Issue: January/February 2005

  • ZIMBABWE: Fourth Congress of ZANU-PF

    In their thousands, the delegates started arriving at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) on Wednesday, 1st Dec, with high expectations that the Congress will address their uppermost concerns, ranging from progress on the land acquisition and resettlement programme to economic... [Read more]

  • Ukraine’s Election Farce

    ()As we go to print, Viktor Yushchenko has claimed victory in the re-run for the Ukrainian presidential elections held on December 26, 2004. On the other hand, Viktor Yanukovich, declared the winner in the last elections, annulled by the Ukrainian supreme court, has refused to concede defeat,... [Read more]

  • The Pensions Crisis

    Last year’s plummeting share prices have caused thousands of people to be deprived of all or part of the occupational pensions they expected to receive on retirement. This, among other things, has caused the government to set up under Adair Turner, former CBI chief, a commission to investigate... [Read more]

  • Pablo Neruda: Birth Centenary Year

    Pablo Neruda, the famous poet and politician, was born in July 1904. In celebration of his centenary year we are now reproducing these extracts from Adam Feinstein’s biography of Neruda, along with Neruda’s poem on the death of Stalin, which we were unable to include, due to lack to space, in... [Read more]

  • Salute to Lalkar25th anniversary greetings from CPGB (ML)

    The year 2004 marked the 25th anniversary of the publication of the of the anti-imperialist newspaper Lalkar. Over the years, Lalkar has consistently upheld the principles of Marxism Leninism. It has clearly analysed the world we live in, explained what is necessary to change it, exposed the... [Read more]

  • Iraqi Resistance Statement

    People of the world! These words come to you from those who up to the day of the invasion were struggling to survive under the sanctions imposed by the criminal regimes of the U.S. and Britain. We are simple people who chose principles over fear. We have suffered crimes and sanctions, which we... [Read more]

  • Iraq: Anglo-American imperialism heading for defeat

    Widespread Resistance In the middle of November, following its barbaric assault on Fallujah, the US-led occupation of Iraq boasted that it had broken the back of the resistance and captured Fallujah. Barely a month later, it is patently clear that, far from overcoming the resistance and... [Read more]

  • CPB sowing illusions about imperialism

    On the 22 November 2004, the revisionist daily paper, the Morning Star, published an article by a leading member of the Communist Party of Britain (CPB), Kate Hudson, who is also the Chairwoman of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). The article starts by announcing that the re-election of... [Read more]

  • Blunkett Goes But The System Carries On

    David Blunkett has taken a leading role in making it almost impossible for people, especially those from the oppressed and super-exploited countries, to be allowed to settle in Britain. He has now had to resign ostensibly because he facilitated a visa allowing a Filipino domestic servant... [Read more]