Press releases

LRC supports mobilisation against the EDL

The LRC vehemently opposes the racism and bigotry that underpins groups like the EDL and the BNP, and postponed the date of our National Committee meeting in London to allow members to take part in the counter-mobilisation to the proposed EDL march in Tower Hamlets on 3 September. [continue...]

LRC statement: After the riots, resisting a reactionary backlash

A deeply reactionary furore has been whipped up by politicians and the media in response to the riots that swept London and other English towns and cities in early August. [continue...]

Statement on events in Tottenham and their context

In March Haringey Council approved cuts of £84 million from a total budget of £273 million. There was a savage 75% cut to the Youth Service budget, including: closing the youth centres; connexions careers advice service for young people reduced by 75%; and the children’s centre service reduced. Haringey has one of the highest numbers of children living in severe poverty, and unemployment in the borough is among the highest in the UK. In London as a whole, youth unemployment is at 23%. [continue...]

Hackgate: Corruption in media, government and police

The exposure of the phone hacking practices of the News of the World newspaper has opened a window on the corruption in the media, in government and in the police. The facts of these revelations have probably shocked few within the LRC and much of wider society, but they have exposed the corruption at the heart of these institutions more clearly than before, and have forced the resignations of senior figures in each. [continue...]

Labour should listen to Oldham, and reject cuts

The LRC has responded to last night’s by-election result in Oldham East & Saddleworth – which followed the removal of Phil Woolas, which the LRC supported (statement here). [continue...]

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