Tony Conway, convenor of the Communist Party’s Anti-Racist Anti-Fascist Commission issued a response for the Party to the whitewash report of the Tory Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities earlier this week.
Thursday nights Rangers V Slavia Prague match ended 1-3 on aggregate with the Czech side going through to the Quarter finals of the Europa League, drawing the Ibrox sides European campaign to a close. However, it isn’t the score line that is being discussed in the aftermath of the game.
MSPs have passed what has been described as “Scotland’s most controversial piece of legislation”. The Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill was passed on Thursday (11 March 2021) by 82 votes to 32, with 4 abstentions after a marathon debate of amendments on Wednesday. The legislation seeks to consolidate existing law and extends protection for some vulnerable groups with a new offence of “stirring up hatred”. Concerns have been raised about the potential impact on freedom of speech, with opponents arguing that the full implications of the proposed law have not been thought through. While supporting the principle of protecting people from prejudice, they argue that the definition of “‘stirring up hatred” is too vague and open to interpretation.
The Communist Party has issued the March edition of its news sheet Unity! focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tory budget, International Women’s Day 2021, anti-racism and the Party’s new Housing Charter.
The UK has now administered the first COVID-19 vaccinations to over 5.4 million members of the population according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s latest update on Friday 22 January. The rollout of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and, more recently, the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine has been lauded by Conservative MPs as large success of an otherwise shambolic and devastating response to the coronavirus crisis.
The West of England Branch of the Young Communist League has released a statement condemning prosecutions over the alleged toppling of the statue of a slave trader in Bristol during Black Lives Matter protests in the summer of 2020.
Pasqueline Agostinho explains why Kamala Harris, despite her black and Asian heritage, isn’t a friend to the USA’s surging movement for racial equality.
A public meeting is being held tonight, 1 December 2020, to launch a new Communist Party publication, charting the remarkable life and times of Claudia Jones, hosted by the CP Anti Racist, Anti Fascist Commission.
The Communist Party has issued a statement condemning yesterday’s suspension of Jeremy Corbyn by the Labour Party.
The suspension of Jeremy Corbyn from the Labour Party on the flimsiest of pretexts is not only a baseless attack on a longstanding fighter in words and deeds against all forms of racism, including anti-Semitism.
Last weekend (3/4 October 2020), young communists conducted home to home leafleting on estates in Cable Street scene of a famous battle against fascism in 1936. The three day campaign included a street stall, giant projection of a film on the Battle and postering, with a banner display on the Sunday.