Birmingham Worker candidate speaks out on behalf of working-class youth

The following is the statement of Reuben Lawrence, made to a hustings meeting organised by Stirchley Forum. As Reuben was at work, he was not able to attend, and no-one was allowed to speak on his behalf. He was able to submit a brief opening statement and concluding remark, which are reproduced below.   Dear … Continue reading Birmingham Worker candidate speaks out on behalf of working-class youth

Korean Socialism Celebrated and Kim Jong Il Remembered in Birmingham

On Saturday 20 December the CPGB-ML and Red Youth held a public meeting in Birmingham to celebrate the successes of the Korean revolution and reaffirm our solidarity with the Korean people in their stand against imperialism. We were joined by two representatives of the DPRK embassy, who among other things informed us about the progress … Continue reading Korean Socialism Celebrated and Kim Jong Il Remembered in Birmingham

The women’s movement in Britain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwFL31ZEmbo Ella Rule gives a short, amusing and informative talk, about the recent history of the 'women's movement' in Britain. Addressing a meeting to mark International Women's Day, held by the CPGB-ML and Red Youth in Birmingham, on 8 March 2014, she outlines why working class women have not been involved in the women's movement … Continue reading The women’s movement in Britain

Birmingham Communist Party

Birmingham Communist Party has begun the new year with a campaign highlighting the massive profits which are being made by local bus operator National Express at a time when Birmingham has some of the most deprived communities in the country who can ill afford another increase. Despite making profits of £92million in just the first … Continue reading Birmingham Communist Party

Meeting remembers brave anti-imperialist Ghadar fighters

A packed meeting in Handsworth, Birmingham remembered the sacrifice of those who took up arms against British imperialism for freedom, independence and liberty. About 300 people came to the hall to hear speeches from Birmingham and Sandwell Indian Workers Association (GB) President Harbahjan Dardi, Secretary Sheera Jouhl, IWA(GB) General Secretary and CPGB-ML cadre Avtar Jouhl … Continue reading Meeting remembers brave anti-imperialist Ghadar fighters

Birmingham jobseeker self immolation demo Saturday 30 June

Activists in Birmingham staged a small demonstration today outside Selly Oak jobcentre where a Birmingham claimant this week set himself on fire in protest to changes to his benefits. According to The Guardian: "A man has set himself on fire outside a Birmingham jobcentre after what reports suggest was an argument over benefit payments. The … Continue reading Birmingham jobseeker self immolation demo Saturday 30 June

Israel – cultural boycott

Communists, anti-imperialists and Palestinian activists today called for a cultural boycott of Israeli artists in Birmingham. The call was made by local activists as they demonstrated outside Birmingham Town Hall against the performance by the Jerusalem String Quartet, a musical troupe reportedly affiliated to the Israeli Defence Force. The group performs for settler communities and … Continue reading Israel – cultural boycott

Birmingham anti-imperialists expose war propaganda of Amnesty International

A group of comrades from Birmingham including a few Red Youth members attempted to explain to supporters of Amnesty International the reactionary position adopted by that organisation towards Syria on Thursday evening. Failing to comprehend the motivations and involvement of imperialist interference in the region, despite all efforts, the Amnesty group pressed ahead and attempted … Continue reading Birmingham anti-imperialists expose war propaganda of Amnesty International