YCL LGBT+ Commission inaugural meeting marks anniversary of Stonewall riots

Jamie Perkins 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).

“Under Capitalism, we can’t breathe” – Communist, Progressive and Anti-Imperialist Youth Organisations

45 Communist, Progressive and Anti-Imperialist Youth Organisations from every continent have signed a joint declaration condemning institutional racism and police violence in the USA, the response of the Trump administration to COVID-19 and expressing solidarity with the struggle of the youth and people of the USA.

Russian Communists reject Putin’s constitution power grab

The Russian Federation is due to hold a national referendum between 25 June and 1 July 2020 on amendments to the federal constitution proposed by Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party. The amendments include changes which would potentially allow Putin to maintain his grip on power as president for a further two six-year terms. Putin’s current term in office ends in 2024.

Glasgow anti-racist demo ends with dangerous and bias policing

Police Scotland yet again targeted anti-fascist activists following a grassroots demonstration held in Glasgow’s George Square on Saturday (20 June 2020) in a response to attacks on an asylum seeker solidarity protest earlier in the week.