What We Stand For

Submitted by Administrator on Thu, 01/12/2017 - 16:07

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.

Left Anticommunism: The Unkindest Cut

Submitted by Administrator on Thu, 02/23/2017 - 20:32
“Part opportunism, part careerism, part willful denial (or ignorance) of true capitalist and imperial dynamics, and part attachment to the comforts of being within the respectable fold of “permissible” criticism, Left Anticommunism continues to take a huge toll on the American left. In this comprehensive and incisive essay, Michael Parenti explores the reasons why the Left anti-communist stance must be seen for what it is: a de facto collaboration with the forces defending the corporate status quo.

Spain: Scots at commemoration of Spanish Civil War

Submitted by Administrator on Thu, 02/23/2017 - 19:30

Thanks to comrades from Communist Party Dumfries Branch, who sent in these pictures taken February 2017 from the site of the Battle of Jarama. Jarama witnessed one of the bloodiest battles of Spain's civil war, where volunteers from the International Brigades fought against the Fascists who were overthrowing the democratic government.

VIDEO: Chile & Argentina - Resisting the Rightwing

Submitted by Administrator on Sun, 02/19/2017 - 17:50

"Suppose that on 9-11 the planes had bombed the White House ... suppose they'd killed the president, established a military dictatorship, quickly killed thousands, tortured tens of thousands more, set up a major international terror centre that was carrying out assassinations, overthrowing governments all ove the place, installing other dictatorships, and drove the country into one of the worst depressions in it's history and had to call on the state to bail them out. Suppose that did happen? It did happen. On the first 9-11 in 1973.

STV: The scots volunteers who fought in Spanish civil war

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 02/15/2017 - 17:25

Part of the Live at 5 series on Scottish TV. A look back at the International Brigade and the Scots who fought in the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s, with author Daniel Gray. Filmed at the famous La Pasionaria statue by the River Clyde, and in the nearby Communist Party office (Unity Office) in Glasgow City Centre.

Communist Party: Report from Vietnam

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 15:30

Filmed in Glasgow, Scotland on 21st September 2016. A report back from Kenny Coyle from his experiences in Socialist Vietnam. Kenny talks us through the history of this region, it's experiences of Western Imperialism and then in the aftermath it's attempts to build & develop an economy and society which works for all.
What of Vietnam today, and where is it in terms of a Vietnamese road to socialism? Do the Western powers still seek to intervene in this sovereign nation's affairs, particularly as it builds an alternative economic and political model?

Syrian misery has its roots in Western imperialism

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:13

There is a concerted effort by the West to highlight Russian atrocities in Syria and gloss over its own, writes JOHN GREEN

WHAT both Syria and Iraq had in common before Western intervention was that they were both stable, secular countries pursuing an independent policy at variance with Western and Israeli interests.

They were also run by distasteful regimes that were not averse to using torture and assassinations in oppressing their own people. In the latter sense they were no different to Saudi Arabia and other despotic regimes in the Middle East and elsewhere.