YCL: Summer Budget “less than a drop in the ocean compared to what is really needed”

The Executive Committee of the Young Communist League last night (8 July 2020) released a statement in response to the Government’s Summer Budget.

CP Executive Committee: Tories face ‘heavy reckoning’

‘This Tory government will face a heavy reckoning for its disastrous response to the COVID-19 crisis’, Communist Party General Secretary Robert Griffiths told the party’s online Executive Committee meeting at the weekend.

Iraqi Communist Party: early elections are people’s urgent demand

The new Iraqi government headed by Mustafa al-kadhimi was finally endorsed by the Parliament in the early hours of 7th May after several weeks of manoeuvres by the ruling blocs and an undeclared US-Iranian consensus.

Ghislaine Maxwell: ‘socialite’ with links to Epstein, Prince Andrew & ruling class circles arrested by FBI

The former ‘girlfriend’ of late convicted paedophile and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, was arrested today (2 July 2020) by the FBI in New Hampshire, USA.

Don’t believe Johnson’s bluster; there is no Tory ‘New Deal’ to save the economy

Boris Johnson defended the Tory strategy to save Britain’s tanking economy during Prime Ministers Questions yesterday (1 July 2020) as the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic shock.

Start date passes as Netanyahu’s right wing coalition continues to threaten West Bank Annexation

With today set as the possible start date for Israel annexation of Palestinian territory in the West Bank – with plans seemingly stalling today – Robert Wilkinson analyses on the political machinations behind the plot.

YCL LGBT+ Commission inaugural meeting marks anniversary of Stonewall riots

Glenn Wigham reports on the first meeting of the Young Communist League’s newly founded LGBT+ Commission which discussed the history of the movement in Britain and addressed the question ‘why does the LGBT+ community need socialism?’

Africa and the politics of water

Access to clean water, for drinking and sanitation, is denied to a growing number of people in many countries. According to the
World Health organisation half the population of the world will live in water-stressed areas by 2025. Parts of Africa are already experiencing the effects of severe water scarcity – caused by a combination of climate change, the impact of interference with river catchments, industrial pollution of water sources, and urbanisation unsupported by infrastructure, as well as the effects of conflict on public health provision.

CP Political Committee: resist reckless ‘profits before public health’ policy

‘Boris Johnson’s government has caved in to business interests and put profits before public health’, Robert Griffiths told the Communist Party’s political committee at its online meeting yesterday evening (24 June 2020).