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  Communist Party of Great Britain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The CPGB was formed by the merger of several smaller Marxist parties: the British Socialist Party, the Communist Unity Group of the Socialist Labour Party and the South Wales Socialist Society.
In January 1921, the CPGB was refounded after the majorities of Sylvia Pankhurst's group the Communist Party (British Section of the Third International), and the Scottish Communist Labour Party agreed to unity.
The CPGB reached its peak in 1943 and in the 1945 general election, the communist party received 103,000 votes, and two Communists were elected as members of parliament one of whom was the aforementioned Gallacher, the other one was Phil Piratin who won Mile End in London's East End.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Communist_Party_of_Great_Britain   (3028 words)

  
 Communist Party of Britain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist) was established in 1968 by a leading engineering union official, Reg Birch, who had been a prominent member of the CPGB and at that time a supporter of the Beijing line in the Sino-Soviet dispute.
Under the Registration of Political Parties Act 1998, which regulated the use of symbols on ballot slips and electoral material, the Communist Party of Britain is the only British political party entitled to use the hammer and sickle in such cases.
The Communist Party of Britain describes itself as a "disciplined and democratic organisation" and operates on a model of democratic centralism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Communist_Party_of_Britain   (2197 words)

  
 Communist Party of Great Britain Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) was established in August 1920 and rapidly grew to a membership of 2,500.
The Communist Party was the decisive force in the General Strike of 1926, when it held the leadership positions in the most militant unions and had more than 10,000 members.
Following the collapse of the communist government in the Soviet Union in 1991, the remaining 6,300 members of the Communist Party of Great Britain renamed themselves the Democratic Left, while those who rejected the abandonment of the “communist” label left to form the Communist Party of Britain.
www.marxists.org /history/international/comintern/sections/britain   (460 words)

  
 The National Archives | Search the archives | National Register of Archives | Details   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Communist Party of Great Britain: Devon and Cornwall district (1)
Communist Party of Great Britain: Lancashire and Cheshire district (1)
Communist Party of Great Britain: Manchester and district (2)
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk /nra/searches/sidocs.asp?LR=394   (629 words)

  
 Class strategies and British Communism
As L. Macfarlane argued, over thirty years ago, 'The Communist Party was first and foremost a Marxist party.' The CPGB should not be judged primarily in terms of the success of its industrial militants in building a base for themselves in the factories, but rather in terms of the goals which the party set itself.
Although the politics of the new party were limited, we should recognise the extent to which the Communists attempt to extend themselves beyond the limits of previous British socialism, which had tended to lose itself in a morass of political lethargy, one-upmanship and sectarianism.
Given the separation that then existed between the Communist Party and the overwhelming mass of the workers, it is only natural that the leadership party should have attempted to fill this gap by reminding the membership repeatedly of the mighty friend they had in Russia.
www.dkrenton.co.uk /research/cppaper.html   (5719 words)

  
 Communist Party
Following the collapse of the communist government in the Soviet Union, the 6,300 members of the Communist Party of Great Britain in 1991 renamed themselves the Democratic Left.
Communist Party; it was a desperate attempt to retrieve a weakening position.
The party which is represented on these benches, from which, at the present moment, I am an outcast, has set itself a task of an entirely different character, that of travelling along the road of peace and progress and of spending all that can be spent in making life higher and better for all.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /Pcommunist.htm   (1677 words)

  
 Communist Manifesto
That is why the Communist Party of Great Britain urges votes for those candidates in the Socialist Labour Party and the Scottish Socialist Alliance who defend and argue for this manifesto.
Communists are for the fullest extension of democracy both under capitalism and socialism.
Communists are for the right of all ethnic minorities to use and be educated in their mother tongue.
www.psr.keele.ac.uk /area/uk/man/comm97.htm   (2624 words)

  
 The Early Years of the Communist Party of Great Britain - 1922-1925
The constitution of the early Communist Party did not markedly differ from the federal character of the old socialist societies, in total contrast to the principles laid down at the Third Congress of the Communist International.
This reflected a marked strengthening of the party's influence in the wider labour movement and corresponded with the growth of a left wing within the Labour Party and the Trade unions.
Despite the tone of the Congress and the partial victory in July 1925 ("Red Friday") of the miners, recruitment to the party was still relatively slow.
www.marxist.com /History/early_CPGB.html   (7082 words)

  
 David Renton and James Eaden, The Communist Party of Great Britain since 1920
As the great miners' strike of 1984-5 demonstrated, whatever its strength on paper, it staggered towards its quietus as a squabbling, impotent sect incapable of influencing the class struggle except, arguably, in justifying working-class retreat in both the unions and the Labour Party.
Although all historians of the British party struggle with the same explanatory synthesis, it is sometimes difficult to ascertain the authors' view of the importance that should be afforded to the 'Soviet dimension' in understanding the party's 'degeneration'.
Never a mass party, unlike the European comrades, the CPGB in 1920-21 welded together a disparate collection of organisations that were either pessimistically sectarian or triumphalistically over-optimistic, to forge a party that was to be predominant over the left beyond the Labour Party for nearly 70 years.
www.dkrenton.co.uk /books/cpgb.html   (7752 words)

  
 Communist Party of Britain - for peace and socialism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Reporting to the Communist Party’s Political Committee on Wednesday, its International Secretary John Foster said that the best way to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Labour Party was to fight for a return to its original values and objectives.
The Communist Party has launched a campaign to build support for the Stop War demonstration organised by the Stop the War Coalition, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and the Muslim Association of Britain taking place on Saturday 18 March full story...
Britain's communists are proposing a left wing programme for consideration by the labour and progressive movements.
www.communist-party.org.uk   (452 words)

  
 Red Clydeside: Handbook for party members [booklet cover] / Communist Party of Great Britain, 1923
In August 1921, Lenin wrote to Thomas Bell, the Communist Party of Great Britain representative on the Executive Committee of the Comintern, urging him to consider the complete reorganisation of the British party along Soviet-style centralised lines.
The early CPGB branch structures were a continuation of the old pre-war setup and the constitution of the early Communist Party did not markedly differ from the federal character of the old socialist societies.
The leadership of the CPGB was federally elected and geographically based and proved incapable of taking advantage of the opportunities that existed in the post-war period.
gdl.cdlr.strath.ac.uk /redclyde/redcly136.htm   (243 words)

  
 Communist Parliamentary Policy & Electoral Programme, by Communist Party of Great Britain, 1922   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This convention was attended by delegates from the British Socialist Party, the Communist Unity Group of the Socialist Labour Party, the South Wales Socialist Society and other groups.
The outcome of the convention was the establishment of the Communist Party of Great Britain.
The biggest debate at the convention centred around the questions of whether the new party should participate in elections and what its attitude should be to the Labour Party.
sites.scran.ac.uk /redclyde/redclyde/rc134.htm   (237 words)

  
 Communist Party of Great Britain, What We Fight For   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Without this Party the working class is nothing; with it, it is everything.
This means all communists should be organised as a single party.
In Britain today this means the struggle for Irish freedom should be given full support by the working class.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/61/046.html   (351 words)

  
 The 'Black Circulars' and Communist Party of Great Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The CPGB on the other hand launched a counter offensive with equal venom by accusing some Trade Union barons of failing to defend their members' interests and democratising their organisations in order to avoid accountability.
The CPGB had in fact advocated the closed shop, initiated recruitment drives to sign up non-trade union members and thereby assisting unions, and believed in the merger of unions as a practical and necessary step forward in the struggle against capitalism.
Summary: A vilification of the CPGB and its activities as perceived by Citrine.
www.wcml.org.uk /tu/black_circulars.htm   (1449 words)

  
 Communist Party of Great Britain Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The story of the Communist Party of Great Britain was the People's History Museum's changing exhibition from November 2003 to April 2004.
To coincide with the exhibition a CD Rom was produced based on the archives of the Communist Party of Great Britain.
Many aspects of Communist Party history including campaigns, artists and international politics are told through colourful images of banners, original posters, photographs and leaflets.
www.nmlhweb.org /cpgb.htm   (170 words)

  
 Red Clydeside: William Gallacher, Communist Party of Great Britain parliamentarian [photograph], 1929
During 1920 and 1921, Willie Gallacher was instrumental in bringing together the different British Marxist groupings to establish the Communist Party of Great Britain, and in the following years Gallacher devoted his energies to developing a nationwide base of electoral support for the CPGB.
He also helped to build links between the CPGB and other left-wing groups, both in Britain and in Europe, and sought to ensure CPGB involvement and influence in the wider trades union movement.
At the subsequent trial these 12 CPGB members were all found guilty and sentenced to between six and 12 months' imprisonment.
gdl.cdlr.strath.ac.uk /redclyde/redcly212.htm   (346 words)

  
 Communist Party of Great Britain - our history
The formation of our Communist Party was not without its difficulties.
Like today, there existed in Britain at that time a variety of ideological sects and socialist societies.
Party and parliament: Tom Bell's 1920 speech August 23 2001
www.cpgb.org.uk /ourhistory   (150 words)

  
 Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist)
The CPGB-ML was set up in July 2004 by a group of committed communists who had either been expelled or had resigned from the Socialist Labour Party.
It was set up in recognition of the fact that there was no existing party in Britain that carried a consistently Marxist-Leninist, anti-imperialist, anti-social democratic political line.
It was, and is, the unshakable conviction of these comrades that only such a party can develop into a genuine working-class vanguard.
www.cpgb-ml.org   (255 words)

  
 Publisher description for Library of Congress control number 2001058053   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This is a new single volume history of the Communist Party of Great Britain, examining the party from its foundation in 1920 to its demise in the early 1990s.
Drawing on original research and a reading of specialist texts, the authors analyze the rise and fall of the party and evaluate its role on the left of British politics.
While sympathetic to the ideals and commitment of many British communist activists, the book is sharply critical of much of the actual practice of the party.
www.loc.gov /catdir/description/hol031/2001058053.html   (149 words)

  
 David Turner's Home Page
Jones, D I L, "The 'United Front' in the Communist International: the debate on the affiliation of the British Communist Party to the Labour Party, 1920-5" (University of Ulster MPhil, 1976)
Kendall, Walter F H, "The formation of the Communist Party of Great Britain, 1918-21", (University of Oxford BLitt, 1966)
Macfarlane, Leslie J, "The origins of the Communist Party of Great Britain and its early history, 1920-7" (University of London PhD, 1962)
www.canterbury.u-net.com /page31.html   (370 words)

  
 Communist Party of Great Britain - for socialism, for communism
Communist Party of Great Britain - for socialism, for communism
After the defeats of the 20th century, we have seen a process of disintegration of proletarian politics.
Our first weekend is jointly organised with the RAG under the banner of The Human Revolution and will look at the origins of human culture, language and solidarity.
www.cpgb.org.uk   (314 words)

  
 The Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist) Homepage
The demonstration on Saturday, March 18, was testimony to the persistence of the anti-war forces, and the determination to strengthen their unity and resistance and to plant the alternative of bringing into being an anti-war government on the soil of Britain.
On the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, our Party congratulates all the anti-war activists nationally and internationally who have persisted in developing the organised movement against war and aggression.
It might be thought that the Foreign Secretary of the British government should concern himself more with the path ahead for Britain and developing a foreign policy based on respect and the pursuit of peace.
www.rcpbml.org.uk   (369 words)

  
 Stack on the back
More importantly, the party was reshaping itself as a 'moderate', 'reasonable' voice on the left.
The party formed a bloc with Labour Students (the Broad Left) and sought to contain the influence of the far left to damp down the new radicalism.
In the light of his success as a young man in developing a strategy that destroyed his own political party, and in the light of all his recent hocus pocus, may I just respond on behalf of the left to all this helpful advice.
pubs.socialistreviewindex.org.uk /sr276/stack.htm   (1016 words)

  
 David Turner's Home Page
graduated from Canterbury Christ Church University College in 1999 with a PhD in History (validated by the University of Kent) for my thesis "Reds at the Heart of the Empire: Aspects of the Communist Party of Great Britain in the Medway Towns, 1920-1943".
Completed academic theses on the Communist Party of Great Britain and related themes;
Local studies of the British Union of Fascists, the Communist Party of Great Britain and related themes.
www.canterbury.u-net.com   (249 words)

  
 Jay's Marxisms and Socialisms Links
The Communist Left of the Communist Party of France/la Gauche communiste du PCF
Communist Party of Chile (Proletarian Action)/Partido Comunista Chileno (Accion Proletarian) PC(AP)
Organization for the Reconstruction of the Communist Party of the Proletariat of Italy/Organizzazione per il Partito Comunista del proletariato d'Italia
www.neravt.com /left/directory/subjects/marxism.htm   (2970 words)

  
 Witness Seminar on The Historiography of the Communist Party of Great Britain
Witness Seminar on The Historiography of the Communist Party of Great Britain
The Historiography of the CPGB Witness Seminar Page
Contact the CCBH: Institute of Contemporary British History at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, Senate House,
www.icbh.ac.uk /icbh/witness/cpgb   (355 words)

  
 Table of contents for MASK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Table of contents for MASK : MI5's penetration of the Communist Party of Great Britain / by Nigel West.
Contents may have variations from the printed book or be incomplete or contain other coding.
Acknowledgments Abbreviations Glossary of MASK Terminology Introduction I The Red Menace II The Personalities III The Great Game IV The MASK Traffic V Krivitsky?s Defection VI Bob Stewart VII Dave Springhall VIII The Robinson Papers Conclusion Appendices Bibliography Notes
www.loc.gov /catdir/toc/ecip058/2005001948.html   (108 words)

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