Communist Party Basics

The basic tenets of Marxism: a tool for understanding the world

Submitted by Administrator on Thu, 01/12/2017 - 16:17

The basic tenets of Marx’s thought were derived from three separate systems of belief: German philosophy; French utopian socialism; and English political economy. Drawing from these, and by way of inversion, Marx arrived at his basic theoretical position: dialectical and historical materialism.

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.

Role of the Communist Party in the wider movement

Submitted by Administrator on Thu, 01/12/2017 - 16:02

Relationship to the Labour Party and trade union movement

The Communists are distinguished from the other working-class parties by this only:

(1) in the national struggles of the proletarians of the different countries, they point out and bring to the front the common interests of the entire proletariat, independently of nationality.
(2) In the various stages of development which the struggle of the working class against the bourgeoisie has to pass through, they always and everywhere represent the interests of the movement as a whole.

The Case For Communism

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 15:50

Strathclyde University & Glasgow University Communist Societies presents - The Case For Communism. Marc Livingstone, Chairperson of the Communist Party in Scotland and also Communist Candidate in the General and Scottish elections, sets out the case against Capitalism first, and then goes on to speak to the benefits of Communism. Finally, the floor was open for anyone to ask questions, so a session of discussion on the points raised finishes the video.