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EMERGING FROM COVID

Communist Party of Britain The Welsh Communist Party understands that people are feeling battered and bruised by the Covid-19 crisis. Many are bereaved. It’s a tough time – and tougher for some than for others. We also understand that important lessons have been learned. People want more control over their lives and their communities. In particular, we want our key and front-line workers to be rewarded with decent pay and conditions. The Covid crisis has shown how much we need real power in the hands of the people of Wales.…

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Sewell Commission falls at first hurdle

Communist Party of Britain Tony Conway, convenor of the Communist Party Anti-Racist Anti-Fascist Commission writes, “The Sewell led Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities which reported on 31 March one day prior to the traditional April Fools’ Day was always likely to be a smokescreen and it proved to be so. This was the Government’s response to the mass young working-class black-led demonstrations during the summer of 2020. It has certainly come up short and has rightly been condemned by a wide number of anti-racist and civil society groups. This…

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Communists urge action on Electoral Commission bias

Communist Party of Britain A number of MPs have already responded to the Communist Party letter (below), some more positively than others. But what most of them say is that they would be more likely to take up this issue if the complaint comes from a constituent.  This is the cue for Communist Party members, allies and friends. Email your MP, MSP or MS and urge them to protest against the Electoral Commission’s anti-democratic discrimination against a party that has contested elections in Britain at every level for the past…

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COMMUNIST PARTY STATEMENT ON NON RACIST IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAWS

Communist Party of Britain The Communist Party of Britain (CP) confirms its stance that Britain must recast its immigration and nationality laws on a fair and equal basis. Britain leaving the EU has created the opportunity to reconsider the effects of Immigration and Nationality laws. The CP opposed the most recent Immigration Act (2020) as anti-working class and because it embeds inequality in Immigration and Nationality legislation. The CP supports the call to allow unregulated citizens to have access to healthcare, including Covid 19 care, without fear of detention or…

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Bristol – “mount a sustained and coordinated response”.

Communist Party of Britain The many hundreds of people out on the streets of Bristol, demonstrating their anger against the Crime and Policing Bill, is the natural response to what is seen as a massive growth in the power of the police and the state attempting to silence those fighting for justice, says Bristol, Bath and Gloucester Communist Party. The violence that has erupted at these demonstrations has far more to do with the police tactics adopted, than any irrational behaviour; and the fact that the police response was very…

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Communists warn of growing threat to freedoms

Communist Party of Britain “Despite his reputation as a ‘Tory libertarian’, Boris Johnson’s government is now attacking democratic freedoms on a scale that cannot be justified by the Covid emergency”, Alex Gordon told a meeting of the Communist Party’s political committee on Wednesday evening (March 24).  He pointed to the Police & Crime and ‘Spycops’ Bills currently going through the Westminster parliament as examples of the growing centralisation and empowerment of the state and its police and intelligence services.  ‘They are part of a longer-term trend since 1979, from anti-trade…

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CP Merseyside Branch – No to city takeover

Communist Party of Britain Merseyside branch of the Communist Party condemns the decision by the Conservative Government to impose Commissioners on Liverpool City Council.  The sorry state of affairs set out in the Caller report are an indictment of both the Conservative Government and the leadership of the Liverpool Labour Party. Since 2010 Conservative-led Governments have cut funding to Liverpool City Council by over £450 million leading to massive cuts in jobs and services as well as a fire sale of Council assets. In 2012 Liverpool City Council Labour Group…

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COMMUNIST PARTY ATTACKS ELECTORAL COMMISSION BAN

Communist Party of Britain The Communist Party has attacked a last-minute decision by the Electoral Commission to ban its descriptions as the “Communist Party”, the “Welsh Communist Party” and the “Scottish Communist Party” on ballot papers for the May 6 elections. All three names have long been registered with the Electoral Commission which has now decided to ban them with immediate effect. In previous elections to the Welsh Senedd, the party has described itself as the “Welsh Communist Party” on ballot papers and in campaign materials and party election broadcasts.…

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ANTI-WOMAN VIOLENCE ROOTED IN CAPITALISM, SAYS CP

Communist Party of Britain In the wake of the murder of Sarah Everard, Carol Stavris told the Communist Party’s executive at the weekend that violence against women has ‘deep roots in the capitalist system of exploitation’.  ‘The position is made worse by inequality, poverty, sexist stereotyping, the commodification of women’s bodies, loss of crucial public services and inadequate support for women and children suffering abuse’, the CP Women’s Organiser declared.  She condemned as ‘reprehensible’ the denial of the right of women to hold a public commemoration for Sarah Everard on…

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Anti-Racism and Anti-Fascism

Communist Party of Britain From The Battle of Cable Street and the International Brigades in Spain in the 1930s through to the present day, communists pride themselves in being in the front rank of fighting racism and fascism. Along with the rise of the far-right, fascists and neo-nazis across Europe, a new danger presents itself. Below, Phil Katz describes a growing movement to draw an equivalence between those who created Auschwitz and those who liberated it. (26/01/20) ON Monday evening, in Westminster’s Portcullis House, Sir Anthony Beevor gave the Lord…

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