- Created: Friday, 09 March 2018 14:52
- Written by FRFI
On 12 February the Communist Party of Great Britain - Marxist-Leninist (CPGB-ML) published a video on their Youtube channel, ‘Proletarian TV’. This video was of a Stop the War speaker on a demonstration in Birmingham against the Turkish attack on Afrin, who was calling for support for Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party. However, the CPGB-ML labelled this video as a speech from a member of the RCG. This video was tweeted by the national CPGB-ML twitter account on the same day with the text: ‘RCG calls for Labour government & British intervention in Syria’. After numerous people had pointed out that the video was clearly not of an RCG speaker, the title on Youtube was corrected, but without any public acknowledgment of the change. The tweet, however, was not removed.
On 16 February the RCG wrote to the CPGB-ML asking them to remove the tweet because it contained allegations that the CPGB-ML knew were lies, and to publicly acknowledge the change and the reason for it. We have received no response to this nearly a month later: the tweet is still up, and there has been no public acknowledgment that it is false. It is gross sectarianism. We therefore wish to set the record straight in this public statement. The RCG does not call for a Labour government, nor for imperialist intervention in the Middle East.
For the RCG’s position on the Kurdish-led struggle in Afrin, see: http://www.revolutionarycommunist.org/middle-east/5070-statement-in-solidarity-with-the-resistance-in-afrin
For the RCG’s position on Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party see: