CP Political Report

Nothing new about capitalist 'fake news' say Communists

'There is nothing new about "fake" news - the capitalist media monopolies have been pumping it out for more than a century', Steve Johnson told the Communist Party's political committee on Wednesday evening (November 15).

He cited the infamous example of the 'Zinoviev Letter' in 1924, when the Daily Mail and British press reported that the head of the Communist International had sent instructions to Britain's Communists to engage in violent subversion.

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General Secretary Robert Griffiths delivered the Political Report to the first meeting of the Communist Party's new executive committee on January 21:

There is an ancient and well-worn Chinese saying: 'May you live in interesting times'. What is not so well-known – at least outside China – is that this is meant as a curse, not a blessing.

After the inauguration of Donald Trump as US President, we can be sure that we live not only in interesting times, but in dangerous times as well.

He has taken office on a minority vote, but having won substantial support among sections of the working class with promises of private and public sector investment, more jobs and higher wages.

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