British Politics after the Election: Left Unity summer conference

This is a crucial election for Britain, with the highest stakes for decades. Whatever the outcome, it will be urgent to come together to discuss the next steps politically. Left Unity’s summer conference will be one of the first opportunities. It’s taking place in London on 24th and 25th June. All members and supporters are […] 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 »

Left Unity condemns horrific attack

Left Unity condemns the horrific attack in Manchester and sends deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those who died and to all those injured and affected by the attack. We pay tribute to the people of Manchester for their dignified and compassionate response. Their determination to stand together as a community, in all […] Read more »

Statement re visas for gay men fleeing persecution in Chechnya.

Left Unity calls for compassion and generosity for the Gay men wishing to flee persecution and abuse in Chechnya. Left Unity is appalled at the apparent decision of the United States government to deny VISAs for roughly forty Gay men wishing to flee the severe and horrific abuse and persecution Gay men are experiencing in […] Read more »

We cannot afford the Conservatives

There is a mad elephant tethered in the room of the Conservative Manifesto, wtites Felicity Dowling. That elephant is the dominance of service and finance industry in the UK, the sector that nearly broke the world economy in 2008. Linked to this dependence on finance and the service industry is the limited size of manufacturing […] Read more »

For a Labour victory and a Tory defeat

Left Unity welcomes the Labour Manifesto. We welcome its vision of a society which works for the many, not the few. It presents a significant advance in a number of areas over previous Labour policy, attempting to reverse key concessions that Labour has made to neo-liberalism over many years – most notably the privatisation agenda […] Read more »

Standing Orders Committee report

Standing Orders Committee Report No. 2   Code of conduct for Lefty Unity National Conference Refer to Standing Orders Committee: for advice on standing orders including procedural motions and in case of complaints for questions relating to order of debate Furthermore, SOC recommends that conference attendees: should respect authority of the chair during session should […] Read more »

Conference motions and reports

Left Unity 2017 Spring Conference Interim List of Motions and Amendments-1 Read more »

Labour moves left

Neil Faulkner writes: Note to self: when it comes to the Labour Party, expect the unexpected. Like everyone else, I was astonished when Corbyn first surged to victory in the Labour leadership election back in September 2015. I must confess to further astonishment at the leaked Labour election manifesto. Few of us are privy to […] Read more »

Hypocrisy vs Reality: May’s announcement on Mental Health Reform

A report from the Mental Health frontline appraises the Conservative Party’s announcements on mental health reform. If you were to believe Tory party statements around NHS mental health care over the past few years you would almost think that standards of mental health care, service user satisfaction and staff morale would be positive and on […] Read more »

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Discussion & Debate

Comments from a Toronto trade unionist about“NAFTA redux and on steroids”

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 »

The Tories, the General Election, and Neoliberalism’s Second Phase

Neil Faulkner ‘Ignorance never yet helped anyone.’ So raged Karl Marx as he leapt from his chair and thumped the table so hard that the lamp shook. The occasion was a meeting in Brussels in 1846 of the newly formed Communist Correspondence Committee – the tiny acorn from which, over the next 150 years, so […] Read more »

Syria missile attacks: Trump’s military adventurism under way

Phil Hearse on Trump’s attack on Syria The Assad government’s April 4 chemical weapon attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun, which killed more than 100 people, once again demonstrated the barbarism of that regime, responsible for countless deaths, sadistic torture and the destruction of much of the country. But it is unlikely that […] Read more »

Liminal: Working at the boundaries of the Labour Party

A discussion piece by Ian Parker from Socialist Resistance and Manchester Left Unity. The election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party was a significant event in Britain, changing the terrain of politics at a time when things were generally already shifting to the right. The Brexit result in the referendum and the […] Read more »

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Local reports

Never Again! – 50 years since the Greek military coup

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 »

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 »

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European Left Summer University

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