#CP100: the YCL, always with the Party

As part of the Communist Party’s Centenary Red Wedge meetings Robin Talbot gives a whistle-stop tour of the 99 year history of Britain’s young communists and why you should join today. This is a transcript a speech delivered online on 1 August 2020.

The legacy of Constance Markievicz

David Swanson discusses the compelling life and iconic contribution of legendary Irish revolutionary and anti-imperialist, Constance Markievicz

Obituary: Cécile Rol-Tanguy

Julian Jones pays tribute to recently passed legendary French communist and resistance fighter, Cécile Rol-Tanguy.

The Other Bloody Sunday – Russia 1905

This article will rightfully be dominated by the commemoration of fourteen innocent civilians who lost their lives amidst the terror inflicted by colonial troops in Derry. The incidents of January 1972 remain etched in the memory of the city and the island, serving a fatal reminder of just how far a colonial order in London will go to maintain hegemonic order over the indigenous Irish in their homes and communities.

The Irish Bloody Sunday is propped up by endless comparable accounts throughout republican history, but it is important to note that imperialists throughout the world maintain similar strategies to subjugate populations to the whims of a ruling class, even within their own domestic boundaries.

Socialist Democracy and Real Human Rights

Robin Talbot discusses the limitations of bourgeois democracy under capitalism, the dictatorship of the proletariat and the promise of real human rights through socialism.

Reclaim Pride!

We’ve all been to Gay Pride at some point. Whether you marched behind the banners, covered your face with glitter or danced the night away surrounded by drag queens, there’s a special place for gay pride in the hearts of the LGBT community across the UK. However, there’s something very wrong .

Pride, sadly, is a shadow of its former self. What once started as a protest riot on the streets of New York against police harassment has become little more than a street party – decades of moderate politics, commercialisation and corporate sponsorship has turned protest signs into glossy adverts; angry slogans transformed into 2-for-1 offers at Nandos if you wear a rainbow badge.

Marking the anniversary of the second Spanish republic

The Communist Party of Spain in Great Britain explains the significance of the ‘democratic republic of workers of all classes,’ formed in 1931. ON April 14 we celebrated the 89th anniversary of the second Spanish republic. This is a commemoration of the time when the working class of Spain fought for fraternity and justice and […]

Remembering the Limerick Soviet

As Ireland once again moves to commemorate another anniversary of the 1919-1921 War of Independence, we have a collective duty to preserve the memories of both participants and significant events that solidified the reawakening of national anti-imperial sentiment. With that comes a responsibility to articulate an accurate depiction of the period that is often overlooked; […]