Another Europe is Possible

Left Unity and the EU Referendum Prime Minister David Cameron, has called the EU referendum for June 23rd. Left Unity will be campaigning for a ‘Remain’ vote and working alongside Another Europe is Possible. Serious criticisms can be leveled against the European Union, but unfortunately this referendum is not driven by the desire to make […] Read more »


Loach’s searing critique of austerity wins top film prize

Left Unity congratulates Ken Loach and his team for winning the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes film festival with I, Daniel Blake. The film is a powerful and damning indictment of the government-provoked crisis in the welfare and housing sectors which leaves hundreds of thousands struggling to survive. Ken Loach has an outstanding track […] Read more »

Update on the Housing and Planning Act 2016

Doug Thorpe reports: The Housing and Planning Act 2016 received Royal Assent on 12 May 2016. The House of Lords had passed a number of amendments to the Bill. But after a process of the amendments going back and forth between Commons and Lords (official known as ‘ping pong’) the Lords agreed to drop (or […] Read more »

Video: Ken Loach on Corbyn and EU

At the Cannes press conference for his new film “I, Daniel Blake”, Ken Loach spoke about austerity, neoliberal EU, the dangers of an exit vote and the significance of Jeremy Corbyn’s election on the leadership of the Labour Party. Watch the entire interview. Read more »

David King: King of Kings

We are republishing this review by Mike Dempsey of the work of the great graphic designer David King who died last week. Mike originally  wrote the article in 2001 and we post it here with his permission. I’m very sad to hear that this influential and single-minded designer, writer, collector and author died suddenly on […] Read more »

Another Europe is Possible: nationwide speaker tour

As the EU referendum approaches, the debates are stepping up. Left Unity is supporting the Another Europe is Possible campaign which has announced the first wave of dates for a nation-wide speaker tour in late May and early June. The tour starts with an event in London on May 28th with Yanis Varoufakis, John McDonnell and […] Read more »

United Left Alliance for Spanish Elections

Spain’s two biggest left wing movements, Podemos (‘We Can’ in Spanish) and the Izquierda Unida (United Left – IU), have announced the formation of an electoral bloc for the June 26th general election.  In the lists of candidates submitted, Podemos will be allocated six seats for each one for IU, which most commentators think is […] Read more »

Left Unity welcomes Sadiq Khan’s victory

Left Unity welcomes the election of Sadiq Khan as the new Mayor of London. He won on a high turnout and by a large majority. He becomes the first Muslim Mayor of a major European city.  The Labour Party did well across the capital. The substantial victory for the Labour Party in the London elections […] Read more »

Pakistan – demanding land rights is not terrorism

The first meeting of Left Unity’s new national council on Saturday April 23 unanimously agreed to send a message of solidarity to the Awami Workers’ Party and the Anjman Mozareen Punjab (AMP) – the mass, peaceful peasant movement in the Punjab, which is facing massive repression for defending land rights. Women have played a significant […] Read more »

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Discussion & Debate

In or out of the European Union? A tale of two referenda

Andrew Burgin argues for a ‘Remain’ vote in the forthcoming referendum. On June 23rd the British people will vote on whether to stay in or leave the European Union. The European project is facing the most profound crisis in its history driven by the subordination of the European Union not to the needs of its […] Read more »

The enemy within

Phil Hearse writes Earlier this month Harold Wilson’s former press secretary Joe Haines wrote a poison pen letter to Labour MPs in the form of an article in the New Statesman. Accusing some Labour MPs of a ‘Micawber syndrome’ – waiting for ‘something to turn up’ – Joe Haines argues that Jeremy Corbyn must be […] Read more »

The fight to remove Corbyn is already under way

Phil Hearse writes Read more »

The EU debate: for a yes vote and internationalism

Len Arthur – LU South Wales branch 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.

Wed 25 May, 18.30
Racism out of the Referendum

Join the public meeting to say refugees welcome here and there is no place for racism in our political discourse.

Register for free here.

May-June, various
Another Europe Is Possible Tour

Events in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Sheffield and Manchester. Speakers including Yanis Varoufakis, John McDonnell, Caroline Lucas, Matt Wrack.

Details at AEIP website.

Mon 6 June at 7.30pm
West London Left Unity public meeting

Mental Health, Capitalism and Resistance
Churchfields Cafe, 46 Churchfields Road, London W3 6EB at 7.30pm
Speakers: Eve Turner from Left Unity and socialist feminist Hazel Croft.

Sat 18 June, 08.30
Convoy to Calais

A demonstration of solidarity with refugees, organised by the People’s Assembly.

Register here.

Sat 18 June, 12.00
National March Against the Housing Bill

Secure homes for all and control rents.

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