The youth need quality apprenticeships

Apprenticeships, on paper, sound like a fantastic initiative, right? Learning practical skills for the workplace, gaining qualifications, all while earning a wage. Indeed, there is a romantic image surrounding apprenticeships that still pervades among popular opinion, students learning to become skilled craftsmen at the foot of an all knowing master, the making of the artisans of the future, all very nostalgic.

It was this romantic image that was harnessed by the Conservative Government in its push for apprenticeships, including degree apprenticeships, to be rolled out en masse in the early 2010s, with Cameron vowing to create 3 million apprenticeships, including prestigious ‘degree apprenticeships’, in 2014, payed for via cuts to housing benefit of course.

Double victory for the Communication Workers Union

This morning on their Facebook page the Communication Workers Union, representing tens of thousands of postal workers across Britain, have announced that a one off payment of up to £200 will be paid to all postal workers. In a statement the union said that, “Following the recent exchange of correspondence, the union has been inContinue reading “Double victory for the Communication Workers Union”

An Open Letter to all Working People from the Communist Party

Dear comrade, sister or brother, The Communist Party is writing to you as one of the millions of people whose work keeps our society going in good times and bad. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the value of all those workers who have continued to provide the goods and services that we all need toContinue reading “An Open Letter to all Working People from the Communist Party”

Africa & the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is being exacerbated by the deep-rooted poverty, underdevelopment, and instability which affect the 55 countries and 1.3 billion people of the African continent – a legacy of colonial domination, post-colonial exploitation of people and resources and imperialist economic, political and military interventions today.

How to and how not to deal with a pandemic, COVID-19 and US imperialism.

In recent months the COVID-19 virus has taken the world by storm. The virus has also tested every country it has touched. It has revealed just how murderous the bourgeoisie is, Engels coined the term ‘social murder’, claiming that “when [capitalists] force workers in a condition that knowingly leads to death, it should be called what itContinue reading “How to and how not to deal with a pandemic, COVID-19 and US imperialism.”

YCL: Tory negligence has killed tens of thousands; the drive for profit risks millions

The Young Communist League has issued an updated statement on the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) in response to yesterday’s (10 May 2020) government announcement attacking lockdown protections.

Protest graffiti on the rise across lockdown Britain

Across Britain in recent weeks people have been finding all manner of ways to cope with being cooped up inside for hours on end – that is, if you are one of the majority that is stringently observing the government’s lockdown rules. But in an interesting series of events, Challenge has received a number ofContinue reading “Protest graffiti on the rise across lockdown Britain”

Attempts to conflate Nazism with Communism must be opposed

The “European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism” is yet another piece being weaved into the tapestry of anti communist propaganda, which has, in recent times, sought to accelerate the revision of history by eliminating the role of the Soviet Union, her people’s and her communist party’s historic role liberating the workingContinue reading “Attempts to conflate Nazism with Communism must be opposed”