OCF video – ‘German Communism and the March Action of 1921’ With Ben Lewis

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 OCF video – ‘German Communism and the March Action of 1921’ With Ben Lewis[…]

OCF 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 OCF video – ‘NEP, the banning of factions and Kronstadt – the turning point in the Russian Revolution?’ With Mike Macnair[…]

OCF video – ‘The Misuses of Antonio Gramsci’ with David Broder

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 OCF video – ‘The Misuses of Antonio Gramsci’ with David Broder[…]

OCF 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 OCF video – ‘50 years since Siakhal, 42 years since the Iranian Revolution’ organised by Hands Off the People of Iran[…]

Report on the January 23 joint meeting of CPGB and Labour Party Marxists

The January 23 2021 CPGB aggregate included CPGB members as well as non voting guests and LPM comrades. This report was originally published in WW1332, which can be found here Honing and updating January 23 saw the first online aggregate of 2021, attended by members and supporters of the Communist Party of Great Britain and Read more about Report on the January 23 joint meeting of CPGB and Labour Party Marxists[…]

OCF video – ‘The Anthropology of David Graeber’ with Chris Knight

Chris Knight addresses the Online Communist Forum on January 24 2021 on the anthropology of the late David Graeber (1959-2020). 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 at the same institution in 2000. Knight is a Read more about OCF video – ‘The Anthropology of David Graeber’ with Chris Knight[…]

OCF video – ‘The Netherlands: the Struggle for Marxism in the Socialist Party’ with Emil and Agata

Agata and Emil, Marxist activists in the Socialist Party in the Netherlands, address the January 17 2021 Online Communist Forum about the recent crisis that has engulfed the party. This crisis has followed from the expulsion of mainly younger and critical members, as well as the party leadership’s removal of funding for ROOD, the party’s Read more about OCF video – ‘The Netherlands: the Struggle for Marxism in the Socialist Party’ with Emil and Agata[…]

Report of Communist University Winter 2021

This report was originally published in WW1330, which can be found here Open and honest debate Last weekend saw the first Winter Communist University, conducted under the broad heading, ‘After the US presidential election: consequences and considerations’. The CPGB’s Communist University has been a regular feature of the leftwing summer for more than 30 years, Read more about Report of Communist University Winter 2021[…]

Communist University Winter 2021 – videos now available on our YouTube channel

Session 1 – ‘The crisis in the United States and Prospects for the Left’ with Donald Parkinson from Cosmonaut magazine Session 2 – ‘System and hegemons – can relative decline be reversed?’ with Hillel Ticktin from Critique magazine Session 3 – ‘The continuing ethnic cleansing of Palestine’ with Author and Historian Ilan Pappé Session 4 Read more about Communist University Winter 2021 – videos now available on our YouTube channel[…]