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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

OCF video – ‘The crisis of Ulster unionism’

Dr Kevin Bean addresses the May 16 Online Communist Forum on ‘The crisis of Ulster unionism’. More videos of our special OCFs are available on the CPGB  YouTube channel and audio recordings of the CPGB PCC political reports can be found on our Soundcloud, Spotify and Apple Podcasts pages Don’t forget to tune in to Read more about OCF video – ‘The crisis of Ulster unionism’[…]

OCF video – ‘Covid-19 update: will it be over by Christmas?’ With Dr Mohsen Shahmanesh

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 OCF video – ‘Covid-19 update: will it be over by Christmas?’ With Dr Mohsen Shahmanesh[…]

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[…]