Issue: July/August 2010

  • Once again on the attitude of the Troto-Revisionist fraternity towards social democracy

    IntroductionThe question of the attitude that communists should adopt towards the Labour Party has been, and continues to be, of crucial importance for the development of a truly revolutionary proletarian movement in Britain.  While important all the time, this question assumes particular... [Read more]

  • Memorial meeting celebrates the life of Comrade Jack Shapiro

    The Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist) (CPGB-ML) and friends met on the evening of 8 May at Saklatvala Hall to pay tribute to the memory of its late honorary President, cde Jack, and other members of the Shapiro family.  This was not a mournful meeting but a celebration of the... [Read more]

  • The Saville Report

    Statement issued 18 June by CPGB-MLWith the release, on 15 June 2010, of the report by the Saville Inquiry into the events of Bloody Sunday in Derry on 30 January 1972, the British state has finally been forced to admit what the Irish people, and people throughout the world, have known for the... [Read more]

  • Meeting demands “Hands off Korea!”

    Southall’s Saklatvala Hall was the scene for a lively and spirited public meeting organised by the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist) in solidarity with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on Saturday 12 June 2010.The meeting welcomed the participation, for the first time... [Read more]

  • Joan Hinton: In Remembrance

    The following is a letter sent by the CPGB-ML to the Memorial Meeting for Joan Hinton held in China on 18 June 2010.  Michael Crook, shown in front of Comrade Joan’s picture, with his mother, Isabel Crook, delivered the Party’s message at the meeting.CPGB-ML MessageThe Communist Party of Great... [Read more]

  • Israel: the End of the Line

    The murderous assault launched against the Palestinians of Gaza in January 2009, the courageous spirit of resistance exhibited by those under attack, and the failure of the aggressors to achieve their desired aim of driving a wedge between the people and their chosen Hamas leadership, together... [Read more]

  • Meeting Celebrates the life of Ho Chi Minh

    Under the exemplary leadership of Comrade Ho Chi Minh and the Communist Party of Vietnam, the Vietnamese people threw out the invading army of the world’s most powerful and dominant imperialist country – the United States – and vanquished their puppet South Vietnamese administration.  It was... [Read more]

  • Murderous attack on the Freedom Flotilla

    Background – the siege Since June 2007, Gaza has been under siege and subjected to a land, air and sea blockade.  The 1.5 million inhabitants of this, the most crowded place in the world, have been the target of collective punishment by the Israeli Zionist state, with the full backing of... [Read more]

  • Deepwater Horizon: Imperialism cannot stop polluting the world

    Scale of the catastropheOn 20 April BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig, based in the Gulf of Mexico, exploded, killing eleven personnel and unleashing vast quantities of oil into the Atlantic.  BP’s own fictitious estimates of the quantities involved suggested a relatively minor leak, amounting to... [Read more]

  • The Budget and the crisis of overproduction

    On 22 June the new British Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, unveiled his long-awaited austerity budget. It was an extremely nervous budget, only revealing clearly the tip of a mountainous iceberg of disasters to be visited on the working class during the course of the next few years. ... [Read more]

  • Bhopal: the tragedy turns to farce

    Regular readers of Lalkar will know that the 1984 industrial mass murder at Bhopal has appeared in our paper a few times over the years.  This is essentially because this has never been settled – the company that committed this genocide just walked away from the horror and carnage that they... [Read more]