20 | 06 | 2019
  • Marxism in the 21st Century and the Future for World Socialism

    ROBERT GRIFFITHS spoke at a conference in Shenzhen, China, last week on 'Marxism in the 21st Century and the Future for World Socialism'. Here is his speech:

    In Das Kapital, Marx explained how and why — as the result of capital accumulation and technological advance — capitalism creates a 'disposable industrial reserve army' from dispossessed, displaced and redundant workers.

    Today, capitalism reproduces this reserve army on an ever-growing scale. Uneven development, Third World debt bondage, the deregulation of labour markets, accelerating technological change — together with large population movements caused by imperialist war and climate change — have added scores of millions of migrant workers and refugees to that army.

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  • European peace groups discuss key challenges

    REPRESENTATIVES of peace organisations from 13 coun­tries gathered in London at the weekend for the annual European meeting of the World Peace Council (WPC).

    It was hosted this year by the British Peace Assembly (BPA), a WPC affiliate. The BPA and the regional co-ordinator, the Por­tuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation, jointly chaired the discussions.

    The meeting at the Marx Memorial Library opened with an address by guest speaker Jamshid Ahmadi, who is the WPC vice-president and presi­dent of the Association for the defence of Peace, Solidarity and Democracy in Iran.

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  • Communists celebrate Marx in China

    Seventy Communist parties from 50 countries have been meeting in Shenzhen, China, this week to mark 'The Historical Contribution of Karl Marx and the Contemporary Significance of Marxism'.

    Launching the conference, International Minister Song Tao said the event 'demonstrates the firm commitment of the Communist Party of China to maintain and develop the scientific theory of Karl Marx in the 21st century'.

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  • CPB General Secretary addresses Moscow conference

    ROBERT GRIFFITHS, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Britain, participated in this weekend's conference in Moscow on 'Marx's Capital and its Impact on World Development'. This is the text of his speech:

    In 1867, Marx wrote to Johann Becker that Das Kapital would be 'without question the most terrible MISSILE that has yet been hurled at the heads of the bourgeoisie'.

    Ever since, Capital has armed the working class with the Theory of Surplus Value, explaining why and how labour power is exploited to the profit of the capitalist class.

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  • Victory over fascism – Don't let it rise again

    ON 8 May 1945 the wartime allies, Britain, the Soviet Union and the United States, declared victory over fascism in Europe. Approximately 50 million people had been killed in the war - half of them civilians and almost half within the borders of the Soviet Union. Many millions died in the concentration camps: Communists, Socialists, all those opposing fascism and up to six million Jews, Roma and gays, victims of a hate-filled ideology designed to divide working people.

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  • Important demonstration of KKE’s Cyprus Organization in front of the British base in Akrotiri

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    A combative demonstration against any kind of facilitation of the new massacre was held by the KKE Party Organizations in Cyprus on Sunday, April 15th, in front of the British base from where in the early hours of Saturday morning the aircrafts that attacked Syrian positions took off.

    The combative call of the KKE was met with the positive response of many workers during the leaflet distribution that was held on Saturday in workplaces and in the center of Nicosia and of Larnaka, with massive participation. 

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  • Communists condemn reckless and illegal aggression in Syria

    The Communist Party of Britain unreservedly condemns the latest act of aggression in Syria by Britain, the USA and France today (April 14). International law cannot be upheld by breaching the most important articles of the United Nations Charter, which ban unprovoked military attacks by one member state upon another.

    As the post-World War Two Nuremberg Tribunal ruled: 'To initiate a war of aggression is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime, differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole'.

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  • Syrian Army General Command: US, British and French aggression with 110 missiles on Syrian targets, air defense downs most of them

    SANAThe General Command of the Army and Armed Forces stressed Saturday that most of the missiles fired by the US, Britain and France tripartite aggression on Syrian targets in Damascus and outside it were shot down.

    The General Command announced that a tripartite aggression was carried out at 03:55 a.m. (at local time) by the US, Britain and France through firing 110 missiles towards Syrian targets in Damascus and outside it.

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  • Syrian Air defense confronts the US, French and British aggression on Syria

    SANASyrian air defense confronted on Saturday a tripartite aggression launched by the US, France and Britain on a number of sites in the surroundings of Damascus and Homs.

    SANA reporter said that the aggression targeted the Research Center in Barzeh and warehouses for the Syrian Arab army in Homs where the air defense intercepted several missiles and downed them.

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  • 'Left must mobilise to stop Syria war', says CP

    Britain's peace movement must step up to stop the government racing into a “potentially disastrous” war in Syria, the Communist Party’s political committee heard on Wednesday night.

    Ben Chacko told the committee that despite a lack of evidence to back up claims relating to the alleged chemical weapons attack on Douma, the media were showing “no restraint” — for example attributing claims of the number of deaths and injuries to the World Health Organisation when the WHO itself said its figures had been provided by rebel groups on the ground.

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  • Don't take us into another illegal war

    Morning Star, 13/04/2018Morning Star, 13/04/2018OPPOSITION leaders and MPs are warning Theresa May against backing the United States in its threatened military action against Syria’s government without Parliament being allowed a say.

    They have been demanding a Commons debate and vote before any new military action takes place, but Ms May sidelined Parliament ytoday and called an emergency Cabinet meeting instead.

    There are signs that she is preparing to join US-led air strikes against Syrian government targets after claiming that “all the indications” were that President Bashar al-Assad’s forces were responsible for an alleged chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Douma last weekend.

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  • CP of Ireland exposes hypocrisy of NATO-EU and servility of Irish government on the Russian agent case

    Communist Party of Ireland issued a statement after expulsion of a Russian diplomat calling it as 'servility' of the Irish government and reminded the historical crimes of NATO-EU.

    A statement on 29 March 2018 by the Communist Party of Ireland (CPI) with the title ‘Positive and active neutrality versus NATO and the EU’ was published in the Socialist VoiceApril issue.

    The statement discussed the decision by the Irish government to expel a Russian diplomat as part of a co-ordinated response by EU and NATO member-countries after the suspicious chemical attack on a former Russian double agent. The CPI identified the decision as ‘another example of how far the Irish establishment has aligned this state with their military strategies’. 

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  • 'Tories trying to switch agenda', CP insists

    Rather, they prefer to whip up 'nationalist hysteria' against a foreign enemy in which anyone who questions attacks on Russia or challenges higher British spending on armaments will be accused of treachery.

    'This was the trap set for Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party leadership and then supported by right-wing Labour MPs', Mr Foster accused.

    But the Labour leader had been right to insist that the British government should provide 'clear evidence' for its claims of Russian involvement in the Salisbury attack on a former spy and his daughter.

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  • "EU destroying social democracy", claim Communists

    'All of them have identified themselves closely with the EU and its disastrous neoliberal orientation in favour of austerity, privatisation and so-called "free market" policies that are destroying public services, the welfare state, collective bargaining, job security and social well-being', the CP international secretary continued.

    'It would be madness, therefore, for the Labour Party to commit itself to any future arrangements binding Britain to EU single market rules that would prevent a left-led government from pursuing its popular manifesto programme', Mr Foster insisted.

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  • Labour movement must speak up for EU 'third option'

    The labour movement is failing to voice the interests of workers and their families in the Brexit debate, according to Britain's Communists.

    'Echoing the fears and aspirations of the CBI, the Institute of the Directors and the City of London casino is not the same as speaking up for working class interests', general secretary Robert Griffiths told the Communist Party's political committee on Wednesday evening.

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  • ‘Brexit negotiations can’t resume until ‘guarantees’ are honoured – Anderson

    The British Government is attempting to renege on its commitment to prevent a hard border in Ireland and the EU should insist Brexit negotiations cannot move to the next phase until they do so, Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said.

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  • Adams expresses concern at border checks warning from Barnier

    Sinn Féin President and Louth TD Gerry Adams has expressedconcern at the warning from EU negotiator Michel Barnier that border checks are‘unavoidable’ as a result of the British government’s failure to agree progresson the transition arrangements following Brexit next March.

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  • Letter of support and solidarity

    Dear Comrade Zyuganov, 

    BEST WISHES TO THE CANDIDATE OF THE CPRF IN THE 2018 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 

    The Executive Committee of the Communist Party of Britain sends its best wishes to the Communist Party of the Russia Federation for the success of Comrade Grudinin in the forthcoming presidential elections.

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  • »Don't take eyes off the Imperialist wrecking ball« say communists

    The media's 'Trump, Trump, Trump' obsession is attracting attention away from what imperialism is actually doing around the world', Liz Payne told the Communist Party executive committee last weekend.

    The party's chair said that the major imperialist powers, led by the USA but also including Britain and France, were spreading conflict and terror in their vain efforts to solve a 'systemic crisis' of international capitalism by intensified domination, super-exploitation and a 'war economy'.

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  • Statement on repression in Iran from the Communist Party of Britain

    The Communist Party of Britain strongly condemns the mass arrests in Iran, now estimated at over 2,000, and expresses grave concern at the reported torture of detainees. The party’s general secretary Rob Griffiths has lodged an official protest with the UK Representative of the Islamic Republic. The British party sends its solidarity to the Tudeh Party of Iran, the country’s party of working people.

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