Russian Communists reject Putin’s constitution power grab

The Russian Federation is due to hold a national referendum between 25 June and 1 July 2020 on amendments to the federal constitution proposed by Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party. The amendments include changes which would potentially allow Putin to maintain his grip on power as president for a further two six-year terms. Putin’s current term in office ends in 2024.

Glasgow anti-racist demo ends with dangerous and bias policing

Police Scotland yet again targeted anti-fascist activists following a grassroots demonstration held in Glasgow’s George Square on Saturday (20 June 2020) in a response to attacks on an asylum seeker solidarity protest earlier in the week.

Over 600,000 workers lose jobs between March & May

Office for National Statistics (ONS) statistics released today revealed the dire states of Britain’s economy in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and Tory mismanagement.

According to to the ONS, the UK’s national statistical institute, early indicators for May 2020 show that the number of employees in the UK on payrolls has fallen sharply by well over 600,000 compared with March.

Build working class unity, says veteran anti-apartheid campaigner

At a Black Lives Matter rally on Saturday (13 June) in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, the rally’s organiser, Morning Star supporter Pete Stevenson, read out this stirring message from veteran anti-apartheid campaigner and communist Ken Keable. There were over 200 people at the rally and the message was warmly received. Social distancing was strictly observed.

Serbian Communists raise case against Electoral Commission

The New Communist Party of Yugoslavia (NKPJ) and the League of Communist Youth of Yugoslavia (SKOJ) have accused the election commission of discrimination after it rejected their registration for the parliamentary elections scheduled for 21 June 2020.

Cuba prepares to begin post-pandemic recovery; USA steps ups sanctions

Much was made in western media of the success of New Zealand, as a capitalist country, in tackling COVID-19 when they announced earlier this week that they would be lifting a number of internal restrictions. By contrast almost no attention has been given to the stunning success of socialist countries during this pandemic, in particular Cuba and Vietnam, in mainstream media.

Cuba’s Council of Ministers announced yesterday (11 June 2020) a series of measures for the first stage of recovery from the COVID-19 epidemic, planned as a gradual process with three phases.