Issue: January/February 2011

  • WikiLeaks: the double standards and hypocrisy of US imperialism

    After a year of leaks, Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, in particular an April video taken from a US helicopter in Iraq in 2007 showing GIs shooting at least 12 innocent Iraqis like rabbits, has emerged, thanks to the response of the US authorities, as a hero.  Beginning in July 2010,... [Read more]

  • 17th World Festival of Youth and Students

    The 17th World Festival of Youth and Students was held at the Pretoria Show Grounds, South Africa, during the week beginning 13 December.  Red Youth, the youth wing of the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist Leninist) (CPGB-ML) was represented by Comrades Paul Cannon and Ranjeet Brar.  As... [Read more]

  • Trotsky’s struggle against fascism, according to one of his latter-day admirers

    Finding the lies about, and distortions of, revolutionary leaders of the Soviet Union, the policies of the Soviet Communists, and the actions of that once great state is quite easy; virtually any bourgeois paper, TV programme or internet blog site can be depended on to serve that up. However, it... [Read more]

  • The Racket of Tax avoidance

    As this current crisis of overproduction deepens and our government cuts benefits, jobs, public services and raises tuition fees etc, while telling us that “we are all in this together” (the loyal opposition agrees the principle of cuts but would carry out the details differently), we are treated... [Read more]

  • The way forward after the Millbank Occupation

    Student revolt breaks the opportunist spellNovember’s student invasion and occupation of the Conservative Party’s national headquarters at Millbank took pretty much everyone by surprise.  Chancellor Osborne’s spending review had sparked angry local demonstrations and a London march organised by... [Read more]

  • The urgent campaign to free Shaker Aamer from Guantanamo

    Shaker Aamer is a resident of Battersea, just south of the Thames in London. He has not lived there for a long while, but his wife, who is a British citizen, and four children still live there. His youngest son has never seen him. For over 8 years he has been locked away in Guantanamo Bay, and is... [Read more]

  • Tribute to Jayaben Desai

    Lalkar is saddened to announce the death, on 23 December, at the age of only 77 of Mrs J Desai, following a long illness.  Mrs Desai became famous as the leader of the Grunwick strike that took place in 1976-78.  The 137 workers at Grunwick, in the London Borough of Brent, an establishment... [Read more]

  • Denounce the imperialist mugging of the Ivory Coast!

    Behaving just like a gang of muggers, the “international community” of imperialist powers once more want to play the criminal game of “regime change”.  This time the target of the bullies is the West African state of Ivory Coast.The scene is familiar: elections are held, the incumbent head of... [Read more]

  • Fight fuel poverty! Fight capitalism!

    As capitalist Britain spirals deeper into crisis, the curse of poverty spreads ever wider and deeper, taking ever nastier forms.  One kind of poverty has in recent years been sanitised with a fancy new name in social work circles: “fuel poverty”.  If a family has to spend more than 10% of its... [Read more]

  • Developments in the economic crisis

    With the negative example of the crisis of the 1930s before them, bourgeois economists and politicians are struggling violently – if in vain – to avoid the “mistakes” of that era.  Anxious to blame “mistakes” rather than capitalism itself for the crisis that devastated the capitalist world at... [Read more]

  • Cancun Conference on climate change

    The representatives of the world’s ‘great and good’ have just met, again, to discuss carbon emissions at the Cancun climate control summit where they pontificated, made solemn sounding statements, debated and tried to outwit each other, not to mention the rest of us, with various versions of an... [Read more]

  • Demand Immediate Release of Dr Binayak Sen

    Dr Binayak Sen is a popular paediatrician in India, he is known as a “Barefoot Doctor”. Sen has dedicated his work to the rural poor in India. He was handed a life sentence in prison for sedition by the government of Chhattisgarh (a state in central India).His only crime had been to expose... [Read more]