The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 7th July 2017

National News

Hillsborough families’ campaign welcomespolice prosecutions

FAMILIES of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough Football stadium disaster on 15th April 1989 last week applauded an announcement by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) that it intends to pursue charges against several police officers and other officials, including the police officer in charge at the event, David Duckenfield, who has been charged with manslaughter by gross negligence.

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Disabled rely on crowdfunding to get wheelchairs

PEOPLE with disabilities now have to rely on crowdfunding — begging for donations on internet social media — in order to get essential but expensive items such as wheelchairs, which used to be supplied by the NHS.

Dr Hannah Barham-Brown reported this to the annual general meeting of the British Medical Association (BMA) a week ago in Bournemouth.

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‘No ambulance available’

NURSES left their posts in a Devon hospital last week to rush to the scene of a traffic accident after ambulance controllers told police they had no ambulance available to send.

Police raced to the scene of a two-car collision on a junction that had left an elderly woman lying on the floor with serious hip injuries. After being told by ambulance controllers that there was “nobody to send”, officers planned on dashing to the nearest hospital two miles away in order to pick up medical supplies.

When they arrived at South Hams Hospital, Kingsbridge, nurses insisted on accompanying them to the scene of the crash on Sorley Cross in South Devon.

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Fascist influx to hi-jack UKIP

THE UK Independence Party (UKIP) has always been to the extreme-right of the Tory Party. It has campaigned against immigration and for Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU).

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More Tory election ‘irregularities’ revealed

THE CONSERVATIVE party hired a secretive call centre during the general election campaign that may have broken data protection and election laws, according to an investigation by Channel 4 News.

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Win for Woolwich Ferry workers

THE GIANT union Unite last week hailed a victory in the Woolwich Ferry dispute as a tribute to “worker solidarity”.

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A mixed bag

by our Scottish political affairs correspondent

THE SCOTTISH Parliament has packed its bags for its annual two-month long summer break so that MSPs can be suitably refreshed when they return in September for a session that will last for one whole month.

The Scottish Tories marked the occasion by celebrating the fact that the Scottish National Party (SNP) has reluctantly or otherwise adopted ten Tory policies, including increasing the proportion of NHS funding going to GPs and increasing the power of Headmasters over schools so that they can be detached from local authorities to create academies without actually saying so.

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Rail News

by our Scottish political affairs correspondent

RAIL unions and the travelling public have long been aware of the fact that the SNP Government’s running of Scotland’s railways has been a complete disaster.

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Down with the Kiev fascist regime!

by New Worker correspondent

LONDON comrades returned to Whitehall last week for another picket opposite Downing Street, to demand justice for the victims of the Odessa trade union house massacre in 2014 and call for the end of British military assistance to the fascist regime in Kiev.

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Down House: A unique place in the history of science

by Carole Barclay

THE WORKS of Charles Darwin and Karl Marx shook and shocked Victorian Britain. Although they lived less than 20 miles apart from each other they never met. But Marx genuinely admired Darwin’s On The Origin of the Species despite its “crude English style” and even sent Darwin a personally inscribed copy of the recently published second edition of Das Kapital in 1873.

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‘Independence Day’ at Menwith Hill

by Mark Campey

PEACE protesters gathered on Tuesday 4th July at the main entrance gate to Menwith Hill spy base in north Yorkshire to demonstrate against the illegal surveillance activities of US imperialism’s National Security Agency and National Reconnaissance Office (NSA/NRO).

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International News

China—Russia partnership

Xinhua CHINESE President Xi Jinping landed in Moscow on Monday for a state visit to Russia, a trip that is set to cement further the partnership between the two large neighbouring countries.

Given the myriad challenges beleaguering today’s world and the important role China and Russia play in international affairs, the visit is also set to boost confidence in global strategic stability.

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Young Venezuelan killed


A YOUNG Chavista, who was attacked by opposition protesters in Venezuela, died on Saturday morning as a result of gunshot wounds he received in the city of Barquisimeto, west of Caracas, after trying to remove a street barricade.

Ramses Martinez, 20, was shot in the head after attempting to remove the debris and clear a road on Friday afternoon as violent protests continue in the South American nation.

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Tension mounts on India—China border

Prensa Latina

TENSION on the India—China border escalated last week following an alleged exchange of gunfire between troops of both countries and mutual accusations of violating the national territory.

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Islamic State collapsing in Syria?

by Pedro Garcia Hernandez

Once again the manipulated language that turns lies into apparent truth spreads on social networks, reaches the media and predicts, with little foundation, the ‘collapse’ of the ‘Islamic State’ (ISIS).

Syria, subjected to an imposed war since mid-2011, shows with absolute clarity that ISIS is a ‘transnational’ of terror that emerged from the economic interests of the big powers and the interventionist arrogance that characterises them.

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The Party that changed China’s history

by Iramsy Peraza Forte

The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China will be held in the second half of 2017 in Beijing.

WHEN Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published the first edition of the Communist Manifesto in 1848, they most likely didn’t imagine that 72 years later the “spectre of Communism” would reach China and transform this nation into a world power.

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Ukraine destroyed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17


THE Sovershenno Secretno (Top Secret) newspaper continues its investigation into the crash of the Malaysian Boeing over the Donbas. The newspaper has published another portion of documents that establish the Kiev regime’s guilt in the tragedy.

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Fifty Years of Occupation

Statement of the Israeli Communist Forum

THE 5th June this year marked the 50th anniversary of the June 1967 war, in the course of which the Israeli army conquered the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula, the Syrian Golan Heights, and the West Bank and Gaza Strip. This so-called “Six-Day War” in fact continues to this day. The ongoing occupations remain a major reason for the absence of peace in the region and for the outbreak of ever-new wars. Indeed at this moment we hear of a concrete danger of another new war breaking out.

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The Qatar Crisis

by Yohannan Chemarapally

THE ATTEMPT by Saudi Arabia and its allies in the region to isolate and undermine the Emirate of Qatar, seems to be failing. The American military establishment, despite President Donald Trump’s repeated tweets supporting the Saudi position, seems to have decided against regime change in the Emirate. The evidence of this is the signing of a $12 billion deal by the Americans to sell 36 F-15 fighter jets to Qatar. Even within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Oman and Kuwait are not supporting the Saudi move for regime change in Qatar.

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