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London Slaves: Statement To Comrade Bala By The Central Committee of the Communist Party of England (Marxist-Leninist) – August 1st, 1974

by | 25th, November 2013

 Aravindan Balakrishnan

I’M sure you were as shocked as I was at that story of three women being held as slaves in London for 30 years. But the story is now moving from tragedy into proper giggle worthy territory. The suspected slave master has now been named as Aravindan Balakrishnan. Who was also known as Comrade Bala.

Yup, this is about a small Maoist commune that managed to stagger along from the 70s all the way to today. And not only did social services know all about it they were even providing them with the housing they were using.

Just to give you an idea about the nuttiness of this sort of politics, here’s a real (no, seriously, it is real, this isn’t a spoof) report on Comrade Bala’s activities in the early 1970s .

Statements of the National Executive Committee, CPE (ML)

First Published: The Marxist-Leninist, (Internal Discussion journal of the Communist Party of England (Marxist-Leninist)) Vol. 1, No. 1, September 1974

Do note that: this is from the first issue of the first year of the internal party journal. And the first thing they do is kick out Comrade Bala:

Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of England (Marxist-Leninist) August 1st, 1974

At an extraordinary plenary session of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of England (Marxist-Leninist) held on July 17th, the Central Committee decided unanimously to endorse the decision taken by the National Executive Committee of the Party on July 10th to suspend Aravindan Balakrishnan from all posts and from membership of the Party. The Central Committee also took appropriate disciplinary action on members of Aravindan Balakrishnan’s small clique.

Aravindan Balakrishnan and his clique were suspended from the Party because of their pursuance of

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