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 cpgb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The party was founded in 1920 after the Third International decided that greater attempts should be made to establish communist parties across the world.
Throughout the 1920s and most of the 1930s, instead of building a party based on mass membership, the CPGB decided to follow the Leninist doctrine that communist parties should be run by a revolutionary cadre.
The CPGB reached its peak in the 1940s when at 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 in Mile End east London.
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 Politics of Scotland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Scotland is one of the four constituent nations of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Scotland was historically represented in the UK government by the Secretary of State for Scotland.
The Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) were formed in the late 1990s and operate as the foremost political party of the far-left in Scotland today.
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 Scottish National Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The SNP was formed in 1934 from the merger of the National Party of Scotland and the Scottish Party.
With the establishment of devolution for Scotland in 1999 the SNP has styled itself as the main opposition party to the Scottish Executive.
However, the party's MPs who in the main represented seats won from the Conservatives were less keen to have the SNP viewed as a left-of-centre alternative to Labour, for fear of losing their seats back to the Conservatives.
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 Scottish Socialist Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Major disagreement has surrounded the party policy of independence for Scotland, a central policy of the SRSP when it was active, largely accepted by Scottish Miltiant Labour, but opposed by the SWP on internationalist grounds.
Internal party organisation almost positively encourages this high level of disagreement, since the party (unlike most others) allows for the organisation of internal factions (which it describes as platforms).
The party has become the foremost far-left force in Scottish Politics polling significantly better than the Socialist Labour Party in the 2003 Scottish Parliamentary election.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scottish_Socialist_Party   (876 words)

 Weekly Worker 125 Thursday January 11 1996
Scotland is right to press ahead with the negotiations and debates around the launch of this new party.
Given the cavalier and offhand way comrades in Scotland have been treated, the documents we reproduce here are marked by a patient approach to the question of the relationship of the new organisation in Scotland to the still embryonic Socialist Labour Party in the rest of the country.
The Communist Party will fight for the new grouping in Scotland to be part of the process of  building an all-Britain socialist party that can challenge the capitalist state, our common enemy.
www.cpgb.org.uk /worker/125/scotland.html   (928 words)

 Interview with Andy Brooks
It's the policy of the old British Road It's the programme of the Communist Party of Britain, the Communist Party of Scotland and it's reflected in the programmes of Scargill's Socialist Labour Party and some of the Trotskyite groups.
The communist movement was strong in Britain in the past.
Divisions between communists and the left often occur because we don't have an identical perspective.
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 [A-List] Scotland: the British state question   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Communist Party of Scotland, meanwhile, is an even smaller rump of the old CPGB which, despite its dwindling numbers and effective irrelevance as an organisation, seems to have adopted by far the most considered and well-founded position with respect to "Britain".
That Canning's article criticising CPB Scotland's latest pamphlet in the CPB's Morning Star is the result of an internal dispute within the CPB in which the leadership of that party, coupled with the Morning Star's editorial board, was defeated in its efforts to align CPB with the "Respect" coalition figureheaded by George Galloway.
It's strange that England needed such a small and far from wealthy nation as Scotland to be the catalyst for growing such an empire, using the sons of its egalitarian education as its empire-builders and soldiers.
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 Communist Party of Scotland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Communist Party of Scotland (CPS) was established in 1991 when the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) was disbanded and re-formed as the Democratic Left think-tank.
Many Communists in Scotland disagreed with this decision and instead set up the CPS, with its headquarters in Partick, Glasgow.
Categories: Communist parties of the United Kingdom
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Communist_Party_of_Scotland   (129 words)

 Weekly Worker 236 Thursday April 16 1998
The purpose of this draft statement from the Executive Committee of SML is to present the case for a new merged Scottish Socialist Party based on the forces that are currently organised within SML and the Scottish Socialist Alliance.
Although most SLP activists in Scotland are open to the idea of the Alliance, they have been actively discouraged from participating in it by their national party leadership.
We believe that a single, unified party, with a clear programme, a broad structure that would allow for the affiliation of trade unions; and a flexible constitution which tolerates the right to exist of tendencies/groupings/factions is the way forward now for socialism in Scotland.
www.cpgb.org.uk /worker/236/frbrref.html   (3837 words)

 Communist Party manifesto calls for British troops to leave Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
WHILE the war in Iraq´s impact on the May election remains a difficult issue to assess for all politicians, the Communist Party believes that it should be the primary concern of the campaign.
The communist answer is a drive to put socialist values back at the heart of society through a reinvigorated trade union movement, by withdrawing from the EU and by paying for change by taxing big business and the rich.
Communists are to socialists as pit bulls are to poodles.
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 Tommy Sheridan speaks to London Socialist Alliance rally - Unity in the fight to change the system   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In Scotland at the end of 1995 we came to the conclusion that if we didn’t form something that was able to offer an electoral alternative to the Labour Party then we would lose a generation of young people in particular but also of other workers to nationalism – to the Scottish National Party.
We came from groups like Scottish Militant Labour, the Communist Party of Scotland, radical greens, environmental activists, road protestors, trade unionists; people who were involved in their daily lives in struggling against the social and economic system but who were all doing this separately.
We have a political party in Scotland made up of people who are Marxists like ourselves but also people from different political backgrounds: but the common philosophy that runs through that party is the need to change the system, to tackle the horrible and obscene inequality of wealth and power that exists in our country.
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 List of Communist Parties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The formation of communist parties in various countries was first initiated by the formation of the communist Third International by the Russian Bolsheviks.
Moldova - Communist Party of the Republic of Moldova
Denmark - Communist Party of Denmark, Communist Party in Denmark
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 Ex-Stalinist Jimmy Reid supports Scottish Socialist Party
Beginning in the 1930s, as part of the turn by the Stalinist parties world-wide to popular front alliances with sections of the capitalists, the CP in Scotland abandoned its previous policy and began to champion home rule for Scotland.
The West of Scotland was twice brought to a standstill by general strikes and 80,000-strong demonstrations in Glasgow.
This was not yet the Scottish Socialist Party, because Reid remained concerned that "in the background lurks a Trotskyist cell seeking to pull the strings".
www.wsws.org /news/1998/dec1998/reid-d01.shtml   (1679 words)

 CPUSA Online - FAQ's   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Communist Party USA is in favor of socialized medicine, guaranteed retirement in the form of improved social security benefits, strengthened environmental protection, full funding of education, amnesty for immigrants, and democratization of all regulatory agencies.
Communist Parties in countries with more repressive or fascist governments have to focus more on centralism and security than we have had to over the last 30 years.
Our Party feels that the only way to get to a successful revolution is to win workers and their allies to struggles for reform, leading them to a consciousness of their own power, and to an awareness of the limits placed on real solutions by the capitalist system.
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 Voices of Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Clause four was quickly struck from the party constitution and, along with it, any pretence that new Labour was a party interested in socialism.
In Scotland, the Communist Party of Britain and Labour's Campaign for Socialism continue to argue that Labour's link to the unions is too important to abandon and that the real political struggle for socialists is to recapture the Labour Party.
For its part, the Scottish Socialist Party claims that the new Labour revolution has gone too far and that there is no prospect of socialists regaining control of what is now a party of big business.
www.poptel.org.uk /morning-star/features/articles/voi050204.htm   (1150 words)

 The SSP - A New Socialist Party
Her second error was to first introduce this tax in Scotland, a part of Britain where her government had never commanded a majority and where the workers’ movement had strong traditions of struggle.
This is not the place to repeat the history of the mass mobilisations which defeated the poll tax, the sole victory of the British workers’ movement in a period of heavy defeats.
The Scottish National Party, a bourgeois nationalist party with a petit-bourgeois leadership and a popular base, was trying, with some success, to develop a left wing profile to attract the votes of disappointed Labour voters.
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The Socialist Party and Scottish Militant Labour, its Scottish organisation, are engaged in a major discussion about launching a new workers’ party in Scotland.
The controversy in the Socialist Party (SP), concerns the proposition made by Scottish Militant Labour (SML), that under today’s conditions, with the present development of the Scottish Socialist Alliances, a new mass workers party to the left of Labour is both needed and can be built ("a small mass workers’ party").
These include the Communist Party of Scotland; the Socialist Labour Party, The Communist Party of Britain, the Socialist Workers Party, and socialists within the Labour Party, the SNP and the Green Party.
www.labournet.org.uk /so/16scotland.html   (3461 words)

 The Communist Party of America serving Workers of the World Unite!!
Second, the living memories of embittered factionalism within the Labour Party during the Thatcher years - widely used by the political establishment and media as evidence of Labour's unelectability - are utilised by Labour careerists too (except in odd private moments of nostalgia) as a pretext for abandoning the entirety of the party's leftist legacy.
Stuart Hall has never been a Labour Party member (though I myself have been for twenty years) but his analysis of the Thatcher years had an extraordinary impact on those who at the time were in or near the Communist Party, and who were themselves gravitating towards Labour.
This was the Eurocommunist-leaning, Communist Party magazine which prided itself on taking risks with left orthodoxies, guided by a belief that a failure to engage with the lives and desires of ordinary people was making the left more marginalised than ever.
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 Scottish Socialist Party - The rise of a new socialist party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This interested a number of political forces in Scotland, as it did in England, and could have been the opportunity to create a new, pluralist socialist party.
This fight was successful, causing the General Secretary of the STUC to claim that it was 'the most significant victory for the trade union movement since the occupation of Upper Clyde Shipbuilders in 1972'.
The creation of the party built on the experience of the SSA but was also a break - it was a qualitative step.
www.labournet.org.uk /so/35ssp.html   (3150 words)

 John Maclean - A Scottish Communist Party
William Gallacher is going the rounds ridiculing the idea of a "Scottish" Communist Party because he has been to Russia and poses as the gramophone of Lenin.
In other words, Scotland is becoming more self-reliant than ever before and looks hopefully for a lead from men reared and trained on this side of the border.
Viewed in the light of all circumstances germane to the crack-up of the British empire and the release of the workers' revolutionary energy, the proposition of a Scottish Communist Party stands foresquare to the impotent cynicism of poets and demagogues and deserters of the cause on the outbreak of war.
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 The Cellar - Bush, Communism, and the County Dem headquarters
Stalin as the world's premier communist probably accounts for most of that total, although China and North Korea have done their share.
It is generally agreed by historians that if famines, prison and labour camp mortality, and state terrorism (deportations and political purges) are taken into account, Stalin and his colleagues were directly or indirectly responsible for the deaths of millions.
Nepal - Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist)
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 Links to parties & groups
Formed in January, 1992, following the final congress of the Communist Party of Great Britain held in November 1991, several hundred Communists joined the new party, now well established as an important part of the Labour Movement in Scotland.
The Communist League is an anti-revisionist organisation of Marxist-Leninists.
We argue that a dispassionate international debate amongst Marxist-Leninists is essential to clarify the historical positions of Marxist-Leninists and to re-establish the party in each country and the International.
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 Red Square Political Directory of Communist, Socialist and Social Democratic Organizations and Educational Resources
Some political parties are members of, or are branches of, international political organizations.
Then, grouped according to the country in which they found, we list those parties that have no known affiliation with an international political organization.
In federal countries (i.e., those splitting legislative authority between a country-wide federal government and a number of states or provinces within the country; e.g., USA, Canada, Australia), state/provincial parties are listed under their federal counterparts.
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 Scottish Socialist Alliance founded - LLB May '96   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Allan Green, convenor of the Scottish Socialist Alliance argues for a new regroupment of the left in Scotland.
Among its founders are many ex-Labour members including the ex-council leaders of Dundee and Dumbarton; ex-SNP members like the convener of Edinburgh SNP and editorial board members of Liberation (the left nationalist journal); the editor of the monthly Bulletin of the Communist Party of Scotland; the Scottish Socialist Movement and Scottish Militant Labour.
The Tories do not control a single local authority in Scotland yet councils were implementing the most savage cuts in history.
www.llb.labournet.org.uk /1996/may/lp2.html   (515 words)

 CHNN, Issue 5, April 1998: Contents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
‘Against All the Odds’ — Women in the Communist Party in Scotland, 1920-91: An Oral History, Neil Rafeek [ Read ]
‘I'd Sooner be Shot than Expelled from the Party’: Dave Springhall, David Turner [ Read ]
Communist History Network Newsletter, Issue 5, April 1998
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 Little Red Cafe Update Log   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bhutan -- new articles: Bhutan Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist-Maoist) and its demands, Distribution of Maoist document in refugee camps should be cause for concern, Holding of the Fifth South Asia Regional Conference of the Parties and Organizations of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement
Poland -- Genealogy of the Polish Socialist Party
Jose Maria Sison; Communist Party of Scotland; Türk Solu, Turkish Marxist, Türkiye Komünist Partisi; article on the Lanka Sama Samaja Party; Editorial Agora, Encuentro Progresista - Frente Amplio, Movimiento de Liberación Nacional - Tupamaros, Movimiento de Participación Popular, Partido Comunista Revolucionaria del Uruguay; Comintern archives on the CPUSA
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