The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 13th April 2018

Lead story

Russians warn Americans over Syria

by our Arab Affairs correspondent

SYRIAN and Russian forces are on maximum alert following American threats to launch missile attacks on Syria following the liberation of Douma, the rebel held enclave in eastern Ghouta whose surrender, the imperialists claim, was precipitated by a poison gas attack that allegedly killed dozens of civilians and injured hundreds more. Russian experts, who have been to Ghouta, found no traces of the use of chemical weapons and they dismissed photos of alleged victims posted by the so-called White Helmets as fake. Last week the Russian forces in Syria warned that a false flag

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London solidarity with Gaza

by New Worker correspondent

MORE than 1,000 people gathered in Whitehall, opposite Downing Street, last Saturday to demand that the British government condemn the killings 31 of unarmed Palestinian protesters by Israeli army sniper fire along the border between Israel and Gaza. Yaser Murtaja, 30, a photojournalist for Palestinian Ain Media, was amongst the dead. He was wearing a top very clearly marked “PRESS”. The Israeli army boasted they had prepared well for this event and knew precisely where every bullet had landed. In Gaza last week daily protests under the slogan “The Great March of Return” began on 30th March along the Israel—Gaza frontier, reviving the long-standing demand for the right of return of Palestinian refugees to towns and villages from which their families fled, or were driven out, when the state of Israel was created 70 years ago. London solidarity with Gaza


The criminals of want

THE GOVERNMENT last week announced a £40 million package “to tackle street crime” as the number of killings on the streets of London so far this year reached 50, taking violent crime statistics for the capital higher than those of New York. Meanwhile both Prime Minister Theresa May and Home Secretary Amber Rudd are trying to insist this has little or nothing to do with the drastic cuts that the Tory austerity policies have forced on police numbers. And in a sense, they are right; the problem is much, much bigger than just police levels. It is about cuts to living standards from many different angles — decent jobs, wages and benefits going down whilst rents soar, travel, food and domestic heating costs continue to rise, and youth support services have been slashed..

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