Issue: May/June 2019

  • Free Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange

    The renegade President of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, has ordered the eviction of Julian Assange from his country’s embassy in London and a team of police was invited into the embassy to effect the eviction. Mr Assange was immediately arrested on 11 April on a charge of jumping bail, which is likely... [Read more]

  • Cde Kim Jong Un spells out the DPRK’s policy

    Extracts from the speech of Comrade Kim Jong Un at the First Session of the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on 12 April 2019.Dear Deputies,Geographically, Korea is sandwiched between big countries and its territory remains divided. Our Republic is... [Read more]

  • Turkey – its local elections and its relations with the US

    Since 2002 the AKP (Justice and Development Party) has won every election it has contested. Whatever we as communists may think about Erdogan and the AKP, that electoral success has to be acknowledged and understood. Whilst Erdogan and the AKP have instigated wide ranging anti-worker policies... [Read more]

  • Churchill’s real Darkest Hour: new evidence confirms British leader’s role in murdering 3 million Bengalis

    (By Sohini C, reproduced from the South China Morning Post of 12 April 2019, with thanks)• Soil sampling from the period of the second world war was reported in a science journal, concluding that the Bengali famine of the 1940s was caused only by ‘complete policy failure’. And it’s not the only... [Read more]

  • Syria: Headlines for Baghouz. Silence for Al-Hol

    At the end of March US President Donald Trump made a great song and dance about the ‘liberation’ of Baghouz, declared to be the last stronghold of Islamic State (IS). So eager was he to fend off critics of his avowed plan to withdraw from Syria, and come up with some kind of victory to sugar the... [Read more]

  • Ukraine dumps Poroshenko

    Petro Poroshenko, the leader chosen by the West to transform Ukraine into a vassal state of the EU and a launchpad for NATO provocations against Russia, has been crushingly defeated in the presidential election on 21 April. His opponent in the run-off, Volodymyr Zelensky, secured a full three... [Read more]

  • Land annexations by the Israeli scorpion

    Seized from Syria in the Six Day War by Israel and illegally occupied since, the Golan Heights has been declared by US President Trump as Israeli territory. In the build up to Knesset elections in which Binyamin Netanyahu’s run as Prime Minister looked seriously threatened, this was a political... [Read more]

  • Indian election – give the boot to the BJP’s toxic politics

    India is staging its latest parliamentary election in seven phases. It started on 11 April and is scheduled to finish on 23 May. In this election, 900 million people are eligible to vote.The country is gripped by election fever, with the bourgeois parties pitching for the favour of the electorate... [Read more]

  • Interserve: another outsourcing giant hits the wall

    In the pursuit of monopoly profits, another building corporation turned ‘public service provider’ has gone bust – and the public will be picking up the tabAt Liverpool Women’s hospital, cleaners, catering workers, porters and security guards who work for outsourcing leech OCS are striking for... [Read more]

  • The experience of the Communist International and its relevance today

    To mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Comintern, it was decided to reproduce a speech made by Comrade Harpal Brar at the annual International Communist Seminar in Brussels in 2005. Unfortunately, no copy could be found as the webpage on which the Workers’ Party of Belgium had... [Read more]

  • IRA plan to kill Michael O’Dwyer

    The anti-imperialist and revolutionary sentiments of the Irish people were on display in April when the National Archives published online a letter from an IRA man named Darley addressed to the IRA Chief of Staff in 1923.The letter asks for approval to take action against Michael O’Dwyer, the... [Read more]