What We Stand For

Submitted by Admin on Fri, 05/26/2017 - 19:44

Communism did not start with Karl Marx, or with the Russian Revolution of 1917. In Britain, a rich historical seam of communist ideas dates back to the Middle Ages and beyond. The desire for a future based on peace, cooperation, community and common, wealth has long inspired the peoples of England, Scotland and Wales.

At times of great crisis, such as the Peasants' Revolt (1381), the English Revolution (1640), and the Chartist uprisings of the 1830s and 1840s, communist ideas have come to the fore, voicing the hopes of working people.

The Communist Party in Britain

Submitted by Admin on Fri, 05/26/2017 - 16:49

LogoThe Communist Party was founded in Britain in 1920. From its inception it drew great inspiration from the young Soviet republic and was a constituent part of the international communist movement. But its roots were deep in the British working class, among the various socialist parties and societies and the militant shop stewards’ movement of the time.

Should I Join A Trade Union?

Submitted by Admin on Sun, 07/16/2017 - 16:14

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Part 4 of the Full Marx Library series in the Morning Star newspaper

YES, you should, especially if you’re an employee and certainly if there’s a trade union branch at your workplace and you should do so for a variety of reasons, from personal to political.

Am I Working Class?

Submitted by Admin on Sun, 07/16/2017 - 16:12

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Part 3 of the Full Marx Library series in the Morning Star newspaper

ECONOMIC class is a role that people occupy, not a tag that attaches to individuals. But if you want a label, the simple answer is yes, if you work for a living (you receive a wage) and you don’t own or control capital.

Is Private Property Peculiar To Capitalism And Do Socialists Want To Abolish It?

Submitted by Admin on Sun, 07/16/2017 - 16:09

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Part 2 of the Full Marx Library series in the Morning Star newspaper

NO, to both questions. Private property predates capitalism and will survive long after it has been abolished.

But it is important to distinguish personal possessions — your clothes, bicycle, your home (if you “own” it) from capital.

What is exploitation?

Submitted by Admin on Sun, 07/16/2017 - 15:53

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Part 1 of the Full Marx Library series in the Morning Star newspaper

“EXPLOITATION” can mean taking unfair advantage of someone, emotionally or physically. But in economics, Marxists also use the term exploitation in a very specific, technical sense, relating to the way in which goods and services are produced and traded and who benefits.

How EU austerity is destroying Greece

Submitted by Admin on Sun, 07/16/2017 - 15:46
KKE Greece communist Party

Harris from the KKE (Greek Communist Party) explains how European Union imposed austerity is ripping Greek society apart. From unemployment to pensions being decimated, health services being slashed and educational standards falling to the lowest in the European Union - Greece is being crushed under the weight of cuts to vital services.

As in Britain and other EU states, the wealth owned by the richest 10% is hugely disproportionate, and in fact that wealth grows significantly as the rest of society pays an unbelievable cost.