, quickly escalated in the face of unprovoked Israeli aggression. More than... [Read more]

  • University of London workers strike a blow against the outsourcing racket

    The receptionists, porters, postroom workers and security guards whose workplace is the University of London have but one simple request. They want to have the same rights at work as those enjoyed by other UoL workers, including the right to bargain collectively with their de facto employer, the... [Read more]

  • Cowardly attempt on the life of President Maduro of Venezuela

    On 4 August there was an attempt to assassinate President Maduro of Venezuela by use of drones equipped with explosive devices. Fortunately the attempt failed, and the perpetrators have been caught and arrested. The Venezuelan government’s investigations have revealed that the plot was hatched by... [Read more]

  • Anti-Zionism is not antisemitism

    What is behind the relentless campaign against Corbyn’s ‘antisemitism’ and ‘terrorist wreath-laying’ in our national media?Is Corbyn racist?In a word: no! So what is the relentless campaign against Corbyn’s ‘antisemitism’ and ‘terrorist wreath-laying’ in our national media all about?Our ruling... [Read more]

  • Fascist tactics: How Jeremy Corbyn’s detractors are plotting to remove him

    The Labour leader’s opponents don’t care about anti-Semitism. They’ll just do anything to remove CorbynDavid HearstReproduced from Middle East Eye of 14 and 16 August 2018 with thanksEvery day you log on, you ask yourself how much dirtier the campaign to unseat Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the... [Read more]

  • How do socialists approach the veil?

    Boris Johnson’s comments do nothing to enlighten anyone or further a debate but those of his opponents are not much more sensible.Former London Mayor and recently resigned Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been inserting himself into headlines once again as he tries for a second time to get his... [Read more]

  • Victory for Samsung workers

    After over a thousand days of sit-in, Samsung workers in South Korea have won a pledge from the giant electronics firm to address longstanding concerns about the company’s abysmal health and safety record.The campaigning group SHARPS (Supporters for the Health And Rights of People in the... [Read more]

  • Andrei Zhdanov – on the principles underlying Soviet literature and art

    PART TWO (continued from last issue)“We know from the history of Russian literature that the reactionary literary trends to which the Symbolists and the Acmeists belonged tried time and time again to start a crusade against the great revolutionary-democratic tradition of Russian literature and... [Read more]

  • Obituary for comrade Dave Coates

    It is our sad duty to announce the passing of Comrade David Coates of the Wakefield Branch of the CPGB-ML. He died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday 23 August after being diagnosed two months ago with bowel cancer that was beyond treatment by the time it was discovered.Dave, as he preferred to... [Read more]

  • North Koreans lured to the South prevented from returning home

    In the past few months, as normalisation talks have been proceeding between North and South Korea, with arrangements being made for south Korean citizens to be able to reunite with their families in the north, large numbers of north Koreans stranded in the south have been hoping that their plight... [Read more]

  • Britain’s dreadful concentration camps

    Peter Clarke, the Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales, has delivered yet another devastatingly damning report on the state of prison conditions in this country. In a series of reports into the shockingly dreadful conditions prevalent in jails, he has been bluntly truthful. In each of... [Read more]