Why did we have a referendum to leave the EU? The vote was initiated by one section of the ruling class who think that they could do business better outside of the European Union. The influence they wield in the Tory party threatened (and still threatens) a split with the neoliberal pro-EU wing of the … Continue reading Leave or remain: what’s in the interest of workers?
The suspension of the Twitter account of the legitimate representatives of Venezuela in Britain - the Venezuelan Embassy - demonstrates an increasing trend towards censoring the voices of the people and representatives of oppressed nations. It is worth remembering that encouraging bourgeois institutions (whether they be governments or companies) to censor with increasing impunity will … Continue reading Twitter censors Venezuelan Embassy in Britain – Embassy statement
The London Region of the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist) sends its warm regards and revolutionary greetings to comrades and friends all over the world on 1 May 2019. In every part of the country where we are active our comrades are working hard to bring our revolutionary message to workers on the streets, … Continue reading International Workers’ Day 2019
With the recent extension to Article 50, and the ongoing debate around Brexit, we thought it may be useful to point towards three excellent articles by the CPGB-ML as well as republish a popular comic on the topic, in order to explain why communists support the leave vote. Workers for Brexit: why our party supported … Continue reading What does Brexit mean for workers?
Saturday saw hundreds of thousands march through London to demand a "people's vote" on the Brexit deal. The march was billed as "demanding a democratic vote on the Brexit deal", but the reality is that this was a march against Brexit, attracting in the main people who had voted remain, sponsored by capitalists and supported … Continue reading The “People’s Vote” is Britain’s Euromaidan
The education system in this country is failing our kids – the increasing privatisation which starves schools of resources and teachers is widening the gulf between the most privileged in society and the poorest. These cuts most severely affect the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in society, namely the 4 million children living in poverty, but … Continue reading School exclusion creates prisoners, not reformed pupils
Kent property tycoon Fergus Wilson, who owns hundreds of houses and flats, has increased the rent of some 400 tenants by £50 within an hour of the Bank of England’s 0.25% interest rate rise. The rent rise is equivalent to a hike of 10% for tenants who were paying rents of £500 a month. Earlier … Continue reading Property tycoon hikes rent 10%
The Greek government announced last month the official end of the “support” program of the European Stability Mechanism (EMS). The 10-year-long memorandum has successfully turned Greece into a debt colony, dismantling the state welfare system to the benefit of the EU/IMF bosses and the local dependent bourgeoisie and condemning the Greek working class to misery … Continue reading Barbaric Greek austerity: a model for Britain?
The receptionists, porters, postroom workers and security guards whose workplace is the University of London have but one simple request. They want to have the same rights at work as those enjoyed by other UoL workers, including the right to bargain collectively with their de facto employer, the UoL. Yet this modest demand has set … Continue reading University of London workers strike a blow against the outsourcing racket
Staff and patients at the Whittington Hospital, as well as the broader working-class community in the North London boroughs of Islington and Haringey, are celebrating a third win in their ongoing war of attrition with the hospital board over closures, cuts and privatisation. The Defend the Whittington Hospital Coalition, launched some eight years ago, has … Continue reading Score now 3-nil to Whittington Hospital campaigners