Thursday December 13 2012
CPGB Aggregate: Political weapon
Michael Copestake gives a brief update from the recent CPGB aggregate
place in London on December 8, the latest CPGB members’ aggregate
dealt with important political and organisational issues.
politics was provided by guest speaker Moshé Machover, who gave
CPGBers his always informed and valuable take on the recent Israeli
offensive against Hamas and the Palestinians, explaining that the
acts of aggression were carried out for many causes - none of them
anything to do with the official justification (see opposite).
Comrade Machover stressed again the regional context, not least
Israel’s aggressive intentions towards Iran and the envisaged
solution to the ‘demographic crisis’ faced by the settler state.
lively debate followed, as comrades both picked the comrade’s
brains and contributed their own thoughts on this live issue.
fell to comrade Laurie Smith, thrust into the spotlight without any
warning, to provide those present with an update on the CPGB’s
recent website redesign (which, we hope you agree, is a great
improvement on the old version) and to confirm that, even though the
new site has only been up for a short while, the web team is already
preparing the ground for a new cpgb.org.uk - version three should be
up and running in around a year’s time.
so soon?’ you may ask. Well, as comrade Smith elaborated, so much
had to be learned by comrades in order to achieve the first redesign
that the moment it was complete they could already see its
deficiencies and realised that overcoming these would require
something more than mere tinkering. He finished by asking comrades
for their opinions and suggestions on the present website and what
they would like to see in the future.
goes without saying that everyone agreed our website ought to be a
valuable educational tool, as well as a political weapon to take on
the rotten ideas of a decaying system and a decrepit left.