Communist Party: “find out the facts on the Uyghurs”

The Communist Party of Britain is urging labour movement bodies not to rush to judgment on the Uyghur question in China. The Beijing government has been accused of ‘genocide’ against the mostly Muslim population of 13 million people in the Xinjiang autonomous region, in north-west China. But Communist Party General Secretary Robert Griffiths told his party’s Political Committee on Wednesday evening (24 February 2021) that the charges of ‘genocide’ are ideologically motivated, lacked independent evidence, and are part of the ‘new Cold War’ being waged against China.

Over a million people attend a rally by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and its allies in Kolkata

People gathered in Kolkata on the 28th February during a massive rally organized by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and its allies. The rally – one of the largest political gatherings of recent years, was held at Kolkata’s Brigade Parade Ground.

Mass protests continue in Myanmar amid coup

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Burma’s cities in anti-coup demonstrations over the weekend (14 February 2021), after a fearful night that saw residents form patrols and the army roll back laws protecting freedoms. The military rulers have shut down the country’s internet as thousands of people joined the largest protests yet against the coup. A near-total internet blackout is in effect with connectivity falling to 16% of ordinary levels, according to the monitoring group NetBlocks Internet Observatory.

Sino-British relations collapsing live on TV

As NATO and its allies gear up for a new Cold War with China, the BBC and other corporate media outlets are ramping up their anti-Chinese bias. In the last week in particular, furore has emerged as Sino-British relations appear to have fallen further as Ofcom, the British TV regulator banned CGTN, the Chinese international State broadcaster, akin to the BBC World Service.

Capital refuses to relent as India struggles for funds

British energy company Cairn is set to become the latest in a long list of predatory institutions that drain the Indian people of their resources for profit. A long-running corporate tax case concluded that the Indian government must pay Cairn $1.2 billion in damages after it broke the 2014 UK-India bilateral investment treaty by claiming Cairn’s 10% stake in its Indian subsidiary.

Myanmar leader Suu Kyi arrested by army officials in ongoing military coup

Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar’s governing “The National League for Democracy” (NLD) party has been detained by the military amid tensions between Myanmar Armed Forces and the nation’s Civilian Government.

737 crash in Indonesia: capitalism is culpable

A Boeing 737 flying with Sriwijaya Air downed in the Java Sea carrying over 60 people, just four minutes after takeoff from Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on Saturday (9 January 2021). The plane lost 10,000 feet of altitude in less than a minute, flight tracking data shows. The Indonesian Navy initially mobilised for a large scale search for the plane, but locals were already pulling wreckage from the sea where the plane downed.