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.
‘A week in politics’ Sunday August 7 5pm Political report from CPGB’s Provisional Central Committee and discussion Join us on Zoom via the link here Communist University summer 2022 August 13th – 20th School for the thinking left. 22 sessions held in person and online on the subject of ‘war and peace’ Full timetable, location, Read more about Next OCF – ‘A week in politics’[…]
Theme: ‘War and peace’ SATURDAY AUGUST 13 – SATURDAY AUGUST 20 22 sessions held in-person at a Central London venue and online Zoom registration links will be available shortly CU 2022 Summer FINAL TIMETABLE Date Start time (BST) Session Saturday 13th 12:00 AM Registration (in person only) 2:00 PM What is war? Speaker: Jack Conrad 5:00 PM Read more about Communist University 2022 Summer – FINAL TIMETABLE and ZOOM REGISTRATION now available[…]
Ben Lewis addresses the June 26th Online Communist Forum on the little explored paper Die Gleichheit, its role in the women’s movement in Germany and the Second International as well as its legacy for communists today
Report on the June 19 CPGB aggregate which discussed Ukraine, Imperialism and our 2022 Summer Offensive. This report was originally published in WW1400, which can be found here Experience and expectations The latest developments in the war in Ukraine and the implications for the politics of the left were amongst the topics considered at the June 19 Read more about Report of the June 19 CPGB aggregate[…]
In 1993 members of the CPGB were involved in a fierce battle over the question of democratic centralism. In Problems of communist organisation Jack Conrad raises the call for all communists to be united through democratic centralism in one Party
Kevin Bean and Anne McShane address the May 15th Online Communist Forum on the result of the Stormont elections in the Six Counties as well as the wider constitutional crisis, the state of the left north and south of the border, and the prospects for Irish unification.
Report on the May 7 CPGB aggregate which discussed Ukraine and our plans for Communist University and fundraising. This report was originally published in WW1395, which can be found here Time to rebel! The central message from the May 7 aggregate meeting of CPGB members and invited guests was: now is the time to begin a real fightback Read more about Report of the May 7 CPGB aggregate[…]
Mike Macnair introduces his recent ‘Imperialism and the state’ series of Weekly Worker articles to the CPGB’s May 8th Online Communist Forum. Mike’s four-part series is essential background reading for this talk, they can be found as supplements to Weekly Worker 1387-1391
Mike Taber addresses the March 27th Online Communist Forum. Taber has edited and prepared a number of books related to the history of revolutionary and working-class movements. His latest book (Under the Socialist Banner: Resolutions of the Second International, 1889-1912) is the first English-language collection ever assembled of all the resolutions adopted by congresses of Read more about OCF video – ‘Debates in the Second International’[…]
This document was drafted and agreed by the PCC in response to the March 12 CPGB members’ aggregate and was originally published in WW1387 as part of the aggregate report