Communist Party welcomes workers’ fight back

The Communist Party has called for solidarity with trade unionists across Britain who are preparing for a wave of industrial action. Speaking to the party’s Political Committee on Wednesday evening (14 April 2021), Andy Bain praised the determination of British Gas employees, London hospital staff and bus drivers, ScotRail and Scottish local council workers, prison education staff, Swansea civil servants, Bristol water workers, Liverpool lecturers and others to defend pay, conditions and health and safety standards at work.

Easing of restrictions COVID-19 restrictions welcomed amid youth scapegoating

There is optimism for many across England this week as many restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic were eased as the country edges towards normality following a gargantuan effort from the National Health Service.

Global south won’t be fully vaccinated until 2023, if at all – according to recent report

The EU has ordered 525 million surplus vaccines, while the UK and Canada are to receive over 150 million in excess respectively. There is no plan to redistribute these surplus vaccines to countries in need. Whether they will be leveraged in neocolonial trade deals or simply thrown out is yet to be seen.

What must a young communist be by Che Guevara

In this excerpt from a speech delivered in 1962, Ernesto Che Guevara discusses the essential qualities of young communists not just in Cuba, but the world over. This oration was first delivered during a commemoration of the integration of Cuba’s revolutionary youth organisations.

Tory Party & David Cameron face corruption scandal

At the behest of Lex Greensill, a disreputable financier at the helm of a now collapsed firm, it has been revealed that David Cameron lobbied a senior Downing Street aide and the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock. Following the Treasury’s renunciation of Cameron’s efforts to assure the company access to a Covid emergency loan scheme, Cameron contacted a No 10 adviser, illustrating the exhaustive attempts the former prime minister was willing to use to guarantee political connections for Greensill Capital, which employed him as an adviser.

Royalist hysteria rejected by Britons

Two days ago in Challenge, we reported the death of Philip Mountbatten at age 99. We predicted that in spite of the fact that Phillip was a renowned racist and a representative of British colonialism, his death would be met with a wave of pro-nationalist, pro-monarchist propaganda from our right-wing press.