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Brian Williams (3 January 1947 – 7 March 2002)

Brian Williams (3 January 1947 – 7 March 2002) Brian Williams, who died on Monday 7 March, was a lifelong Communist, trade unionist, and progressive teacher and educationalist. His ebullience, ready humour, and love for the good things in life were carefully balanced by the learning that he always wore lightly, a razor-sharp intellect, and by his…

‘Communities fit for working class people!’

Communists have launched their election campaign – and yet again its the biggest for forty years. Last May we stood more candidates than for forty years, including in areas not contested in generations. This May 2022, wil be bigger stil l. And we have a strong case to make in England, Scotland and Wales. Our message, ‘Communities fit for working…

‘No to Putin’s war, No to Nato!’ say Communists

Britain’s Communists have reiterated their opposition to Russian president Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and urged people to step up the campaign for a ceasefire and a peaceful settlement of the conflict.  ‘The working class and peoples of Ukraine, Russia and elsewhere will not be the winners of this war’, Carol Stavris told the Communist Party’s…

CP general secretary speech on anniversary of Marx’s death

MARCH 2022 Comrades and friends, During the Crimean War against Russia in the mid-19th century, Marx wrote this about the military build-up by Britain and France near the Black Sea, in Turkey: ‘You cannot first frighten your enemy by enormous armaments, and then try to make him believe that they are not intended to do any harm. The trick would be…

Ceasefire now! End the war in Ukraine

Meeting at the weekend the Welsh Communists condemned the unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine by Putin’s forces and called for an immediate ceasefire and withdrawal of troops. Welsh Secretary David Morgan told the meeting ‘People of all ethnicities in Ukraine, regardless, if they are Ukrainian, Russian, Tatar, Moldavian, or Hungarian, speakers, now…

Stop the war – Start the peace

The Political Committee of the Communist Party of Britain issued the following statement on February 25 2022: The war between Russia and Ukraine is part of a wider conflict between capitalist powers, between Russia on one side and Ukraine and the expansionist NATO powers on the other. Neither side in this war stands for the real interests of the peoples…

The Great Energy Rip-Off

Available as digital download, price £1 [] Why Britain’s energy industry should be nationalised. From April 2022, the energy price cap is being upped to almost £2,000 a year for the average domestic fuel bill, an unprecedented increase of more than 50%. This at a time when we are already struggling with local and central tax rises and a spiralling…

‘Protest for Peace’ – Britain’s communists

The British government should be seeking to de-escalate tension on the Ukraine-Russia border, not engaging in the ‘rhetoric of war’, according to Britain’s Communists.  Addressing the Communist Party of Britain’s political committee on Tuesday evening (February 8), Kevan Nelson described as ‘absurd’ the claims that Russia’s deployment…

CP leader condemns ‘Provocative war-mongering’ West

Communist Party of Britain general secretary Robert Griffiths addressed the 19th national conference of the Association of Indian Communists (AIC) in Feltham, west London, at the weekend.  The fast-growing AIC comprises members and supporters in Britain of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), which is a mass party leading left and progressive coalition…

Save Lives – Save Money – Safe Consumption

Sign this petition [] We, the Edinburgh Young Communist League, have started our Save Lives, Save Money, Safe Consumption Campaign, which aims to spread awareness for alternative, healthcare-based approaches to Scotland’s Drug crisis. Our goal is to see Edinburgh City Council approve plans and funding for a Safe Consumption Facility (SCF) in Edinburgh…

“Turn anger into action” say Scots communists

There is a widespread feeling of powerlessness and disillusionment amongst many working class people in Scotland today. Anger as well. We have a Tory Government in Westminster with a massive majority, albeit it’s a party riven with division, and the 79 seat majority does not reflect the votes cast. We have a Scottish Government who play grievance…

Holocaust Memorial Day

COMMUNIST PARTY STATEMENT ON HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY – Says Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths: “Today (27 January) marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Soviet Red Army. The scenes which greeted those soldiers have rightly been described as a page from hell. In fact, Auschwitz turned out to be one of a major…

CP Political Economy Commission on Inflation

Looking ahead – Political report by general secretary Robert Griffiths

Communist Party Executive Committee January 15 2022 Comrades, In the current 2020 edition of our party’s programme, Britain’s Road to Socialism (2020), we included a new section on the General Crisis of Capitalism, noting that the long post-World War Two economic expansion in the West had come to an end.  The programme points out that the world’s…

Bold Left alternative more important than Johnson’s fate

‘Boris Johnson has turned Downing Street into the equivalent of an American speakeasy during Prohibition’, Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths told the party’s newly elected executive committee at the weekend.  ‘Of course, he’s unfit to be Prime Minster – but what many millions of people need more than a change of tenant…

Workers should not pay for the crisis, Communist warn

‘In the past year, we have seen the crisis of Britain’s capitalist system laid bare’, trade union president Alex Gordon told the Communist Party’s political committee on Wednesday evening (January 5).   ‘Workers are now paying the price for Tory corruption and incompetence as the energy, Big Tech and Big Pharma monopolies reap big profits’…

To all Communist Party members

On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Communist Party, I send you seasonal greetings and best wishes for the New Year. Over the past 12 months, there has been no relief from the dire problems that confront many millions of people across the globe. The number of deaths from Covid-19 has more than doubled to 148,000 in Britain and to 51/2 million…

Communist Party statement – The Struggle Against Antisemitism

THE STRUGGLE AGAINST ANTI SEMITISM The Communist Party’s long-standing and historic opposition to antisemitism The Communist Party opposes all forms of racism and xenophobia and notes with grave concern the rise of antisemitism as part of the anti-working class ideology of right-wing populism in Britain and elsewhere. It calls on all who wish to protect…

‘Democracy, Justice, Development and Progress – the Pursuit of Marxist Political Parties’.

Participants included leading representatives of the communist and workers’ parties of China, the USA, Australia, Canada, Britain, Cyprus, Spain, Germany, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.  Robert Griffiths spoke on behalf of the Communist Party of Britain.  Following the seminar, the CPC International Department…

Capitalism equals corruption, say Communists

‘One basic fact is missing from media coverage of the latest scandals at Westminster’, according to Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths, ‘namely the systemic link between capitalism and corruption’.  He told the party’s Political Committee on Wednesday evening (November 17) that big business has a built-in tendency to corrupt…

Being Transgender in Britain Today

By Jem Knight Transgender rights have progressed dramatically within the last twenty years with laws such as the Gender Recognition Act of 2004, allowing people to gain full legal recognition of their aquired gender, and the Equality Act of 2010, protecting trans people as well as other minority and oppressed groups from discrimination at work. These…

Female Inheritance Right

“India is very patriarchal society, changing attitudes and mind set is extremely difficult and it is a slow process but we need to fast forward it” said Leila Seth, the first woman chief justice in India.  Patriarchy does not dominate in India alone, it is a deeply rooted practice in every country. It is embedded in the psyche of every society…

Violence against women – the ‘Shadow pandemic’

Statement from the Communist Party of Britain and its Women’s Organiser CAROL STAVRIS to mark UN Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25) Throughout the world, November 25th is recognised as the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.  World Health Organisation research estimates that…

Communist Women going forward!

The 56th Congress of the Communist Party of Britain, held in November 2021, was always going to be noteworthy – not least because it was three years since the last one.  For women in Britain, these three years have not been good.  The ruling class offensive sharpens as the economic crisis deepens.  The Women in Work Index 2021 reports that, despite…

Saving the planet means ending capitalism

By Nick Wright Climate catastrophe cannot be averted without a planned approach. And a planned approach means necessarily impeding the drive to super-profits, says NICK WRIGHT writing in the Morning Star COP26 in Glasgow is notionally where world leaders rub shoulders with climate change activists, scientists, experts and the media. That is the illusion…


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