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Communist Party members who were delegates at the 2018 UCU Congress consider that developments at the Congress place the future of the union at risk.

We recognise that legitimate concerns have been raised about the conduct of the leadership in the current USS dispute and wider issues of union democracy. Congress is the forum to debate these issues, including holding elected officials to account.

However, Congress decided to proceed to debate motions containing unsubstantiated allegations about the general secretary, an employee of the union, and calling for her resignation and censure, which was in contradiction with procedures for dealing with such allegations agreed between UCU and the staff union Unite. This decision not...

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...

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...

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...

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...

'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...

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...

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...

Communist Party of BritainIn response to Tony Blair's statement on Brexit and the Labour Party today January 4, 2018), CPB General Secretary Robert Griffiths said:

Jeremy Corbyn should take no advice from a discredited charlatan whose contempt for public opinion is exceeded only by his contempt for honest and truthful government. Instead of a Tory Brexit, we need a Labour Brexit - not a betrayal of 17.4 million Leave...

In response to Tony Blair's statement on Brexit and the Labour Party today (January 4, 2018), CPB General Secretary Robert Griffiths said:

Jeremy Corbyn should take no advice from a discredited charlatan whose contempt for public opinion is exceeded only by his contempt for honest and truthful government. Instead of a Tory Brexit, we need a Labour Brexit - not a betrayal of 17.4 million Leave...

The Communist Party of Britain has condemned the Brexit Phase One agreement between the British government and the EU Commission announced today (December 8).

'This pro-big business, minority Tory regime is loyally carrying out the instructions of its EU Business Advisory Council to tie Britain to the EU single market for the foreseeable future, while paying through the nose for that dubious...

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