Issue: July/August 2023

  • Prigozhin’s failed mutiny

    On Saturday 24 June 2023, Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of the private military group called Wagner, occupied some key points in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, after which he began a march towards Moscow with a view to effecting a change in the composition of the Russian regime, if not to... [Read more]

  • Gideon Levy: Palestinians are prohibited from defending their families from violent aggression

    Reposted with thanks from the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz, June 25, 2023There aren’t many populations in the world as helpless as the Palestinians who live in their own country. No one protects their lives and property, let alone their dignity, and no one intends to do so. They are totally... [Read more]

  • Ukraine update

    With Kiev smarting from the loss of Artemovsk to Russian forces, the long anticipated counteroffensive by Ukraine began on 5 June. In the first few days Ukrainian forces launched attacks all along the front line and there are reports of towns being taken, lost and taken again, but to date there... [Read more]

  • Thames Water scandal – is the party drawing to its close?

    As we go to press it has been announced that Sarah Bentley, the CEO of Thames Water, is resigning on the basis that the company is no longer financially viable and The Times is reporting that government ministers are drawing up contingency plans for the company’s collapse. It seems that next year... [Read more]

  • Human rights in the UK? What human rights?

    The Public Order Act (POA) 2023 is another extreme limitation of, and general attack on, the civil liberties of protesters who want to stay within the legally acceptable rules while expressing their displeasure over any aspect of government policy or who are trying to fight against a bellicose... [Read more]

  • A visit to China

    Between 16-29 April 2023, representatives of communist and progressive organisations from 15 countries were invited by the International Department of the Communist Party of China to attend a Workshop examining the issue of China’s modernisation. George K attended on behalf of the CPGB-ML and... [Read more]

  • Obituary: Comrade Tongogara

    LALKAR is sad to announce the death of Comrade Tongogara who breathed his last on 11 May this year. Born Danny Morrell on 6 February 1942, he adopted the name Tongogara after the great Zimbabwean fighter Josiah Tongogara who fought for the liberation of Zimbabwe from the clutches of the racist... [Read more]

  • An NHS nurse speaks out

    A myth was perpetrated in the late 19th century that continues to this day. A new political party, the Labour Party (LP) was born to represent the interests and needs of the urban working class, but on analysis, when has the Labour Party ever truly fulfilled that role?Reaching power in 1945, at... [Read more]

  • 1914-2014: Imperialism means war

    This article is based on the presentation I made to an international seminar in Brussels on the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. Subsequently it was published in Lalkar in the Nov-Dec 2014 issue. Its increasing relevance today in consequence of the conflict in Ukraine has... [Read more]

  • Silk Mill Lockout 2023 – No Communists Allowed

    After handing out hundreds of their leaflets to everyone at a Rally in Derby on 17 June to commemorate the 190th anniversary of a strike of Silk Mill workers in the area, members of the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist) were told they were not welcome by the very same rally... [Read more]

  • France in flames

    While the battle over pension/retirement rights rumbles on in France with no sign of protesting workers becoming exhausted, as Macron was perhaps hoping for, the French police have again underlined their anti-worker, anti-poor, anti-immigrant reputation that they have justly earned throughout the... [Read more]