23 | 05 | 2019
  • Joint Communist Party of Britain & Ireland statement on EU elections

    The communist parties of Britain (CPB) and Ireland (CPI), recognising the different situations they struggle within and the forces at play during the course the EU elections, have discussed the solidarity that exists between the parties on the question of nature of the European Union and the consequences of continued membership. In particular the CPI sends solidarity to all those in Britain who, over the weekend of 18-19th May and in the run up to election day on 23rd May, are participating in the Boycott campaign.

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  • Communist's warn of war danger

    Britain's Communists have sounded the alarm about the 'rapidly escalating danger of war' in the Middle East and Latin America.

    Addressing the Communist Party's political committee on Wednesday evening, Liz Payne said all the signs pointed to a military conflagration provoked by the US regime in alliance with Saudi Arabia, Israel and Britain.

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  • Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza holds a meeting with the director of the Americas of the British Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    With the firm objective of improving bilateral relations and promoting political dialogue in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza, received on Tuesday the director for the Americas of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Commonwealth of the United Kingdom, Hugo Shorter.

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  • Respect the vote, respect the people

    By Tony Conway Convenor of ARAF – the CP anti racist and anti fascist commission

    The decision of the British People to leave the EU in 2016 was a shock to the ruling class as represented by big business, the senior civil service, government and banking. The Government of the day had the support of the majority of trade unions, who publicly spoke up for Remain, in spite of the views of many of their members. Since that majority decision, certain sections of the left have set about vilifying those who voted leave. Working class voters have been called racist, stupid or selfish. Others seek to split the population into convenient stereotypes. They have argued the people got it wrong and should be given a chance to change their mind.

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  • Communists call for "People's Boycott" of EU polls

    "The European elections scheduled for May 23 are illegitimate in Britain", John Foster told the Communist Party's political committee on Wednesday evening.

    He insisted that the "people's vote" in the biggest poll in British history in June 2016 was to leave the European Union and that this should be reinforced by a "People's Boycott" of the EU elections if they go ahead.

    "Britain should have left the EU and its institutions by now, almost three years after the result - but this been prevented so far by a majority of MPs and the Tory Cabinet who want to keep us tied to EU single market and customs union rules if they can't sabotage Brexit altogether", the CP international secretary said.

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  • Angela Davis in Cambridge

    Angela Davis, in conversation with Scotland’s own amazing, Jackie Kay, magical poet and daughter of communists, spoke to thousands of students and local citizens in Cambridge on Tuesday. The event was so oversubscribed it was beamed live into university colleges such as Downing, and into the politics and sociology faculties. Angela captivated her young audience when she explained, “terms such as diversity and inclusion, are easily accommodated by capitalist institutions, from prisons to universities, unless they included the radical transformation of those institutions, along with the conditions that caused the problems that led to discrimination and repression.”

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  • Native Americans Call For The End of British Occupation in Ireland

    The following is a statement of solidarity from “The Red Nation”

    Greetings relatives and comrades gathered in Ireland this weekend,

    The Red Nation sends our solidarity and revolutionary salutes to our relatives and comrades in the Irish Liberation Movement(s) as a whole. We join all of you in honoring and remembering all who have given their lives in the cause of Irish national liberation and socialism.

    Over the past few years The Red Nation has appreciated the support, solidarity, and comradeship of the Irish Socialist and Republican movements and we have not forgotten this. We have carried your flags in our marches, we have spoken about you in our conferences, and as a revolutionary internationalist organization we are committed to struggling against imperialism and capitalism alongside all of you.

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  • Assange arrest demonstrates need for European protections for whistleblowers

    European election candidate Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party), has condemned the arrest of Julian Assange this morning in the UK, and called for stronger European protections for whistleblowers. 

    Cllr. Ryan said: 

    “Assange’s arrest was, according the UK policy, carried out ‘on behalf of the US government,’ and in relation to charges which the US has refused to reveal. This is an astonishing breach of every democratic and legal norm.”

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  • Full Brexit vital for industry and public services, Communists say

    Only a full Brexit will create the conditions for the rapid regeneration and renewal of industry, infrastructure and public services, the Communist Party insisted at the weekend.

    Alex Gordon reminded the party's executive committee of Jeremy Corbyn's speech in Coventry in February last year, when the Labour leader had warned that EU treaties and directives would block his party's policies to provide state aid to cutting-edge industry, extend public ownership, outlaw the super-exploitation of imported agency labour, reform public sector procurement rules and put an end to outsourcing and privatisation.

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  • Palestine: why it remains essential to campaign for a two state solution

    The establishment of a Palestinian State living in peace alongside Israel represents the solution long agreed by the international community to resolve one of the world’s oldest conflicts and most long-standing historical injustices.

    President Donald Trump has now expressed his disagreement. So where does that leave this demand?

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  • Communists demand April 12 EU exit

    Monday evening's votes in the House of Commons confirm that a substantial number of MPs remain determined to bind Britain as closely as possible to the EU and its rules and institutions if they cannot stop Brexit altogether.

    These MPs show utter contempt for the EU referendum result - the biggest democratic vote in our history - and make a mockery of their past pledges to 'honour' the decision made by a clear majority of voters.

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  • Statement from London District Committee Communist Party of Britain

    London District Communist Party has called for former Labour MPs who have resigned to join the so called Independent Group to resign their seats and stand in a by-election. Noting that three of the MPs Joan Ryan, Chuka Ummuna, and Mike Gapes represent London constituencies Steve Johnson Secretary of London CPB pointed out that all were elected on a left-wing anti-austerity Labour manifesto which included a commitment to accept the EU referendum result.

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  • Marx's grave in London attacked again

    190217marxThe Young Communist League of Britain issued the following statement:

    For the second time in two weeks we have seen Marx’s grave attacked and vandalised in London.

    Whilst we are more concerned with the tangible impact of Marx’s work, we cannot sit idly by while anti-communists attack the graves of those that inspire us.

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  • CPB's Robert Griffiths protests to Sudanese government at inhuman treatment of prisoners

    Communist Party General Secretary wrote today to the Ambassador of Sudan to protest at the inhuman treatment of prisoners being held in Sudan and to demand their immediate release. Elderly prisoners have now been held without access to medical assistance, medicines or their families for over a month. Their lives are reported to be in danger.

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  • British military presence near Venezuela ‘extremely concerning’

    morning star neuBRITAIN’S navy and marines are conducting military exercises close to Venezuela, the Morning Star has discovered.

    The Mounts Bay, a giant Royal Fleet Auxiliary landing ship, spent New Year in Miami embarking a US coastguard helicopter for the first time. It then sailed south to within 50 miles of the Venezuelan coast and had docked in Caracas Baii, on the tiny Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao, by January 21. The Royal Navy claims the vessel is working on counternarcotics “take-down” operations with the US Southern Command – though it is this branch of the Pentagon that would lead any attack on Venezuela.

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  • Marx's tomb vandalised in suspected ‘hammer attack’

    morning star neuKARL MARX’S tomb was vandalised in a suspected “hammer attack” over the weekend and “will never be the same again.”

    Marks appeared on the marble plaque situated under the bronze bust of the communist philosopher’s tomb, in Highgate Cemetery in north London, with the Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust charity condemning the “deliberate attack on the memory of Karl Marx.”

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  • 'Britain should leave the EU on WTO terms', Communists propose

    Britain should leave the EU on March 29, liberating a future Labour government from EU Single Market rules and trading with EU and other countries on WTO terms if necessary, Britain's Communists declared at the weekend.

    At the first meeting of its new Executive Committee elected at the 55th Congress, the Communist Party said that the 'pro-EU Tory minority regime' and the EU Commission could not be trusted to reach any withdrawal agreement that did not serve the interests of big business and the capitalist class.

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  • Britain's Communists call for general election and Labour-led Brexit

    Communist Party General Secretary Robert Griffiths issued the following statement today (January 15) after MPs voted by 432 to 202 against the Tory government's Withdrawal Agreement negotiated with the EU:

    Today's Commons debate and vote indicate that many MPs have no intention of allowing any kind of Brexit, not even the bogus Brexit on offer from the Tory Cabinet and the EU.

    Prime Minister May, Chancellor Hammond, many MPs and the EU Commission share one overriding objective, namely, to keep Britain tied to EU Single Market and Customs Union rules. These would greatly obstruct many of the left and progressive policies of a future left-led Labour government.

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  • Communists say: Oppose bogus Brexit – On to the general election!

    While Conservative MPs were voting for and against their party leader, Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths said, 'Now as never before, with all the confusing talk of a "soft" or "hard" or "no deal" Brexit, it is critical to focus on the issues that resulted in a majority to leave the EU, in the biggest democratic exercise in Britain's history.

    'The majority of voters had had enough of almost ten years of cuts in their incomes and public services. They were fed up with job insecurity and the chronic housing crisis. And they could see that the very politicians and corporate fat cats responsible for austerity were the same ones trying to scare them into voting for the EU and the status quo.

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  • The EU - 'Reform and remain'?

    Jeremy Corbyn told some uncomfortable truths to Europe's social-democratic parties in Lisbon last Friday.

    He urged the congress of the Party of European Socialists to 'work together to help build a real social Europe, a people's Europe, a Europe that will strengthen solidarity across borders, resist the race to the bottom in rights and protections and work together to extend them for all workers, consumers and our environment'.

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