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.

CP Ireland letter of thanks for "truly remarkable" International Women’s Day

Submitted by Administrator on Fri, 03/31/2017 - 17:15


Dear everyone,

I am writing on behalf of the Communist Party of Ireland to say thank you so much for making the 8th of March 2017 a truly remarkable day. This fitted in with all the other events on the programme that took place to mark IWD.

VIDEO - AFRICA: Imperialism & Resistance!

Submitted by Administrator on Sun, 03/12/2017 - 00:54

Africa is an astonishingly rich continent in raw materials, many which are key in manufacturing modern IT devices. Sadly, that wealth is not finding it's way to ordinary Africans, but rather being siphoned off into the pockets of powerful rich multinational companies. These companies could be thought to follow in the footsteps of the slavers and the colonialists, seeing Africa and Africans as a way of making money or controlling other parts of the world.

Russian Revolution Education Class 1

Submitted by Administrator on Sun, 02/26/2017 - 22:13
Start Date
Thu 16th Mar at 7:00 pm

Russian Revolution Classes - information and resources are here: http://scottish-communists.org.uk/node/130
Familiarity with the included study material will help you get the most out of these educational classes.

Unity Office,
72 Waterloo Street
Glasgow G2 7DA

4 minutes from Central Station, beside the Admiral Bar. 

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.