Lead story

Con Dems divided on austerity

by Daphne Liddle

THE GENERAL Election of 2015 is approaching and the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition is falling apart on major issues of continuing austerity, immigration and the European Union.

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Hope and fear in the Middle East

by our Asian Affairs correspondent

WHILE the great and the good of the imperialist world churned out the usual platitudes reserved for the passing of any willing tool who has proved useful to them in the past, Palestinians in the refugee camps rejoiced when they heard the news that General Ariel Sharon had at last died.

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In tribute to Dolly Shaer

by New Worker correspondent

DOLLY Shaer, a long standing comrade and a member of the leadership of the New Communist Party, passed away last June. Friends and comrades paid their last respects to Dolly at her funeral in Guildford last July. But they, and many others, returned to the Party Centre last Saturday for a memorial social to remember Dolly’s life and her life-long commitment to the communist ideal.

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Editorial

The real lessons of the First World War

THE FIRST World War was a tragedy that cost the lives of millions and devastated large parts of Europe and the rest of the world. Though most of the casualties were military civilians were also swept into the carnage, including over a million Armenians massacred in pogroms carried out by Germany’s Turkish allies.

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Special Appeal

Building the Paper

The Central Committee of the NCPB looked at the problem of the mountain of bills that threatens to overwhelm our paper when it met last weekend. All our full-time workers are in arrears and our cash-flow problem means that it’s even hard to find the money to buy the £200 worth of stamps we need every week for the despatch. The first step was to raise the target for our Special Appeal to £15,000.

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