Issue: January/February 2012

  • Tunisia: the revolution must continue

    On 27 October the Tunisian Election Commission announced the preliminary results for the constituent assembly elections. The moderate Islamic party, Nahdah (or Renaissance) topped the poll, securing 90 of the 217 seats.  It was followed by the social democratic CPR (Congress for the Republic) and... [Read more]

  • Syria and Iran resist imperialist aggression

    SYRIAFrom “peaceful protesters” to “freedom fighters”Ever since Syria’s first stirrings of unrest began in the spring, the imperialist media bust a gut trying to convince us all that what was at issue was a spontaneous popular democratic revolt on Cairo lines, pitting unarmed peaceful protestors... [Read more]

  • Russian elections

    Great excitement has been expressed over the month of December in the bourgeois media because Putin’s political party, United Russia, although it won the parliamentary elections held at the beginning of December, did so with a reduced number of seats.  “Is this the start of the Russian Spring?” ,... [Read more]

  • Eternal Glory to Comrade Kim Jong Il!

    Not only the Korean people, but revolutionary and progressive people throughout the world, were plunged into sorrow when, on 19 December 2011, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) announced that Comrade Kim Jong Il, the supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the... [Read more]

  • Iraq – US imperialism bloodied and humiliated

    With the invasion of Iraq on 19 March 2003, the US-led predatory war against Iraq commenced under the code name ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom’.  Eight years, eight months and twenty five days later, on 15 December 2011, the Stars and Stripes were lowered in Baghdad to mark the ‘end’ of the war.  Leon... [Read more]

  • Obituary: Gursharan Singh

    Lalkar is saddened by the death of the writer, artist and revolutionary dramatist, Gursharan Singh.  He had a long association with the Indian Workers Association (Great Britain) and Lalkar, which for a long time was the organ of the IWA-GB.  He visited the UK at our invitation twice with his... [Read more]

  • Will the EU survive the crisis?

    Contradictory forces at workThe EU was formed by various small European imperialist powers (small by comparison to the mighty US) coming together to create for themselves a large  common home market as a basis for achieving the economic clout necessary to maintain themselves as... [Read more]

  • US imperialism on warpath against China

    Whilst headlines around the latter part of 2011 and the beginning of 2012 might have often focused on such issues as Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria, or the devastating crisis in the Eurozone – as important as these issues doubtlessly are, relatively less attention has been focused on an even... [Read more]

  • 30 November: a portent of things to come

    On 30 November Britain saw two million public sector workers from thirty different unions out on strike, with over a thousand local and regional rallies and protests mobilising hundreds of thousands on the street.  This was the case not only in London but also in places like Bristol (20,000) and... [Read more]