Report of Communist University 2021 summer

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[…]

CU2021 summer – videos going up on CPGB YouTube channel

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 – videos going up on CPGB YouTube channel[…]

Report of the July 3 CPGB members’ aggregate

Report on discussions on the results of the Batley and Spen by-election as well as tweaks to the Draft Programme. This report was originally published in WW1355, which can be found here Politics not as usual Comrades from the CPGB and Labour Party Marxists, along with invited guests, met online on Saturday July 3 to discuss perspectives for Read more about Report of the July 3 CPGB members’ aggregate[…]

OCF video – ‘Free Speech and the Law’ with Mike Macnair

Mike Macnair speaks on bourgeois law, campus culture wars, toppling statues, freedom of the press and no-platforming. You can read articles he has written for the Weekly Worker here Mike Macnair is a member of the Provisional Central Committee of the CPGB and, “being an old-fashioned ex-Trot political hack”, writes on a wide range of Read more about OCF video – ‘Free Speech and the Law’ with Mike Macnair[…]

OCF video – ‘Communism in motion: has the worm turned?’ with Chris Knight

Anthropologist Chris Knight reviews his book Blood Relations: Menstruation and the Origins of Culture 30 years on. You can read articles he has written for the Weekly Worker here 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 Read more about OCF video – ‘Communism in motion: has the worm turned?’ with Chris Knight[…]

Report of the May 22 CPGB members’ aggregate

Report on discussions on the results of the May 6 elections as well as talks on proposed tweaks to the Draft Programme. This report was originally published in WW1349, which can be found here Where next after May 6? Comrades from the CPGB and Labour Party Marxists, together with invited guests, met online on May 22 to Read more about Report of the May 22 CPGB members’ aggregate[…]

OCF video – ‘Israel-Palestine aflame: the Marxist response’ with Moshé Machover and Yassamine Mather

Moshé Machover, born in Tel Aviv in 1936, is a mathematician and socialist activist who has been active in and written extensively on Middle-Eastern politics. In 1962 he co-founded the Israeli socialist organisation Matzpen. A collection of his essays on the Middle East, Israelis and Palestinians – Conflict and Resolution, is published by Haymarket Books. Moshé has also Read more about OCF video – ‘Israel-Palestine aflame: the Marxist response’ with Moshé Machover and Yassamine Mather[…]

All CU Spring 2021 videos now on YouTube

All of the videos from our recent Communist University Spring 2021 – as well as those of previous schools and recordings of our Special OCFs – are available on the CPGB YouTube channel Make sure that you like, share and subscribe! ‘Hitler’s beer hall putsch – a dress rehearsal for 1933?’ Speaker – Kevin Bean Read more about All CU Spring 2021 videos now on YouTube[…]