The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 20th October 2017

Lead story

Syrian Arab Army continues advance!

by our Arab Affairs correspondent

The Syrian Arab Army backed by the Russian air-force is continuing to advance along the Euphrates river whilst the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a largely Kurdish militia supported by the Americans, is mopping up the last pockets of resistance in the ISIS ‘capital’ of Raqqa in northern Syria. But General Issam Zahreddine was killed in action on Wednesday. The Syrian general was on a special operation at Saqr Island in Deir Ezzor on the Euphrates when his vehicle struck a land mine planted by ISIS.

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Save Our Seafarers — SOS2020

RMT, Britain’s largest specialist transport union, is stepping up the fight for the future of our seafarers with the ‘SOS2020’ campaign that was launched last year to fight the decline in British seafaring numbers.

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Balfour’s Day of Shame

WHEN the ISIS militia swept across Iraq and eastern Syria and bulldozed part of the frontier in 2014, the sectarian terrorist gang that was covertly supported by imperialism briefly set up a new ‘Caliphate’ in the lands that they controlled.

Their leaders said they had torn up the Sykes-Picot agreement and this was echoed by some of the Middle East ‘experts’ in the bourgeois media. Some welcomed it for creating a new opening for the Kurds. These gurus told us this was the beginning of the end of the odious Anglo-French carve-up that created these artificial borders after the First World War.

What they didn’t say was that US imperialism wanted to redraw the map of the region and divide it into small, sectarian statelets to form a ‘Greater Middle East’ that would be controlled by American imperialism for the benefit of the big oil corporations.

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