Issue: November/December 2020

  • Jeremy Corbyn suspended from the Labour Party

    On 29 October 2020, Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party from September 2015 to April 2020, was suspended from membership of the Labour Party and had the whip withdrawn from him. This followed in response to the publication of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission’s October 2020... [Read more]

  • The US election

    This issue of LALKAR is unusually late for the sole reason that we wanted to report on the US Presidential that took place on 3 November but whose result was delayed because of the time taken in processing the large volume of mailed-in votes in the crucial swing states. At the time of writing... [Read more]

  • War in Nagorno-Karabakh

    A violent and potentially devastating conflict has broken out in Azerbaijan.The artillery and shelling which has rocked the area of Nagorno-Karabakh, a former autonomous oblast inside the old Azerbaijani Soviet Republic, has brought Turkey, guns blazing, into the territory of the former Soviet... [Read more]

  • Julian Assange extradition trial – shameful martyrisation continues

    Julian Assange’s trial has brought to life Franz Kafka’s famous dystopian novel The Trial. To quote the opening sentence: “Someone must have been telling lies about Joseph K, for without having done anything wrong he was arrested one fine morning.”The following information is to a large extent a... [Read more]

  • Southern Cross mark 2: Vulture capitalists still getting fat on the care home racket

    Back in the summer of 2011, the country’s biggest care home provider, Southern Cross, collapsed in a welter of debt. This outfit, entrusted with the provision of care to 31,000 elderly and vulnerable people, instead concentrated single-pointedly on the pursuit of speculative profits. An article... [Read more]

  • Kim Jong Un on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea

    Kim Jong Un, supreme leader of the Party, state and armed forces of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, delivered a speech at the military parade held in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea. This is the gist of what he had to say:Dear... [Read more]

  • Book Review – Harpal Brar’s ‘Socialism with Chinese characteristics’

    Buy Harpal Brar’s “Socialism with Chinese Characteristics’This long-awaited volume comes at a most critical time for the world progressive movement, and whoever sincerely desires competently to serve the masses in their hour of need must surely hasten to read it. It contains a wealth of... [Read more]

  • Israel makes 41 Palestinian children homeless as world watches US election

    Akram Al-Waara, 5 November 2020We reproduce here extracts from an article in Middle East Eye, with thanks. These are the facts to which people are expected to turn a blind eye for fear of being branded ‘anti-semitic’ for opposing Israeli policies. Being anti-Israel is not equivalent to being... [Read more]

  • Rape and murder of Dalit girls continues unabated in India while authorities turn a blind eye

    At some point during late September 2020 a 19-year old woman who was collecting animal fodder with her mother in the village of Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, was grabbed and dragged by the scarf (dupatta) around her neck into an adjoining field by four men and was there brutally gang-raped and beaten.... [Read more]

  • In Memory of Nina Alexandrovna Andreeva

    Statement issued by the Secretariat of the VKPB Central CommitteeJuly 24, 2020The Soviet and international communist and workers’ movement has suffered a heavy and irreparable loss. On July 24, 2020, Nina Alexandrovna Andreeva, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the All-Union Communist... [Read more]

  • Covid: Parasites enjoy a bonanza whilst workers struggle

    The stench of corruption around the multi-million contracts awarded by the government in response to the Covid pandemic has become so bad that even The Times has felt obliged to sound a warning note, fearful of the public backlash that too naked a display of greed, nepotism and outright fraud... [Read more]