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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Come and discuss the left wing programme for government 7pm Monday 24th April 2017

Communists in Greater Manchester have made statements supporting Labour candidates in the Mayoral election and the Manchester Gorton by-election. And now Theresa May has called a General Election.

In Birmingham the CP is standing our own candidate in the mayoral election.

What is the Communist position on elections and government and how is this question central to our programme, Britain's Road to Socialism?

How does it relate to the struggle for working class power.

Venue- Friend's Meeting House Manchester M2 5NS

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Commemorate the Kinder Trespass and Support the Morning Star! Sunday 23rd April

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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Communist Party of Britain, Greater Manchester Branch Statement on the Manchester Gorton By-Election

Communists advise our supporters and other progressive people in Gorton to vote Labour in the forthcoming by-election, brought about by the death of Gerald Kaufman.

In line with our programme, Britain's Road to Socialism, Communists usually call for a Labour vote unless we are standing a candidate ourselves or there is an alternative left candidate with significant local labour movement support to vote for.

We are fully aware that the seat is being contested by George Galloway, former Labour and Respect MP, and we do understand that there will be those who for very understandable and positive reasons will be tempted to vote for him, whether it be his opposition to imperialist military intervention in the Middle East, his support for the Palestinian people (a cause also supported strongly by Gerald Kaufman), opposition to austerity or his support for withdrawal from the European Union.

But the bigger picture is that under Jeremy Corbyn, and with the phenomenal growth of Labour Party membership in support of him and his team, we have the best potential in decades for a Labour government committed to a progressive socialist agenda which rejects austerity, privatisation and racism at home, and imperialism abroad.

Furthermore, Labour’s Afzal Khan has made some strong statements in defence of workers’ rights and had the support at his selection of most of the local trade unions. He also has a strong record of support for the Palestinians and opposed the invasion of Iraq, which did so much to discredit Labour during the Blair years.

Finally, we believe that anything but a strong and decisive vote for Labour in this contest will be used nationally by the right wing inside and outside the Labour Party to escalate their campaign to undermine Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.

27th March 2017

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Britain's Road to Socialism- Communist Party Meeting Mon 27th March '17

An introduction to our programme-

7pm Friends' Meeting House (behind Manchester Library) 

§     What is socialism and how can it be achieved in Britain?

     What is the relationship between parliament, mass mobilisation and the struggle for popular power?

     How do communists relate to the Labour Party, the trade unions and other mass progressive and working class organisations?

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Commemorate the life of Helen McFarlane Morning Star Fundraising Event Sunday 2nd April 157th year of her death

Organised by Greater Manchester Morning Star Readers' and Supporters' Group.

Helen MacFarlane: 


Meet: Farmers Arms, Marsh Lane, Ravensmoor Nr. Nantwich CW5 8PN 11am 

Walk 1 hour or so to St. Martin's Church CW5 8EY-

Proceeds in her name to Morning Star Fighting Fund

Helen MacFarlane came from a privileged Scottish Mill owning family where her early education would be of benefit to her as time progressed. 

Within weeks of her father’s death the Mill, famous for its Turkey Red bandanas, closed. Within time they left their crescented home.

Helen eventually found herself in Vienna during the revolt against the Habsburgs. Knowing Marx & Engels, her writings were read during the years of the Chartists ( under a nom de plume) in the Red Republican & Democrat papers. 

Helen was very critical of the established church in her early scripts, which would deem to be ironic in later years. Marriage ended in tragedy for Helen, however rebuilding her life would have been challenging. It is recorded (Blue Plaque) as living in Burnley, Lancashire; where at some point she met her future husband a 51 years of age Minister of the established church, who had been widowed with a grown up family. 

Helen , who had visited the major cities of Europe, where she had met the revolutionary thinkers of that time, was brought to a Cheshire “backwater” to be mistress of a huge ministerial home, which is to be seen to this day. 

Helen died at the age of 41 from pneumonia embraced in the arms of the church to-which she had written so critically years previously.

Helen was lost to history, as with many of these revolutionary women of Victorian society until David Black succeeded in locating her resting place. There are no known photographs of her.

Helen  was responsible for translating from the German into English The Communist Manifesto.

A wreath will be laid & dedication will be made at her graveside.

Monday, 13 March 2017

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The IBMT’s 2017 Len Crome Memorial Conference:
Liberty's Volunteers: the timeless legacy of the Spanish Civil War
Saturday 18 March 2017, 11am-4pm
Manchester Conference Centre and Pendulum Hotel, Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB
10.30am Registration
11am Welcome
11.05am Introduction: Professor Peter Crome
11.15am-12pm International Volunteers: who they were and why they fought fascism in Spain – talk by Dr Richard Baxell (author of ‘Unlikely Warriors: The Extraordinary Story of the Britons who Fought in the Spanish Civil War’ and IBMT Chair)
12pm Lunch / Exhibitions / Stalls
1.30pm Tribute to David Leach by Manus O'Riordan (IBMT Ireland Secretary) followed by David’s film ‘Voices from the Mountain’ 
2.30pm The Legacy of the Spanish Civil War: an echo through the decades – talk by Giles Tremlett, journalist and author of ‘Ghosts of   Spain: Travels through Spain and its Silent Past’
3.30pm Songs from the Mad Donnas 
4pm Close
£15: buffet and entrance (payment in advance by 28 February 2017)
£10: entrance only (payment on the day)
Payment to IBMT by cheque / PayPal / bank transfer to: Charles Jepson, Aysgaard, Beardwood Brow, Blackburn, Lancs BB2 7AT    tel: 01254 51302 email: clarioncc@yahoo.co.uk
For further information on the conference:
Dolores Long 0161 2262013 doloreslong@fastmail.fm
Hilary Jones 01625 527540 hilary.m.jones@btinternet.com
Charles Jepson 01254 51302 clarioncc@yahoo.co.uk