Issue: May/June 2020

  • The economic crisis and coronavirus

    As is abundantly obvious, the coronavirus is wreaking untold damage on the world economy, and on the national economies of every country on the planet.What the coronavirus has done is to act as the catalyst for the re-emergence with even greater force of the 2008 capitalist crisis of... [Read more]

  • The corona pandemic and the world capitalist economic crisis of 2020

    By Dr. Ranjeet BrarAs I sit down to write this article, in the last week of April 2020, there is already enough information – and disinformation – about the corona virus pandemic (novel Corona Virus Disease 2019, SARS-Cov-2 or COVID-19) to fill an encyclopaedia. It is an all-encompassing topic... [Read more]

  • Coronavirus impacting workers

    Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicate that economic growth in the UK was already grinding to a halt even before the pandemic hit. In the three months to February the economy grew by just 0.1%. Worse, during February the economy actually shrank by 0.1%, long before... [Read more]

  • Iraq: Imperialism at sixes and sevens as resistance to occupation gathers pace

    For seventeen years British and US soldiers have been in occupation of Iraq. At first this occupation was openly acknowledged. Later it was presented as offering security to the US-sponsored regime which in turn ‘invited’ the troops to stay on. Gradually successive Iraqi governments, acting under... [Read more]

  • Bernie Sanders drops out – yet again

    On Wednesday 8 April Senator Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race to become the Democratic Party candidate to face Donald Trump in the 2020 US presidential election. This was Mr Sanders’ second time of running to secure the Democrat nomination. Last time he was stitched up big-time by the... [Read more]

  • RIP FlyBe

    The sudden collapse in March of the airline company FlyBe, announced in the middle of the night with no warning to the more than 2,000 employees, brings to an abrupt end a protracted disintegration that has felt like watching a car crash in slow motion.Slackening demand resulting from Coronavirus... [Read more]


    22 April this year marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of VI Lenin, the inspirer of the great proletarian socialist revolution in Russia, the leader of the Russian and world proletariat. By way of tribute to his earthshaking contribution to the cause of world proletarian revolution and the... [Read more]

  • Yemeni resistance marches on

    Five years into Riyadh’s imperialist-sponsored war against the Yemeni people, a war conducted with the maximum savagery and cowardice, the corrupt feudal sheikhdom of Saudi Arabia is further than ever from achieving any of its goals – or any of the war aims of its imperialist sponsors in... [Read more]

  • The oil slump and its ramifications

    Since usurping the throne, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, hasn’t covered himself in glory with his tact and strategic thinking, but even his supporters must have been taken aback to see his oil dispute with Russia develop into rancour with the USA.Overview of Saudi-Russia oil... [Read more]

  • Farewell to dear Comrade Deborah

    Many words come to mind when we think of our much-beloved Comrade Deborah Lavin: she was intelligent, charming and likeable; energetic, inspiring and self-reliant; warm and hospitable, witty, insightful and unswervingly devoted to the cause of the working class.She was a woman of many talents, at... [Read more]