Institutionalised Racism in Police – OfficialAs we go to press, the provisions of the report resulting from the inquiry by Sir William Macpherson into the murder of the black teenager, Stephen Lawrence by five white youths have been leaked to the press (the Macpherson Report is due to be officially released on Wednesday 24 February). … [Read more…]

No Future for Longbridge under Capitalism

The Midlands could be plunged into economic depression as a result of the crisis of overproduction in the car industry. Tens of thousands of workers may soon be unable to afford even to ride in buses. Why? Because they have produced too many cars!When during early February the bourgeois press was reporting the threatened closure … [Read more…]

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) on Monopoly Super Profits

By Prabir PurkayasthaReproduced fromPeople’s Democracy, January 10, 1999, with thanks.The current controversy on the changes to India’s Patent laws, the resistance to the Monsanto seed trials and Microsoft’s troubles with the anti-monopoly authorities are all aspects of the drive of global MNCs [multi-national corporations] to derive monopoly super profits. The basis of such monopoly profits … [Read more…]

Fourth Christmas Picket of

Hillingdon Hospital StrikersOn 25th December, an enthusiastic band of supporters took Christmas greetings to the Picket Line outside Hillingdon Hospital. Harpal Brar brought solidarity greetings to the strikers and presented them with another £300 which had been collected for these wonderful workers.When asked to sum up the achievements of 1998, Malkiat Bilkhu spoke of the … [Read more…]

India: Two lines in search of a third front

This article, written by Comrade Dipankar Bhattacharya, is reproduced, with thanks, from the December 1998 issue ofLiberation, the organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist).A little more than six months ago, the United Front was in power. Today it is irretrievably lost in oblivion. The tryst with power of this front of more than … [Read more…]


Genocidal War against the Iraqi PeopleFor over a year US imperialism has been seeking the flimsiest of pretexts for attacking Iraq. In February 1998, it had assembled the largest air and naval force since the 1991 Gulf War and was poised to strike. The deal brokered by the UN General Secretary, Kofi Annan, with the … [Read more…]

IWA(GB) Condemn bombing of Iraq

IWA(GB) strongly condemns the unprovoked bombing of the sovereign state of Iraq by US and British imperialism. This is international terrorism not only against Iraq, but also against the people of the whole world. This time US and British imperialism even cast away the fig leaf of UN Security Council authorisation. This is a blatant … [Read more…]


 On 19th December, the Southall CSLP were host to the launch of a new book by SLP NEC member Harpal Brar. SLP members from across London heard discussion about the new work at their annual social, from Steve Cowan and other SLP comrades. Steve Cowan, a former ILEA councillor, stressed that the title of the … [Read more…]

Labour Government –

A Bunch of Sleazy ParasitesFollowing the latest sleaze scandal to explode in the face of the Labour government, two powerful ministers, Peter Mandelson and Geoffrey Robinson, have resigned under heavy pressure. Sections of the press greeted the resignations with riotous jubilation. For instance, Rupert Murdoch’sSun,which Mandelson, Tony Blair and the Labour Party courted so obsequiously, … [Read more…]