Today The Morning Star became the latest organisation to become an Ally of Public Domain in support of the large-scale, left-wing, community comedy musical, The Liberty Tree. The Star joins South East TUC, Unite Community Members, CWU, Red Pepper, Peace News, The Bread & Roses and Chumbawamba in becoming Allies of the project
The Morning Star is widely acknowledged as the only English-language socialist daily in the world. The newspaper was founded in 1930 as the Daily Worker, organ of the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB). Since 1945 the paper has been owned by the People’s Press Printing Society. It was renamed the Morning Star in 1966. In the first years of the twenty-first century the paper has carried contributions from Uri Avnery, John Pilger, Green activist Derek Wall, ex-Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, Labour MPs Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell, Green MP Caroline Lucas, Respect MP George Galloway, former MP Alan Simpson, the cartoonist Martin Rowson, and many trade union general secretaries. Features are contributed by writers from a range of socialist, social democratic, green and religious perspectives.
The Star is a reader-owned co-operative, which means anyone can become part of the paper by buying shares in the People’s Press Printing Society.