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.
Dr. Mohsen Shahmanesh addresses the November 28th Online Communist Forum
‘A week in politics’ Sunday December 5 5pm Political report and discussion from CPGB’s Provisional Central Committee Register in advance for this webinar here Other ways to watch: OCF is also livestreamed to our Facebook page Previous OCFs can be heard on the CPGB Spotify, Soundcloud and Apple Podcasts pages. Vidoes of our special guest OCFs can be viewed on Read more about Next OCF – ‘A week in politics’[…]
Report on the changing situation in the Labour Party as well as debate and voting on proposed tweaks to the CPGB’s Draft Programme. This report was originally published in WW1373, which can be found here Amending our programme At the November 21 aggregate we discussed amendments to the ‘Women’ section in the CPGB’s Draft programme. But the meeting began Read more about Report of the November 21 CPGB members’ aggregate[…]
Mike Macnair addresses the November 14th Online Communist Forum
Lars T. Lih addresses the October 31st Online Communist Forum
Report on the 2021 Labour Party conference as well as discussions on proposed tweaks to the CPGB’s Draft Programme. This report was originally published in WW1366, which can be found here Vigorous debate On Saturday October 2 we met to discuss our perspectives in the Labour Party and some suggested amendments to section 3.13 of the CPGB’s Draft Read more about Report of the October 2 CPGB members’ aggregate[…]
Kevin Bean of the Labour Party Marxists Steering Committee reports on the 2021 Labour Party conference to the October 3rd Online Communist Forum.
Session 1 – The Chatham House rule, safe spaces, noplatforming, and other such self-imposed barriers to socialism Speaker: Mike Macnair Mike Macnair is a member of the Provisional Central Committee of the CPGB and writes on a wide range of issues in the Weekly Worker. He is the author of the book Revolutionary Strategy (2008), Read more about CU2021 summer – All CU videos now online[…]
Report on Communist University 2021 summer, held online from Saturday August 14 to Sunday August 22. This report was originally published in WW1361, which can be found here Tackling the key issues With 27 sessions and a variety of international speakers, this year’s Summer Communist University covered many of the key issues currently facing the left globally. Read more about Report of Communist University 2021 summer[…]