Britain 

Julian Assange Extradition Verdict

In Monday’s latest Julian Assange extradition case hearing the presiding judge unexpectedly ruled against extradition on medical grounds. A bail application will be made at 10am on Wednesday 6th January 2021 at Westminster Magistrates Court. Given that Assange has now been discharged from extradition he could be re-united with his fiance and two young children after the bail hearing.

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Britain 

Julian Assange: British communists welcome extradition ban

CPB’s General secretary Robert Griffiths has issued the following statement in regards to the extradition ban ruling made by U.K. courts today. The Communist Party and all supporters of investigative journalism and democratic freedoms will welcome the court ruling today banning the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States.

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Britain 

Julian Assange Extradition hearing: District Court Ruling

Judge blocks the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States, ruling the abusive U.S. prison system could not protect him from suicide In a ruling in which she accepted nearly every argument from U.S. government, Judge Vanessa Baraitser agreed with the defense’s claims that the U.S. prison conditions Assange would face if he were extradited, including solitary confinement, Special Administrative Measures, and extreme restrictions at ADX Florence, would drive Assange to suicide. She ruled it would therefore be unjust to extradite Assange to the U.S. and ordered his release.

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Britain Communist Movement 

UNITED STRUGGLE FOR POPULAR SOVEREIGNTY

Communist Party of Britain general secretary Robert Griffiths and international secretary John Foster have today released the following statement on the UK-EU Agreement on Trade and Cooperation: The UK-EU trade agreement is a compromise between the interests of British state-monopoly capitalism, on the one side, and those of German and French monopoly capital – represented by their states and the EU – on the other.

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Britain West Sahara 

Communist Party of Britain on declaration on Western Sahara

The Communist Party of Britain condemns the recent declaration by the United States, the Israeli Government and the Kingdom of Morocco supporting and recognising Morocco’s illegal occupation of Western Sahara. This declaration is in violation of UN resolution 621 (1988) upholding the right of the people of Western Sahara to self-determination and to be able to express their will through a referendum, a right denied by Morocco’s occupation.

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Britain 

Communists slam Brexit talks “Confected Theatre’

Britain’s Communists have sounded a sceptical note about the extension of post-Brexit trade talks between the British government and the EU. Addressing the party’s executive over the weekend, Alex Gordon said the continuing talks have ‘an air of confected theatre about them, although these are performances that not many people might pay to watch’.

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Britain 

Communists welcome vaccine but slam Tory ‘shambles’

Tony Conway launched a stinging all-round attack on the Tory government’s record at the Communist Party’s political committee on Wednesday evening. After welcoming the swift development and approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, he said it should it not divert attention from the government’s ‘deadly mismanagement’ of the coronavirus crisis.   ‘As fatalities in Britain approach 60,000 – the fifth highest death rate in the world – the government hopes the vaccine roll-out will rescue it from the shambles of its test-and-trace and multi-tiered systems’, Mr Conway commented. 

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‘Defend socialism and democracy’ – Communists

The Communist Party has condemned Keir Starmer’s decision to refuse Jeremy Corbyn readmission to the Parliamentary Labour Party as ‘yet another attack on the left in the labour movement’. The CP political committee urged all socialists and trade unionists to ‘rise to the challenge thrown down by Starmer and his hand-picked Labour general secretary David Evans to purge their party of socialist influence’.

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