Issue: November/December 2022

  • Rishi Sunak – the third prime minister in 7 weeks

    On Tuesday 25 October, Rishi Sunak became Britain’s prime minister, replacing Liz Truss who had lasted a mere 44 days (from 6 September to 25 October), the shortest serving prime minister in British history. Sunak is the third prime minister in just seven weeks. His is the fifth consecutive... [Read more]

  • Referenda: Russians exercise their right to self-determination

    23 September marked the launch of four days of referenda in the Ukraine, with the aim of determining whether the inhabitants of Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporozhye and Kherson wished to be ruled by the fascist junta in Kiev or would prefer to be integrated into the Russian Federation. In all cases the... [Read more]

  • Time to put an end to this capitalist madness

    The ‘polycrisis’The seriousness of the crisis facing the economies of the capitalist world was recently set out by the Financial Times in the following words:“’Polycrisis’: this was the description Jean-Claude Juncker gave the nexus of challenges facing the EU in 2016, when he was European... [Read more]

  • The ruin of the NHS for the benefit of private interests

    We have, as far back as anyone remembers, logged and commented on the attacks on, and, the undermining of, the NHS under both Labour and Tory administrations in this journal on a regular basis. Both exhorting defence of the service where possible and highlighting the total necessity of a... [Read more]

  • Obituary – Avtar Jouhl (1937-2022)

    Comrade Avtar Jouhl, a much-loved and much-respected anti-imperialist and proletarian revolutionary, passed away on the morning of 8 October 2022.Born in the village of Jandiala, Punjab, on 2 November 1937, he came to Britain in 1958 to join his brother and father-in-law who were already working... [Read more]

  • Summary of Xi Jinping’s report to the 20th National Congress of the CPC

    The following article by Friends of Socialist China co-editor Keith Bennett provides a brief summary of Xi Jinping’s highly significant and substantial report given at the opening of the CPC’s 20th National Congress on 16 October 2022.Entitled Hold High the Great Banner of Socialism with Chinese... [Read more]

  • Racist persecution of aborigines in Australia

    In sharp contradiction to the Australia of the ‘Crocodile Dundee’ films where all races get along together, personal differences are sorted out in a manly fist fight followed by all having a few jars at the local boozer in some ‘one horse town’, real-life Australia is for the most part a modern... [Read more]

  • Colombia – Petro walks the tightrope of ‘total peace’

    Two regional trade union officials were killed in southern Colombia in mid-October -.Ferney Morales and Rigo Alape were attacked in a municipality of Putumayo, apparently being forced by armed assailants to leave a community meeting before being murdered.What was a poignant tragedy is in danger... [Read more]

  • What is behind the attempted murder of the Vice-president of Argentina?

    In the evening of the 1 September, TV viewers in Argentina were horrified by a scene in which a weapon was pointed at the vice-president of the country, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK), and triggered pointing at her face.Although later it was confirmed that the gun was loaded and ready to... [Read more]

  • The liberation of Ukraine from Nazism in 1944

    The 28th of October is the anniversary of Ukraine’s liberation from the Nazi occupation. Nowadays this date is more relevant than ever. We will tell you how Ukrainians fared under the Nazi regime – that today, it would seem, many have forgotten.As from the autumn of 1941, most of the territory of... [Read more]

  • Ethiopian peace talks begin as rebel TPLF suffers military setbacks

    Negotiations between the federal government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) began in South Africa on October 25, as the latter’s military defeat appears imminent. The civil war in Ethiopia started after the TPLF attacked a federal army base in November 2020.October 26, 2022 by... [Read more]

  • What is to be done

    What is to be done? – presentation by Ella Rule of Lenin’s pamphlet to a CPGB-ML study school on 27 October 2022The main thrust of Lenin’s pamphlet What is to be Done? is to define in broad terms how revolutionaries should do their work if they want to succeed in mobilising the masses of the... [Read more]

  • Brazil: Lula is back!

    There was much rejoicing in the streets of cities, towns and villages all over Brazil on Sunday 31 October 2022 when it was announced that Brazil’s right-wing populist President, Jair Bolsonaro, had been defeated in the country’s presidential election by his popular leftist opponent Luis Inacio... [Read more]