Issue: March/April 2005

  • Racism, fascism and the forthcoming general election

    A British general election is looming, likely to be held in May this year. Enthusiasm for voting among the electorate is at an all-time low, as 8 years of Labour government have been more than enough to convince everyone that there really is nothing to choose between the major parties, while... [Read more]

  • Occupation, not Palestinian democracy, is the real problem

    Following the death of Yasser Arafat, the legendary Palestinian leader, the Palestinian Authority (PA) held the Presidential election on 9 January to choose his successor. Mahmoud Abbas, popularly known as Abu Mazen, won the election by securing 62.3% of the vote, on a voter turnout of 65%. His... [Read more]

  • Nepal: The Royal Coup and the forward march of Peoples Democratic Revolution

    At the beginning of February, King Gyanendra of Nepal, supposedly a constitutional monarch, dismissed the country’s government and arrogated to himself absolute power for what he proclaimed would be a period of 3 years, after which he claimed democracy would be restored! All democratic rights of... [Read more]

  • V. I. Lenin: Lecture on the 1905 Revolution

    [Collected works, 4th English Edition, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1964, Volume 23 pp 236-53] My young friends and comrades, Today is the twelfth anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” [1], which is rightly regarded as the beginning of the Russian revolution. Thousands of workers – not... [Read more]

  • The Lebanese Crisis

    Aftermath of Hariri’s murder On 14 February, Rafiq Hariri, former Lebanese prime minister, a billionaire business man and much-respected figure, was assassinated in a massive car bomb explosion. Imperialism, especially US imperialism, its stooges in Lebanon and the blood-thirsty Israeli Zionist... [Read more]

  • Celebration of Korean Spring Holiday

    On Sunday 5th February the CPGB-ML hosted a reception in Saklatvala Hall to celebrate the Spring Holiday in Korea, which marks the birthday of Comrade Kim Jong Il, Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Comrades Ha Sin Guk and Thae Yong Ho from the London Embassy of the DPRK... [Read more]

  • Korea: only powerful strength can protect truth and justice

    On 10 February 2005, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK made an extremely important announcement. On the one hand it stated that the DPRK would be withdrawing from the 6-Party talks which have been limping along listlessly for several months and had in any event been in limbo for some... [Read more]

  • More British imperialist attempts to sabotage the Good Friday Agreement

    Yet again the British and Irish newspapers are filled with expressions of loathing and hatred towards Sinn Féin and the Irish Republican Army (the IRA). In a cacophony of deceit virtually all are united in echoing the British government’s tendentious condemnation of the Northern Irish nationalist... [Read more]

  • Victory to the Iraqi Resistance

    It is two years since the Anglo-American imperialist armies stormed into Iraq uninvited, in a manner reminiscent of the Nazi invasions of dozens of countries in the period leading up to, and during, the Second World War. Every Nazi-like pretext, including the liberation of the Iraqi people from... [Read more]