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Graham4Mayor

Graham Stevenson
Communist Party National Trade Union Organiser
for the Mayoralty of the new Combined Authority

West Midlands May 4th 2017


Geoff Ferres, District Secretary of the Midlands Communist Party, reports that West Midlands Communists have enthusiastically endorsed the candidature of

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FOR INTERNATIONALISM AND A "PEOPLE'S EXIT"

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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BLOCK THE RULING CLASS OFFENSIVE AND WIN A LEFT-LED GOVERNMENT

Congress Resolution Public Cover sm"Communist parties across the world play a unique role in demonstrating that capitalism, because of its commitment to marketisation and profit, cannot provide lasting reforms and that a socialist alternative is the only solution to capitalist crisis. The Communist Party can play this unique role in Britain and its programme Britain's Road to Socialism is a key tool in support of this. It is the role of the Communist Party to give the working class and its allies a vision of an alternative society, a socialist society, by taking into account our own country's history and conditions."

The full report of the Main Resolution of the Communist Party of Britain's 54th Congress, 19-20 November 2016 is now available on issuu.

COMMUNISTS SUPPORT 'UNITED WAY FORWARD' ON EU EXIT

Jeremy Corbyn's speech in Peterborough earlier this week offers a united way forward for the labour movement on Britain's exit from the EU, according to the Communist Party.

CP general secretary Robert Griffiths said that his 'incisive and important' remarks should not be forgotten in a 'mediafog of misreporting and distortion'. While most news coverage concentrated on the Labour Party leader's comments about a maximum salary cap, the Peterborough speech set out how, in Mr Corbyn's words, 'Labour will build a better Britain out of Brexit'.

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