NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018

  • Khashoggi – imperialism and its Saudi puppets in the dock

    The gruesome murder and dismemberment of the Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, in Istanbul’s Saudi Arabian consulate on 2 October 2018 has been seriously threatening to destroy the whole mechanism through which US imperialism maintains its influence in the Middle East, and even its ability to... [Read more]

  • Idlib: Syria stays its hand

    The liberation forces encircling the jihadi-infested city of Idlib are showing supreme restraint in, for the moment, suspending the final push to free the city. As was the case with the liberation of Aleppo and Eastern Ghouta, maximum efforts are being made to minimise civilian casualties so far... [Read more]

  • Brazilian presidential election – a setback for the masses

    Jair Bolsonaro, the 63-year old right-wing reactionary and former army captain, has won the Brazilian presidential election, having secured in the final round 55.1 per cent of the votes. His opponent, Fernando Haddad of the Workers’ Party (PT) received 44.8 per cent (45 million voted for... [Read more]

  • Brexit or bust – Yes to Brexit, No to xenophobia

    The government’s handling of Brexit continually threatens to engulf it, as indeed it does the opposition Labour Party. For some 30 years the Tories have squabbled over the European issue. Even with a March 2019 EU departure point on the horizon, the issue is eating up the main bourgeois electoral... [Read more]

  • CPGB-ML comment on misguided march in London to demand a second referendum on Brexit

    Saturday 20 October saw hundreds of thousands march through London to demand a ‘people’s vote’ on the Brexit deal.The march was billed as “demanding a democratic vote on the Brexit deal”, but the reality is that this was a march against Brexit, attracting in the main people who had voted remain,... [Read more]

  • Ukraine: “Chaos eats our country”

    With parliamentary and presidential elections looming in 2019, Ukraine is descending deeper into self-inflicted chaos whilst the Kiev junta continues to blame all its troubles on Russia.Shown on main-stream opinion polls as lagging way behind former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko in the... [Read more]

  • Report on VSC AGM

    As Venezuela continues to be hit with the tirade of imperialist aggression directed by the United States and its allies – the brash threats of infringing on Venezuela’s sovereignty, the continued support for the band of right-wing terrorists who spit in the face of Venezuela’s democracy, and the... [Read more]

  • The Universal Credit fiasco

    The government’s dreaded (by the poor and needy that is) Universal Credit reform received a timely and eloquent slap down in the Financial Times on 19 October at the hands of Frank Field. The veteran right-wing Labour politician may not be able to see a future without capitalism but he does... [Read more]

  • Macron compares French workers to Asterix and the Gauls

    It must be slightly irritating for a bourgeois politician, even the self-avowedly unflappable French president Émmanuel Macron, to realise that the sarcastic nickname pinned on him both by rival capitalist parties and by the organised working-class movement suggests that he’s a complete fraud and... [Read more]

  • Striking workers hold Bolton Hospital Trust to account

    Bolton NHS Trust wanted to shortchange the Royal Bolton’s 600 hospital cleaners, porters and catering staff and create an underclass paid less than the NHS rate for the job. It planned to carry off this swindle via its wholly-owned shell company, ‘Bolton iFM’, which on paper is the employer. By... [Read more]

  • Carson House Scandal

    In October care staff occupied the residential home in Stalybridge in which they worked to draw attention to the desperate situation in which both they and the elderly people in their care have been put.Carson House has been placed in special measures by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after... [Read more]

  • Report from the 8th Congress of the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist)

    Five months of discussions and inner-party debate culminated in the eighth congress of the CPGB-ML, which was held in Birmingham in September.Branches, study circles and regional groups began the preparatory work in June and delegates registered with the party to attend over the summer. Only... [Read more]

  • CPGB-ML Congress discusses proletarian culture

    Address by Central Committee member Paul Cannon to Congress 2018: resolution on proletarian cultureI move this motion [see below] and ask Congress to take this opportunity to consider the harmful effects modern bourgeois culture is having on the class struggle and the threat it poses to continued... [Read more]

  • Marx bicentenary: presentation by Harpal Brar

    Presentation by Harpal Brar to the Stalin Society, London, 15 July 2018This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, the greatest man ever. Born 18 May 1818, he died on 14 March 1883. During the 45 years of his activity as a revolutionist and a scholar, he revolutionised social... [Read more]

  • CPGB-ML Congress resolution on anti-war work in Britain

    This congress notes the increasing drive towards more and bigger wars that is accompanying the deepening capitalist crisis of overproduction.Congress further notes the hysterical propaganda emanating from the bourgeois media in support of this drive, and the pernicious role such propaganda plays... [Read more]

  • Defending Council housing in Cambridge

    On Saturday 20 October the CPGB-ML took part in a protest organised by local residents and housing activists in Cambridge to stop the demolition of Montreal Square, a group of 18 houses built in the 1920s for railway workers. The area is now owned by Cambridge Housing Society who plan to knock... [Read more]