Category Archives: Video

Did primitive communism ever really exist?

Speaker: Lionel Sims (Radical Anthropology Group). This meeting was part of Communist University 2012, the annual school organised by the Communist Party of Great Britain (


Communist University 2012 – August 20-26

Communist University 2012

The Communist Party of Great Britain’s annual school takes place in a world in great flux. Given its explanatory power and practical programme, Marxism has huge potential in this period – a potential that is irresponsibly squandered by the sectarian in-fighting and opportunism of the Marxist groups. Communist University points a way out of this mess. Come and join the discussions over the week of August 20-26 2012 in south London.

Full details can be found on the CPGB website.

Reading Marx’s Capital in Milton Keynes

A small group of activists and academics in Milton Keynes are coming together to undertake a collective study of Karl Marx’s important work on the functioning of the capitalist system, Capital. Anybody else who is interested in joining us in studying this book can email for more information. Our first meeting will take place at 5.30pm in the Cellar Bar at the Open University on Thursday 9th February.

To get a feel for the sorts of issues we could be discussing you could have a watch of this video introducing a series of video lectures by David Harvey on reading Marx’s Capital.

Did the Russian Revolution really change that much for women?

A video from one of the Northern Communist Forums that the CPGB organises in Manchester. Anne McShane looks at what the Russian Revolution changed for women and talks about some of the lessons for today.

Austerity, cuts and the danger of war: what is the communist answer?

Support striking workers in Milton Keynes and Northampton on June 30th!

On June 30th CPGB members will be heading out along with other anti-cuts activists to show our solidarity with workers striking to defend their pensions on picket lines and rallies in Milton Keynes and Northampton.

Members of Communist Students and other students showing solidarity with striking postal workers in winter 2009

The strike rally in Milton Keynes is due to take place at 12pm in Campbell Park, and in Northampton the rally starts at 12.30pm in the Guildhall’s great hall.

In Milton Keynes the local Coalition of Resistance group is organising a number of cars to ferry supporters around various picket lines where we can show our solidarity in the morning. If you would like to join us and would either like a lift, or can offer your services as a driver, then please get in touch at

For those who would rather visit picket lines individually the main PCS picket lines will be at the two jobcentres (Manbrook House, 224 Queens Way, Bletchley, MK2 2SZ and St. Georges House, 811 Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes, MK9 3LR) and the benefits centre/HMRC at Bowback House 299 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 1NG. There may also be a picket line at the courts (PCS MOJ section).

There will be NUT and ATL picket lines at various schools and colleges, and while the UCU action does not affect the Open University this time round, members at Northampton University will be striking.

The Arab Revolution: reasons, impact and prospects

A roundtable discussion organised by Hands Off the People of Iran featuring Mohamad Reza Shalgouni (of the Iranian socialist group Rahe Kargar), Moshe Machover (anti-Zionist Israeli socialist), Mike Macnair (Communist Party of Great Britain), and Yassamine Mather (Hands Off the People of Iran).