Issue: March/April 2021

  • More ‘reforms’ of the NHS, so many nails in the coffin

    On 5 February 2021 Health Policy Insight published a leaked draft of a White Paper outlining plans for an NHS overhaul. The proposals, supposedly emanating from needs highlighted by the Covid pandemic, promised to remove bureaucracy from the NHS, to integrate health care with social care, and to... [Read more]

  • Who are the Capitol rioters?

    In the wake of the events at the Capitol and the election of Biden as President of the USA, a great variety of ‘left’ parties have found common cause. Their unity is based upon an incoherent and fundamentally flawed conception of the state and fascism.New unitySelf-identifying ‘left wing’ groups... [Read more]

  • Turmoil in Burma

    On 1 February 2021 the government led by Aung San Suu Kyi was overthrown in a military coup. It is hard, however, to make sense of this coup as the civilian government in Myanmar was really only a figleaf behind which stood continuing military control of the country. One Burmese commentator... [Read more]

  • Yemen – US falters, Britain stops its ears

    The Yemeni armed forces and their popular auxiliaries have now for six years stood firm against the US-backed and Saudi-led genocidal war against the Yemeni people. The national liberation forces, organised around the popular Ansarullah movement, have prevented every attempt to restore the... [Read more]

  • Israel weaponises Covid

    Zionism has opened up another front in its genocidal war of attrition against the Palestinians, deliberately withholding the Covid vaccine from Palestinians living on the West Bank and Gaza. This effectively weaponises the virus, adding biological warfare to Israel’s arsenal of oppression.By its... [Read more]

  • The ethnic cleansing of the West Bank

    While the Zionists and their imperialist backers, including ‘liberal’ imperialists, have been searching every nook and cranny to look for signs of anti-semitism in the most unlikely of quarters, they studiously avert their gaze from the elephant in the room, namely, the daily and hourly crimes... [Read more]

  • Responsibility of profiteers for Texas disaster situation

    When Elon Musk announced that he was quitting California for rax reasons, it was greeted as a vindication of Texas’s low-tax, light-touch retime.Texas is home to nearly a tenth of the US population and is a champion of deregulation. Since 2019 it has attracted 80,000 Californians to move to... [Read more]

  • Ethiopia – the war in Tigray

    On 4 November last year, the Ethiopian government sent the army into the Tigray area of the country to quell an armed rebellion led by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). On 28 November, the army had taken control of the regional capital, Mekele. Thousands of ordinary people had fled the... [Read more]

  • Who is really fighting whom in Yemen?

    The following speech was given on 25 January 2021 by Australian anti-imperialist activist Jay Tharappel on behalf of the Yemen Solidarity Council at an online antiwar meeting hosted by the Workers Party of Britain.Thank you to the Workers Party of Britain for putting on this event in solidarity... [Read more]

  • The Chinese ‘Debt Trap’ Is a Myth

    Reproduced from The Atlantic, with thanksChina, we are told, inveigles poorer countries into taking out loan after loan to build expensive infrastructure that they can’t afford and that will yield few benefits, all with the end goal of Beijing eventually taking control of these assets from its... [Read more]

  • The Report of the 8th Party Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea, January 2021

    Kim Jong Un, chairman of the WPK, gave the report on the work of the 7th Central Committee of the Party from January 5 to January 7.The main idea and spirit of the 8th party congress were to increase tremendously the power of Juche, the domestic driving force of the socialist construction to... [Read more]

  • Navalny – a criminal, fraudster and puppet of imperialism

    Lately, the imperialist print and electronic propaganda arms have devoted an inordinate amount of time and space to the case of the notorious criminal and fraudster, Alexei Navalny. Prestigious newspapers have day after day given him front-page coverage; media organisations from the BBC to CNN... [Read more]

  • Speech by President Maduro on the importance of the Communist Manifesto

    Greetings to all the intellectual movements, communist parties and publishing houses of the international left on the 173rd anniversary of the publication in London of the Communist Manifesto, who have come together to celebrate it, celebrating by sharing the central idea of Marx and Engels.As... [Read more]

  • Book review: The East was Read, by Vijay Prashad

    The East was read is a conglomeration of beautifully written essays that provides informative objective facts about socialist states – primarily the USSR and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) – in cultural intercourse with countries in the non-aligned camp (aka the Third World). It also... [Read more]

  • Letter from Australia: Recommending ‘Socialism with Chinese Characteristics’ by Harpal Brar

    I wish to congratulate Comrade Harpal Brar on his most recent work Socialism with Chinese Characteristics. This work has been long overdue in the international Communist movement, and Comrade Harpal has rendered invaluable assistance and clarification to this most contentious issue.As Comrade... [Read more]