Morning Star

The Morning Star is widely acclaimed to be the only socialist, English language, daily newspaper in the world. Established in 1930 as the Daily Worker, it was originally the organ of the Communist Party of Great Britain (the forerunner of the the Communist Party of Britain). Despite a ban by wholesalers, numerous court cases, boycotts by major advertisers and even an outright 18 month ban during the 2nd World War, the paper emerged into the post war era stronger than ever.

However, by 1945, the Communist Party realised that the paper had grown into something that was far bigger and more significant than merely being the party's paper, and so a decision was taken to launch a readers cooperative, the People's Press Printing Society, to publish the paper.

Today, the Morning Star (renamed in 1966) continues to be at the forefront of the labour movements fightback against the vicious attacks on working class communities up and down the country. However, due to the nature of the papers politics, it continues to be shunned by the major advertisers and thus is reliant for its income from its readers and supporters as well as the trade union and labour movement for its survival.

In January of 2011, the Communist Party in Greater Manchester decided to assist in reinvigorating the Readers and Supporters Group of the Morning Star for the area. The aim of the group is to take the paper into the labour movement and to increase its readership amongst working class people. Since then, the group has made a significant impression attending rally's and events as well as hosting a very successful North West regional conference in October 2011.

The group meets every two months at the Friends Meeting House in Central Manchester, and new members are always welcome. For more information, please contact Jason Cook: