1. Capitalism is facing its greatest global crisis since the 1930s. It is quite clear that the ruling class currently has no strategy to deal with the crisis beyond 'muddling through'.

    But what about our side - the working class movement internationally? Clearly, we face a crisis of our own with the workers' movement and the left are both in very weak positions globally.

    What is to be done if we are to overcome this so that the working class can effectively fight back against the crisis and begin to re-articulate a serious international project to positively overcome a declining capitalist system synonymous with war, exploitation and ecological disaster?

    This was the topic at the final session of the CPGB's annual school - the Communist University - which was held in London from august 8-15. Four speakers took part in a panel discussion:

    Ben Lewis (CPGB)
    Hillel Tickin (Editor, Critique)
    Moshe Machover (Israeli socialist and founder of Matzpen)
    Chris Knight (Radical Anthropology Group)

    For more videos from the university, check out our channel.

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  2. Mark Fischer (CPGB) and Dave Douglass (NUM) discuss the lessons of the Great Miners' Strike of 1984-5 at Communist University 2009 in South London.

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  4. Jack Conrad discusses 30 years since the founding of the Leninist faction of the 'official' Communist Party of Great Britain before its liquidation in 1991.

    The faction took up the banner of the CPGB and now organises as the CPGB, publishing the Weekly Worker.

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  5. There is much debate on today's far left about the nature of the Labour Party.

    Has the rise of New Labour and Tony Blair ensured that the party ceases to be a 'bourgeois workers' party? What does that term even mean?

    Mike Macnair of the Communist Party of Great Britain tackles these questions by tracing the history of the Labour Party up to the present day.

    To read more that Mike has to say on this question, check out two articles he wrote in the Weekly Worker:

    Labour: Still a bourgeois workers' party?

    cpgb.org.uk/worker/779/labourparty.php

    Making and unmaking Labour:

    cpgb.org.uk/worker/780/making.php

    This talk was given along with a series of others at the Communist Party of Great Britain's annual Communist University, held in London from August 8-15.

    For more videos from the week, check out our channel.

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Communist University 2009

Videos of some of the presentations given at the Communist Party of Great Britain's annual school, the Communist University. The school took place from August 8-15 in South London.

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