Issue: March/April 2009

  • The Waterford factory occupation

    Not so well known in this country as the Lindsey walk-outs or the French General Strike is an industrial occupation which (at the time of writing) has been going on for 4 weeks in Kilbarry, Ireland, at the Waterford Wedgewood crystal factory.  The occupation by up to 60 workers at any one time... [Read more]

  • Celebrate the anniversary of Tibet’s liberation!

    March 2009 sees the fiftieth anniversary of the triumph of the socialist revolution in China’s Tibet province.  The decisive rout of the serf-owners revolt in March 1959 drew a line under centuries of feudal backwardness and decades of imperialist manipulation, most notably by Britain.  By giving... [Read more]

  • Despite Israel’s brutal attack, Palestinian resistance remains undefeated

    Despicable attack on GazaOn 27 December, Israel launched its latest campaign of indiscriminate killing and destruction, this time directed at the people of Gaza. Over the course of three weeks, over 1,300 Gazan Palestinians were killed. The vast majority of these were unarmed civilians, and at... [Read more]

  • Meeting pledges unreserved solidarity with the DPRK

    On Saturday 14 February, the Friends of Korea organised a well attended meeting in Saklatvala Hall, Southall, west London, on the theme, Unreserved Solidarity with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The meeting also marked the 67th birthday, on 16 February, of the Korean leader... [Read more]

  • CPGB-ML hosts welcome for Korean Party delegation

    A four member delegation of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) visited Britain from late January to early February.Their main mission was to discuss prospects for the improvement of bilateral relations, including in such spheres as trade and academic exchange, and especially to look at... [Read more]

  • Greek party debates reasons for the collapse of socialism in the USSR

    Review of the Theses of the CC of the KKE for its 18th CongressThe Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist) (CPGB-ML) produced in January an enthusiastic review of the Theses which the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) produced for its 18th Party Congress on... [Read more]

  • Jews speak out against Gaza carnage

    We the undersigned are all of Jewish origin. When we see the dead and bloodied bodies of young children, the cutting off of water, electricity and food, we are reminded of the siege of the Warsaw Ghetto. When Dov Weisglass, an adviser to the Israeli prime minister, Ehud Olmert, talked of putting... [Read more]

  • “British jobs for British workers” is a racist slogan

    Thousands upon thousands of words have been written about the dispute that started at the Lindsey oil refinery and spread across the nation from Plymouth to Fife. From the revisionist Morning Star through the Guardian and other broadsheets, to the murky recesses of the Daily Mail and the... [Read more]

  • France: A tale of two General Strikes

    The growing world-wide storm of resistance by workers that raised its banner in Greece in response to the swingeing attacks on the living standards of the working class, coupled with the police murder of a young protester, is sparking confrontation in the centres of imperialism and third world... [Read more]

  • Obama committed to a hopeless imperialist cause in Afghanistan

    Obama is continuing George Bush’s policy almost to the letter in Afghanistan – just as he always said he would.  He criticises his predecessor for not having organised an earlier ‘surge’ such as that which is supposed to have ‘pacified’ Iraq, but in fact Bush had planned something of a ‘surge’,... [Read more]