First launched in 1935 the Country Standard journal is now run by an editorial collective of Communist and Labour members, environmentalists and trade unionists.

When CS was established in 1935, our founders wrote about their aims: peace, socialism and unity of town and country workers. These are the principles that continue to inspire us today. We won’t stop writing or campaigning "till the wrong is put right". We invite you to join with us.

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In 2012 the activists behind the Country Standard launched the Countryside Charter to build the campaign for real change in rural Britain.

Summer 2010

Inside this issue: Standard Leader, Tackling Racism & Fascism, Wilf Page tribute, Tales from the riverbank,Rural Schools, Gangmasters’ Licensing Act, Rural Healthcare, The People’s Charter, Common Agricultural Policy, Land in Common? Lessons from Greece, Marinaleda