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.
Report on the 202312 CPGB AGM which which was held on February 12 and discussed political perspectives and voted for our Provisional Central Committee. This report was originally published in WW1430, which can be found here. The agreed Perspectives document can also be found on our website here Period of complex contradictions CPGB members met on February Read more about Report of the 2023 CPGB AGM[…]
Introduced, debated, amended and agreed at February 12 AGM of CPGB members. This document as well as a report of the AGM was published in Weekly Worker 1430
Joint statement was issued by the CPGB’s Provisional Central Committee and the Board of the Communist Platform (Netherlands-Belgium) after they met on January 18 to discuss Ukraine and the necessity of combatting social-imperialism
This report was originally published in WW1426, which can be found here. Recordings of all of the CU talks can be found on the CPGB YouTube channel Their socialism and ours This year’s Winter Communist University, held online over the weekend of January 13‑15, was our most successful yet. Comrades from Britain, Ireland, the USA, Read more about Report of Communist University 2023 Winter[…]
This resolution was unanimously agreed at the December 8 CPGB members’ aggregate and was originally published in WW1423 as part of the aggregate report, which can be found here
Report on the December 8 CPGB aggregate which discussed the war in Ukraine and criticised of the sort of unity being pursued by comrades in the Netherlands. This report was originally published in WW1423, which can be found here No unity with scabs The December 8 aggregate of CPGB members and invited supporters, from both Britain and Read more about Report of the December 8 CPGB aggregate[…]
Tony Greenstein addresses the December 11 Online Communist forum with a talk on his new book ‘Zionism during the holocaust: the weaponisation of memory in the service of state and nation’. Comrade Tony has written many articles for the Weekly Worker on the subject of Israel, Zionism, and much more
‘Jesus: man-god or apocalyptic revolutionary?’ Sunday December 18, 5pm Speaker: Jack Conrad Join us on Zoom via the link 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. Videos of our special guest OCFs can be viewed on the CPGB YouTube channel Read more about Next OCF – ‘Jesus: man-god or apocalyptic revolutionary?’ with Jack Conrad[…]
OCF Video – ‘The strange return of Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel’s structural shift to the far right’ with Moshé Machover
Following the latest round of elections in Israel, Moshé Machover assesses the new state of play in Israeli politics at the November 27 Online Communist Forum
Report on the November 12 CPGB aggregate which discussed Iran, political prospects in Britain, and developments on the left in the Netherlands. This report was originally published in WW1419, which can be found here Open polemics cauterise Last weekend an online aggregate meeting of CPGB members, Labour Party Marxists supporters and invited guests discussed a number of Read more about Report of the November 12 CPGB aggregate[…]