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 »


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 »

Statement on “Labour’s problem with antisemitism”

Left Unity is republishing the statement from the Jewish Socialists’ Group on antisemitism and the Labour Party which reflects our position on this question. Antisemitism exists and must be exposed and fought against in the same way as other forms of racism by all who are concerned with combating racism and fascism. Antisemitism and anti-Zionism […] Read more »

Junior Doctors speak out

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Justice for the 96!

Felicity Dowling on the verdict in the Hillsborough inquest The 96 Liverpool Fans were unlawfully killed, says the Hillsborough jury. The police were culpable. The fans were not at fault.  The stadium was at fault. The response of the police and ambulance services were at fault. People could have been saved had the ambulances reacted […] Read more »

Defend Sadiq Khan and Malia Bouattia – say no to Islamophobia

The Left Unity National Council met on the 23rd April and agreed to release the following statement in support of Sadiq Khan and Malia Bouattia. Left Unity condemns the shameful racist and Islamophobic attacks on both London Mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan and the newly-elected NUS President Malia Bouattia. Rather than having an open and democratic […] Read more »

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 Referendum, Europe and Nuits Debouts

Steve Jefferys reports from France Where do Europe’s fascist-origin, populist and nationalist political parties stand on Brexit? Jumping for joy! They are lapping up the forward march of Leave in UK opinion polls. Until now they thought Cameron’s blatant electioneering manoeuvre to win voters away from UKIP was just that. The UK was certain to […] Read more »

Ditch Dodgy Dave and the whole dodgy system

Cameron has tried – but failed – to distance himself from the Panama papers, says Left Unity Principal Speaker, Felicity Dowling. The recent revelations and admissions show that he has dissembled the sources of his wealth. He has profited from offshore banking, inheritance tax management and the tax avoidance schemes that are the preserve of […] 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

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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

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 7 May, 14:00
Birmingham Left Unity Branch Meeting

Discussing UK immigration system, Israeli Apartheid and anti-semitism, housing campaign.

More info on Facebook.

Sun 8 May, 12:00
Going Backwards on Climate Change

Join the march to say no more backtracking on climate issues.

See campaign website for info.

Mon 9 May, 19:00
Left Unity Liverpool meeting

Academies and other attacks on education and children will be discussed. Everyone welcome.

See Facebook for info.

Tues 17 May, 19:00
Psychology, Europe and Beyond | Ian Parker

Continuing the series of talks on Europe at Calder Bookshop, London.

Email: info@calderbookshop.com Tel: 020 7620 2900

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