Communist parties warn of 'new war danger' in Middle East

1c27d79cff9fb570d0a1702956dd6478_w275Six Communist and workers' parties have issued a joint statement in Paris warning against the continuing threat of a new war in the Middle East. Meeting at the Fete de l'Humanite, representatives of parties from Iran, France, Lebanon, Cyprus, Iraq and Britain expressed their concern at the rising tension between the governments of the US and Iran. They also condemned the 'economic warfare' being waged against the people of Iran as the result of US and European Union sanctions and pledged solidarity with forces in that country struggling for democratic and human rights.


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Derby Silk Mill Turn Out Festival 2019

Commemorative march, rally and festival - June 22nd 2019

Silk Mill T shirt blackThis year’s commemorative T-Shirts for the historic Derby Silk Mill Turn Out Festival are now available and selling fast. The shirts show the Silk Mill itself as it was in 1883/84 with its gates firmly shut by the owners, locking out the workers who had threatened to form a Trade Union against the regular practice of “docking” pay. The shirt slogan is “Locked Out But Not Ground Down!

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The 54th Congress of the Communist Party of Britain took place successfully last weekend, November 19-20. More than 100 full and consultative delegates and visitors participated in extensive debates and discussions.

The main resolution 'Block the Ruling Class Offensive and Win a Left-led Government' set out the party's analysis of the current national and international situation and its campaigning priorities for the coming period. A special session considered how to take forward the process of 'communist renewal', which seeks to enhance the party's recruitment, activitism, membership retention and political education.

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DAYS OF HOPE 1945-2015

Saturday 9 May, 7pm

Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

A night to celebrate the East End of ’45, surviving the blitz, defeating Hitler, electing Phil Piratin as Communist MP for Stepney. And to reflect on the 2015 General Election, whatever happened to all that hope of 70 years ago?

Comedy from the sublime Josie Long. Josie describes her shows as  ‘friendly and silly’ which combined with Josie’s commitment to action for change and social justice will help guarantee a night to inspire and entertain in equal measure.

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THIS SATURDAY: Commemorate 40 years since Pentonville

On Saturday at the Poplar Blackwall and District Rowing Club, between 2 and 11pm, London Trades Councils, dock workers and supporters will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the use of mass action which secured freedom for imprisoned dockers refusing to recognise reactionary Conservative anti-union laws.

You can download the flyer here. All supporters welcome.