Appeal: Be part of Europe – join the European Left!

Britain faces a deep political crisis following the Referendum. The far right is resurgent, the Conservative Party is heading in a more right-wing direction, Jeremy Corbyn faces a coup from within his own party, and there has been a significant increase in racist and xenophobic abuse. Millions of us want to resist this turn to […] Read more »

Portugal – the radical left steps forward

By Dick Nichols August 2, 2016 It is hard to imagine a sharper contrast than that between the 10th National Convention of Portugal’s Left Bloc, held in Lisbon from June 24 to 26, and its predecessor, held in the same city 18 months ago. In 2014, the 9th National Convention of the radical left force […] Read more »

Norway, Switzerland or Albania?

Economist Tom O’Leary explains why Freedom of Movement is fundamental to Britain’s economic development and prosperity The Brexit referendum campaign was dominated by assertions that the UK economy could benefit from access to or participation in the EU single market while opting out of the conditions on Freedom of Movement for workers. These assertions are […] Read more »

Refugees welcomed to Greek holiday resort

In sharp contrast to the attitude towards refugees that prevails in British government circles, Greece – despite its own severe economic and social crisis – offers help and support to refugees. This short film shows how a Greek resort that closed during the country’s financial crisis is now home to more than 300 Syrian and […] Read more »

A statement on the state of emergency in Turkey – People’s Democratic Party

The Way Out of This Crisis is not Declaring State of Emergency, but Democracy 21/07/2016 Five days after the coup attempt on 15th of July, the NSC and Council of Ministers declared a state of emergency in the country. This step shows the coup attempt might have been blocked, but the desire to rule the country […] Read more »

Turkey: Danger of worsened repression after coup attempt

Left Unity comment on the attempted coup in Turkey No socialist or democrat could support the attempted coup in Turkey launched by sections of the army on the evening of 15 July – despite the ultra-reactionary and repressive nature of the Recep Erdogan’s  government the plotters wanted to overthrow We support the call of HDP […] Read more »

Left Unity statement on the Labour leadership election

Left Unity congratulates Jeremy Corbyn on his victory in the first battle against the coup plotters. Attempts to win a decision by the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party to effectively bar Jeremy Corbyn from the leadership campaign – by wilfully misinterpreting completely straightforward party election rules – were a complete disgrace. The plotters […] Read more »

The meaning of the May ‘victory’

Left Unity Principal Speaker, Felicity Dowling, writes: The Conservative leadership election has ended abruptly with a walk-over for Theresa May. Brexit has brought a change of leader to the Conservative Party.  But it won’t make life any better for working people.  Irrespective of who the Conservative leader is, let’s make no mistake – they represent […] Read more »

What’s next for #BLMBrum?

Aliyah Hasinah who with others helped organise the Black Lives Matter protest in Birmingham  looks at the future of the movement – via ART!VIST UK. #BLMBrum at New Street, Birmingham. Photo Credit: Shyheim Prince Yesterday something went down in Brumtown. At 12pm a little outside the Bullring’s private property we stood in solidarity. In solidarity […] Read more »

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Discussion & Debate

Left Unity National Conference 2016

Left Unity’s 2016 National Conference will be held on Saturday 29th October in Liverpool. Sunday 30th will be an open conference day of themed workshops and discussions. Further details will be published as they become available. Our National Council has agreed the following pre-conference timetable:   18 July:                        Pre-conference discussion period begins 16 September:          […] Read more »

After the failed coup

Stuart King writes Finally Angela Eagle has announced she will stand against Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership of the Labour Party. Only ten months after Jeremy was elected by nearly 60% of the party, with over a quarter a million votes, the LP is plunged into another election contest. This should come as no surprise […] Read more »

Whatever has happened to the British?

Steve Lytton writes from France Whatever has happened to the British – a people whose reputation lies in part on a solid belief in fairness and in the determination to fight for a seemingly lost cause, despite all the odds, because it is right, decent and proper? Though it sickens me to admit it – […] Read more »

The EU referendum is only the beginning of the political crisis

Economist Michael Burke writes: The EU referendum campaign began as farcical attempt to set aside divisions in the Tory Party but it has turned into a debacle for Cameron. Overall anti-immigration rhetoric and racism have dominated. The entire responsibility for this lies with Cameron, the leadership of the Tories and their allies in the media. […] Read more »

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Local reports

Lambeth libraries: Occupation puts council on the back-foot

Stuart King reports on the recent Lambeth Library occupation In mid April, shortly after a 10-day occupation of the Carnegie library in Lambeth, the first cracks appeared in the monolithic Progress run council in Lambeth. Councillor Rachel Heywood issued an open letter entitled “Why I broke ranks” referring to the fact that she marched with […] Read more »

Carnegie Library Occupation [Days 3-7]

Stuart King gives us a first hand account of the on-going occupation of the Carnegie library in Lambeth. The local council want ot close the library and re-open it with a private gym. DAY 3  – SATURDAY The occupation gives an interview with London Live TV at 9.00am. We got a mention in the Bookseller. […] Read more »

Lambeth library occupied to prevent closure

Stuart King reports from the occupation of the Carnegie Library in Lambeth which faced imminent closure by the local council. Lambeth council had planned to lock the doors of Carnegie Library to the public at on Thursday night. Instead library users refused to leave and vowed to keep the library in the hands of […] Read more »

NUT conference report

Inbar Tamari reports from NUT conference In the last two days of conference the union debates and reached important decisions regarding funding education and implementing policies in and out of the union. Inclusion and funding Conference noted how changes in government led to inclusion from being the norm for educating learners with special educational needs […] Read more »

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