The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 18th May 2018

Lead story


by our Arab Affairs correspondent

MILLIONS of people took to the streets this week in solidarity with the besieged Palestinian Arabs in the Gaza Strip who remained under fire, while hundreds of communists and peace activists marched through Jerusalem to protest at the relocation of the American embassy to Jerusalem and to demand an end to hatred, and provocations that undermine a chance for peace. Palestinian anger soared following US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s “capital” and move its embassy to the city. No more so than in the beleaguered Gaza Strip that has been blockaded by Israel since 2007. Tens of thousands of Gazans have been demonstrating along the front-line to call for an end to Israel’s illegal decade-long blockade and the restoration of the legitimate rights of the Palestinian Arabs. Scores have been gunned down over the past few weeks and thousands more wounded by Israeli soldiers.

Read the full story here >> GLOBAL OUTRAGE AT ISRAELI KILLINGS

Unions march for higher wages

TENS OF thousands of trade union activists, peace and social justice campaigners marched through London last Saturday from the Embankment to a massive rally in Hyde Park to demand better pay and conditions for workers throughout the country in what has been described as the biggest London march for many years. It was organised by the TUC. The workers were demanding a minimum wage rise to £10 an hour, a ban on zero-hours contracts and higher funding for the NHS, education and other public services. Workers involved in current disputes including those at restaurant chains TGI Fridays and McDonald’s joined the march, along with railway workers striking to keep guards on trains, nurses, ambulance crews, postmen, teachers, civil servants and cleaners.

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Bloodbath in Gaza

THE CHIEF American warlord tells his Zionist puppet that his “greatest hope is for peace”. While Donald Trump lords it in occupied Palestine, Arabs are butchered by Zionist thugs on the Gaza Strip. While millions of people throughout the world take to the streets in solidarity with the Palestinian people, outraged at the American decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, Donald Trump becomes the inaugural recipient of a “Defender of Jerusalem” award for his services to Zionism. Trump chose a well-known Texan religious nutter to deliver a prayer at the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem. Pastor Robert Jeffress, who is a member of Trump’s ‘Evangelical Advisory Board and White House Faith Initiative’ is a well-known bigot who believes all Jews, Catholics, Muslims and Hindus will go to Hell when they die. Though he preached for Trump and his family at a private service on the president’s Inauguration Day in January 2017, this was too much for even some of the Zionists to put up with and the worthy pastor now claims that his comments have been “taken out of context”.

Read the full editorial here >> Bloodbath in Gaza