Issue: November/December 2005

  • The hidden war: Partisans – cooperation and class struggle within the anti-fascist front

    The 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War was commemorated by the bourgeoisies of the imperialist bloc in rare unity: the then lethal enemies celebrated themselves and each other as victors and victims alike. Victors in the sense that they finally managed to do away with socialism,... [Read more]

  • International appeal for solidarity with the earthquake victims in Pakistan

    On 8 October a massive Earthquake (7.6 in magnitude) struck NWFP and Kashmir in Pakistan and India. The UN reported that the earthquake affected over 4 million people and 3.3 million people have become homeless. The Pakistan government initially put casualty estimates at 20,000. Today the... [Read more]

  • The founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea celebrated

    At the beginning of October 2005 two functions were held in London under the auspices of the Preparatory Committee for the Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), a Committee embracing several progressive and democratic organisations which support... [Read more]

  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina exposed the truly exploitative, cruel and racist nature of imperialism. An act of nature which would have been destructive anyway, was turned by capitalism into a calamity for the masses of the poor, the disadvantaged and the underprivileged. The disaster was predictable and... [Read more]

  • Iraq: Brutality, electoral frauds and show trials cannot save Anglo-American imperialism from defeat

    Sham referendum On 15 October, the Anglo-American occupation in Iraq staged a sham referendum on a sham constitutional document to pave the way for the elections, to be held on 15 December, to elect a new parliament and install yet another puppet government, the sole function of which will be to... [Read more]

  • Iran’s struggle against imperialist demonisation

    Since the election of Ahmadinejad as President of Iran a mere 4 months ago, contradictions between Iran, on the one hand, and the imperialist world on the other have been sharpening dramatically. Relations between them have never been good ever since the Iranian revolution which overthrew... [Read more]

  • Our attitude to the troubles in France

    For over 2 weeks now France has been ablaze with the anger of rioting youth protesting against their poverty and marginalisation in one of the world’s richest countries. Hundreds of cars have been burnt, as well as several buildings, and violent confrontations have taken place between the youth... [Read more]

  • The war in Chechnya

    Introduction The question of Chechnya and the attitude one should take towards the bloody unrest in the region is not one amenable to solution by the facile application of formulas. According to formulas, one is obliged to support each and every national minority in its bid for independence from... [Read more]