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  • Lekki tollgate killings

    The Communist Party of Britain has issued the following statement after reports from international contacts about the shootings at the Lekki tollgate, Lagos, yesterday: 

  • 'Beware Boris bearing gifts', CP warns

    Trade unions should beware Boris Johnson’s ‘Build Back Better’ strategy because it will demand a high price from workers and their families, the Communist Party warned at the weekend.  Former union president Bill Greenshields told the party’s online executive committee that Tory pledges to rebuild British industry and provide better and cheaper energy, transport, housing and health and education services could not be trusted. 

  • Cable Street is a powerful example

    Over the weekend of 3/4 October, young communists conducted home to home leafleting on estates in Cable Street scene of a famous battle against fascism in 1936. The three day campaign included a street stall, giant projection of a film on the Battle and postering, with a banner display on the Sunday. On the afternoon of the anniversary of the Battle, 4 October an online meeting attracted hundreds of participants and later thousands watched the recorded film.

  • Jobs, safety and investment the key

    In response to the recent TUC conference, Communist Party chair Liz Payne has urged Britain’s trades union movement to unite to defend every job, demand a safe return to work and to reject EU attempts to limit control state aid to industry in England, Scotland and Wales. 

    Warning that millions more jobs will be axed when the Tory government’s furlough scheme ends in late October, she supported union demands that they participate in planning what comes afterwards. But Ms Payne told the Communist Party’s online political meeting on September 16 that economic planning must include medium- and long-term strategy for investment in industry and public services, not just emergency stop-gap measures.

  • COVID shows need to fight for jobs and pay – Communists

    ‘The COVID crisis has exposed jobs, the right to work and society’s total dependence on labour as the fault-line of capitalism’, Andy Bain told the Communist Party’s executive committee at the weekend.

    In an online meeting, he said it was essential that capitalism’s massive threat to jobs is challenged at national and local levels by the trade union movement. The CP trade union organiser urged trade unions, trades councils, Unite community branches, People’s Assembly and other anti-cuts bodies, Morning Star groups and political parties to come together in local campaigns to defend and demand jobs.

  • International community must protect Good Friday Agreement from British recklessness

    As the British government unveil a new law that will override a crucial part on the 2019 Withdrawal Agreement on the customs arrangement in the North of Ireland, GUE/NGL has issued the following statement:

    “The British government have embarked on a reckless course of action in threatening to override parts of the Withdrawal Agreement, adopted in the House of Commons nine months ago. This is the act of a failed state.”

  • For the defence of Venezuela's sovereignty and respect for international law

    The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC), following its stands in defence of the sovereignty of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and international law, considers very serious the precedent set by a UK court to recognise Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela, claiming the need to comply with the decision already taken by the British government on this subject.

  • WFTU solidarity message with the workers of Marks & Spencer

    The World Federation of Trade Unions on behalf of its 105 million workers in 130 countries of the 5 continents expresses its international solidarity and support with the 80000 workers of Marks & Spencer who are facing the condemnable decision of the company to cut 7000 jobs over the next three months.

  • Slander’ on Corbyn and the left

    Britain’s Communists have attacked Keir Starmer’s ‘shameful surrender’ to the anti-socialist, anti-Corbyn storyline on ‘anti-Semitism’ peddled by the Labour Party’s traditional right-wing enemies. 

    In an online meeting of the CP political committee on Wednesday evening, Ben Chacko condemned the new Labour leadership’s decision to pay an estimated £500,000 in legal costs and damages to seven former Labour Party employees. 

  • Observer and Guardian sink into pro-fascist swamp

    The anti-socialism of the ObserverGuardian group of newspapers has sunk to a new low with the reproduction on Sunday (July 19) of postage stamps issued by Ukrainian Nationalist groups in exile during the Soviet era.  Some of these stamps, published in the Observer and on the Guardian website, celebrate the foundation of the ‘Ukrainian Insurgent Army’ (UPA) in 1942. This organisation actively participated in the mass extermination of Jews and Poles during the Nazi occupation of Ukraine in World War Two.  

  • Tories face ‘heavy reckoning’

    ‘This Tory government will face a heavy reckoning for its disastrous response to the COVID-19 crisis’, Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths told the party’s online executive committee meeting at the weekend.  He pointed out that that Britain had the second highest death rate for the virus in the world – second only to Belgium which includes suspected as well as confirmed cases – and, micro-states aside, the ninth lowest testing rate. He also cited a recent survey published by the Economist Intelligence Unit which put Britain second from bottom of a league table of 21 OECD countries in their response to the crisis after taking account of populations risk factors such as obesity, age profile and international mobility.  

  • Venezuela will appeal decision of English court

    The Executive Vice-president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, denounced this Thursday the new actions by the criminal network led by opposition deputy Juan Guaidó to appropriate the resources of the South American country abroad, following the decision of a first-class English court instance of denying access to President Nicolás Maduro to international gold reserves deposited in the Bank of England.

  • Joint List Urges Major British Parties to Oppose Annexation

    Joint List IsraelThe Joint List called on Britain’s biggest political parties to vigorously oppose Israel’s plans to annex parts of the Palestinian occupied West Bank. The two letters, dated June 26 were penned by Hadash MK Yousef Jabareen, the head of the Joint List’s international relations committee, and were sent to the UK Conservative party leader, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and the Labour party’s leader, Sir Keir Starmer. In the letters, the Joint List parliamentarians said the UK needed to “actively oppose” attempts by Israel to unilaterally annex territory.

  • Build working class unity, says veteran anti-apartheid campaigner

    At a Black Lives Matter rally today (13 June) in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, the rally’s organiser, Morning Star supporter Pete Stevenson, read out this stirring message from veteran anti-apartheid campaigner and communist Ken Keable. There were over 200 people at the rally and the message was warmly received. Social distancing was strictly observed.

    Message from Mr Ken Keable of Stoke-sub-Hamdon, Somerset

  • Foreign Minister Arreaza denounces British ambassador masked destabilizing purpose of his visit to Venezuela

    Minister of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza debunked a statement made by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) that ensures UK ambassador informed the Bolivarian Government, during a visit to the country, about the “Venezuela Reconstruction Unit,” created by the FCO.

    “The United Kingdom lies. They never mentioned a Venezuelan Reconstruction Unit, nor would we have allowed it. We learnt of it through The Canary. They masked the destabilizing purpose of their visit with false internal meetings with their Embassy,” wrote the Venezyelsn diplomat on his Twitter account @jaarreaza.

  • Britain must confront its racist and imperialist past

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    “Britain must confront its racist and imperialist past. In order to fully recognise the problems of racism in Britain and its continued imperialist role, it is absolutely necessary that Britain confronts its racist and imperialist past – says the Young Communist League and the Communist Party’s Anti Racist Commission.

  • CP attack class-based racism and call for nationalisation to save jobs

    ‘The vicious killing of George Floyd has highlighted the racism that still pervades developed capitalist societies and their state institutions’, Mollie Brown declared at the Communist Party of Britain’s executive committee meeting this weekend.  She pointed to recent examples of the deaths and serious injuries of black detainees in police custody in Britain, the US and France which, she suggested, were also related to the use of dangerous restraint techniques that were used disproportionately against black and working-class people. 

  • Communists urge mass movement for Covid-19 Battles

    ‘Of course people are angry that Tory government adviser Dominic Cummings has broken the rules that most other people have kept’, Mollie Brown told the Communist Party’s political committee on Wednesday evening (May 27). 

    ‘They sense that we are not “all in it together” and that there’s one set of rules for the rich and powerful and another for the rest of us’, she told the online meeting. 

  • GRIFFITHS on CHINA

    “Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths, today slammed the ex foreign secretaries seeking to stir up further social unrest in Hong Kong, “Britain’s empire in the Far East is dead and the sooner these backward-looking politicians realise it, the better it will be for friendly and mutually beneficial relations between our countries.

  • BCV sues the Bank of England for illegal withholding of Venezuelan gold

    This Thursday, May 28, the hearing between the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) and the Bank of England will continue in London due to the refusal of the British financial organization to deliver part of the gold belonging to the Venezuelan State, said the president of the issuing entity, Calixto Ortega Sánchez.