As we approach the 84th Anniversary of the legendary Battle of Cable Street on 4 October, Joe Weaver discusses its historical importance and living legacy. Make sure you get along to the Communist Party’s Cable Street Forever! online celebration next month!
The Eyes of Sutyeska by Vasko Popa
Vasko Popa was a Serbian poet of Romanian descent. Born in modern day Romania, Popa spent his life between Serbia and Romania studying in both Belgrade and Bucharest. His poetic life was often concerned with Socialist Realism, an artistic form which focuses primarily on celebrating socialist life or uplifting the role of ordinary folk in contrast to romantic ideas of aloof heroes and divinely given gifts.
Antifascist activist Michael Reinoehl, 48, has been shot dead in Lacey, Washington, after a warrant was issued for his arrest regarding his admission of shooting one Aaron Danielson, a supporter of the hard right Patriot Prayer group. Demonstrators in Portland have been on the streets since the killing of George Floyd in May. It hasContinue reading “US anti-fascist shot dead by police following raid regarding Portland violence”
The August meeting of the Communist Party executive agreed a schedule of events to step-up commemoration of its centenary. These include major online meetings and conferences: Cable street forever! (4 October), Salute the Volunteers for Liberty in Spain (17 October), Launch of Communist Party history (Mid-November) and a conference on The Future of Work (5 December).
Nathan Russell reviews a modern classic by iconic US communist academic Michael Parenti and argues it has important lessons for today’s struggles.
If we are serious about fighting racism we must engage with people, not get them sacked – it does not do, in a society in which the balance of power rests overwhelmingly with the employer, to become dependent on the class power of the boss, argues Nick Wright.
As part of the Communist Party’s Centenary Red Wedge meetings Johnnie Hunter discusses the legacy of struggle of Britain’s young communists against imperialism and war and the contemporary fights occurring in South America. This is a transcript a speech delivered online on 1 August 2020.
The anti-socialism of the Observer/ Guardian group of newspapers sunk to a new low with the reproduction on Sunday (19 July 2020) of postage stamps issued by Ukrainian nationalist groups in exile during the Soviet era.
Nathan Capnzik retells the fight against far-right infiltration in the Gabber scene and highlights the power of music to bring young people together with an anti-fascist message.
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.