Issue: May/June 2021

  • Chauvin guilty on all counts

    On April 20, Derek Michael Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer (2001-2020), was unanimously found guilty on three counts of illegally taking the life of George Floyd. The proven charges were: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. Any... [Read more]

  • India’s Covid nightmare

    India got through the first wave of Covid-19 relatively lightly, thanks to a countrywide lockdown. Although the lockdown was chaotic, with millions of workers in the urban centres being dismissed overnight and forced, in some cases, to walk hundreds of kilometres to their villages in the... [Read more]

  • Privatisation of the NHS accelerated during the pandemic – the medical ‘shock doctrine’

    Throughout the Covid pandemic, Prime minister Boris Johnson, Secretary of state Matt Hancock, and a host of other cabinet ministers have issued briefings in which they uttered the mantra “stay home, protect the NHS, and save lives.”The number of people who, owing to this advice, died at home,... [Read more]

  • Imperialism fails the Covid test

    Whilst big pharma squabble over who gets the lion’s share of the lucrative global market for Covid vaccines, and the brotherly nations of the European Union fall out over their collective failure to match supply and delivery of vaccines to demand, it gets more and more obvious that capitalism is... [Read more]

  • Domestic Covid passports unnecessary

    Workers’ Party of Britain statementThe Workers’ Party of Britain is opposed to the mandatory use of identity card documents, or digital applications, linked to personal medical information, in this instance Covid status, either by proof of vaccination or recent test results.While the use of... [Read more]

  • Yemen: imperialism and its sidekicks sink in a swamp of their own making

    So long as the US believed that a warmongering alliance led by Saudi Arabia would swiftly prevail against the popular uprising in Yemen, simultaneously shoring up US regional hegemony and boosting the profits of the US war industry, it was happy to support Riyadh’s reign of terror. There were no... [Read more]

  • CHAD – death of imperialist puppet president

    On the day of his election as President of his country for the sixth time, Idriss Déby travelled hundreds of kilometres to the front line of the battle against rebels from the Front for Change and Concord in Chad (French: Front pour l’Alternance et la Concorde au Tchad – or FACT for short). This... [Read more]

  • Kill the Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill!

    For those that have not noticed, there appears to have been a definite increase of police violence against the public and a wilful, arrogant even, breaking of rules and laws by our ‘guardians of law’ during the third lockdown and as we come out of it. Anyone who wants to follow this up can view a... [Read more]

  • The Sanjeev Gupta, Lex Greensill and David Cameron affair

    Once upon a time there was a young commodities trader called Sanjeev Gupta who wanted to do good in the world and to get rich while he was at it.He was very saddened by the harm being done to working class people in Britain by de-industrialisation and the relentless export of Britain’s... [Read more]

  • The Sewell Report assessed

    When the Government’s Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities (CRED) published its latest report on racism in Britain, which, for the purposes of this article we shall call the Sewell Report after the chairman of the body, Tony Sewell, it caused instant uproar. The government was looking for... [Read more]

  • A critique of “Britain’s Road to Socialism” in the 21st century – The Programme of the Communist Party of Britain (CPB): PART ONE

    To do justice to the task of analysing the latest edition of the CPB’s programme, it must be acknowledged that it has a place in the history of the British working-class movement that means it cannot be lightly or glibly brushed aside. The British Road to Socialism (BRS), first published in 1951,... [Read more]

  • Lecture by Angela Davis Cancelled after Pressure from Pro-Israel Students

    Reproduced from Palestine Chronicle of 1 April 2021, with thanksButler University in Indianapolis has canceled a scheduled event featuring iconic political activist Angela Davis this week in what seems to be another example of the ongoing campaign by pro-Israel lobbyists against the American... [Read more]