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Friday, 24 February 2017

PUBLIC MEETING THIS MONDAY

MANCHESTER COMMUNISTS DISCUSS THE CENTENARY OF THE 
FEBRUARY REVOLUTION 

Monday - 27th February 2017  7pm








Saturday, 21 January 2017

PUBLIC MEETING THIS MONDAY

The Communist Party of Britain will be holding a public meeting on 'Imperialism and the Middle' East this Monday 23rd January at the Friends Meeting House in Manchester.

A leading member of the Tudeh Party of Iran will address this meeting on this key issue of international politics, which takes in the civil war in Syria, imperialism in Iraq and elsewhere, the continuing Zionist oppression of the Palestinians, the situation in Iran, the struggle of the Kurds.

We will have copies of the Morning Star pamphlet based on contributions to the seminar organised in 2015 by the Coordinating Committee for Communist Parties in Britain and updated with the cooperation of the International Commission of the Party.

The meeting is free and will start at 7pm. All welcome

Friday, 6 January 2017

Class politics needed, say Communists


The left and labour movement in Britain are urgently in need of a return to 'class politics', according to Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths.

 He told the party's political committee on Wednesday evening that subjective and impressionistic views were in danger of misleading socialists and trade unionists to the benefit of big business and the far right.

In particular, he cited the warm response given in some quarters to a recent address delivered by Bank of England governor Mark Carney and the support of trade unions and Labour MPs to Britain's continued membership of the Single European Market. 'Mr Carney represents the interests of finance monopoly capital centred on the City of London, not those of workers whose real pay is lower that a decade ago', Mr Griffiths pointed out.

'He fully supports monetarist policies, including austerity cuts and bailouts for the bankers and speculators - but now he's worried that working class victims of capitalist globalisation and neoliberalism are turning against so-called free markets'.

Mr Griffiths pointed to the Long Term Asset Return Study published recently by the Deutsche Bank, which shows how workers in the advanced capitalist economies have been the biggest losers in the globalised labour market. The report also calls for greater political and economic integration in the EU.

'Everywhere, the ruling capitalist class is gearing up for a new, prolonged struggle to intensify the exploitation of flexible workers and defeat trade unions in order to seize the productivity gains', the CP leader argued.

Britain's communists called for a working class response including a coordinated wages offensive in both the private and public sectors. 'In particular, the labour movement should reject membership of - although not access to - the Single European Market which outlaws many of the policies necessary to plan the economy, regulate the labour market, rescue strategic industries and extend public ownership', Mr Griffiths insisted.

And he warned that by not taking class-based positions against pro-EU monopoly capital, questions of immigration and the EU would be used by the far right to weaken and split working class unity.

Reblogged via: Communist Party website

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Engels’ Beard sculpture to be unveiled next to flagship arts building

A colossal sculpture depicting Marxism co-founder Friedrich Engels will take centre stage outside a new £55m campus in Salford to inspire the next generation of artists, musicians and performers. Engels’ Beard – a five metre tall sculpture of the social philosopher – will also double up as a climbing wall for visitors when it is unveiled as part of the University of Salford’s futuristic New Adelphi creative arts building.

German radical Engels, who founded Marxism with Karl Marx, lived and worked in Salford in the 19th century, witnessing widespread poverty in the city’s slums.

His experience formed the basis of his famous work The Condition of The Working Class in England. Engels and Marx, who went on to write The Communist Party Manifesto, were also said to have regularly drunk together in the Crescent Pub in Salford, which is still open opposite the University.

The innovative sculpture shows the social scientist’s head and distinctive large bushy beard – also allowing people to climb to a viewing tower.

#engelsbeard

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Election address for Paul Ward

Your communist candidate says "I will fight for the vulnerable in Tameside and continue to campaign against the cuts imposed by a cruel, uncaring Tory government.

I will oppose privatisation, the imposition of academy status on schools and colleges and the so called Northern Powerhouse.

I will fight for a programme of affordable council homes, work with other local progressive members of the community, including other Labour councillors where appropriate, and campaign for fully funded public services by engaging with people to fight back against austerity.

As a Communist Party candidate, I will also fight to restore local democracy and to stand up for trade union rights"

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Thursday, 14 April 2016

Communist candidate to stand in East Manchester

The Communist Party in Greater Manchester will contest the Audenshaw Ward in Tameside Council local elections on the 5th May. Our candidate will be Paul Ward, a Stockport NHS senior registered nurse and local resident. Paul is an active labour movement campaigner opposed to cuts and the privatisation of services, in particular the NHS. We will be posting up further details of his address in due course.

We will be leafleting in the Tameside area in the next few weeks - dates can be found on the events section of this website. If you would like to help in our campaign, you can contact Paul on 07758 0008237, or email us at manchestercommunistbranchsec@gmail.com