Issue: July/August 2020

  • Coronavirus and the world economic depression of 2020

    US imperialism steps onto the path of full spectrum war against China[The following article, by Dr Ranjeet Brar, has been written as an Appendix to Harpal Brar’s forthcoming book, Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, which will be available via the CPGB-ML website later this year].In December,... [Read more]

  • The police murder of George Floyd

    Masses mobilise worldwide against US racist murderIt almost seems like déja vu watching another black man murdered by police on our screens, except this isn’t really a re-run of a past event, it’s an ongoing continuation of a policy of dividing workers along racial lines and keeping them in their... [Read more]

  • The toppling of the mighty

    At the moment a sizable number of statues are coming down around the world as the unfettered police racist murder of George Floyd in the US has drawn attention to the link between racism and black slavery. Britain was of course was the major slave trading country, bringing enormous wealth to the... [Read more]

  • Supreme court ruling overturns Israel boycott ban – for now

    What can workers do to stop this advance from being rolled back by Parliament?Back in 2005, in response to Palestinian calls for the international community to withdraw support from the Israeli apartheid state, a global campaign of boycott was initiated that aimed to boycott, divest and sanction... [Read more]

  • Hong Kong and the British government’s servile stupidity

    The latest anti-China hysteria being provoked in the UK around the protests in Hong Kong and China’s supposed culpability in connection with the coronavirus pandemic amount to nothing more than the screams of rage of a fading imperialist power confronted with a power which is swiftly rising to... [Read more]

  • Iran smashes the blockade on Venezuela

    In a stunning display of solidarity and courage, Iran has successfully dispatched five Iranian-flagged tankers loaded with petrol to Venezuela, asserting the legal right of the two countries to trade with whomever they wish and breaking the criminal blockade imposed by US imperialism. From the... [Read more]

  • Bank of England must hand back Venezuela’s gold

    When Hugo Chávez took power in Venezuela in 1998, a chain of reaction was set off among the Venezuelan comprador elite and the US imperialism it served. The stratagems and dirty tricks that have been used to take this country back to its former position of being ‘owned’ by the US are many and... [Read more]

  • Communists around the world mourn the passing of Comrade Michael Lucas in Toronto

    Known to friends of the Soviet Union as the editor of the Northstar Compass, Michael was a selfless and dedicated internationalist.The LALKAR and the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist) were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Comrade Michael Lucas in Canada. We held Comrade... [Read more]

  • Insufficiency of care for British workers’ health in the Covid-19 crisis

    ‘Back to work’ stampede – and may the devil take the hindmost?In a state of panic over the mounting bad news for the British economy, the government is trying to stampede employees back into work, without even the ghost of a plan to explain just how any of the essential measures to protect... [Read more]

  • UK Jobless total rockets

    Even in the smoke and mirrors world inhabited by the official figures on unemployment and poverty, a world in which thousands of jobless are routinely airbrushed out as ‘economically inactive’ or ‘self-employed’, one can still glean some sense of the helter skelter disintegration of economic life... [Read more]

  • British Airways takes the money and runs

    The Covid-19 crisis is highlighting the necessity for public ownership of all our vital services.As the aviation industry continues to reel under the collapse of demand attendant upon the health emergency, British Airways is the latest airline to announce at the end of April plans for sweeping... [Read more]

  • BOOK REVIEW- The Uninhabitable Earth

    April last year a terrifying, apocalyptic oeuvre took the literary world by storm. It describes the doomsday scenario should human civilisation neglect the problem of man-made climate change for too long – the rising sea levels inundating major cities and seriously reducing cultivatable land, the... [Read more]

  • ARRIVING SHORTLY: Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, by Harpal Brar

    Harpal Brar, in this book that will soon be available via the CPGB-ML website, puts forward the Marxist-Leninist position that commodity production and circulation, the existence of the market, is incompatible with communism, and that, therefore, it is the function of socialism to abolish the... [Read more]

  • J K Rowling’s stance against the Thought Police

    As is probably well known all over the world by now, the author of the Harry Potter books, J K Rowling has been targeted by self-styled trans activists because of a tweet she published gently mocking the attempt to avoid using the ‘gendered’ word ‘women’ by substituting ‘people who menstruate’.... [Read more]