News & Statements

Address to the 23rd Congress of the German Communist Party

(DKP)Frankfurt, February 29 2020 by Robert Griffiths, General Secretary, Communist Party of Britain

"Dear Comrades,

RG China press conferenceGreetings from the Executive Committee and members of the Communist Party of Britain, now happy to be outside the European Union.  Our party has always opposed the monopoly capitalist European Union and its forerunners, all of which have their origins in the Cold War and the need to rebuild state-monopoly capitalism in Western Europe.  In the 2016 referendum, we campaigned alongside the majority of the Marxist left in Britain to leave the European Union (which is not Europe - much though the EU Commission wants us to believe they are one and the same).  Make no mistake, comrades, the result of that referendum - in favour of 'Brexit' - was a major defeat for the British ruling class.

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Joint Statement of the Communist Party of Britain, the Tudeh Party of Iran and the Communist Party of the USA

jointThe assassination on Friday 3 January 2020 in Baghdad, Iraq of Qasem Soleimani, the Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ (IRGC) extra-territorial Quds Force, and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis, Head of Iraq’s Kataib Hezbollah, together with several other Iranian, Iraqi, and Lebanese nationals, on the order of US President, Donald Trump, is a clear violation of both Iraqi national sovereignty and international law. Our parties condemn it unreservedly.

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General Secretary talks to Xinhua News

... in 1848, the Communist Manifesto was published in London, which declared "the proletarian movement is the self-conscious, independent movement of the immense majority, in the interest of the immense majority."

Robert Griffiths, general secretary of the Communist Party of Britain (CPB), told Xinhua that the term "people," referred to as "the immense majority," was enshrined in the manifesto since its birth.

Full article available here.

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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