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CPGB-ML: Jack Shapiro Lives Forever in Our Hearts!

The following is from the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist):

JACK SHAPIRO LIVES FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS!
Issued by: CPGB-ML
Issued on: 29 January 2010

It is with the deepest grief that the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist) announces that our beloved Comrade Jack Shapiro, Honorary President of our Party and of Hands off China!, passed away from illness in the early morning of Friday 29 January 2010 at the age of 93.

Comrade Jack was a staunch Marxist-Leninist, a proletarian revolutionary, a long-tested communist fighter and an implacable foe of revisionism and opportunism.

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George Galloway on the People’s Republic of China’s 60th Anniversary

George Galloway (MP) speaks at Saklatvala Hall, Southall, on 3 October 2009, at a meeting organised by the Hands off China campaign to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese revolution, and founding of the People’s Republic of China, on 1st October 1949. He celebrates China’s liberation from imperialism and feudalism; her rise as a power that will soon enable her to veto the aggressive actions of U.S. imperialism creating a more balanced, multi-polar world; and asserts that China is socialist. For all these reasons china deserves our support and admiration and we celebrate her 60th birthday!

George Galloway gave an excellent speech to a packed hall of well over 100 party members and friends of China. CPGB-ML Chairaman Harpal Brar and central committee member Keith Bennett also addressed the meeting, as did Councilor Ma Shin of the Chinese Embassy and Dr. Jenny Clegg.

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Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China

China celebrates the 60th anniversary of its founding, its National Day, on October 1st. In this video Keith Bennett of the Hands Off China Campaign speaks on George Galloway’s weekly program “The Real Deal” on Press TV.

Please see also the video series here: Reasons to Support China

Reasons to Support China

The following videos are from the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist)‘s celebration of China’s National Day, part of their Hands Off China campaign. These videos feature Harpal Brar of the CPGB-ML and Taimur Rahman of Communist Mazdoor Kissan Party – Pakistan (CMKP).

[Note: more videos from this meeting have been put online since I first posted this article, and I have added them here.]

The following three videos are of Comrade Harpal Brar’s talk:

Harpal Brar of CPGB-ML: Part 1 – Reasons to support China

Harpal Brar of CPGB-ML: Part 2 – China’s Internationalism

Harpal Brar of CPGB-ML: Part 3 – Lessons in Struggle

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Hands Off China!

Chairman of Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist) (CPGB-ML) speaks during the launching ceremony of the "Hands off China" campaign in London, July 19, 2008. Nearly 50 CPGB-ML members from across Britain attended the launching ceremony.  (Xinhua Photo)

Harpal Brar, Chairman of Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist) (CPGB-ML) speaks during the launching ceremony of the “Hands off China” campaign in London, July 19, 2008. Nearly 50 CPGB-ML members from across Britain attended the launching ceremony. (Xinhua Photo)

There has been a lot of really interesting discussion here in response to my recent post, Some Thoughts on Socialism in China. As the Beijing Olympics continue, I want to draw my readers attention to the Hands Off China campaign that has been initiated by the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist). These comrades deserve our thanks, and we should wish this new campaign the utmost success. Check out the “about” page on the Hands Off China site for more info about the campaign. The launch also was reported in an article that ran in the Chinese news service, Xinhua.

Below is an article about the campaign inauguration from the CPGB-ML paper, Proletarian.

Spirited rally launches Hands off China campaign

The Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist) (CPGB-ML) launched the Hands off China campaign at a spirited and militant rally in central London on the evening of Saturday 19 July, attended by some 50 people.

The speakers were Comrades Harpal Brar, Chairman of the CPGB-ML; Jack Shapiro, veteran British communist and staunch friend of China since the 1930s; Avtar Singh Jouhl, General Secretary of the Indian Workers’ Association (GB) (IWA GB); Kojo Amoo Gottfried, President of the Ghana-China Friendship Association and former Ambassador of Ghana to the People’s Republic of China; and Keith Bennett, a long-time friend of China and specialist in Chinese politics and history. Continue reading