Issue: September/October 2010

  • CPGB-ML website still alive and kicking

    Owing to some technical difficulties, the CPGB-ML’s website has been inaccessible for the last month via its usual address at Party email addresses have also been affected by this outage.The site is still online, however, and can be reached at  The matter is currently... [Read more]

  • Condolences to Tim Logan

    Lalkar sends it sincere condolences to Comrade Tim on the sad loss of his mother.  Tim has always been a stalwart worker for the CPGB(ML) while caring for his mother.  A donation to Medical Aid for Palestine is being made by the Party in memory of Tim’s mother. [Read more]

  • Anti-imperialist struggle in Latin America

    “Eleven years ago [when I was first elected] I was quite gullible. I even believed in a ‘third way’. I believed it was possible to put a human face on capitalism, but I was wrong. The only way to save the world is through socialism… . Capitalism is destroying the world.” — Venezuelan president... [Read more]

  • How the restoration of capitalism has destroyed Kyrgyzstan

    The troubles in Kyrgyzstan came to the attention of the world on 6 April in Talas, which is in the north of the country close to the Kazakh border. Recent eventsAn anti-government demonstration turned violent, and sparked off a series of further anti-government demonstrations, despite... [Read more]

  • CPGB(ML) celebrates victory of Korean people

    Saklatvala Hall in Southall was the venue for a 31 July celebration of the Korean people’s great victory against US imperialism in the Fatherland Liberation War (known as the Korean War in the west) of 25 June 1950-27 July 1953, organised by the Communist Party of Great Britain... [Read more]

  • Comrade John Doyle

    Comrade Doyle, a long time supporter of Lalkar, passed away in May.  Lalkar sends its condolences to his family and wishes to thank them for the warmth and courtesy with which they adhered to their father’s wishes. His generous donation to our work and his touching words of enthusiasm for our... [Read more]

  • Obituary: Jimmy Reid

    Jimmy Reid, who passed away at the Inverclyde Hospital in Greenock on the night of Tuesday, 10 August, aged 78, was a remarkable working-class leader with a variety of interests and talents.  He was a Clydesider, a shipbuilder, a trade unionist, a fiery speaker, a self-taught intellectual, a... [Read more]

  • Rally at the ICCA in Nottingham

    This issue of LALKAR contained a picture of part of the platform of a well attended cultural function organised by the Indian Workers Association (Great Britain) members in Nottingham on Sunday, 22 August, at the ICCA in Hucknall Road. Following discussion of progressive writers in Britain,... [Read more]

  • Iraq: Withdrawal of combat troops – Occupation by another name

    For nearly two years, the Iraq war has disappeared from the print and electronic media.  The story put about by Anglo-American imperialism, and propagated far and wide by its media stooges, is that the Bush “surge” of 2007 worked, that the Iraqi resistance has been defeated, and that the Iraqi... [Read more]

  • Iran: Sanctions stunt backfires on imperialism

    Efforts by Washington to retard Iran’s economic development, undermine her sovereignty and isolate her from the community of nations are backfiring badly.  The passage on 9th June of a watered-down sanctions resolution at the UN, hailed by Iran’s enemies as an international endorsement of... [Read more]

  • Support for breaking the siege of Gaza grows

    The Israeli massacre aboard the Mavi Marmara rather than deterring people has galvanised more to support actions to break the siege of Gaza. Just as the economic stranglehold Israel has maintained on the people of Gaza for the last 4 years in an attempt to undermine support for Hamas has failed,... [Read more]

  • The threat of double dip recession

    Throughout the capitalist world, countries are said to be in recovery, as economic growth has been restored after several quarters of shrinkage. Thus: “In April 2009, at the time of the London G20 summit, the consensus of forecasts for global economic growth this year was 1.9 per cent. By last... [Read more]

  • Details of Public Expenditure Cuts

    Cutting the budget deficit drastically commands the support of all the bourgeois parties – Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem.  Before it was ousted from office following the May General Election, the Labour Government had announced its intention to half the budget deficit over a period of four... [Read more]

  • Fair cuts? No cuts!

    The instability and internal divisions besetting the ConDem coalition accurately reflect the panic and disarray of the capitalist class under conditions of worsening crisis, with the war against Afghanistan clearly being lost and the public deficit now standing at £165 billion. However the... [Read more]

  • Private Security Contractors

    There are 32 security companies still operating in Iraq, ten of which are British and eleven from the US.  These companies had a good war.  They have made billions of dollars annually since the invasion of Iraq in 2003.“The sector is one of the UK’s most successful service providers, bringing in... [Read more]

  • US steps up China encirclement strategy

    Relations between China and the United States have, with but minor interruptions, been steadily deteriorating since the beginning of this year, when Washington announced a $6.4 billion arms deal with the right wing regime on the renegade Chinese island province of Taiwan and China suspended all... [Read more]

  • A Beautiful Gift from the BBC

    If you haven’t seen it, look for BBC Panorama’s “Death in the Med” program online (Part One, Part Two), you will be treated to first class propaganda as only the BBC can deliver.I am one of the passengers/witnesses interviewed for this program and I am very much aware of BBC’s role in... [Read more]