Issue: March/April 2008

  • Thai people frustrate Royals and generals

    The election by the Thai parliament on Monday 28 January 2008 of Samak Sundarajev, leader of the People Power Party (PPP), to serve as Prime Minister of Thailand, at the head of a six-party coalition dominated by the PPP, climaxed a major victory for the Thai people in frustrating a conspiracy... [Read more]

  • Obituary of Major General Artyom Sergeyev

    _______________________________________________We reproduce below an obituary of Artyom Fedorovich Sergeyev, born 5 March 1921; died 15 January 2008.  It appeared in the Guardian, slipping in as a departure from the usual slanders against Stalin and the Soviet Union.Artyom Sergeyev was a true... [Read more]

  • Salute the Heroes of the 1857 Indian War of Liberation – Part 2

    Suppression of the First Indian War of IndependenceThe 1857 revolt was suppressed eventually.  Delhi fell to English forces on 20 September 1857.  Lucknow, the second centre of the revolt, was captured by the English on 21 March 1858.  The cruelty that accompanied, and followed, the suppression... [Read more]

  • Al-Hakim, Comrade George Habash

    It is a great honour to speak on behalf of the IWA(GB) at this memorial meeting in memory of Al-Hakim (the healer/the wise one), Comrade Dr George Habash, founder of the PFLP.I want to take this opportunity to bring greetings from the Indian Workers Association (Great Britain) to the Palestinian... [Read more]

  • CPGB-ML meeting honours Comrade George Habash

    On 9 February 2008, the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist Leninist) (CPGB-ML) organised a memorial meeting to honour the life and work of Al-Hakim, Comrade Dr George Habash, the founder and first Secretary General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), and one of the... [Read more]

  • Background to the life of Comrade Habash

    George Habash was born in 1926 in Palestine in the town of Lydd, which became Lod after the Israelis ethnically cleansed it at the time of partition in 1947.At the time when George Habash was born, Palestine was a British ‘Protectorate’, a euphemism for a British share in the spoils of war,... [Read more]

  • George Habash, a revolutionary life

    In his 1944 speech, ‘Serve the people’, Comrade Mao Zedong said these famous words:“All men must die, but death can vary in its significance. The ancient Chinese writer Szuma Chien said: ‘Though death befalls all men alike, it may be weightier than Mount Tai or lighter than a feather.’ To die for... [Read more]

  • No sign of abatement in the crisis

    6 months after the outbreak of the credit crunch brought about by the sub-prime crisis, there is no end in sight for the misery of this latest shudder of the capitalist system in its death throes.  At no time in its history is capitalism free from hideous and uncontrollable crises.  Living under... [Read more]

  • The present situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    When Laurent Désiré Kabila, the predecessor and father of the current president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was killed on 16 January 2001, the Western press and political leaders were openly supportive of this killing. “A window of opportunity is now opening” said Louis Michel, the... [Read more]

  • 52nd National Conference of the ANC

    The African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa held its 52nd National Conference from 16-20 December 2007 in Polokwane, Limpopo, attended by more than 4,000 delegates and numerous fraternal visitors from other countries.The results of this conference were, in the apt words of the Financial... [Read more]