Issue: January/February 2014

  • Ukrainian putsch jumps the gun

    In their haste to secure a new East European dumping ground for the West’s surplus commodities, manipulate the European energy market, undermine Russia’s economy and impose upon an independent country a political leadership tied to an imperialist agenda, the EU and the IMF have unleashed a... [Read more]

  • Thailand turmoil exposes bourgeois democracy

    The streets of Bangkok have once more been hit by violent demonstrations aimed at unseating Thailand’s democratically elected government. In the name of democracy, the demonstrators are demanding the suspension of democracy and that the elected government be replaced by a handpicked People’s... [Read more]

  • 120th Anniversary of the Birth of Chairman Mao celebrated

    On 21 December the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist) held a public meeting at Saklatvala Hall, Southall, West London, to mark the 120th anniversary of the birth of Comrade Mao Zedong, the great leader of the Chinese people. Apart from some opening remarks by Comrade Harpal... [Read more]

  • Nelson Mandela: A life of hard and heroic struggle in the service of the masses

    Born on 18 July 1918, Mandela was the 13th child of the Chief of the eastern Cape village of Mzevo in a remote corner of South Africa. His father, Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa, named him Rolihlahla, which in the local Xhosa language means “pulling the branch out of the tree” – a euphemism for a ... [Read more]

  • Apartheid

    After its election victory in 1948, the National Party (some of whose leaders had been locked up as Nazi sympathisers during the Second World War), guided by the racist ideology of apartheid, built a state to entrench white supremacy. Through more than 40 pieces of legislation enacted by the... [Read more]

  • Nelson Mandela and his legacy

    At 8.50 p.m. local time (6.50 p.m. British time), Nelson Mandela, the great liberation hero, the leader of the ANC, the first Commander-in-Chief of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the first democratically-elected president of South Africa, passed away at the age of 95 at his home in the Houghton Suburb of ... [Read more]

  • Second anniversary of the death of Comrade Kim Jong Il marked

    On 14 December 2013 the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist) held a memorial meeting to mark the second anniversary of the demise on 17 December 2011 of the Korean people’s leader, Comrade Kim Jong Il. The proceedings started with all participants standing in silence in honour... [Read more]

  • Geneva: Iran establishes the right to enrich uranium

    Washington’s disorderly retreat from its earlier vainglorious threats of military intervention against Syria, leaving behind a hopeless tangle of ” red lines“, broken promises and aggrieved “allies“, continues to send shockwaves throughout the Middle East. And nowhere is the humbling of US... [Read more]

  • Cameron attempts to fan the flames of xenophobia

    On the 26 November, the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, wrote in the Financial Times a piece entitled ” Free movement within Europe needs to be less free.” This was in essence another attack on working people, both those in Britain – whether born here or having come here to work and live... [Read more]

  • Communists lead the anti-imperialist struggle in Brazil

    In November this year, the CPGB-ML was invited by our comrades in Brazil to attend the 13th congress of the PCdoB, the second-largest communist party in the western hemisphere (350,000 members, 200,000 militants) after the Cuban party (800,000 members), and one that is making a major... [Read more]