Not One Day More #ToriesOUT
Assemble 12 noon, Saturday 1 July 2017
BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA
March to Parliament Square
The general election has seen a humiliating defeat for Theresa May – now reduced to a minority government Coalition of Chaos – and a huge surge to the Corbyn-led Labour Party, standing on a popular left-wing manifesto. Discussing the next political steps is urgent: how to get rid of the Tories, how to finally defeat […] Read more »
Migrants Are Welcome Here – Defend Free Movement Migrants are net contributors to society All serious economic research has shown that migrants make a substantial net contribution to the British economy. This is largely because a disproportionate number of them tend to be working-age adults. Read more »
The agenda and motions for Left Unity’s Summer Conference this weekend can be found at this link 2017 Agenda Read more »
Joseph Healy principal speaker for Left Unity on the terrorist attack in Finsbury Park “The attack today in London on members of the Muslim community in Finsbury Park is appalling and is a direct result of the Islamophobia being peddled every day by not only the far Right but also the gutter press. A spokesman […] Read more »
Doug Thorpe from Haringey Left Unity writes: It is too early yet to write about the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower without being overcome by a mixture of gut wrenching sorrow, and biting anger. This was not only an avoidable disaster, but one that should have been avoided. The residents, including through the Grenfell Action […] Read more »
Around two thousand people protested in Leeds yesterday to demand Theresa May and her Government resign, reports Nick Jones from Leeds Left Unity. The protest was originally called in response to the incorporation of the Democratic Unionist Party into the Government but the anger after the terrible events in London and the Grenfell tower block […] Read more »
Andrew Burgin The fire at the Grenfell tower block was an entirely avoidable tragedy. Many people have died and dozens injured and hundreds made homeless. We do not yet know the true extent of the deaths. It is a heartbreaking situation and we in Left Unity extend our deepest sympathies to the bereaved and injured […] Read more »
Protest: Wednesday 14th June at 12.30pm before Simon Steven’s appearance at 1-2pm at the Ron Cooke Inn, University of York, Heslington, York Yo10 5GE. Following Theresa May’s election humiliation it is time to take to the streets, says Nick Jones from Leeds Left Unity. That’s why NHS Campaigners from across the Yorkshire Region will be […] Read more »
Neil Faulkner This is bigger than any of us could have imagined. This feels like a sea change in British politics, comparable with 1979, when Labour crashed to defeat, Thatcher stormed to power, and the neoliberal counter-revolution began. James Callaghan, the Labour prime minister defeated in 1979, said to his advisor just before polling day, […] Read more »
Left Unity congratulates Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party on an outstanding election result and calls on Theresa May to stand down. This has been a remarkable, policy-oriented election campaign which has shifted the political narrative in Britain. Significant numbers – including amongst young people – have rejected Tory policies based on fear, intolerance, stoking […] Read more »
Ian Parker The Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn has succeeded in breaking the hold of the Conservatives on British politics. It is Corbyn who has brought the Labour vote up to the highest level – in percentage and total vote – for twenty years, and the biggest ever single increase in the Labour vote. The […] Read more »
Neil Faulkner post election piece Defying all expectations, the Labour Party has fought a dazzling election campaign and pulled off an extraordinary electoral triumph against the odds. Jeremy Corbyn emerged as the real leader of this election campaign inspiring tens of thousands of mainly young people at his enormous rallies. It began with what we […] Read more »
Felicity Dowling argues for an alternative of justice and peace, based on mass involvement in the political process. The bombing, stabbing, and vehicle attacks perpetrated in London and Manchester, and wherever else they appear in the world, must be utterly condemned. The injured people have our huge sympathy. We share the pain of bereavement, the […] Read more »
Ernie Tate introduces some discussion on his recent piece about NAFTA Since the posting of my NAFTA item on the Left Unity website a couple of days ago, I’ve received an unusually high number of responses to it – all of them positive and mostly from Canadians –many from the various lists I’m on, and […] Read more »
ON Friday 28 April Almost 100 activists and veterans gathered at the Unite the Union London headquarters to remember the events 50 years ago when Greek democracy was again overturned by a ruthless military junta. The colonels brought tanks on to the streets of Athens to prevent elections which looked certain to produce a government […] Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Left Unity is active in movements and campaigns across the left, working to create an alternative to the main political parties.
Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.
Sat 1st July
Not One Day More: National Demonstration
Saturday 24 June
March for Homes
Join the movement preparing for this demo: private, council, housing association and co-op tenants, unions and housing campaigners
To get involved email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07432 098440
Weds 12 July, 19:30
Who’s beating back ISIS in Syria?
Learn more with Rahila Gupta, freelance journalist, writer & activist, who visited Rojava in 2016.
David’s Bookshop, Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3DE. £3 entry.
www.davids-bookshops.co.uk Organised by the North Herts Friends of Rojava. Contact email@example.com
Weds 19 – Sun 23 July
European Left Summer University
Sun 23 – Sat 29 July
International Youth Camp, Otranto, Italy
The Fourth International’s annual youth camp – find out more about socialism, feminism and environmentalism.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
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