The 1970s saw the dramatic (and violent) rise of the National Front (NF) in the UK. It was a dark time for the non-White populations of Britain and the Internationalist Movement in general. The Maoist Workers’ Institute – operating out of South London – was the victim of the British Labour Party circa 1978. This arose as the Tories were managing to harness the NF vote and moving ahead in the polls. The incumbent Labour Party tried to prove it was just as bourgeois as its Tory opponents – and just as racist! The Great leader Mao Zedong had died in 1976 – and as the Chinese leadership was in transition – the Labour Party targeted the Workers’ Institute which was in regular contact with the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Aravindan Balakrishnan (together with the Central Committee comprised of dedicated Comrades) skilfully navigated the collapse of the USSR in 1991, and the transformation of the political climate of the UK and the Western world – whilst representing the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the West – for which service the contemporary Committee for Internationa Affairs has issued the following Statement:
Aravindan Balakrishnan! 共产主义中国人民感谢您数十年来的政治支持！
(The Communist Party of China issues comradely greetings to the dedicated Members of the Workers’ Committee (UK) – and salutes Chairman Aravindan Balakrishnan!! The people of Communist China thank you for your decades of political support!)
CPC – International Committee (5.3.2021)
The Tories have renewed their racially motivated political attack upon Comrade Aravindan Balakrishnan in 2016 – where he was imprisoned in the UK on false charges. The battle now continues to clear his name and secure his freedom!