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Rebecca Nettleship

October 4, 1988 – July 23, 2021

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Link to full paper: WWIE No.21 July 17 2021

Hands Off Cuba! Lift the US Blockade!
Full Support for Revolutionary Cuba against US Counter-revolutionary Incitement!

Links to individual articles:
Hands Off Cuba! Lift the US Blockade! Full Support for Revolutionary Cuba against US Counter-revolutionary Incitement!
Hands Off Cuba! Lift the US Blockade!:
President Calls for Peace and Announces New Measures to Help Ease Situation
Cuba Solidarity Campaign Statement on the current situation in Cuba
Sinn Féin Reaffirms Solidarity with Cuba
NATO Operation Sea Breeze 21 in the Black Sea:
US, Britain, NATO - Get Out of the Black Sea!
Significant Clash at Amazon:
Electricians in Forefront of Class Action
Global Monopoly Serco:
Waste Collectors Fight for their Rights during Pandemic
Workers' Movement:
Support Striking DVLA Workers
Herd Immunity by Mass Infection:
Government's Plan is Unscientific and Unethical

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"Stealth jets fight Daesh in first combat missions from HMS Queen Elizabeth":

A "Global Britain" is a Military Threat to the World's People

Link to full paper: WWIE No.20 June 26 2021

Links to individual articles:
"Stealth jets fight Daesh in first combat missions from HMS Queen Elizabeth":
A "Global Britain" is a Military Threat to the World's People
Anti-War Movement statements on British actions in the Black Sea
Congratulations to the Electricians:
Electricians Win Victory in their Fight for their Dignity and Rights
End the Blockade of Cuba Now!:
World Says No to Blockade as US Isolated in UN Vote

No to the Danger of War Posed by NATO!
Britain Out of NATO! Dismantle NATO!

Link to full paper: WWIE No.19 June 19 2021

Links to individual articles:
No to the Danger of War Posed by NATO! Britain Out of NATO! Dismantle NATO!
Necessity for an Anti-War Government:
US and Britain Step Up War Preparations and NATO Extends Its Reach to Asia Pacific
The Group of Seven (G7):
Widescale Opposition to G7 Leaders' Summit
Safeguarding the Future of the Health Service:
Petition No to the Downgrading of South Tyneside Hospital Presented to Parliament
The steel crisis:
A Matter of Serious Concern for the Workers
Workers' Forum:
DVLA Workers Back on Strike over Covid Safety
Friends of Korea:
International Webinar Discusses Present Situation and Developments in DPRK

Standing with the Palestinian Resistance to Expulsion and Annexation

Link to full paper: WWIE No.18 June 5 2021

Links to individual articles:
Standing with the Palestinian Resistance to Expulsion and Annexation
Safeguarding the Future of the Health Service:
Save South Tyneside Hospital Campaign petition No to Downgrading of South Tyneside Hospital to be presented to Parliament
Workers' Forum:
Manchester Bus Drivers Declare Victory over Fire and Rehire

Massive Worldwide Support for Palestinian Resistance and Right to Be

Link to full paper: WWIE No.17 May 29 2021

Links to individual articles:
Massive Worldwide Support for Palestinian Resistance and Right to Be
British Government Remains Major Ally of Zionist Israel
Historic Moment as the Irish Dáil Supports Sinn Féin Motion on Israeli Annexation of Palestinian Lands

UK Carrier Strike Group in its "final test ahead of deployment":

Deployment of UK Carrier Strike Group Is Not in Our Name and Must Be Opposed!

Link to full paper: WWIE No.16 May 8 2021

Links to individual articles:
UK Carrier Strike Group in its "final test ahead of deployment":
Deployment of UK Carrier Strike Group Is Not in Our Name and Must Be Opposed!
For Your Information:
HMS Queen Elizabeth is to lead an armed flotilla on a 28-week cruise more than halfway around the world
May Day 2021:
Tens of thousands take to the streets to say "No More Police Powers" on May 1 in 46 locations across Britain
Workers' Forum:
Banbury coffee workers whip up pressure in "fire and rehire" row with May 1 demo and 24-hour strike
and Norwich City council workers vote for strike action over broken promises on pay and conditions

Lifting Society Out of its Crisis and Leaving the Old World Behind

On May Day 2021: Fight for the Rights of All! Fight for the Alternative! Fight for Empowerment!

Link to full paper: WWIE No.15 May 1 2021

Links to individual articles:
Lifting Society Out of its Crisis and Leaving the Old World Behind
On May Day 2021: Fight for the Rights of All! Fight for the Alternative! Fight for Empowerment!

Workers' Memorial Day:
Our Safety and Security Lies in Our Fight for the Rights of All!
New guidance on NHS imaging services:
New Move to Create "Significant Operation Businesses in Their Own Right" Out of NHS Imaging Services
Jaguar and BMW:
Car Industry Shutdowns Due to Crisis in Chip Supply

Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist)

Lifting Society Out of its Crisis and Leaving the Old World Behind
On May Day 2021: Fight for the Rights of All! Fight for the Alternative! Fight for Empowerment!

May Day Statement - May 1 2021

Year 20 of the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan

Biden Announces the Latest Final Withdrawal Plan of the US and NATO from Afghanistan

Link to full paper: WWIE No.14 April 24 2021

Links to individual articles:
Year 20 of the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan
Biden Announces the Latest Final Withdrawal Plan of the US and NATO from Afghanistan

Anti-War Movement:
Instead Of Any Honest Accounting by the Governments Who Endorsed It, They Have Learnt
None of The Lessons of their Failed Wars Here and in Iraq, Libya And Syria

Fire and rehire strikes:
Workers at SPS Win Concessions and Gas Workers Continue Battle against Mass Sackings
Workers' Movement:
Prison Education Workers Due to Strike
105th Anniversary of Easter Rising:
Glory to the Irish Patriots Who Fought for Ireland's Freedom
We Only Want the Earth
The H-Block Song
The Discussion on Self-Determination Summed Up

Dangerous military confrontations with Russia in the Ukraine and Black Sea:

All Anglo-US Forces Must be Withdrawn Immediately

Link to full paper: WWIE No.13 April 17 2021

Links to individual articles:
Dangerous military confrontations with Russia in the Ukraine and Black Sea:
All Anglo-US Forces Must be Withdrawn Immediately
Fire and Re-Hire:
Bus Drivers' Strike and Actions Continue
Workers' Forum:
Cleaners Fight Cuts in Working Time at Lewisham Hospital
Coronavirus Pandemic:
Keep Our NHS Public (KONP) Hosts People's Covid Inquiry
In the News:
The Royal Consort

22nd Anniversary of the Bombing of Yugoslavia:

NATO's War against Serbia and Kosovo

Link to full paper: WWIE No.12 April 10 2021

Links to individual articles:
22nd Anniversary of the Bombing of Yugoslavia:
NATO's War against Serbia and Kosovo
Anti-War Movement:
Let Us Be Clear, There Are No Cuts - Just Huge Budget Hikes For An Increasingly Aggressive War Machine
National Easter Commemoration Address by Sinn Féin President:
Now Is the Time for Irish Unity
Workers' Forum:
Workers at Deliveroo Continue to Fight for Control over their Lives and Working Conditions

Liberty Steel in Crisis:

Need for an Outcome that Favours Communities and the Socialised Economy

Link to full paper: WWIE No.11 April 3 2021

Links to individual articles:
Liberty Steel in Crisis:
Need for an Outcome that Favours Communities and the Socialised Economy
Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities Report:
People Must Rely on their Own Experience in the Struggle against State Racism and All Forms of Oppression
Joint Statement in Response to the Sewell Report
US blockade of Cuba:
The Fight of Revolutionary Cuba for Its Right to Be
The long tradition of Cuba in biotechnology:
Cuba's Race to Vaccine Sovereignty

Police Powers and Violence against Women

Link to full paper: WWIE No.10 March 27 2021

Links to individual articles:
Police Powers and Violence against Women
Marking the 150th Anniversary of the Paris Commune:
Showing the Way Towards a New Society
The Paris Commune and the Need for Political Power
Celebrating International Women's Day:
Online Meeting of Women on March 8
Anniversary of RCPB(ML):
Letter of Greetings to RCPB(ML) on its 42nd Anniversary from CPC(ML)
Congratulatory Letter from the Workers' Party of Korea to RCPB(ML)
Workers' Forum:
Electricians Fight for their Dignity and Rights
Workers' Strike Struggles

Anniversary of the Founding of RCPB(ML)

The Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist) was founded on March 16, 1979. Over the
years since its founding, the Party has built itself in the course of providing solutions to the problems of society.

On this occasion we would like to draw readers’ attention to what Workers’ Weekly said in 2020 on the Party’s 41st Anniversary:

See http://www.rcpbml.org.uk/wwie-20/ww20-09/ww20-09-03.htm

Long Live RCPB(ML)!

Need for New Direction for Economy Further
Confirmed by Government Budget and Economic Policy

Link to full paper: WWIE No.9 March 13 2021

Links to individual articles:
Need for New Direction for Economy Further Confirmed by Government Budget and Economic Policy
Government's 1% Pay Offer for NHS Staff:
Concern Continues among Health Workers about the Conditions They Face
The increasingly widespread use of "fire and rehire":
Resistance to Assault on Workers' Rights Continues to Build

Covert Human Intelligence Sources Act Becomes Law

Link to full paper: WWIE No.8 March 6 2021

Links to individual articles:
Covert Human Intelligence Sources Act Becomes Law
Settling Scores with History:
Bristol Demands Atonement and Reparations for Crime against Humanity
Workers' Forum:
Go Ahead Spy on Striking Manchester Bus Drivers
The Fight For an Anti-War Government:
Important Stands of the Stop the War Coalition

No to the Covert Human Intelligence Sources Bill!

Link to full paper: WWIE No.7 February 27 2021

Links to individual articles:
No to the Covert Human Intelligence Sources Bill!
Necessity for a new kind of authority in which workers act and speak in their own name:
Uber Drivers Make Headway in Control over their Lives and Working Conditions
NHS White Paper:
Continuing the Wrong Direction for a System of Health and Social Care
Workers' Forum:
Unite Demands Action over Denial of Workers' Rights
British Gas Workers Take Further Strike Action as Centrica Reveals £700m Profits

Fight for An Anti-War Government!

Removing the Veil of the Warmongers

Link to full paper: WWIE No.6 February 20 2021

Links to individual articles:
Fight for An Anti-War Government!
Removing the Veil of the Warmongers

Review of Stop the War Coalition Pamphlet:
No Return to Blair Wars - a Reply to Open Labour
Workers' Forum:
Firefighters Achieve Landmark Court Ruling in their Struggle to Guarantee Pension Rights
GKN Driveline Factory Set for Closure by Asset-Stripping Owner, Melrose Industries
The Making of History:
The Struggle between the Old and the New

What Next? Spycops Inquiry Hearing

Undercover Policing Inquiry Holds One-Day Hearing

Link to full paper: WWIE No.5 February 13 2021

Links to individual articles:
What Next? Spycops Inquiry Hearing
Undercover Policing Inquiry Holds One-Day Hearing

Spycops Inquiry Hearing:
Starmer Must Give Evidence to Inquiry, Say Activists Fitted Up by Spycops
Workers' Forum:
Transport Workers Condemn Employers over Disregard for Covid Variant Measures
End "Fire and Rehire"! British Gas Strikers Persist in Crucial Struggle
Make Work Safe:
No More Deaths! Railway Worker Killed While Working on Track

Present Need for a Human-Centred System of Health and Social Care as Government Forced to Offer New Guidance

Irresponsibility of Government to Residents in Care Homes Continues

Link to full paper: WWIE No.4 February 6 2021

Links to individual articles:
Present Need for a Human-Centred System of Health and Social Care as Government Forced to Offer New Guidance
Irresponsibility of Government to Residents in Care Homes Continues

Workers' Forum:
Heroic Shrewsbury Pickets to go to Court Again 47 Years On

Consolidating Covert and Overt Police Powers

Covert Human Intelligence Bill Nears Becoming Law

Link to full paper: WWIE No.3 January 30 2021

Links to individual articles:
Consolidating Covert and Overt Police Powers
Covert Human Intelligence Bill Nears Becoming Law

Workers' Forum:
Conditions of Workers Under Threat from Owners of Tata Jaguar
The Peoples of Ethiopia and Eritrea Will Be their Own Liberators:
Concerns over Humanitarian Crisis in Tigray, Ethiopia
Global Day of Action, January 25, 2021:
World Says No to War on Yemen
Yemen Nightmare in 2020

Defence of the Rights of All :

Government to Introduce New Laws to
Continue the Glorification of the Indefensible

Link to full paper: WWIE No.2 January 23 2021

Links to individual articles:
Defence of the Rights of All:
Government to Introduce New Laws to Continue the Glorification of the Indefensible
Trade Bill 2020-2021 Ping Pong debate:
The Fight Continues to Limit the Power of the Global Monopolies to Impose Trade Agreements on Society
Public Online Meeting:
Covid 2021: Lockdown, Communities and Schools
Workers' Forum:
Strike at Barnoldswick's Rolls-Royce Ends in an Agreement
Preserving the Security of the Constitutional Order in the United States:
Trump Presidency Comes to an End

England Placed into Third National Lockdown:

Necessity for Working Class and People to Be at the Heart of Providing Solutions

Link to full paper: WWIE No.1 January 16 2021

Links to individual articles:
England Placed into Third National Lockdown:
Necessity for Working Class and People to Be at the Heart of Providing Solutions
Safeguarding the Future of the Health Service:
A Wrong Direction for a System of Care
Vitamin D and Covid-19:
Government's Dereliction of Duty and Care
Workers' Forum:
No to "Fire and Rehire"! British Gas Workers Strike
Let the Workers Decide Whether BTECs Go Ahead
Voices of the world reject U.S. aggression against Cuba:
Condemn the Fraudulent Designation of Cuba as State Sponsor of Terrorism
Cuba Is Not a Sponsor of Terrorism!
Cuba Solidarity Campaign statement on the United States' listing of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism
Report NATO 2030 United for New Era:
NATO is Incompatible with the Desire of the People for Peace and Security
New Year 2021:
The Party Begins the New Year with Online Forum
SUPPLEMENT - January 6 Events in the United States:
Counterrevolution Within the Counterrevolution

Looking Forward to Advancing Our Work in 2021

As we enter the New Year, RCPB(ML) pays tribute first and foremost to its activists and circles and all their efforts to advance the work of the Party in the challenging conditions of 2020. The working class and people too in the conditions of the pandemic, in the refusal of those in power to guarantee the safety and interests of the people as a whole, are demonstrating that they have the potential to constitute the new authority. The future is that of taking hold of what belongs to them by right, and in this it can be said that now is the time for the working class of England, Scotland and Wales to show what they are made of.

In the conditions of the pandemic and the anti-worker, anti-social offensive, and the attempts to crush the resolve and initiative of the working people, working people have shown that they are by no means reconciled to being spectators to the programme and agenda of the ruling elite. On the contrary, their spirit is to build the resistance movement to the anti-social offensive and refuse to be reconciled to relinquishing control of their lives to any other force. They are showing their will to fight for peace and justice, and, most importantly, to engage in the battle of democracy.

The fight of the Irish people for the reunification of Ireland, and to put the Irish people themselves in control of the destiny of the island of Ireland has also been evident. The Westminster elite, showing its contempt for this right, as well as for the rule of law, attempted to turn back the clock with such measures as the Internal Markets Bill. But the motion of the people of the whole of Ireland to decide on their own future is an irresistible one.

In 2021, there is much work to do to continue to challenge the status quo, and for the working class and people to set their sights on a way out of the all-round crisis which favours them. It goes beyond the issue that the Westminster government is not listening to the voices of those who have the solutions. It is that the old authority is in shambles, and demonstrating that at base what it relies on is its police powers. In these circumstances, the fight of the working class to defend its dignity, defend its rights and defend that its security lies in fact in affirming the rights of all, is crucial. Workers have shown this resilience during the pandemic of 2020.

The government lacks mandate for its actions. Its claim that it is acting on behalf of all the communities and the nations within Britain and that “we are all in this together”, is a pretext to attempt to act with impunity and without any recourse to be held to account. The cause for dignity and optimism which pervades the stands and actions of the working people are not the counterfeit “optimism” and “confidence” promoted by the ruling elite. It is not imperialist globalisation which is a guarantee of the defence of rights and peace and social justice, but the resistance struggle of the people themselves. This is a common struggle of the working class and people throughout Europe.

What kind of society is it where the government openly declares that to call for the end of preserving the rotten capitalist system and its associated anachronistic and dysfunctional liberal-democratic institutions is “extremist”? The “optimism” and “confidence” of the ruling elites that in 2021, the peoples of Britain have their freedom in their hands ring very hollow, and are not shared by the working people. It is inconceivable that a few wrong policies, attributable to one party or another, to one leader or another, can account for the crisis, chaos and incoherence. The forums and collectives of the working people themselves in opposition, reaching the conclusion that a fundamental change in direction of the economy and the safeguarding of the social and natural environments are required, are giving the lie to this ludicrous and dangerous definition of “extremism”.

In this respect, we pay the utmost tribute to the key workers themselves, the healthcare workers and professionals, the teachers, social care workers and others, who have had to perform heroic deeds in a situation where this very system of privatisation, cutbacks and enrichment for the very few have created intolerable conditions. Yet they have continued under all the stress, collectivising their experience, acting with full responsibility, and speaking out.

Globalisation under the control of the financial oligarchy is a disaster with threats of world war increasing with every passing day. The stand of many political and working class leaders for peace and justice in this context is what the ruling elite cannot stomach and tries to eradicate its influence. The working class of Britain has a vital role to play as a contingent of the working class internationally fighting against the wars of aggression of the imperialist powers, fighting to establish an anti-war government, and establishing a new framework of action and thinking. It remains an urgent necessity to step up the work towards establishing such an anti-war government, with its modern democratic personality, its participation by the people themselves, who wish for peace and justice, and direct their anger and organisation against the ruling elites in positions of power, and who themselves want decision-making power.

The struggle against state-organised racism and police violence has been one of the hallmarks of 2020. The year has been one where the under-cover policing has also been exposed, in which the state has attempted to undermine and block the people's movement and the resistance to the attacks on rights. This struggle too will continue in 2021, despite the attempts to render the opposition passive.

We reaffirm our anti-imperialist solidarity with the peoples of Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania and the Caribbean fighting for their rights, and all the peoples affirming their right to be. RCPB(ML) salutes the Communist Party of Cuba and the Cuban people, the Workers' Party of Korea and the people of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and the Communist Party of Vietnam and the people of that country on this occasion. We stand as one with all our fraternal parties.

In our work for 2021 there are many challenges, but this is vital work and the Party is determined to fulfil its responsibilities to the maximum. It is a case of going all out to get rid of the Old and to bring in the New, the fight for a human-centred society, the fight for and the unfolding of the independent programme of the working class to which RCPB(ML) is dedicated. This is a fight taken up for solution, with the perspective that new forms of governance have to be brought into being.

We once again extend our heartfelt greetings to all the democratic and justice-loving forces in motion, and wish everyone the greatest success in 2021!

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