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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

(Corrected) Stand With Kerala- Morning Star Fundraiser for Flood Victims 9th December

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Sat 13th October 2018 1pm-3pm Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester The TUC History and Future


The Communist Party and Young Communist League are committed to building the organisations that working people need to defend and extend our rights, and support our struggles for better pay and conditions at work, in solidarity with each other.  
And we are keen to discuss how this can be achieved in a period which is seeing low levels of union membership and the growth of precarious work on the one hand, but seeds of resistance on the other.

Andy Bain, national trade union organiser for the Communist Party will lead the discussion, which is open to everyone who wants to make a positive contribution , to learn more, or both!

We will also be showing a short film.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Public launch of a new Communist Party pamphlet 'We need REAL jobs' Monday 10th September Manchester

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New pamphlet, launch meeting

In May, the CP and YCL jointly hosted a day school for mainly young union organisers in casualised, precarious employment. The School agreed to produce a pamphlet to recount the experiences of participants and describe how they thought unions, and jobs, could be changed. On 10 September the pamphlet 'We want REAL jobs' will be launched, backed up with social media advertising. On that day, we urge you to post and tweet about the pamphlet and meeting.  Details of both can be found at www.facebook.com/CPBritain.

Hosted by the Manchester communists, the meeting will be held Monday 10 September 6-7.30pm, Manchester Friends’ Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS, Room F13. Robert Griffiths will open the discussion. The meeting is open to all but there’s a special invite to get delegates and observers along.

Ordering 'We want REAL jobs'

Individual orders can be made from https://communist-party.org.uk/realjobs.html from 10 September.
Co-author Phil Katz anticipates a strong reception to the pamphlet. He says, “So many now work in the casualised sector that virtually no family in Britain is untouched by it. As such, the pamphlet cuts across employment sectors and generations, to inform and inspire readers. We urge you to think who you know could benefit from reading it and put a copy in their hands."

Communist Party meeting in Manchester The case for a People's Brexit - Tues 11th September

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  •          1 September from 18:00-20:00
    Friends' Meeting House, Manchester
    6 Mount Street, M2 5NS Manchester, United Kingdom
  • A meeting to reinvigorate the anti-capitalist, left-wing and internationalist case for exiting the EU — and the democratic case against a second referendum.

Monday, 20 August 2018

Greater Manchester Communists Attend Peterloo Commemoration

Communists were  at the site of the Peterloo Massacre yesterday along with the hundreds of other people from the local area who gathered to commemorate this event.

We handed out the leaflet below and several of us helped to sell the Morning Star, which was well received by many of those attending.

'Operation Stop Corbyn' cranks up a gear

'Operation Stop Corbyn' has gone up a gear as the prospect of a left-led Labour government gets nearer, according to Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths.
He told his party's Political Committee on Wednesday evening (August 15) that British ruling class circles were determined to prevent the election of a socialist Prime Minister who has a long record of opposing austerity, privatisation, nuclear weapons and imperialist war.
'Their most valuable allies in "Operation Stop Corbyn" are an organised faction of anti-socialist, pro-EU, pro-NATO Labour MPs who are determined to sabotage Brexit and the election of Jeremy Corbyn to Ten Downing Street', Mr Griffiths charged.
The Communist Party leader pointed to recent reports in the Times, Guardian and Financial Times indicating that Britain's Tory government, business leaders and EU officials want any future Corbyn-led government to be constrained by EU single market and customs union rules.
'They understand better than some trade union leaders and sections of the left that Labour policies to promote industry, invest in infrastructure, renationalise energy and the railways, revive regional development policies, regulate the labour market and reform VAT would cut right across EU treaties, rules, directives and EU Court of Justice rulings', Mr Griffiths declared.
He said that this explained why British and EU negotiators have moved closer to agreement on exit issues such as City of London access to EU financial markets and 'backstop' arrangements to retain Northern Ireland within the framework of the EU single market.
'Both sides would prefer a bogus big business Brexit rather than a real Brexit that would allow a left-led Labour government freedom to pursue its policies without EU obstruction at every turn', the CP general secretary concluded, 'although their first choice would be another referendum in the hope that their scare stories and lies might work better the second time around'.
The Communist Party political committee condemned the 'vile smears' of anti-semitism as another aspect of 'Operation Stop Corbyn', noting that Margaret Hodge had been the first Labour MP to step forward as a challenger to Corbyn when the Labour leader called for the EU referendum result to be honoured the day after the poll.
Britain's Communists also agreed at their meeting in London to:
  • ·         Welcome Wednesday's 'Day of Action' by rail union RMT against 'extortionate' fare rises.'

  •     Congratulate the selection of Communist Party of Brazil member of parliament Manuela d'Avila as vice-presidential candidate alongside Workers' Party presidential candidate Fernando Haddad if former president Lula is disqualified.

  • ·         Organise a central CP school for new and prospective members on October 27 in the light of a 6% rise in membership so far this year.