Issue: January/February 2024

  • The Zionist war against Palestinians – 22,000 murdered and 52,000 wounded

    Israel has been waging a barbaric genocidal war against the people of Palestine, aimed at ethnically cleansing the Gaza Strip of its entire population. At the time of writing (27 December 2023), nearly 22,000 Palestinians have been slaughtered, and another 52,000 wounded in the Zionists’... [Read more]

  • Ukraine: defeat in war reveals the cracks

    The imperialist proxy war against Russia is now dead in the water, with the much-lauded Ukrainian ‘offensive’ stuck in the mud and all the previous claims of imminent victory ringing hollow. Attempts to soften the blow of defeat by rebranding it as a ‘stalemate’ fool nobody: there is neither an... [Read more]

  • Israeli far right’s plans for expulsion and expansion

    Reproduced from Le Monde Diplomatique of December 2023, with thanks“There needs to be a path to a Palestinian state,” says Joe Biden, but it’s far from clear what that path looks like. Meanwhile, Israel’s right see an opportunity in the Gilbert AchcarIt’s often said that wars are... [Read more]

  • Murder by a thousand cuts

    As the NHS is gradually dismembered in the interests of privatisation, the rate of avoidable deaths is soaring.The Office for National Statistics has highlighted the fact that in the UK some extra 55,000 people a year are dying prematurely of preventable diseases, i.e., more than 1,000 every... [Read more]

  • The murderous legacy of Henry Kissinger

    Reproduced from Middle East Eye, with thanksKissinger’s amoral, genocidal crimes revealed him to be a faithful representative of the US elites whom he served all his lifeNothing notable distinguished the birth of Heinz Alfred Kissinger on 27 May 1923 to a German Jewish family in Furth, a city in... [Read more]

  • Victory of Javier Milei reveals the failure of Argentina’s popular forces

    How could a candidate with such an overtly anti-worker programme be elected by workers in dire economic straits?In the recent election in Argentina (19 November 2023), Javier Milei, a fascist in politics and ultraliberal in economics became president of the country. Milei, who was the candidate... [Read more]

  • Athens declaration: The world is entering a new era of anti-imperialist struggle

    The following declaration was agreed by parties that attended the fifth international conference of the World Anti-imperialist Platform, held in Athens on 18 November 2023.*****Understanding:That we are emerging from the period of deep reaction that followed the capitalist restoration in the... [Read more]

  • Obituary: Benjamin Zephaniah – lifelong champion of the oppressed

    One of Britain’s most important and impactful cultural workers breathed his last breath on 7 December 2023, having been diagnosed with a brain tumour eight weeks previously.Benjamin Zephaniah was widely known as a poet, author and actor, but also as a tireless and courageous campaigner for... [Read more]

  • Why re-imagine Soviet Georgia?

    By Sopiko JaparidzeReproduced from Monthly Review, with thanks (posted Dec 15, 2023)“If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”—Malcolm XA couple of years ago, I was hanging out with friends... [Read more]

  • Book review: Thoughts on Stalin – the history and critique of a black legend by Domenico Losurdo – Part 1

    Originally published in Italian in 2008, Iskra press has just released the first authorised translation into English edition, translated by Henry Hakamäkr and Salavatore Engel-Di Manso. The present review is based on a version that was re-translated from the Portuguese version. This book is a... [Read more]

  • JVP: We shut down 8 bridges in 8 cities on the 8th night of Hanukkah

    Last Thursday [15 December], on the eighth night of Hanukkah, Jewish Voice for Peace members shut down eight bridges and highways in eight cities across the US to demand an end to the genocide of Palestinians.Thousands of Jews and allies protested in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Atlanta,... [Read more]