DAY EIGHT OF THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN
On the eighth day when the world belongs to us ‘common’ people and
the warmongers such as Bush, Blair, Gordon Brown and their Neo-Con cohorts
in the US and New Labour adherents in Britain are bereft of either
reputation or money, it is essential that those who refuse to reply to my
communications are brought to book.
Chief among these is Sir Trevor Phillips, darling of New Labour, but
considered by many of us as unfit to represent ethnic minority people
because of his support of the war in Iraq. But still he evades his
constitutional duty to reply to those who address him.
Then there are the great lords of the press Jeremy Paxman, Andrew
Marr, Kirsty Wark, Jon Snow and Martha Kearney accused of not challenging
Blair when interviewing him on the war in Iraq, thus allowing Blair to
support Bush and themselves becoming accessories after the fact and by not
replying to my charges on almost 50 occasions now have deprived this country
of a main democratic tool which distinguishes us from dictatorships.
WHO KNOWS OF GEORGE BARNSBY?
No, this is not an ego trip. It is the next necessary step to make
those who neglect their duty to respond to correspondence (particularly
mine) and also gives me a chance to ask questions instead of having to dig
out the information for myself. For instance I have so far used it to
enquire for information regarding Angela Davies the black Communist, leader
of the struggle against the McCarthy terror in the US, to enquire about my
friend Norman Plotkin who I met in Burma during World War II, Steve Parsons
last heard of living in Denmark who bought a copy of my autobiography,
‘Subversive or one third of the Autobiography of a Communist’, George
Shearing the great blind jazz pianist who was born in Battersea, London the
same year as myself, 1919 who I knew before the war. He is not well enough
to return to England and I am most anxious to have information regarding his
health and whether he is recording any music.
Then there are more shadowy figures, Rick Trainor, for instance. I
believe I know Rick and he probably remembers me. He is a social historian
and will give a lecture at Wolverhampton University on February 27.
Unfortunately there is no way I can attend the lecture because of my health.
I hope I can get him to contact me.
THE GROWTH OF COMMUNISM.
After yesterday’s news that Fidel Castro’s brother Raul has been
elected president of Cuba with Fidel having some say in matters this puts to
rest any possibility that US Neo-cons and Brownite New Labour have of
returning Cuba to the capitalist fold on the death of Fidel.
Now there is further evidence of the growth of Communism as Cyprus
elects it first Communist president, Demetris Christofias, who at once
expresses his solidarity with Cuba and Castro. India already has two
Communist governments one in the north and the other in the south with
active movements elsewhere. Chavez and Mores represent the new Socialism of
indigenous Bolivar and Marxist type. Recently the Communist Party of Britain
under its International Secretary John Foster had meetings with the
Communist Party of China and, although the situation there is very complex
ranging from ex-imperialist elements in Hong Kong, vigorous local develop in
towns such as Shanghai to further growth in the countryside where communal
and collective agriculture jostles with individual farming as the headlong
economic development of China continues. The CPB issued a report from their
visit. Is this report still available?
More than this, there was a meeting of all Workers and Communist
Parties in the world which the CPB attended some months back and there was a
full report published is that report still available? No doubt coming weeks
will bring evidence of the activity of Communist parties elsewhere, not
least in Indonesia where Sukhano and his thugs with the active support of
US, British and Dutch imperialism slaughtered 1 million Communists and
progressive. Sorry to disappoint the world’s anti-Communists, but it looks
as if we shall go from strength to strength as the only alternative to the
self destruction of Capitalism