Issue: July/August 2015

  • Grexit now!

    Literally as LALKAR goes to press, the Greek PM, Alexis Tsipras, has announced that the unyielding austerity proposals contained in the latest creditors’ ultimatum is to be put to the vote in a referendum to be held on 5 July. The Greek people will decide whether to fight or flee. Tsipras is... [Read more]

  • US imperialism stokes war in the South China Sea

    With imperialism gripped by its worst ever crisis of overproduction, events from Greece, through Ukraine and the Middle East, to East Asia confirm again and again the Leninist thesis that imperialism means domination and leads inexorably to aggression and war – a fact that is only accentuated... [Read more]

  • A quarter of a million people march in London against austerity

    On Saturday June 20 comrades from the CPGB-ML participated in the lively and well supported demonstration against austerity in central London organised by the People’s Assembly and backed by many national trade unions, notably Unite. Although the Labour Party, as is known to everybody,... [Read more]

  • Medical staffing agencies – very big leeches that definitely aren’t curing the problems of the NHS

    Of all the papers to expose a huge drain on the NHS from private companies the Telegraph may well be the last you would expect but the issue of 31 May has an article that makes compulsive reading. The article reveals that the management of our underfunded and cut-well-into-the -bone hospitals,... [Read more]

  • Parasites continue to suck the lifeblood from the NHS

    Labour, Tory, same old story. Britain’s health woes will only get worse while we carry on expecting career politicians who serve the ruling class to fix the failings of the system. Before the 2015 general election, most of the ‘great and good’ of the trade-union and labour movement were... [Read more]

  • Ukraine: War and economic crisis breed resistance

    The first week in June saw intensified military action in the Ukraine, as Kiev stepped up its violations of the Minsk ceasefire, simultaneously shelling Donetsk whilst accusing the resistance militias of posing a “colossal threat“. Yet so far from serving to damp down social unrest... [Read more]

  • Islamic state will not mend imperialism’s flagging fortunes

    US imperialism continues to rely heavily on its own monstrous creation, Islamic State, to further its agenda in Syria, Iraq and beyond. Whether serving as a pretext for new interventions or as the direct agent of state terror, Islamic State is entirely a product of degenerate imperialism. Like... [Read more]

  • FIFA – US imperialism attempts regime change

    Sepp Blatter has been forced to resign as the head of the world football management organisation, FIFA, by pressures and threats emanating from US imperialism and its satellites. Sepp Blatter in fact had not even been connected to the corruption accusations against a group of FIFA officials and... [Read more]

  • Racist Atrocity in Charleston

    On Wednesday 17 June a young white man entered the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church and after asking for the Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney, sat beside him for an hour or so during the bible study asking questions and getting more agitated and angry as the reverend and the other assembled... [Read more]

  • Fight to Win: How the Vietnamese people rose up and defeated imperialism

    30 April this year marked the 40th anniversary of the historic victory of the Vietnamese people against US imperialism, whereas the 19 th of May marked the 125th anniversary of the birth of Ho Chi Minh, the great leader of the Vietnamese people. To mark these two events, Carlos Martinez wrote... [Read more]