Issue: March/April 2016

  • 2016: Monopoly capitalism staring into the abyss

    “Rarely have financial markets had a more traumatic start to the year. Shares plunged, the price of oil clattered to its lowest level in 11 years, trading on the Chinese stock market was halted twice, and the World Bank warned that a ‘perfect storm’ might be brewing. “George Osborne chose... [Read more]

  • Syria: Imperialism on the back foot

    As the Syrian Arab Army, in a strategy coordinated with the Russian airforce, continues to liberate ever new swathes of territory from the grip of Islamic State and their brothers in terror, imperialism is growing nervous as its proxies scatter and the UN-brokered Geneva talks make a faltering... [Read more]

  • Ukraine: Minister’s departure signals new lurch into chaos

    The shock resignation of Ukraine’s minister for economic development and trade, Aivaras Abromavicius, has exposed to light the festering stew of corruption, nepotism and backstabbing which passes for government in Kiev. In a parting shot, the aggrieved minister accused top officials of “blocking... [Read more]

  • The farcical Litvinenko public enquiry held behind closed doors

    On January 21st Britain’s inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko returned its findings. Written by the inquiry’s chairman Sir Robert Owen, the findings of the report will have surprised no-one. Since his death in 2006 the bourgeoisie have blamed Russia and President Putin for the hit.... [Read more]

  • Inequality – 2016

    Capitalism is inequality, most people understand that. Those who steal your surplus value amass a fortune while you tend to have enough to keep you fit enough to keep supplying that surplus value and to create the next generation of workers. To many workers, while this may not be ideal, it is... [Read more]

  • Imperialist-Zionist attempts to criminalise support for the Palestinian liberation struggle

    The following article reproduces with modifications parts of an article entitled ‘ The greatest threat to free speech in the West: Criminalizing activism against Israeli occupation ‘ posted on The Intercept on 16 February in the name of the famous journalist Glenn Greenwald and Andrew... [Read more]

  • Interview: Understanding and Defending North Korea

    What follows is an extensive interview with Yongho Thae, Minister of the Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in London, conducted by Carlos Martinez. This important interview is as relevant today as when it was conducted in 2013. The western media narrative claims that... [Read more]

  • CHATTO – an anti-colonial and anti-imperialist revolutionary

    Presentation by Harpal Brar to the Stalin Society in London on 20 December 2015. Virendranath Chattopadhyaya 1880-1937 was popularly known as Chatto. Introduction Chatto was an uncompromising anti-imperialist and Indian nationalist, who attempted to use German imperial power against British... [Read more]

  • Julian Assange – unlawfully detained

    On the 5 February it emerged in the British press that Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks and celebrity virtual prisoner living inside the Ecuadorian embassy which is surrounded by British police, had won a victory of sorts against both the British and Swedish governments. The UN had set... [Read more]

  • 6th World Socialism Forum in Beijing – Colour revolutions and cultural hegemony

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  • US imperialism develops new weapons of mass destruction for ‘limited’ nuclear war

    While hypocritically opposing countries such as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Iran, that stand against imperialism and which either feel compelled to develop nuclear weapons for their self-defence, or simply pursue a civil nuclear energy programme, US imperialism is again... [Read more]