The Housing and Planning Bill

Doug Thorpe of Haringey Left Unity writes. Read more »


Europe: the return of the beast

by Matt Carr In every era and in every society, there are those who would like to do to the left what the Chilean army once did to Victor Jara, or what the Freikorps did to Karl Liebnecht and Rosa Luxemburg.  It used to be common in Greece for Golden Dawn militants to taunt leftist anti-fascists by […] Read more »

‘Home’

By acclaimed poet Warsan Shire ‘no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark you only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well your neighbors running faster than you breath bloody in their throats the boy you went to school with who kissed you dizzy behind […] Read more »

Thousands protest Tory Housing Bill

Stuart King from South London Left Unity reports Around two thousand tenants and housing activists marched on Saturday 30 January against the Tories’ Housing Bill. Called by Lambeth Unite Community branch, Lambeth Housing Activists and various other groups, Unite members and housing activists had distributed thousands of leaflets around council housing estates in Lambeth explaining […] Read more »

Democracy hijacked in Haiti

Felicity Dowling explains why Left Unity joins a chorus of condemnation over the hijacking of democracy in Haiti Again, this week the democratic rights of Haitians to free elections are being abused. Yet the spirit of struggle shines on. Haiti saw a huge step in human history with the successful slave rebellion led by Toussaint […] Read more »

Refugees welcome here

Left Unity Principal Speaker Felicity Dowling poses solutions to the refugee crisis. More than a million migrants have come to Europe. But 742.5 million people live in the European Union so this is little more than a tenth of 1% of the EU population. Far smaller countries host far bigger refugee populations. Lebanon with just […] Read more »

Trident and Jobs: lessons from the Lucas Plan

Those in the labour movement that argue we need to replace Trident to retain jobs and skills need to think again, argues Kate Hudson For too long the Labour leadership used the jobs argument as cover for its pro-nuclear position, attempting to drive a wedge between the peace and labour movements on this fundamental issue. […] Read more »

The World’s Eyes are on Turkey

Sarah Parker from Haringey Left Unity analyses recent developments in Turkish politics The situation in Turkey is changing quickly, but to see where things are now, it is useful to look back at the events of the last seven months. On 7 June 2015 the broad left-wing and pro-Kurdish HDP achieved over 13% of the […] Read more »

Podemos brings hope for change as two party system crumbles

“Left Unity congratulates Podemos on its electoral success, breaking the post-Franco two-party system in the interests of the people” Dave Kellaway from Hackney Left Unity reports on the election Si se puede! Yes we can. Podemos was the big story of Sunday’s general elections in the Spanish state. They were the main force breaking a […] Read more »

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Discussion & Debate

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 »

The impossible has happened – so we need to change direction

Tom Walker, Salman Shaheen and Pete Green write on the future of Left Unity. Read more »

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Local reports

Cambridge forum brings together left inside and outside Labour

Jon Duveen of Cambridge Left Unity reports. Read more »

Video: Refugees Welcome Here, London

Footage of Saturday’s march in solidarity with refugees. Read more »

Left Unity contests Edinburgh council by-election

Bruce Whitehead is standing as Left Unity candidate in the City of Edinburgh Council by-election for Leith Walk ward on 10 September. Read more »

Left Unity Manchester condemns Homeless Camp ban

A statement from Left Unity Manchester on today’s court decision regarding the Homeless Camp Read more »

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