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George Galloway Bust up with the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist) as Joti Brar Removed from Workers Party of Britain Leadership.

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Galloway’s Red-Brown Front Fractures.

From Rising Star, Ace Reporter Francis.

The National Members Council of the Workers Party met in Manchester on Sunday following a successful public meeting on the Saturday evening.

On Sunday 20 November the national members council reviewed the work of 2022 and prepared notes in preparation for its Annual Report. Reviewing the party output and having regard to the conflicting work pressures of a number of comrades, not least deputy leader Joti Brar, the following resolution was carried unanimously:

Resolution of demotion (Rule Book Point 8): This NMC of the Workers Party places on record its thanks to comrade Joti Brar for the services she has rendered as Deputy Leader. In view of the conflicting demands on her work, the Workers Party removes Joti Brar from the NMC and position of Deputy Leader.

On Tuesday 22 November party leader George Galloway received notification from Joti Brar that she and a small number of supporters were resigning or withdrawing their support for the Workers Party. The Workers Party of Britain welcomes the participation in its ranks of communists (and non-communists) from any party, but the Workers Party is not a communist party and had no intention of becoming yet another party of this type.

Radio Silence from the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist), Joti Brar’s own micro-party.

These are their latest tweets.

The Workers Party of Britain has saner and more rational allies these days…

UPDATE:

Speculation is growing that the Workers Party of Britain’s ever closer ties with Chris Williamson (the view of Britain’s most celebrated Vegan’s close national-‘anti-Zionist’ comrade Tony Greenstein are unknown at present) may be at the root of this purge of the CPGB (M-L). Williamson participated at this October event, “Chris Williamson (former Labour MP for Derby North), Ed Renyard (an activist with the WPB) and Dr Phil Bevin (a former aide to Jeremy Corbyn).” There is little likelihood of Marxist-Leninist interest in whatever new party, Hunt Saboteurs, or alliance with bodies such as TUSC, that Williamson is involved in this week.

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In the light of such sombre news we post this tube, a reminder of happier, if always stormy, days during the long romance between Galloway and the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist):

Written by Andrew Coates

November 24, 2022 at 12:02 pm

‘Not Our Future’: the Last Stand of the Anti-Vaxx Confusionists: from, David Fleming, Maajid Nawaz, Frank Furedi, Neil Oliver, Laurence Fox, to… ‘others’.

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Mad Frankie Furedi’s Journey from the Revolutionary Communist Party.

There are two defining events unfolding before our eyes.

The first is the fightback to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Across the world people have stood with the Ukrainians’ resistance in a spirit of internationalism. Ukraine has begun to succeed in liberating itself from the occupation.

The second is the uprising in Iran. Under the banner of  Zan, Zendegī, Āzādī (Persian), Jin, Jiyan, Azadî (Kurdish) Women, Life Freedom, the revolt brings people together for equality and liberty, against the Islamic Republic of Iran. Up to 378 people have died protesting against the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei regime. But the movement, far from having been quelled, continues to grow.

Neither battle fits into the old culture wars, promoted by the politics of the liberal left and identitarian right. They are universal struggles. Anybody can join. Just as the protests against the compulsory Hijab cut against the grain of the assertion – and enforcement – of religious difference, so does the fire at Ayatollah Khomeini’s ancestral home strike at the heritage of the oppressive past.

Solidarity with Ukraine and the Iranian uprising is based on the simplest reasons and sentiments. More than feelings of compassion, they are admiration at people’s self-assertion against oppression.

The late French Marxist Daniel Bensaïd  Michael Löwy has said, believed within his concept of “bifurcation”,  a field of possibilities in which the class struggle occupies a decisive place, but whose outcome is unpredictable” Yet within these potentials we have choices. “Class internationalism remains the best response to tribal nationalism and imperialism. It is the heir of the universality of reason proclaimed by the philosophy of the Enlightenment and of the revolutionary concept of citizenship – open to foreigners – of the republican constitution of June 24, 1793, adopted by a Convention in which sat – but not for long ! – Anarchists Cloots and Thomas Paine. Finally, solidarity with the “other” is based on an old tradition that goes back to the Old Testament: you will not oppress the foreigner because you were foreigners – and undocumented – in the land of Egypt.” (Daniel Bensaïd: a bifurcation.)

Bensaïd has suggested that..”.there prophecy in any great human, romantic, aesthetic or revolutionary adventure. The revolutionary prophecy is not a forecast, but a project, without any assurance of victory”. At one point, at a seminar in North London, he referred to Kant’s The Prophetic History of Mankind (1798). “Even without the mind of a seer, I now maintain that I can predict from the aspects and sigs of our time that the human race will attain this end, that it will henceforth progressively improve without any more total reversals. For a phenomenon of this kind which has taken place in human history can never be forgotten, since it has revealed in human nature an aptitude and power for improvement of a kind which no politicians could have thought up by examining the course of events by examining the course of events in the past. Only nature and freedom, combined within mankind in accordance with principles of right, have enabled us to forecast it; but the precise time at which it will occur must remain indefinite and dependent upon chance”.

The thought is dense, complex, open to multiple interpretations. One, Bensaïd inclined to, is that the Russian Revolution showed an “aptitude and power” – unrealised – for improvement. Another centres on the echoes of the French Revolution. One, perhaps more appropriate then and today, is that the capacity for progressive change, once entered on the historical scene, will, despite the darkness that has overwhelmed our common history so many times, can and will always be fought.

At the risk of being optimistic I’d say that, at present, despite the horrors of the war in Ukraine and the repression in Iran, that the signs of the times are in favour of the Ukrainian and Iranian people, and that there are good reasons to have hope in the future.

Now…

Enter the world of the last confusionists flailing around in the darkness (flagged up by Bob from work by John Bye).

We, the undersigned, reject the future that is being forced upon us. It is not our future.

For the first time in history, governments around the world have taken steps that reduce our quality of life. The draconian and destructive response to COVID-19, involving the lockdown of entire populations, mandated injections and mask wearing, and aggressive suppression of freedom of expression, could be a harbinger of things to come. 

This self-inflicted damage reflects a concerted drive toward centralization of political and economic power which is eroding life expectancy, personal liberty, and freedom of expression worldwide. These deliberate steps backwards herald the beginning of a new Dark Age.

For generations, people have fought to improve their ability to thrive and pass on a better future to the next generation. Unless we act decisively, this may come to an end and leave our children and grandchildren facing  a bleak future. It is becoming increasingly clear that government policies worldwide, influenced by unelected and unaccountable supranational organisations are detrimental to our future.

We are told that modern healthcare is getting better over time. But if that were true, the rate of chronic health conditions in American schoolchildren would not have risen from 12% in 1986 to 54% now. Clearly, for whatever reason, current healthcare policies are destroying the joy of childhood and crippling our children’s future.

These are some of the other areas where governments around the world are laying the tracks for a bleak and authoritarian future. :

• Rampant inflation and unsustainable debt caused by uncontrolled money printing

• Belligerently supporting war instead of negotiating for peace

• Unaffordable food and energy prices exacerbated by war

• De-industrialisation caused by the NetZero energy crisis

• Collaborating with online platforms and the corporate media to censor news and facts in “the public interest”

• Enacting legislation to curtail freedom of speech

Propagating divisions in society via identity politics

• Politicisation and corruption of science and academia 

• Looming food shortages resulting from forced buy-out of productive farmland

• Attempting to grant the World Health Organisation power to direct worldwide pandemic management policies

• Digital IDs and programmable Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) which have the potential to lock humanity in a dystopian control grid; a de facto prison

All of these disastrous actions were or are totally avoidable whilst many of the policies that are now beginning to affect our lives are broadly those adopted by our governments under the United Nations Agendas 21 & 30 and the Sustainable Development Goals. The aims of the SDGs appear to be very much in line with the race to Net Zero and the pursuit of “Health Security” in the post Covid-19 world. All of this is occurring without any meaningful public debate or democratic oversight and being led by elites who pursue their own vested interests. 

While governments enact policies harmful to humanity, they claim to care about people, the planet, equality, diversity, sustainability, health, and wellbeing. If that were true, our children would be healthier today than their predecessors were 40 years ago. Governments simply cannot be trusted any longer. 

We reject this bleak future that is being forced upon us. It is dark, coarse, and devoid of any hope or humanity. It is not our future and it is certainly not a future we should want for our children.

We pledge to be responsible custodians of our children’s future. We pledge to give them a better life than the one we have. We therefore pledge to stand firm against these destructive policies.

Written by Andrew Coates

November 22, 2022 at 1:34 pm

The Event the World is Waiting for: Stop the War’s ‘Festive’ Fun ‘Fundraiser’.

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Love Island: Crop Circles, Snapshot Humour, Stalin ate my Political Brains, Counterfire Clowns, Up with Skool! and more...

And just like that…It’s the most wonderful time of the year again!

To celebrate we’d like to invite you to Stop the War’s annual Festive Fundraiser! Join stars of stage and screen and friends of the movement for an evening of anti-war entertainment hosted by the fantastic Steve Parry.

This event will be online once again to bring some festive cheer directly to your homes, across the UK and internationally!

Joining this year’s Xmas bash line-up is Mark Rylance, Stella Assange, Alexei Sayle, Claudia Webbe, Don Biswas, Lindsey German, Shareefa Energy and more! And of course, it wouldn’t be the Stop the War Xmas celebration without our famous auction hosted by Kevin Courtney.

From Dogged Newshound, Paul.

Enjoy!

Written by Andrew Coates

November 20, 2022 at 5:09 pm