Issue: July/August 2022

  • As Russia completes its operation in Ukraine, the fall out for the West is just beginning

    As the steady advance of the Russian army into the Donbass makes it clear even to the New York Times that the outcome of the war is now beyond all doubt, the political fall-out from the defeat of NATO aggression suddenly looms large, testing just how much of a stomach individual countries within... [Read more]

  • Victory to the striking rail workers! Defend the right to strike!

    The 40,000+ striking rail workers are setting an admirable example to the rest of the labour movement. To have successfully balloted workers from across thirteen different train operating companies as well as from Network Rail itself, securing an 89 percent Yes vote on a 71 percent turnout, is an... [Read more]

  • Colombians say enough is enough

    It’s perhaps premature to talk of a ‘new dawn’ for socialism in Latin America – the continent has seen them before, but in Colombia the people have spoken, electing a left-wing government for the first time in the country’s history.On 20th June, Gustavo Petro, a former member of the M-19... [Read more]

  • Truce in Yemen

    Regular readers of Lalkar will be more than aware of the long and inhuman suffering that has been brought down on the people of Yemen since March 2015 when a Saudi-led coalition of imperialism’s puppets launched a merciless ongoing attack to reinstate the regime of Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi which... [Read more]

  • 37 refugees dead, hundreds injured in Spanish-Moroccan police massacre at Melilla border

    Alejandro López(Excerpts from an article taken from the WSWS website, with thanks)26 June 2022Spain’s Socialist Party (PSOE)-Podemos government, working with Moroccan police acting as the European Union’s border guards, have carried out a barbaric massacre at the borders of the Spanish enclave of... [Read more]

  • Disappearing context: The West has created and backed Ukrainian fascists for 85 years

    The Azov battalion did not appear out of nowhere; fascism has been the imperialist tool of choice in Ukraine since the 1930s.For those trying to understand the situation in Ukraine, one particularly important piece of context worthy of closer examination is the role of Nazis in the West’s policy... [Read more]

  • The Demise of British Primary Care

    By Dr Bob GillIntroductionBritain’s primary care system has been the foundation of the National Health Service (NHS). Current spending on primary care is less than a tenth of the total cost of the NHS yet accounts for 90% of all patient contacts with the service. UK healthcare’s overall ranking... [Read more]

  • Julian Assange must be freed – a plea from his wife Stella Moris

    Last Friday, home secretary Priti Patel gave her approval for the UK to send my husband, Julian Assange, to the country that plotted his assassination.Julian remains imprisoned in Belmarsh after more than three years at the behest of US prosecutors. He faces a prison sentence of up to 175 years... [Read more]

  • Cynical calculations behind America illegalising abortion

    In 1973 the US Supreme Court in a case called Roe v. Wade effectively legalised abortion throughout the United States, on demand during the first three months of pregnancy, with some restrictions in the second three months, but only in the case of the mother’s life being at risk in the final... [Read more]

  • How British Imperialism Crushed the Greek Revolution – Part 1

    (By Nina Kosta and George Korkovelos)73 years after the end of the decade 1940-1949, the ideological battle over it continues to occupy an important place in the general ideological struggle that is taking place in our class society. No other historical event of the 20th century attracted as much... [Read more]

  • Joti Brar: ‘Greek workers have power to play leading role against Nato in Europe’

    Those who spread the lie that the conflict in Ukraine is an ‘interimperialist war’ are helping to demobilise the world’s most militant antiwar activists.Greek trade unionists have set a powerful example by refusing to transport Nato weapons bound for Ukraine. Alongside supporting such important... [Read more]

  • Obituary – Shireen Abu Akleh

    On May 11, 2022, in the run up to Nakba Day, an independently minded and extremely brave American-Palestinian journalist was murdered in a planned ambush by the IDF assassins who generally targeted the journalist section of a small crowd and specifically targeted her, Shireen Abu Akleh.The day... [Read more]