The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 21st September 2018

Lead story

Syria calls for Israel to be held accountable

by our Arab Affairs correspondent

SYRIAN air-defences beat back an Israeli missile attack on Lattakia on Monday; but a Russian electronic surveillance aircraft was downed by friendly fire as it was attempting to land at the nearby Russian base south east of Syria’s major Mediterranean port. All 14 members of the Russian crew perished when the aircraft was hit by a Syrian missile.

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Mounting anger over Grenfell Tower Inquiry

by Theo Russell

WARNINGS of protests at the Grenfell Tower Inquiry were heard this week as anger and frustration mount over the direction of the inquiry at a meeting between the fire Brigades Union (FBU) and the local community close to the site of the fire, the worst in the UK since the Blitz.

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70 years of socialism

by Dermot Hudson

A KOREAN Friendship Association (KFA) delegation joined thousands of others from all over the world visiting Juche Korea in September for the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Despite the bourgeois media continually harping on about the DPRK being isolated, Pyongyang was packed full of foreign visitors that included the famous French actor Gerard Depardieu and former East German Premier Hans Modrow.

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Another step for peace

THE LEADERS of the two Koreas took a further step towards ending tension on the Korean peninsula at the summit in Pyongyang this week. The talks between Democratic Korean leader Kim Jong Un and south Korean leader Moon Jae In have paved the way forwards towards a new era of peace between the two governments based on the Panmunjom Declaration that was signed during their historic meeting in April at the truce village on the armistice line that divides the Korean peninsula.

Kim Jong Un is following in the footsteps of great leader Kim Il Sung, who first proposed the establishment of a united confederal republic based on the principle of ‘one country, two systems’ back in 1980. That’s the principle that led to the peaceful return of the former British and Portuguese colonies of Hong Kong and Macau to People’s China in 1997, and it’s one that clearly would end the imperialist imposed partition of the Korean peninsula.

Moon Jae In represents the views of realistic circles within the south Korean ruling class that want an end to American-inspired confrontation and a return to economic co-operation with the people’s government in the north.

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