Issue: January/February 2013

  • The US election: Wall Street wins once again

    The US general election of 6 November 2012 has come and gone, with President Barack Obama re-elected to a second four-year term, the Republicans retaining control of the House of Representatives, and Democrats that of the Senate. Consequently, the gridlock that the US Congress experienced during... [Read more]

  • SYRIA: Imperialism sinks deeper into the swamp

    “We’ve made a decision that the Syrian Opposition Coalition is now inclusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of the Syrian population that we consider them the legitimate representative of the Syrian people in opposition to the Assad regime.” With these words, “recognising” what... [Read more]

  • Revolutionary Communist Group: sitting on the Syrian fence

    From the very start of the turmoil in Syria, Lalkar, and its sister publication, Proletarian, have been crystal clear in their exposition of the realities of the situation – namely that what the country was facing was not primarily the result of any internal contradictions within Syrian society,... [Read more]

  • The October Crisis Remembered

    Why remember the Cuban Missile Crisis? The Stalin Society does not commemorate historical events for the sake of it. We only do this when we are convinced that there are lessons to be learned of practical significance. The Cuban Missile Crisis (or the October Crisis as it is known in Cuba) is... [Read more]

  • EGYPT: the tortuous winding path away from Mubarak continues

    In the July/August 2012 edition of Lalkar, we reported on the Egyptian elections of 16 and 17 June which saw Mohamed Morsi lay claim to the Presidency with just over 51% of the vote in a second round contest against former Mubarak loyalist Ahmed Shafik. At that time we were unsure of how the... [Read more]

  • DPRK’s satellite launch stuns imperialists

    The year 2012 ended on a high note for the people of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), when this small socialist nation, which is subject to crippling embargoes by US imperialism and other reactionary forces, became the tenth nation to succeed in independently launching a space... [Read more]

  • Gang rape outrage in Delhi

    On 16 December the most egregious assault took place on a Delhi bus on a young female student who was on her way home from the cinema with a male friend. She was gang-raped by the six other male passengers, who apparently thought they had the right to ‘punish’ her for being out after dark with a... [Read more]

  • Letter from CPC to CPGB-ML

    November 27th, 2012, Beijing Comrade Harpal Brar, Comrade Ella Rule, Comrade Zane Carpenter Chairman, Vice Chairman, General Secretary Dear Comrade Brar, Comrade Rule, Comrade Carpenter, Entrusted by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and General Secretary Xi Jinping,... [Read more]

  • Remembering Second World War and the Cause of the Bengal Famine

    During the Second World War, apart from being responsible for the deaths of 27 million Soviet people and millions elsewhere, the Nazis slaughtered 5 million Jews. Known as the holocaust, people throughout the world know the truth about this holocaust. During the same war, in 1943-44 in Bengal,... [Read more]

  • The crisis of capitalism and the future of socialism

    Harpal Brar, Chairman of the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist) (CPGB-ML) was invited by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) to a two-day conference in Beijing. Entitled ‘The crisis of capitalism and the future of socialism’, the conference was organised by the World... [Read more]