Communist Workers' Organisation

Kill the Bill? Change the System!

Leaflet distributed by the CWO at various Kill the Bill protests happening around the UK.

UK Asylum Policy: No Sanctuary from Capitalism

Asylum has long been a thorny issue for the British ruling class. As a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention the UK is obliged to grant asylum when, in the opinion of the Home Office, an asylum seeker has demonstrated that they have a well founded fear of persecution on the grounds of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership of a particular social group. Yet asylum seekers are continuously vilified in the popular press as criminals and scroungers overwhelming the benefits system, the vitriol often being fuelled by the cynical statements of government ministers.

1871-2021: Vive la Commune!

Today, we keep alive the lessons of 1871 and 1917.

The Nationalist Poison Behind Brexit

Far from “getting Brexit done”, the pantomime goes on. There are so many issues that both EU and UK want to extend the period of grace before the full treaty is implemented.

There isn't a Vaccine against Capitalism

Every day a piece of news reminds us that we live in a globalised world where the consequences of human activity are not limited to national boundaries. Whether it’s the Covid pandemic with its rapidly morphing virus, or the last minute attempts to reduce global warming and the wider ecological damage — mainly from the last 200 years — that is threatening life on earth, we all know that the remedies have to be global.

"We the Workers": China Behind the Scenes

Review of the documentary “We the Workers” (2017), directed by Wenhai Huang.

Class Consciousness and Working Class Emancipation

Discussion with the Angry Workers of the World (AWW)

The Kronstadt Revolt: One Hundred Years of Counter-Revolution

Little noticed at the time, few events in working class history have provoked so much emotional response, or have led to so many myths down the years, as the revolt at the Kronstadt naval base in Russia. At a distance of a century we can appreciate just how tragic and significant it was.

Mythology About the Middle Class and the Class Struggle

The notion that there exists a growing middle class whose livelihood rests neither on wage labour nor manufacturing or industrial profits has long been used to challenge Marx’s revolutionary perspective that ultimately the future of capitalism will be decided by a struggle between the two great contending classes in modern society: the bourgeoisie and the proletariat, or if you prefer, the bosses and the workers.

Communist Work in a Covid Crisis: A Framework

Perspectives for the CWO as discussed in its AGM, November 2020