Issue: May/June 2001

  • Yugoslavia – Milosevic’s arrest

    Step by step, the imperialists appear to be very close to realising their goal of breaking up the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) and dominating, militarily and economically, its constituent parts. As Nato’s criminal war, with its 78 days of ceaseless bombardment and 36,000 sorties, had not... [Read more]

  • Spyplane incident

    On 1 April 2001, the US EP-3 spyplane, crippled after colliding with a Chinese fighter plane over the South China Sea, off the southern Chinese island of Hainan, flew 104 km to the Lingshui military airfield on Hainan island. Within minutes of landing, while the US crew were frantically trying... [Read more]

  • Vote SLP

    In the General ElectionVote Socialist Labour Partyleader Arthur Scargill Lalkar calls upon all working people to vote for the Socialist Labour Party in the forthcoming General Election. It is the only party with a socialist programme and a socialist manifesto – the only party that stands for... [Read more]

  • Anti-racist pledge

    The bourgeois press has, for the past couple of weeks, been eagerly reporting the various controversies that have arisen regarding the anti-racism pledge drawn up by the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE), which calls on politicians not to use the issue of race during the general... [Read more]

  • Postscript

    After the above article was written [i.e., the article on the Spyplane incident], news came through that the Bush administration, although for the time being failing to agree the sale of Arleigh-Burke class destroyers with a sophisticated Aegis radar system – the most sensitive weapons system... [Read more]

  • Palestine Liberation Struggle

    As we go into print, the Al-Aqsa Intifada, which broke out on September 28 last year, following the provocative visit of Ariel Sharon, the notorious war criminal, to the historic Muslim sanctuary of Haram al-Sharif accompanied by the 2000-strong Israeli police force, is seven months old. During... [Read more]

  • Kyoto

    The issue of global warming is back in the media again as the US position on the Kyoto Protocol, which sought to set a time-scale and targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, hardens under President Bush, and US ratification of the treaty seems unlikely. The majority of... [Read more]

  • Korea

    [Reproduced from the spring 2001 issue of theKorea Bulletin, published by the Society for Friendship with Korea, with thanks].The newly-‘elected’ President of the United States, George W Bush, is openly engaged in trying to put a stop to the process of reunification of Korea. He issued... [Read more]

  • Anniversary of the Irish hunger strike

    This year marks the 20thanniversary of the hunger strike undertaken by the Republican prisoners in the notorious Maze prison, with even more notorious H-Blocks, in which 10 young men were to die a martyr’s death, one after the other, over 172 traumatic days. The strike was begun to press the... [Read more]

  • Foot and mouth

    Over the last two months, since mid-February 2001, Britain’s livestock has been ravaged by an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD). The disease itself – surprisingly in view of the hysteria with which its spread has been greeted – is fatal to neither man nor beast. It affects animals like a... [Read more]

  • Education under attack

    Education is a question of classKnowledge is power. From the very inception of humanity individuals and groups with superior knowledge and understanding of the processes of nature prospered at the expense of those with less. With the split of society into classes, the most advanced education of... [Read more]

  • Daewoo workers need solidarity

    An appeal by the Daewoo Motors Labour UnionSince the mass sacking of 1750 workers at Daewoo Motors’ Bupyoung plant on February 16, there has been a protracted and bitter fight for their reinstatement.On February 19, police attacked the workers and their families who were occupying the plant in a... [Read more]

  • In memory of Bill Bland

    Many in the Marxist-Leninist movement will be aware of the sudden death of Bill Bland, after a short illness in the London Hospital, on March 13th. He had a long history of anti-revisionist activity through various organisations, in particular as Secretary of the Albania Society for 30 years,... [Read more]