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Day of Action in Lewisham

by New Worker correspondent

Lewisham Stop the War Coalition (STW) held a Day of Action on Saturday in south-west London. They leafleted shoppers in Lewisham High Street, near to the shopping centre and the clock tower, and also ran a small stall. The leaflets pointed out that the war in the Ukraine is partly the result of 30 years of failed Western policies as well as the expansion of US and NATO hegemony.

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Tee-Dum Tee-Dum

by New Worker correspondent

THESE WORDS are being typed with Radio Three tinkling away in the background and will probably be read in a similar manner by some readers. This banal observation is made to open a look at the Musician’s Union (MU), the TUC-affiliated trade union which reprerepresents 31,748 musicians in all sectors in the British music business and which itself has been active since 1893.

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Scottish Political News

by our Scottish political affairs correspondent

THE SNP’s local election campaign got off to a bad start. Their first Party Political Broadcast was widely ridiculed for not saying a single word about the great achievements of the SNP’s years in government or their future plans.

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Johnson moves to quell Sunak storm

by Oleg Burunov

THE PRIME MINISTER has agreed to Chancellor Sunak’s request for an independent probe into his own financial declarations

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States of hostility

Reviewed by Ben Soton

The Shortest History of War by Gwyne Dyer. Old Street Publishing: London. Hardback: 2022; 240pp; RRP £12.99; Softback: 2nd Edition, 2022; 256pp; RRP £8.99.

GWYNE DYER’S, by its very nature short, book covers conflict from pre-history to the present day. The author’s first fault is in his understanding of the definition of war itself by defining any form of conflict as war. According to Dyer, war originated in rivalry between rival bands our pre-historic or even pre-human ancestors. These conflicts, which often amounted to simple ambushes, were not strictly wars.

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Channel 4 sell-off splits Tories

by Oleg Burunov

A REBELLION is brewing inside the Conservative Party after senior Tory figures rounded on the government over its plans to privatise Channel 4, according to the i newspaper.

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International News

Neither Macron nor Le Pen

by New Worker correspondent

FOLLOWING the result of the first round of the French presidential election on Sunday, the Pole for Communist Revival in France (PRCF) is calling for a mass boycott of the second round of this “electoral masquerade”. The PRCF calls on workers to abstain on 24th April in order to de-legitimise the political power of the future president as much as possible.

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Partition: the scars Britain left behind in Asia

by Xin Ping

ONE OF the most atrocious absurdities ever in human civilisation is the fact that a person sitting in an office thousands of kilometres away could draw a line and decide the fate of billions of people on the other side of the continent, where they have been dwelling for thousands of years.

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Pakistani premier ousted

by Jorge Ruiz Miyares

PAKISTANI Prime Minister Imran Khan has been ousted in a parliamentary no-confidence vote. MPs voted against the Prime Minister on Saturday, removing him from office in a no-confidence vote. Parliament must now elect his replacement and thus a new government. Khan, 69, came to power in 2018 but recently lost his parliamentary majority when his allies resigned from his coalition government.

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Features

USA – the Nazi connection

by Edvard Chesnokov

IN RUSSIA, the Second World War is the best-studied period of history. Schools and universities emphasise the battle of Stalingrad of 1942 and the 1944 Normandy landings. When I attended school 20 years ago, Russia was influenced by Western culture, which is why textbooks focused on the Western front and very little was mentioned about the Chinese theatre of the war.

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A pillar of the communist movement

by Andy Brooks

THE New Communist Party joined millions of Koreans and millions more throughout the world communist movement in celebrating the life and times of Kim Il Sung this week. The great leader of the Korean revolution was born on 15th April 1912, and his birthday has long been celebrated as the Day of the Sun in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and by everyone who stands by the DPRK.

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Who should be tried for war crimes?

by John Catalinotto

PRESIDENT Joe Biden has invoked the International Criminal Court (ICC), located in The Hague, Netherlands, and accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of war crimes.

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Russian military operation in Ukraine was necessity

by Rahul Trivedi

JK Tripathi is a retired Indian diplomat. He has served as ambassador of India to Zimbabwe, consul-general in São Paulo, Brazil, deputy chief of mission to the Sultanate of Oman, deputy chief of mission in Venezuela, and deputy chief of mission in Sweden. Here J K Tripathi discusses various aspects of the Russian military operation in Ukraine and its impact on the geopolitical situation across the world.

Sputnik: How do you see Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine?

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