Left Unity National Conference tickets now available

Details for Left Unity’s 2016 National Conference are now available. It will be held in Liverpool at the Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane. Read more »

Storm clouds are gathering over our National Health Service

Felicity Dowling writes Storm clouds are gathering over our National Health Service. Yet when campaigning on the streets, there is overwhelming support for the NHS. It is the issue that most concerns people at present according to this survey. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/oct/09/nhs-is-most-widely-held-concern-of-uk-adults-survey-finds This is a new era for campaigning. Once if there were demonstrations marches, pickets, petitions […] Read more »

The reality of government housing policy

Glyn Robbins appeals for people to attend the Axe the Housing Act summit this coming Saturday The growing mess around the Housing and Planning Act partly results from a failure to relate abstract policy to peoples’ everyday lives. Here are some examples of how things would have been different on the council estate where I […] Read more »

Statement on parliamentary report on antisemitism

A statement from the Jewish Socialist Group on the parliamentary report on anti-semitism The Jewish Socialists’ Group (JSG) condemns the Home Affairs Select Committee’s report on Antisemitism as a shoddy piece of politically motivated work. It has contorted the serious issue of antisemitism and turned it into an instrument to attack Jeremy Corbyn and the […] Read more »

Some Reflections on the Political Life of Matthew Caygill

This is an edited and expanded version of the speech that Pete Green gave at the funeral of Matthew Caygill who died earlier this year. Matthew was a founder and much valued member of Left Unity. Pete is a former member of Left Unity who has now joined the Labour Party and was one of […] Read more »

Keep on campaigning to save the NHS

Felicity Dowling on the need to keep building all the campaigns to defend the NHS Across the country there are hundreds of campaigns to defend local hospitals, maternity provision and  Accident and Emergency and local NHS services, including action against private GP providers. Campaigns like keep our NHS public, call 999 for the NHS, the […] Read more »

Left Unity condemns government fracking decision

Across the country – but especially in Lancashire – there is dismay and real anger about the government decision to allow fracking in that county. Last time the exploratory fracking caused an earthquake in Blackpool. This time it will cause a political earthquake. Left Unity principal speaker Felicity Dowling said: ‘In response to the decision to permit fracking […] Read more »

Social democracy and the radical left: why we continue to build Left Unity

Kate Hudson writes: Jeremy Corbyn’s re-election to the leadership of the Labour Party on an increased vote is a significant victory for the left in the Labour Party and for progressive politics in Britain. It is a victory that everyone on the left celebrates.  It demonstrates the strength of support that exists for changing the […] Read more »

Solidarity with Polish women on strike today

  Solidarity with Women in Poland who are on strike today in defence of abortion rights. Abortion is already difficult in Poland and now the government is proposing a total ban with the threat of imprisonment. Left Unity sends our warmest greetings and solidarity.   Read more »

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Discussion & Debate

Yet again, on Lexit

Neil Faulkner responds to the latest attack on free movement in the Morning Star. The Lexit argument is now beyond logic and reason. It is the mistaken argument that will not be silenced. The dog barks but the caravan moves on; only in this case, the dog digs itself deeper and deeper into its hole. […] Read more »

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 »

Review: Winifred Knights – Dulwich Picture Gallery

By Stuart King Winifred Knights is a little recognised woman artist who was working in the early twentieth century. This lack of recognition is something this exhibition seeks to change by bringing together a major collection of her paintings. Her talent can be seen early on with a number of fine drawings from the age of […] 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 »

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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 6.00.pm 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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Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.

Sat 22 Oct, 11.30
Axe The Housing Act Summit

Axe The Housing Act’s first national summit.

See their website for info.

29-30 Oct, 11.00
Left Unity National Conference, Liverpool

On Saturday members will discuss and vote on a range of policy motions to guide our political work for the coming year. On Sunday there will be open discussion and a variety of workshops.

Get tickets at Eventbright.

Mon 7 Nov, 19.30
Resistance & Repression in Turkey and Kurdistan

Coffee and discussion with Sarah Parker and Jim Grealy.

Churchfield Cafe, Acton, W3 6EB

Sat 26 Nov, 10.00
Lucas Plan 40th Anniversary Conference, Birmingham

Celebrating one of the most radical and forward thinking attempts ever made by workers to take the steering wheel and directly drive the direction of change.

See website for details.

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