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Manchester Communists February 2 2020;
October 17, is an important date in the fight against fascism. It is the anniversary of the 1938 passing-out parade of the IBs. Before volunteers returned to their home countries, they received a ticker tape send-off through the streets of Barcelona.
In tribute to those who fought with and supported the IBs, the Communist Party of Britain has planned commemorations across the nation today October 17 2020 with full support of the International Brigades Memorial Trust (IBMT).
In Manchester, the North West District of the Communist Party is planning a ceremony, subject to covid safety arrangements. Party members will be joined by supporters of the IBMT and the local IB Greater Manchester Group.
International Brigade member Sam Wild’s daughter, Dolores Long, is due to speak at today’s Manchester commemoration. She is a member of the IB Greater Manchester Group and the national executive of the IBMT.
Paul Ward of the Communist Party in Greater Manchester will also speak, while Paula Barker, the Labour MP for Liverpool Wavertree, was due to speak but because of Covid-19 restrictions will sadly not be able to attend .
IBMT with communists
Campaigning for Paul Ward
Local Elections 2015 and 2016. The Communist Party of Britain candidates and results were are as follows: Tameside MBC (Greater Manchester) Audenshaw, 2015 Paul Ward 84 (1.5%) Audenshaw, 2016 Paul Ward 18 (0.6%) North Devon District Council, 2015 Barnstaple Central Gerry Sables 105 (5.7%) Pilton Stuart McGuinness 58 (2.7%) Barnstaple Town Council, 2015 Barnstaple Central Gerry Sables 205 (15.3%) Pilton Stuart McGuinness 134 (7.8%) Margaret McGuinness 133 (7.8%) Newcastle upon Tyne City Council, 2016 Walkergate Martin Levy 23 (1%) Fife Council by-election, August 2016 The Lochs Tam Kirby 86 (3.1%).