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Belarus will stand by Russia

by New Worker correspondent

BELARUS says it will stand by Russia amidst growing fears that the Kiev regime is planning a new offensive against the breakaway Donbas people’s republics in eastern Ukraine. And whilst the Americans are moving towards a Biden–Putin summit in the first half of 2022, no-one doubts that their less-than-hidden hand lies behind the latest provocations of the Ukrainian government that threaten to plunge the region into all-out war.

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On and off the road

by New Worker correspondent

ACROSS the retail and related distribution sectors industrial action is in full swing.

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Socialism, the choice of the Chinese people

by Andy Brooks

For a communist party to have survived for 100 years is, in itself, something to celebrate. To have led the Chinese people to victory is another. To raise the millions upon millions of the Chinese people out of poverty to build the modern socialist society that we see today is a third. And this is only the beginning of the march of progress in the 21st century.

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The Threat to World Peace

by Andy Brooks

BRITISH and US imperialism pose the greatest danger to world peace. With over 750 military bases in 70 countries and with a total military expenditure exceeding $750 billion, the USA spends more than the next nine top-spending nations combined. The tearing up by America of the Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty and withdrawal from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty along with abandonment of the Open Skies treaty have made the world a far more dangerous place.

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Editorial

A disaster in the Channel

AT LEAST 31 refugees died trying to cross the English Channel from France to England when their dinghy sank off the northern coast of Calais last week. Boris Johnson said he was “was shocked and appalled and deeply sad by the loss of life”, and French president French President Emmanuel Macron said his country would not let the Channel become a cemetery.

But they only churn out these platitudes to absolve themselves from any responsibility for these needless deaths, by pinning the blame on criminal gangs that allegedly run an illicit trade in human trafficking.

In the past bourgeois politicians upheld the rights of defectors when they were used as political pawns during the Cold War. Tens of thousands of Poles and Ukrainians opposed to the socialist systems in their own countries were allowed to settle in Britain after the Second World War and the doors remained open for the Vietnamese “boat people” whom, we were told, were victims of “communist oppression”. But it’s a different call when refugees and asylum seekers are no longer of any use to the ruling class.

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A tragedy for Labour

Not a day goes by, it seems, without someone’s expulsion from the Labour Party. Most people have lost track of the Corbynistas who’ve been suspended these days. It began with trumped-up charges of “anti-Semitism”. Now it been extended to “auto-exclude” anyone associated with Socialist Appeal, the Labour in Exile Network, Labour Against the Witchhunt and Resist. And it’s being applied retrospectively to condemn Labour members for taking part in events with members of banned groups in the past, even though they weren’t banned at the time.

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