People’s Assembly Demonstration against Austerity No more austerity: Demand the Alternative [continue...]
Public services, not private profits! UNISON Conference LRC Fringe Meeting [continue...]
UKIP: nothing but the same old story
By John McDonnell MP
The media are in a frenzy over the electoral rise of UKIP. But why are people surprised at all about the emergence and performance of UKIP?
It falls to the left to help explain that the rise of UKIP is extremely predictable. [continue...]
Ukrainian Socialist Solidarity Mass Picket
12th June from 10.30am
At Chelsea FC
Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London SW6 1HS [continue...]
The Crisis is Political Not Just Economic: How to get out of this mess. From June Labour Briefing. [continue...]
Vote for Darren Williams for Labour’s NEC
I am standing for the NEC for the second time, with the support of the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance. I have been a party member for 25 years, have been a CLP representative on the National Policy Forum since 2010 and am a Cardiff councillor. I am also currently the acting Wales Secretary of the PCS union. I am proud to call myself a socialist and am the secretary of the left and centre-left group, Welsh Labour Grassroots, as well as having been a member of the LRC since its inception.
Politically, I believe that Labour needs to do more to offer a clear and credible alternative to the Con-Dem policies wrecking our economy and public services. Ed Miliband has recently taken some welcome steps in the right direction, by promising to scrap the bedroom tax, restore the 50p top tax rate and freeze energy prices. On the other hand, Labour shamefully backed the Tory benefit cap and has been too timid to offer the kind of policies that would inspire working people and those opposed to the neo-liberal consensus. [continue...]
It’s not too late to submit amendments to Labour policy In March the national Labour Party published 8 papers which are to provide the foundation of its general election manifesto in 2015. Constituencies and affiliates can submit amendments by 13 June but individual Party members also have until Friday 13 June to submit comments on these papers. [continue...]
PODEMOS - WE CAN!
By Mike Phipps
One of the most spectacular - and unpredicted - results in the European elections was in Spain. A 16% swing against the governing conservative People’s Party saw the newly formed left party Podemos (We can) take 8% of the vote and 5 seats in the European Parliament. Additionally the United Left, a broad grouping to the left of the social democratic PSOE, gained four MEPs. [continue...]
Chilcot Whitewash It has been announced that the Chilcot Inquiry into the background to the disastrous invasion of Iraq in 2003 will not publish the secret correspondence between Bush and Blair in the run-up to the war. [continue...]
From Labour Briefing economics correspondent Michael Roberts’ blog.
EURO BLUES [continue...]
Blacklist workers occupy employment agency Report from Blacklist Support Group [continue...]
Crisis in Ukraine:
LRC Statement, May 2014 The Ukraine is drifting towards civil war, with an ever-rising body count and atrocities committed on both sides. [continue...]
Sussex LRC at the Brighton Fringe 2014: three meetings
Fracking the Downs – Failing Our Future
2pm – 4.30pm, Saturday 17 May 2014
City College (main hall), Pelham Street, Brighton BN1 4FA
Join the big Energy Debate with Michael Meacher MP - former Labour Minister of State for the Environment, energy policy expert Professor Stephen Thomas (University of Greenwich), Brenda Pollack (Friends of the Earth) and Charles Metcalfe (Chairman, Frack Free Balcombe Residents Association – FFBRA [continue...]
Gerry Adams’ arrest: the real issues Letter to ‘Guardian’ on May 5th from John McDonnell and others [continue...]
Time to Take Back the Railways The solution to rail misery: Letter to ‘Observer’ on May 4th from Labour Parliamentary Candidates [continue...]
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