Who we are and what we do
Welcome to the Communist Party of Great Britain! We are a revolutionary political organisation that fights to create in Britain a genuine mass Communist Party cohered around a genuine communist programme, and for communist leadership of the workers movement in Britain, Europe and internationally. Our goal is to overthrow capitalism and build a communist society free from the exploitation and oppression that characterise all class societies.
Below is an overview of our main activities and organisations we support.
As a polemical platform, the Weekly Worker features debate on and between the far left.
The school for the thinking left. This is our annual event in August where the “Weekly Worker goes live” for a week, with speakers from all kinds of backgrounds and lively discussion and disagreements from the audience.
Independent marxists fighting to transform the Labour Party into an instrument for working class advance and international socialism.
Hands Off the People of Iran campaigns for the lifting of sanctions and against threats of war. At the same time it practises solidarity with socialist, democratic movements fighting Iran’s theocratic regime.
Listen to our podcast, Communist Forum, at our soundcloud page.
New YouTube video – ‘The Netherlands – the Struggle for Marxism in the Socialist Party’ with Emil and Agata
Agata and Emil, Marxists activists in the Socialist Party in the Netherlands, address the January 17 2021 Online Communist Forum about the recent crisis that has engulfed the party. This crisis has followed from the expulsion of mainly younger and critical members, as well as the party leadership’s removal of funding for Rood, the party’s Read more about New YouTube video – ‘The Netherlands – the Struggle for Marxism in the Socialist Party’ with Emil and Agata[…]
Sunday January 24 5pm Speaker: Chris Knight Sunday January 31 5pm ‘A week in politics’ Political report and discussion from the CPGB’s Provisional Central Committee Please email email@example.com for the Zoom links. For more events by the CPGB, check out our events page here Videos of our previous ‘Special OCFs’ can be found on Read more about Special OCF – ‘The anthropology of David Graeber’[…]
Session 1 – ‘The crisis in the United States and Prospects for the Left’ with Donald Parkinson from Cosmonaut magazine Session 2 – ‘System and hegemons – can relative decline be reversed?’ with Hillel Ticktin from Critique magazine Session 3 – ‘The continuing ethnic cleansing of Palestine’ with Author and Historian Ilan Pappé Session 4 Read more about Communist University Winter 2021 – videos now available on our YouTube channel[…]
Jack Conrad was the founder editor of The Leninist, which was first published in November 1981. He has contributed numerous articles to the Weekly Worker and written a number of books and pamphlets, the latest being the second edition of ‘Fantastic reality‘, his book on Marxism and the politics of religion. For more videos from Read more about New YouTube video: Jack Conrad – ‘The Revolutionary Jesus’[…]
Oxford University historian Dr Marc Mulholland speaks at the Sunday 14 December 2020 Online Communist Forum on the subject of ‘Ireland’s conservative revolution’ and whether or not we should describe the movement in the 1920s as a revolution or war. For more videos from the CPGB, check out our YouTube page here And don’t forget to Read more about New YouTube video: Marc Mulholland – ‘Ireland’s conservative revolution’[…]
Australian historian Andrew Bonnell speaks at the Sunday 22 November 2020 Online Communist Forum to introduce his newly published study, ‘Red Banners, Books and Beer Mugs: The Mental World of German Social Democrats, 1863-1914’. The hardback is available to buy on Amazon and an affordable paperback version will be published by Haymarket Books in Autumn Read more about New YouTube video: Andrew Bonnell – The Mental World of the Pre-1914 SPD[…]
Originally published in WW1324 19.11.2020 which can be found here Our strategic orientation The meeting of CPGB and LPM comrades, which took place online on November 15, focused on two recent key events: the US elections; and the failure of Jeremy Corbyn and the official Labour left. The first item was introduced by comrade Mike Read more about Report on the November 15th joint meeting of CPGB and Labour Party Marxists[…]
In the run-up to the US Presidential Elections, American comrades Parker McQueeny and Jonah Martell of Cosmonaut Magazine addressed an Online Communist Forum co-organised by the CPGB and Labour Party Marxists For more videos from the CPGB, check out our YouTube page here And don’t forget to tune in to all our upcoming events live, you Read more about New YouTube video: The US Elections and the crisis in the Democratic Socialists of America[…]
On the 103rd anniversary of the Russian Revolution, historian Lars T Lih outlines how the underlying strategic unity of the Bolsheviks marked them out as an organisation in 1917, allowing them to set the revolutionary agenda and take power in October For more videos from the CPGB, check out our YouTube page here And don’t Read more about New YouTube video: Lars T Lih – The Bolshevik Path to Power[…]
‘World revolution and the Third International’ Grigory Zinoviev’s speech to the pivotal Halle Congress of the Independent Social Democratic party of Germany on October 20 1920. To commemorate the centenary of Zinoviev’s speech we publish it in English online for the first time thanks to Ben Lewis. You can also find his corresponding Weekly Worker Read more about First English translation: Zinoviev’s Halle speech[…]