another was as CPGB
functionary, and a third was as a prolific author and literary theoretician.
It morphed into the British Socialist Party, which ultimately became part of the CPGB
17) In the wake of Dimitrov's report, published by Martin Lawrence in 1935, an increasingly familiar motif in CPGB
propaganda called for the intelligentsia to join the struggle against capital and fascism.
By contrast, such was Orwell's influence on the ULR group, who were of the next generation and tended not to have been through the CPGB
, that Thompson even tried to get Swingler to write an article on Orwell for the first issue of the New Left Review to counter this.
For example, the CPGB
and the Communist Left did much to make the Scottsboro case and the more violent manifestations of U.
These political projections by the Labour Party, the MCF, and the CPGB
expose the strong tension between what was considered by most on the British Left as the right of colonial peoples to be free, pulling hard on one side and, pulling on the other, the strong feeling of the wider British public that its leaders not surrender Britain's global power and prestige.
It is particularly notable, however, how little fuss was made not only within the CPGB
, but also on the left more generally.
had little impact or influence during the period under study.
When the detailed policy changes at the level of the Comitern and the CPGB
are scrutinised, a far more complex picture emerges.
Gustav Klaus's "James Barke: A Great-hearted Writer, a Hater of Oppression, a True Scot"; Robert Radford's "To Disable the Enemy: the Graphic Art of the Three Jameses"; Mick Wallis's "Heirs to the Pageant: Mass Spectacle and the Popular Front"; Richard Hanlon and Mike Waite's "Notes from the Left: Communism and British Classical Music"; Maroula Joannou's "Sylvania Townsend Warner in the 1930s"; Kevin Morgan's "King StreetBlues: Jazz and the Left in Britain in the 1930s-1940s"; Andy Croft's "The Boys Round the Corner: The Story of Fore Publications"; Hamish Henderson's "The Edinburgh People's Festival, 1951-54"; Gerald Porter's "'The World's Ill-Divided': the Communist Party and Progressive Song"; and Bert Hogenkamp's "The Sunshine of Socialism: the CPGB
and Film in the 1950s.
death in 1996, Hyde wrote that the CPGB
`produced the best people I have
In the 1930s the CPGB
received some [pound]2,000 to [pounds]3,000 a month from Moscow -- just as Sir Oswald Mosley's Fascists had financial backing from Mussolini.