Issue: March/April 2018

  • Winter Olympic hopes for Korean reunification

    The Winter Olympics in south Korea which took place this month (February 2018) may well go down in history as the ‘reunification Olympics’.Events have given real hope that progress will be made at last towards reunification of Korea, a project dear to patriots both south and north of the 38th... [Read more]

  • Syria: Imperialism’s bloody war of plunder and annexation

    On Wednesday 7 February US coalition helicopter gunships launched a murderous assault on popular forces engaged in a reconnaissance mission against a suspected Daesh sleeper cell, leaving scores of militiamen dead or wounded. The reconnaissance sortie had been prompted by a recent surge in the... [Read more]

  • March in London to defend the NHS

    On Saturday 3 February, tens of thousands of people took to the streets of London to protest against the on-going campaign to destroy the service, with similar demonstrations held in cities and towns across the country. Called by The People’s Assembly and Health Campaigns together, with unions... [Read more]

  • Time to prise the leeches off the NHS

    When the British bourgeoisie created the NHS as a bribe to the British working class to abandon any thoughts of travelling down the road to revolution, it necessarily took the Soviet healthcare system as a rough model. It did not, however, want to keep the private accumulation of profit out of... [Read more]

  • Syria – the absolutely non-fake news

    Addressing a packed meeting hosted by the CPGB-ML on 31 January, Eva Bartlett, an independent journalist who has visited Syria several times, talked about what she saw there and provided accounts from many ordinary Syrian citizens. Bartlett focused on the media propaganda war against Syria,... [Read more]

  • The thieving rich legally plundering working class pensions

    A pensions crisis is looming for British workers – a crisis brought into sharp focus in the first instance by the collapse of construction firm Carillion. Around 29,000 members of the Carillion pension scheme face an uncertain future, with cuts to their pension likely to follow. The company’s... [Read more]

  • Capita poised to follow Carillion down the tubes

    Even before the dust had had a chance to settle from the Carillion collapse, catastrophe struck another massive company grown fat on lavish government contracts. Following the admission on 31 January by the firm’s CEO Jonathan Lewis that its finances were shot to hell, requiring drastic measures... [Read more]

  • Communication Workers’ Union caves in on pensions

    88,000 postal workers are set to see their existing defined-benefit pension scheme torn up by Royal Mail. Defined-benefit schemes promise to give a guaranteed level of retirement income, in RM’s case linked to the career-average salary. Because such pensions are paid out regardless of... [Read more]

  • Kiev Junta turns its back on Minsk II

    Since 2015, when the last peace deal, Minsk II, was agreed between the ultra-nationalist junta in Kiev and the people’s republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, co-signed by France, Germany and Russia, the junta has paid ever scanter lipservice to the agreement whilst in practice doing everything... [Read more]

  • Outrageous victimisation of Dr Norman Finkelstein

    On the night of the 6 September 2017, the writer and academic Dr Norman Finkelstein was arrested at his Brooklyn home on charges of harassment, relating to his (at the time) ongoing efforts to aid a former student and friend, Dr Rudolph Baldeo, against what he characterised as an attempt by two... [Read more]

  • Hail the 75th anniversary of the battle of Stalingrad

    On 2 February 1943 the battle of Stalingrad was universally declared to be over, following the German surrender in the city the previous day. This magnificent victory by the Soviet forces was celebrated by anti-fascists across the world and it heralded the gearing up of the Red Army to push the... [Read more]

  • Stalingrad, by Peter Blackman

    Hushed was the worldAnd oh, dark agony that suspense shook upon usWhile hate came flooding o’er your wide savannasPlunging pestilence against you –All that stood to state: “Where men meetThere meets one human race!” Therefore did men from Moscow to the ArcticRounding Vladivostok to the South... [Read more]

  • Philby senior and his role in British imperialist treachery in the Middle East

    In 2017 a presentation was made by Ella Rule to the Stalin Society on the life and times of Kim Philby, who spied for the Soviet Union. In preparing for this presentation she came across Anthony Cave Brown’s book Treason in the blood, which appeared to suggest that Kim’s father, St John Philby... [Read more]

  • Condolences to the IWA-GB

    With great sadness we report the deaths of three prominent leaders of the Indian community in Britain over the last month. Comrades KARAM SINGH KIRTI, AVTAR SINGH SADIQ and HARBHAJAN SINGH DARDI were highly-regarded leaders of the Indian Workers’ Association (Great Britain). They devoted their... [Read more]

  • The UK’s Hidden Hand in Julian Assange’s Detention

    By Jonathan Cook, Global Research, February 13, 2018, reproduced with thanks.It now emerges that the last four years of Julian Assange’s effective imprisonment in the Ecuadorean embassy in London have been entirely unnecessary. In fact, they depended on a legal charade. Behind the scenes,... [Read more]

  • Obituary – Viktor Anpilov

    We reproduce below the obituary written on the occasion of the demise of prominent Russian communist activist, Viktor Anpilov, by the All Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks, and add our own condolences to all his comrades and friends in struggle. On January 15 at the age of 72, the leader of the... [Read more]

  • Free Ahed Tamimi

    The following important information has been compiled from the Palestine Solidarity Campaign website, with thanks.Ahed, a 17 year old Palestinian girl living in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian West Bank, is facing years in an Israeli jail because she was caught on video slapping an Israeli... [Read more]