Red Flag is a revolutionary communist current fighting for a workers’ government, a democratically planned economy, and a socialist republic.
We are an organisation of activists, fighting to apply and update the doctrine of revolutionary Marxism for today’s conditions, through our magazine, website, meetings and campaigns.
The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.Karl Marx
That’s why we intervene into the mass organisations of our class and progressive struggles, from Labour and the unions to the social movements, helping to build and democratise them, taking part in their debates so as to win them to an effective anti-capitalist strategy, based on the class struggle.
We do not claim to be “the party”, as so many groups on the left do. We believe that a revolutionary party is missing in Britain and needs to be built. The model for the party should be the Bolshevik party that led the Russian revolution to victory, the only successful workers’ revolution in history. Such a party must be as democratic as possible in terms of debate and decision-making, but as centralist as necessary in the struggle to be effective and win.
As internationalists, we do not believe this cannot be done in one country alone, isolated from revolutionaries in other countries. Red Flag is the British section of the League for the Fifth International. There have been four revolutionary communist international parties. The League exists to argue and agitate for a Fifth.
In Britain we campaign on the basis our programme, A Socialist Solution to the Crisis, which advocates the methods of class struggle to bring about a workers’ government and open the road to socialism.
If you are a class struggle fighter, if you are an internationalist – join us!