Left Unity 2017 Spring Conference

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Left Unity internal elections

Calling all members: Would you like to stand for an elected position in Left Unity? Left Unity’s internal election process is beginning now and will be completed by the end of March.  Read more »

Seven reasons why we defend Free Movement

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 »


Demonstrations across the UK as parliament debates Trump visit

Demonstrations against US president Donald Trump’s proposed state visit took place across the UK last night as parliament debated a near 2 million strong petition opposing the visit. The demonstrations were jointly organised with the One Day Without Us movement which sought to highlight the importance of migration and migrant workers. In central London on […] Read more »

Brexit Bill passes – Left Unity press release

MPs have overwhelmingly agreed to let the government begin the UK’s departure from the EU in their final vote on the Brexit bill. The draft legislation was approved by 494 votes to 122, and now moves to the Lords. Labour’s shadow business secretary Clive Lewis quit the front bench rather than follow party orders to […] Read more »

A letter from North America – Trump and After

One of the most important areas of work for socialists in Europe in the period of Trump will be to establish ongoing working political relationships with comrades in the US and Canada. To that end Left Unity will increase our coverage of politics across the pond. We will begin with a new ‘letter from North […] Read more »

Stop Trump – Step up the Resistance

 A Left Unity comment piece on the early days of Trump’s presidency There’s a storm coming Donald Trump’s first ten days in office have brought a blitzkrieg of reactionary measures, from banning Muslims from seven states from the US, to ordering the start of his bizarre wall with Mexico, ordering a botched military raid in […] Read more »

A new movement is born

From our latest newsletter. Millions of people in the US and across the world have taken to the streets to protest the racist, sexist and homophobic policies of the new US President Donald Trump. In the UK we have seen dozens of such protests with three huge mobilizations alone in central London. A new movement […] Read more »

May’s Dictatorship Tourism Smacks of Post-Brexit Panic

Left Unity Comment on Theresa May’s desperate search for political deals with dictators Stomach churning. That’s the only way to describe Theresa May’s love-ins on successive days with aspirant dictator Donald Trump and Turkey’s fully fledged version, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Both visits were brilliant endorsements and photo-ops for these extreme right wing politicians, but will […] Read more »

The death of the toxic trade deal TPP was long overdue – but don’t praise Trump for it

Nick Dearden on the death of TPP. This first appeared on Global Justice. It’s good news that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is dead. In fact, the toxic deal – a pacific version of US-EU deal TTIP – was already dead before Trump took office. Popular pressure from trade unions and campaign groups in the […] Read more »

The Daily Trump

For those finding it difficult to keep up a list has helpfully  been produced of the repressive  excecutive orders and other reactionary actions signed off by Donald Trump. * On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the DOJ’s Violence Against Women programs. * On January 19th, 2017, DT said that […] Read more »

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Discussion & Debate

No jam or Jerusalem

Bob Williams-Findlay visits Stoke in the run-up to the by-election My visit to Stoke was interesting, not just watching Ken Loach’s documentary and hearing him speak, but also listening to voices from the area. The prospect of Labour losing to UKIP is a concern, but in all honesty I can’t help but think about how […] Read more »

Brexit: the existential crisis of the Old Left

In this polemic Neil Faulkner takes up those on the left who continue to argue for the progressive nature of the Leave vote in the referendum. Should comrades wish to reply our columns are open to them. A fish rots from the head downwards. When a political organisation enters crisis, one must first look to […] Read more »

The Shock of the New

Andrew Burgin calls for a united movement against Trump. I remember it as if it were yesterday. It was late 2001, in the wake of the terror attacks of 9/11. I was standing in one corner of Trafalgar Square just days after Operation Enduring Freedom – the invasion of Afghanistan – had started. CND had […] Read more »

World Politics after Trump and Brexit

An important contribution to current political discussion from Socialist Resistance   Photo: Steve Eason   The vote in Britain for leaving the European Union and the victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential election are part of the same process and not coincidental events. What we are witnessing is a worldwide shift to the […] 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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ACTIVIST CALENDAR

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

Sat 25 Feb, 10.30
Health Conference, NHS in Crisis – How do we sustain its future?

Organised by SERTUC at TUC Congress House, London, 10.30 – 16.00. Open invite. Free admission and free lunch provided. Registration essential: sertuc@tuc.org.uk 020 7467 1220

 

Sat 4 March, 12.00
It’s our NHS, national demonstration

Theresa May’s demands for yet more austerity in the NHS represent a real risk to the safety of patients and the service. Join this vital demo called by Health Campaigns Together.

More info on their website.

Mon 6 March, 19.30
West London Left Unity, branch meeting

A discussion on Scotland, Wales, N.Ireland, England and Brexit. Introduced by Jim Grealy and Tony Ward.

At the Everybody Active Centre, Acton High Street, W3 6NE

Sun 12 March, 13.30
Russian Revolution Centenary Celebration

1917-2017. Sponsored by Left Unity, at Karibu Centre, 7 Gresham Road, Brixton, London SW9 7PH.

Get tickets here.

17-24 June
Stop Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain

Oppose Trump’s visit. He is a racist and a misogynist and a supporter of torture and a preacher of hate. Event by Public Reading Rooms.

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