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.
Sunday May 16, 5pm – ‘Ulster unionism in crisis’ Speaker: Kevin Bean Register in advance for this webinar here Future OCFs: Sunday May 23, 5pm – ‘A week in politics’ Political report and discussion from CPGB’s Provisional Central Committee Register in advance for this webinar here For further information or the Zoom links to future sessions, please email Read more about Next OCF – ‘Ulster unionism in crisis’[…]
This report was originally published in WW1346, which can be found here Coups, putsches and revolutions Organised by the CPGB and Labour Party Marxists, Spring 2021 CU, was designed, in part, to cast a sharp light on the momentous January 6 events in Washington. Titled ‘Coups, putsches and revolutions’, its aim was, though, designed not just Read more about Report of Communist University Spring 2021[…]
Report on the ongoing programmatic debate within the CPGB as it makes tweaks to the Draft Programme. This report was originally published in WW1344, which can be found here Back to nature On April 18 Communist Party members met online to discuss section 3.3 of our Draft programme,1 which details immediate demands relating to the environment. The Read more about Report of the April 18 CPGB members’ aggregate[…]
Dr Mohsen Shahmanesh addresses the April 11 Online Communist Forum. You can find articles written by Mohsen on the Weekly Worker website here more videos of our special OCFs are available on the CPGB YouTube channel And don’t forget to tune in to all our upcoming events live, you can find out more on Read more about New YouTube video – ‘Covid-19 update: will it be over by Christmas?’ With Dr Mohsen Shahmanesh[…]
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This week marks the centenary of the German Communist Party’s fateful ‘March Action’, which led to around one hundred deaths, the arrest of thousands of working-class militants and around 100,000 people resigning from the party. To mark the anniversary, Ben Lewis spoke at a special Online Communist Forum dedicated to the issue. To read Paul Read more about Video – ‘German Communism and the March Action of 1921’ With Ben Lewis[…]
Video – ‘NEP, the banning of factions and Kronstadt – the turning point in the Russian Revolution?’ With Mike Macnair
Mike Macnair addresses the 7 March Online Communist Forum. Mike Macnair is a member of the Provisional Central Committee of the CPGB and is also a prolific writer for the Weekly Worker, you can find his may articles on the WW archive. He is the author of the book Revolutionary Strategy (2008) which is available Read more about Video – ‘NEP, the banning of factions and Kronstadt – the turning point in the Russian Revolution?’ With Mike Macnair[…]
The CPGB 2021 AGM was held on February 28 and included CPGB members as well as non voting guests and LPM comrades. This report was originally published in WW1332, which can be found here Looking beyond the pandemic Comrades from Labour Party Marxists were among the invited guests last Sunday at the CPGB’s AGM, held Read more about Report of the 2021 AGM of the CPGB[…]
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 Video – ‘The Misuses of Antonio Gramsci’ with David Broder[…]
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 Video – ‘50 years since Siakhal, 42 years since the Iranian Revolution’ organised by Hands Off the People of Iran[…]