17 March 2020

Who we are

The Communist Party of Great Britain is 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.

We also host an annual summer school, the Communist University, which can be found here.

The Weekly Worker is a paper of Marxist polemic and unity featuring letters, debate, reports and news from a Marxist perspective. It can be found here.

Our history

The Leninist archive

The Leninist was a factional publication in the ‘official’ Communist Party of Great Britain, published from 1981 until 1992, and the predecessor both to today’s CPGB and the Weekly Worker.

Formation of the CPGB (1920)

A series of articles produced by regular Weekly Worker contributor William Sarsfield on the formation of the Communist Party of Great Britain in 1920, the events preceding and the immediate challenges it faced in a highly turbulent period that would go on to reshape the entire working class movement in Britain.

Reforging the CPGB (1981 – present)

A collection of articles from the Leninist and Weekly Worker that mark major chapters in the fight to reforge the Communist Party of Great Britain. Ranging from the factional struggle of the Leninists of the ‘official’ CPGB to save it from liquidation, to the fight to rebuild a genuinely Leninist organisation that mobilises the most advanced section of the proletarian class – one which deserves to be called a ‘Communist Party’.