10 | 07 | 2020
  • 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

    JOINT ARAF and YCL STATEMENT

    “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.

  • Venezuela will bring those involved in gold stripping at the Bank of England before the International Criminal Court

    The Executive Vice-president of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, reported on Tuesday that next Thursday, May 28, the Bolivarian Government will assume a hearing in the English courts on a lawsuit filed on May 14 by the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) against the Bank of England, for the illegal retention of gold reserves valued at approximately one billion dollars.

  • Open letter to all working people from the Communist Party

    Dear comrade, sister or brother,

    The Communist Party is writing to you as one of the millions of people whose work keeps our society going in good times and bad.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the value of all those workers who have continued to provide the goods and services that we all need to survive.

  • 1945 and its aftermath – an eyewitness remembers

    Communist Party veteran DAVID GROVE remembers celebrating victory over fascism 75 years ago, and asks why the bright promise of 1945 went unfulfilled.

    OR anyone, like me, born in the 1920s, the year 1945 was, politically, the most exciting of our lives. And it was probably the most critical year in human history.

    Worldwide there was victory over fascism, and in Britain Labour won the general election with a big majority on a radical manifesto.

  • 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two

    Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths said today (May 8), “Today is a special day. A day to celebrate with joy the triumph of democracy, independence and liberation in Europe over the deadly force of fascism, on May 8 and 9,1945.

  • Britain's communists condemn Venezuela coup attempt

    Communist Party of Britain international secretary John Foster has issued the following statement today (May 5 2020)

    The Communist Party of Britain condemns the attempted infiltration of armed mercenaries into Venezuelan territory on 4 May reportedly acting for the US-backed usurper Juan Guaido. The attack demonstrates the criminal irresponsibility of the US government in funding and supporting Guaido’s terrorist organisation and for maintaining its blockade of the sovereign state of Venezuela at the time of an unprecedented health emergency.

  • Long live International Workers Day!

    On this International Workers’ Day, the coronavirus crisis has demonstrated, in stark and dramatic ways, that it is the labour power of the working class – whether by hand or brain – which makes our society function.

    We could manage without the bankers, the speculators, the property tycoons, the wealthy shareholders – but our society would collapse in one week without the workers who provide our essential industries and services. Capitalism’s bankers and financiers and billionaires like Richard Branson have their begging bowls out for public money when their system is in crisis – yet they take evey opportunity to live as tax exiles overseas to avoid paying tax.

  • “Urgent need for a stronger Communist party”

    ‘Yet, at this very time, the pro-capitalist forces in the Labour Party are triumphant behind new leader Keir Starmer, determined to push the party back to the mushy middle-ground and marginalise the left’, he warned.

    Mr Johnson said the recent internal report on anti-Semitism in the Labour Party recounted a ‘horror story’ of abuse, sabotage and betrayal of the party and its former leader Jeremy Corbyn and his team’.

  • COVID crisis and Labour's right-turn show urgent need for stronger Communist Party

    'The coronavirus exposes the fundamentally anti-social nature of capitalism with its corporate greed and market anarchy', Steve Johnson told the Communist Party's political committee online on Wednesday evening April 22). 'Yet, at this very time, the pro-capitalist forces in the Labour Party are triumphant behind new leader Keir Starmer, determined to push the party back to the mushy middle-ground and marginalise the left', he warned. Mr Johnson said the recent internal report on anti-Semitism in the Labour Party recounted a 'horror story' of abuse, sabotage and betrayal of the party and its former leader Jeremy Corbyn and his team'. 'Staff misconduct would normally be a purely internal matter', Mr Johnson remarked, 'but this was on a scale which - together with Starmer's disastrous anti-Brexit policy - fatally undermined Labour's General Election chances last December, robbing the people of Britain of a government whose values and priorities would have been fundamentally different in the current COVID-19 crisis'.

  • Lenin

    From its formation 100 years ago, the Communist Party in Britain has based itself on the principles of Marx, Engels and Lenin. In particular, Lenin's teachings on the state, revolution, imperialism, the national question, the party and working class power have enriched Marxism and informed, educated and inspired many millions of Communists across the globe. Today, the principles of Marxism-Leninism remain the basis of our revolutionary programme Britain's Road to Socialism. The best way to honour the memory of Lenin is to join and help strengthen the Communist Party of Britain as a proud and integral contingent of the international Communist movement.

  • Labour's leaked report records a class struggle for control of the party

    Labour’s 2015-20 leader Jeremy Corbyn flanked by his deputy Tom Watson, who is repeatedly referenced as engaged in plots to undermine him in a newly leaked internal report

    Morning Star, 13th April 2020

    HUGE numbers of Labour Party members will back Fire Brigades Union leader Matt Wrack in demanding action over Labour’s leaked internal report on the handling of anti-semitism complaints.

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