The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 26th April 2019

National News

Global warming: Are we the last generation?

by New Worker correspondent

ON GOOD FRIDAY around 15 youths — all aged under 17 years old — held a large banner with the words “Are we the last generation” on the pavement outside Heathrow airport in London. A heavy police presence stopped the teenagers from standing on the road.

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No US trade deal if Good Friday Agreement falters

by Xuxin Xinhua

THERE WILL be no chance of a US—British trade agreement if the Brexit deal undermines the Good Friday Agreement, including, but not limited to, the seamless border between Ireland and northern Ireland, said a top US politician in Dublin last week.

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Crossrail woes

by New Worker correspondent

AT LEAST the Underground and Overground are actually up and running — after a fashion. The same cannot be said about Crossrail, London’s new east-west railway link, which has already passed its planned opening date of last December and has now been delayed to 2021.

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Across the Pond

by New Worker correspondent

SOME 31,000 members of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), based in more than 240 Stop & Shop stores across New England, returned to work on Monday after an 11-day strike. This took place after months of fruitless negotiations. The strike was for better pay and to maintain that often unaffordable luxury in the “land of the free” — health insurance

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The Scottish TUC

by our Scottish political affairs correspondent

IT IS a little known fact that the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) held its annual meeting in Dundee last week. Only that elect band who are Morning Star readers would have noticed the event was even taking place. The only mainstream media coverage was to report the fact that the first Minister dropped by to give one of her standard speeches for trade unionists and for The Times to report a predictable rift over the military industries. Once upon a time, and not so long ago, Her Majesty’s Loyal Press Regiment (Labour Correspondents Battalion) would descend on the event to record every word and where necessary show readers just how dangerous trade unionists were to national security and civilisation.

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Vietnamese woman reaches academic success


“WHAT is behind such high mountains?” The innocent question used to appear regularly in the mind of Dr Ngân Lương (Emily Ngan Luong), a member of the Tày ethnic minority group, whilst she was a little girl walking through mountains to the local primary school in a very poor and remote area in the northern province of Cao Bằng

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Scotland’s newest museum draws the crowds

by Mu Xuequan

SCOTLAND’S newest museum, the V&A Dundee, welcomed its 500,000th visitor last month, hitting the milestone six months earlier than expected. Scotland’s first design museum, which opened last September, has vastly exceeded original visitor estimates that forecast it would take 12 months to reach half a million visitors.

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International News

Easter Sunday attacks kill nearly 300

by Jorge Ruiz Miyares

NEARLY 300 people were killed in Sri Lanka and more than 500 injured after a series of bomb attacks tore through churches and luxury hotels across the island nation on Sunday. A first round of deadly attacks hit busy Easter services at Catholic churches in the heart of Sri Lanka’s minority Christian community in and around the capital Colombo, as well as a Protestant church in the eastern city of Batticaloa.

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China proves socialism best way to eradicate poverty

by Liu Ning Xinhua

IN THE countdown to China’s deadline to eradicate absolute poverty by 2020, the socialist system is playing a crucial role

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Washington and organised state terrorism

by Sharif Al-Khatib

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump today embodies American bullying with all its aggressiveness. This political ‘dealer’ knows nothing about the ways of international diplomacy apart from those that expose the aggressive mentality inherent in successive American administrations.

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Cubans celebrate Bay of Pigs victory

by Ed Newman

LAST WEEK Cuba celebrated the 58th anniversary of the victory at Playa Girón — also known as the Bay of Pigs — when the people mobilised in defence of the Revolution and defeated a mercenary brigade at the service of the USA.

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Venezuelan right wing runs out of cards to play

by Marco Teruggi

FOR THE THIRD time since January, the USA has convened a meeting of the United Nations (UN) Security Council to address the issue of Venezuela. The goal this time was to get Juan Guaidó recognised as the country’s interim president. US Vice President Mike Pence, representing the first government to take the floor, proposed this goal: “The time has come for the United Nations to recognise Interim President Juan Guaidó as the legitimate president of Venezuela and seat his representative in this body.”

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The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre at Amritsar

TML (Canada)

The criminals responsible for the crime have yet to be brought to justice. The 13th April 1919. The festival of Baisaki, the Sikh New Year. On this day, 100 years ago, the British opened fire on men, women and children in Amritsar, massacring more than 1,000 and injuring many more. The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre went down in history as one of the most heinous crimes of British rule. Today the site commemorates all those who were murdered there under British orders.

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Still dreaming in Miami

by Ed Newman Radio

AFTER three months of threats and making an appearance on two separate stages — the State Department, in Washington DC, and a theatre in Miami — the Donald Trump administration has finally announced what it intends to do to intensify its economic war against Cuba.

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Lenin: Marxism and Reformism

Published in Pravda Truda on 12th September 1913

UNLIKE the anarchists, the Marxists recognise struggle for reforms, ie for measures that improve the conditions of the working people without destroying the power of the ruling class. At the same time however, the Marxists wage a most resolute struggle against the reformists, who, directly or indirectly, restrict the aims and activities of the working class to the winning of reforms. Reformism is bourgeois deception of the workers, who, despite individual improvements, will always remain wage-slaves as long as there is the domination of capital

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