Issue: November/December 2004

  • Zimbabwe will never be a colony again

    At the invitation of ZANU(PF), Harpal Brar, Editor of Lalkar and Chairman of Zimbabwe Solidarity Front, attended a Conference in Harare, April 20-23, with the theme The Liberation Struggle Continues. Based on his participation at the Conference, the papers presented at it, as well as other... [Read more]

  • Ray Stevenson passed away

    It is with great sorrow that Lalkar learned of the death of Ray Stevenson, the Associate Editor of North Star Compass and Executive member of the International Council for Friendship and Solidarity with Soviet People. He passed away after a long illness on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 in Toronto at... [Read more]

  • Scargill’s tribute to Paul Foot

    At the end of July, journalist and writer Paul Foot died of a heart attack at the age of 66. His obituaries appeared in many leading bourgeois dailies. Socialist News, the vacuous bi-monthly sheet of the near extinct Socialist Labour Party (SLP) of Arthur Scargill, also honoured Paul Foot in... [Read more]

  • Intifada – Four years of Israeli savagery and heroic Palestinian resistance

    28 September 2004 marked the fourth anniversary of the Al-aqsa Intifada. These have been four years of unprecedented violence, cruelty and repression unleashed by the fascist state of Israel on the Palestinian people; equally they have been four years of truly heroic resistance by the... [Read more]

  • Nigerian oil – people versus imperialism

    Dribs and drabs of news come out of Nigeria which build up to a country in turmoil, but a turmoil of which little is known. In October this year, Nigerian trade unions called a general strike, which brought Nigeria’s major cities to a halt for the four days the strike had been scheduled to last.... [Read more]

  • Iraq: bloody occupation and Revolutionary resistance

    The US President continues to be in denial. Addressing the United Nations General Assembly during the second half of September, he declared: “We gather at a time of tremendous opportunity for the UN and for all peaceful nations. Today, the Iraqi and Afghan people are on the path to democracy... [Read more]

  • Parliamentary sleaze-bags – loyal servants of imperialism

    Details of the expenses claimed by members of parliament have recently been released, causing somewhat of a stir. But when it comes down to it, the uproar is only tongue in cheek, because everybody really expects that ‘our’ MPs will cheat on their “expenses” if they get half a chance. So it is... [Read more]

  • The European Union and its prospects – a report

    On Saturday 30th October, the Centre for Marxist Research (KME), the research instituted of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), held an important conference on the question of developments in the European Union and its prospects in the light of its recent enlargement, with special emphasis on... [Read more]

  • We salute Arafat’s life, we mourn his death

    LALKAR expresses its deep sorrow at the passing away of comrade Yasser Arafat, without a doubt one of the greatest anti-imperialist fighters of our time, and the most representative spokesman of the Palestinian people for over 40 years. Arafat has been involved in every significant event in the... [Read more]