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Come to the Left Platform!

Labour's Future

Left Platform The conference will take place on Saturday February 7th 2015 from 11am to 4pm
at the University of London Union,  Malet Street, London WC1E 7H [continue...]

MEPs must back LuxLeaks Inquiry

MEPs must back LuxLeaks Inquiry By Michael Calderbank Over the weekend, Labour supporters and others have – quite rightly – been getting hot under the collar about the subject of corporate tax avoidance. Boots CEO Steffano Pessina made a stinging attack on the policies of Ed Miliband, but neglected to mention his company’s involvement in a complex web of tax avoidance schemes that have robbed the UK taxpayer of in excess of £1 billion.  [continue...]

Left Platform

Press Release - LEFT PLATFORM Labour Left Meets to Agree Its Policies for the Election Campaign and its Bottom Lines for Any Coalition Talks [continue...]

Greece: The Cleaners and the Oligarchs

International solidarity

Greece: The Cleaners and the Oligarchs Why solidarity with Syriza against the EU leaders is crucial [continue...]

Defend Keith Henderson v GMB

SOCIALISM ON TRIAL
   
Defend Keith Henderson v GMB
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More Support for Syriza

International solidarity

More Support for Syriza Open letter published in Guardian 27 Jan. A new government has formed in Greece that places people at the heart of its programme of change.
The crippling bail-out package imposed through the EU/IMF Memorandum has created huge increases in unemployment – especially for the young. There is a consequent loss of health insurance and therefore access to health services for nearly 1 in 5 Greeks, as well as severe homelessness and energy disconnections. This has created what the Lancet has reported as a public health tragedy. Wages and pensions have been drastically cut while living costs have soared. There has been an erosion of basic rights such as collective bargaining. As well as damaging society these policies have failed to reboot the Greek economy and the public debt in relation to GDP is now far greater than it was before the programme started in 2010. [continue...]

SUPPORT SYRIZA IN GREECE

SUPPORT SYRIZA IN GREECE Early Day Motion 729
Tabled before the House of Commons 22.01.15 [continue...]

Drop the Greek Debt!

International solidarity

Drop the Greek Debt! (Letter to Guardian 20.01.15) As economists, we note that the historical evidence demonstrates the futility and dangers of imposing unsustainable debt and repayment conditions on debtor countries; the negative impact of austerity policies on weakening economies; and the particularly severe effects that flow on to the poorest households. [continue...]

Come to the Left Platform meeting on 7 February.

Labour's Future

STOP MESSING AROUND! Come to the Left Platform meeting on 7 February. [continue...]

Time to Change Course

Time to Change Course A group of 15 Labour MPs have issued a public statement on January 26th, expressing concern about elements of Labour’s policy agenda, and urging a change of course in three key areas. The letter – signed by MPs on the left of the Parliamentary Labour Party – calls for an alternative to Labour’s current deficit reduction plans, public ownership of the railways and a return to collective bargaining and employment rights in the workplace. [continue...]

Irish Water Charges and a Mass Campaign of Opposition

Irish Water Charges and a Mass Campaign of Opposition By Finn Geaney, Delegate to Dublin Council of Trade Unions
and Jimmy Kelly, Member of Executive Council of the Technical, Engineering & Electrical Union [continue...]

LEFT PLATFORM

Labour's Future

Left Platform Saturday February 7th 2015 from 11am to 4pm
University of London Union, Malet Street, London WC1E 7H  [continue...]

LOCAL LEADER OF MINERS’ UNION MURDERED BY SEPARATISTS IN DONBAS

International solidarity

LOCAL LEADER OF MINERS’ UNION MURDERED BY SEPARATISTS IN DONBAS January 16, 2015 • by ukrainesolidaritycampaign • in KVPU, NGPU, Russo-Ukraine War  [continue...]

TTIP “bigger than the Common Market agreement”

TTIP “bigger than the Common Market agreement” House of Commons Debate on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership January 15th 2015 [continue...]

MIKE MARQUSEE

MIKE MARQUSEE Jeremy Corbyn MP remembers a comrade. It is so very sad that Mike has died. I saw him the night before he died as he was ebbing away.  [continue...]

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