Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist–Leninist)


Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist–Leninist)
Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist)
Chairman of the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist Leninist) Harpal Brar
Vice Chairman of the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist Leninist) Ella Rule
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist Leninist) Zane Carpenter
Founded 2004
Headquarters London, England
Newspaper Proletarian [1],
Lalkar,
Numerous pamphlets
and booklets
Ideology Communism,
Marxism-Leninism,
Maoism,
Anti-revisionism
Political position Far-left
International affiliation None
Official colours Red, White
Website
http://www.cpgbml.org/
Politics of the United Kingdom
Political parties
Elections

The Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist–Leninist) is a British communist party which has a close relationship with the Workers' Party of Korea.

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History

The party was founded on July 3, 2004 in London.[1][2] Many of the founding members had previously been members of the Association of Communist Workers or the Indian Workers Association (GB).

The party is led by writer and businessman Harpal Brar, who has been editor of the Marxist-Leninist journal Lalkar (formerly the organ of the Indian Workers Association (GB)) since 1979 and has written books on many aspects of Marxism (see his entry for full listing). The party's vice-chairman and international secretary is Ella Rule. The general secretary is Zane Carpenter and Keith Bennett is another leading member of the party.

CPGB-ML contingent at London May Day march in 2008

Ideology

The CPGB-ML adheres to Marxism-Leninism as they perceive it was developed by Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong. They consider that, after the death of Stalin, revisionists in the Communist Party of the Soviet Union leadership undermined socialism to the point where the Soviet Union collapsed. The party places emphasis on the importance of theory and education.

Campaigning

It takes a keen interest in international affairs and supports the Irish Republican movement, the Iraqi Resistance, Cuba, the People's Republic of China and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Many CPGB-ML members were also active in the Stop the War Coalition until the party's expulsion in October 2011, their respective trade unions and pensioners' campaigns.

Electoral work

Brar is the leader of a political party 'Proletarian' which was formed in 2008. The party, was formed "to prepare for standing in elections".[3]

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