Disgrace of Leicester sweatshops

 TheIndependentof 27 September reports that“Sweatshop labourers in some of Britain’s small garment factories are routinely paid less than the minimum wage but are too frightened to complain.”The National Union of Knitwear, Footwear and Apparel Trades is bringing Tribunal cases on behalf of several Asian workers who are being paid wages as low as £1.50 an … [Read more…]

Racism at Fords

 ‘Wildcat strikes’ have finally persuaded Ford’s overwhelmingly white management to do something about the racist practices, directed against black workers, that permeate its operation at Dagenham, Essex. According to theFinancial Timesof 23 October 1999,Fords were pioneers of equal opportunities:“Ford has in some ways been ahead of its time. The issue of equality of opportunity was … [Read more…]

Sordid profiteering behind the Paddington Rail Disaster

 On Tuesday 5 October, the 6.03 a.m. Cheltenham Flyer (Intercity express train) collided with the 8.06 a.m. Thames commuter service to Bedwyn at 8.11 a.m. leaving behind a raging inferno in which nearly 40 people were incinerated and dozens more injured. Vic Coleman, Chief Inspector of Railways, who delivered on Friday 8 October his interim … [Read more…]

Boundless renegacy of the NCP

 Going against reality and flying in the fact of all historical evidence, and in flagrant violation of Marxism-Leninism, the New Communist Party (NCP), which describes itself as a Marxist-Leninist Party, has for a long time been engaged in the shameful task of bringing succour to, and presenting in the brightest colours, the representative of counter-revolutionary … [Read more…]

This article is a somewhat expanded version of an a paper I presented, on behalf of the Socialist Labour Party, to the May Day International Seminar in Brussels organised by the Workers’ Party of Belgium (PTB)

(PTB). Although the paper was presented on 3 May this year, the present version makes reference to certain events and data which belong to the weeks following 3 May. The reader may find it irksome and have difficulty reconciling to the fact that, while speaking on 3 May to an international gathering, I give myself … [Read more…]


 Members of the SLP and SLP Youth Section attended the eighth annual International Youth Conference In Jood Dayem, 30 km east of Tripoli in September The conference brought nearly 120 delegates from all over the world to debate the role of youth in the next millennium in bringing about international dialogue for the development of … [Read more…]


by Khalid Al Mukhtar “From now on a free and sovereign republic named the Libyan Arab Republic which, by the grace of God, is setting herself to work … she will go forward on the path of freedom, union, social justice, guaranteeing, each of her sons and daughters the right to equality and opening before them … [Read more…]

Jubilee 2000 – Great leap or faltering step

 For those who have not heard of Jubilee 2000, it is a high profile campaign to get the rich countries of the world to cancel the debts which the poorest countries owe them. The debts are mostly rocketing interest on old loans which were designed in such a way that they could never be fully … [Read more…]

Back to Marxism-Leninism or perish

A comment on the Indian General Election After five short-lived governments and three general elections in as many years, the Indian electorate (350 million of whom, representing 50% of the total eligible, went to the polls) have returned to office the 25-party National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by the Hindu revivalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), with … [Read more…]

A Reply to FRFI

 The October-November issue ofFRFI, the bi-monthly organ of the Revolutionary Communist Group (RCG) carries a letter on its letter page by one Dean Porter under the titleDéjà vu.In it Mr Porter accuses Harpal Brar, the editor ofLalkar,of“plagiarism”and of having“lifted large chunks”of Trevor Rayne’s article inFRFIno. 145 on Labour’s military strategy and incorporated it into his … [Read more…]