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 Weekly Worker is a champion of open polemic, regularly and willingly opening up its pages to those with whom some would strongly disagree – not just in extensive letters columns, but in the main body of the paper. Only through rigorous, no-holds-barred debate can ideas be tested and if necessary amended, qualified or corrected.
The school for the thinking left, with lots of time for genuine debate and discussion. 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 contributions and disagreements from the audience. Organised by the CPGB and Labour Party Marxists.
Independent marxists fighting to transform the Labour Party into an instrument for working class advance and international socialism. LPM fights for Labour to become an umbrella organisation for all trade unions, socialist groups and pro-working class partisans – a United Front of a special kind and a party of the whole working class movement led by principled and disciplined Marxists.
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. The initiative for HOPI came from a number of Iranian exile organisations in 2005 and is now supported by groups and individuals from all over the world.
The Online Communist Forum meets every Sunday and discusses politics and current events from a communist point of view in the form of a report from the Provisional Central Committee of the CPGB or a special speaker on a given subject. To listen to them you can visit our SoundCloud page or on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and in any podcast app. Videos of our guest speaker ‘Special OCFs’ can be found on our YouTube channel.
Special OCF – ‘NEP, the banning of factions and Kronstadt – the turning point in the Russian Revolution?’
Sunday March 7, 5pm ‘NEP, the banning of factions and Kronstadt – the turning point in the Russian Revolution?’ Speaker: Mike Macnair Register here Upcoming OCFs: Sunday march 14, 5pm ‘A week in politics’ Political report and discussion from CPGB’s Provisional Central Committee Sunday March 21, 5pm ‘German communism and the March Action 1921’ Speaker: Read more about Special OCF – ‘NEP, the banning of factions and Kronstadt – the turning point in the Russian Revolution?’[…]
Jacobin’s Europe Editor David Broder addresses the Online Communist Forum on Sunday February 21 2021. For more from David Broder, you can find his recent articles in the Weekly Worker here You can find more videos from the CPGB on 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 Misuses of Antonio Gramsci’ with David Broder[…]
New YouTube video – ‘50 years since Siakhal, 42 years since the Iranian Revolution’ organised by Hands Off the People of Iran
This is the video of a Webinar organised by Hands Off the People of Iran to commemorate two significant events in modern Iranian history. The speakers are Yassamine Mather and Hamed Sheibani. For more Marxist analysis of Iran and the Middle East from Yassamine mather, see her recent articles in the Weekly Worker here Hands Read more about New YouTube video – ‘50 years since Siakhal, 42 years since the Iranian Revolution’ organised by Hands Off the People of Iran[…]
Originally published in WW1332 28.01.2021 which can be found here Honing and updating January 23 saw the first online aggregate of 2021, attended by members and supporters of the Communist Party of Great Britain and Labour Party Marxists. In December we commenced a review of the CPGB’s Draft programme,1 and this month we considered updates to sections Read more about Report on the January 23rd joint meeting of CPGB and Labour Party Marxists[…]
Chris Knight addresses the Online Communist Forum on January 24 2021 on the anthropology of the late David Graeber (1959-2020). Chris Knight is a British anthropologist and high-profile political activist. He became a lecturer in anthropology at the University of East London in 1989 and a professor at the same institution in 2000. Knight is a Read more about New YouTube video – ‘The Anthropology of David Graeber’ with Chris Knight[…]
New YouTube video – ‘The Netherlands – the Struggle for Marxism in the Socialist Party’ with Emil and Agata
Agata and Emil, Marxist 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[…]
Originally published in WW1330 14.01.2021 which can be found here Open and honest debate Last weekend saw the first Winter Communist University, conducted under the broad heading, ‘After the US presidential election: consequences and considerations’. The CPGB’s Communist University has been a regular feature of the leftwing summer for more than 30 years, but this Read more about Report of Communist University Winter 2021[…]
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’[…]