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Shropshire Morning Star Readers and Supporters Group

MS 16.08.18
On Thursday 16th August the Shropshire Morning Star Readers and Supporters Group summer social was a great success.

Labour Party and Communist Party members and trade unionists ensured that the Morning Star fighting fund receives £225.00 from our local supporters group. Thank you so much for your Solidarity and generosity for the ONLY daily paper of the left.


Birmingham & District Plus Branch Meetings 2018/2019

Birmingham CPB

Branch Meeting on the first Monday of the Month: Political Discussion,Planning, Organising, Events and Social. 7pm - 8.30pm.

City Centre venue

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2018-19:

September 3rd     Congress Discussion

October 1st       Congress Discussion  

November 5th

December 3rd

January 7th

February 4th

March 4th

Midlands Events

August/September

AUGUST

Jeremy Corbyn is visiting particular constituencies in the West Midlands as part of his ongoing campaign to visit local supporters.  .

  • Walsall North: Monday 13th Aug, 1:30pm, The Beeches Club, Beeches Road, Leamore, Walsall, WS3 1HB

https://events.labour.org.uk/event/254269

  • Stoke South: Tuesday 14th Aug, 3pm, Broadway Methodist Church, Pickford Place, Meir, Stoke On Trent, ST3 7DX

https://events.labour.org.uk/event/254271

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18 Aug 11:00 - 18:00

Warwickshire Pride: The Pump Room Gardens, Leamington Spa CV32 4AA

25 Aug 12:00 - 5:00

Walsall Pride 2018 Gallery Square outside the new art gallery
 

SEPTEMBER

1 Sept 13:00–17:00

Worcester - Stand Up to Racism, Say No to EDL

The English Defence League will be returning to Worcester & holding a national demo on September 1st. They will be joined by various other far right groups. A number of counter protests are planned. Transport may be available locally – see here for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2060943027490987/

22 Sept 13:00

Herefordshire Pride (Secret location in City Centre)

22 Sept 12:00

Worcestershire Pride   Cathedral Square · Worcester

29 Sept  11:00–15:00

TUC Demo at Tory party conference .Victoria Square, Birmingham. CPB stall – need volunteers from 9am.

Final Mayoral report: 2017

debate lineupNow it's all over, what can be said? Basically, we fought an intense and positive campaign, widely admired and respected across the parties, the media, and politically conscious parts of the electorate - and we gained a respectable result right across the West Midlands, after gaining a huge humber of sympathetic contacts. Arguably, the real work now begins!

VOTES:

At just short of 6,000 first preference votes, or 1.2% of valid votes cast, the Communist take across the 28 constituencies in seven boroughs in the West Midlands Mayoral contest was three to four times the rate recorded by our Party's contests in the 2015 general election and almost five times the total national take then of 1,229. As so many of you have told us, in these circumstances, it was a REAL achievement and inspiring stuff. Many thanks to our superb candidate, Graham Stevenson, for spearheading the whole thing.

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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.

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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Palestine: why it remains essential to campaign for a two state solution

The establishment of a Palestinian State living in peace alongside Israel represents the solution long agreed by the international community to resolve one of the world’s oldest conflicts and most long-standing historical injustices.

 President Donald Trump has now expressed his disagreement. So where does that leave this demand?

 It is important to set out the existing arguments in favour of the ‘two state’ position.

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Reddest of the Reds

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SO Davies, MP and miners' leader by Robert Griffiths

STEPHEN OWEN DAVIES was one of the 20th century's great rebels.

From working underground at the age of 12, he rose through the ranks of the South Wales Miners Federation and the Miners Federation of Great Britain. The police and intelligence services tried to disrupt his work with the Red International of Labour Unions and the League Against Imperialism.

As the Labour MP for Merthyr Tydfil and a comrade of Aneurin Bevan, he campaigned inside and outside parliament against the Poor Law and the Means Test, and for the rights of workers, women and the unemployed. During the Great Depression, his efforts helped prevent the abandonment of Merthyr Tydfil as a living, working community.

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