Alan Harris: 65-year leader of the communist movement

Vol. 84/No. 25 - June 29, 2020
Alan Harris and his wife Connie played a decisive role in the struggle to establish modern communist party in the U.K. Before moving there, Harris had been a leader of the communist movement in Canada. Above, Harris, front center, marches at 1987 miners’ gala in Mansfield. Right, Harris promotes Militant and Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power at London 2010 protest against social welfare cuts.

LONDON — “Alan Harris was a proletarian party-builder,” said Jonathan Silberman, organizer of the Central Committee of the Communist League in the United Kingdom, welcoming people to a gathering here May 31 to celebrate Harris’ life and political contributions. “Alan…


Sinn Fein vote surge fueled by social crisis, calls for Irish unity

Vol. 84/No. 7 - February 24, 2020

LONDON — None of the capitalist parties contesting Ireland’s Feb. 8 parliamentary election came close to gaining a majority. Fianna Fail and Fine Gael, who have dominated Irish governments since a war for independence liberated a majority of the country…


Rail workers in UK strike to defend jobs and safety

Vol. 83/No. 48 - December 30, 2019

Some 800 guards (conductors), members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union, began a monthlong strike Dec. 2 against government and bosses’ attacks on their union and to defend jobs and safety for both rail workers and passengers.  The workers’…


UK rulers move to stop ‘Brexit’ as Johnson seeks US trade bloc

Vol. 83/No. 37 - October 14, 2019

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson is shifting his minority government towards a closer trade and foreign policy bloc with Washington and away from the European Union, as conflicts sharpen with opponents of all stripes who are determined that the…


Iran book fair: US embargo hits pocket cash, not political interest

Vol. 83/No. 25 - July 15, 2019
Some 3,200 publishers participated in Tehran book fair, attracting hundreds of thousands from across Iran. Over 300 books by revolutionary working-class leaders were sold at Pathfinder booth. Talaye Porsoo, which displayed 53 Pathfinder titles in Farsi, sold over 700 books.

TEHRAN, Iran — The 32nd Tehran International Book Fair took place at the large Mosalla mosque complex here April 24-May 4. Hundreds of thousands from around the country attended amid rising U.S. imperialist military threats, economic sanctions and a declining…


‘UK out now!’ Brexit is best terrain for the workers to fight

Vol. 82/No. 46 - December 10, 2018

LONDON — Defying millions of working people who voted for Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May is pursuing a “deal” — a 585-page opaque document — that will keep the U.K.’s capitalist rulers aligned with the protectionist bloc known as the…


Communist League in UK to go ‘deeper into  working class’

Vol. 82/No. 2 - January 15, 2018

MANCHESTER, England — “Workers’ anger has intensified since the 2007-2008 crash, with declining real wages, growing job insecurity and uncertainty of what the future holds in today’s world of crisis, conflict and wars,” said Jonathan Silberman, a leader of the…


Communist League in UK holds congress

Vol. 82/No. 1 - January 1, 2018
Communist League in UK holds congress

MANCHESTER, England — The 10th National Congress of the Communist League in the U.K. met here Dec. 16-17. The elected delegates, above, discussed and adopted a Political Resolution outlining a course to build the League and the international communist movement…