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 »


British Youth: another generation betrayed

Ashley Walker writes: From the moment I was old enough to understand that I would have to shape my own future, I was told as I am sure so many other young people were told, that if we worked hard, we followed the rules and followed the law, we got good grades and went to […] Read more »


Right wing putsch, escalating racism, deepening austerity – the real meaning of Brexit

Phil Hearse writes. “The way the Leave campaign have tried to ramp up a fear of immigration has been disgraceful—but the truth is that if you see an immigrant in a hospital, they’re far more likely to be working there than being treated. The time has come to brand the “Brexit” campaign for what it […] Read more »


The Dutch general election

Neil Faulkner on the Dutch general election. The Dutch election confirms the global pattern. The centre cannot hold, there is polarisation to right and left, but the former is dominant, so that politics generally is on a rightward-moving trajectory. It also confirms that the process is playing out in slow motion, a reflection of the […] Read more »


Brexit, Democracy, and Oppression

By Neil Faulkner The penny dropped during a conversation with a Rumanian taxi-driver in Colchester. He reported his own and his community’s experience of a marked change in the popular mood since the EU Referendum – an unmistakable undercurrent of suspicion, obstruction, and hostility. It was not just a ‘spike’ last summer. Read more »


FOR DEXIT AGAINST BREXIT

The Case for Democratic Exit from the EU by Steve Freeman On 23 June 2016 twenty nine million eligible voters did not vote to leave the EU. Of the forty five million eligible voters 36% voted for exit and 64% did not. Seventeen million, a majority of those voting, ticked the leave box and claimed […] Read more »


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 »



Left Unity is active in movements and campaigns across the left, working to create an alternative to the main political parties.

About Left Unity   Read our manifesto

ACTIVIST CALENDAR

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

Friday 28 April, 18:00
Never Again! Marking 50 years since the Military Coup

Speakers, banned songs and Greek food with the Greece Solidarity Campaign and Anti-Fascist Action for Greece. Unite the Union HQ, Holborn, London.

Facebook event here

Wednesday 3rd May, 14:00
Eleanor Firman memorial meeting

Remembering our much-loved comrade. Hosted by East London Unite Community.

SharnHall Methodist Church, Walthamstow E17 9HX

https://www.facebook.com/events/256691064802972/

Monday 8 May, 19:30
Punk, Culture and Socialism

Presented by West London Left Unity & Artists for a Left Future, with Ray ‘Buddy Hell’ Campbell & Lally Laud at Churchfields Cafe, W3 6EBMusic, cakes, coffee and discussion. Free entry. FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/201094907055140/

Saturday 24 June
March for Homes

Join the movement preparing for this demo: private, council, housing association and co-op tenants, unions and housing campaigners

To get involved email info@axethehousingact.org.uk or call 07432 098440

Sun 23 – Sat 29 July
International Youth Camp, Otranto, Italy

The Fourth International’s annual youth camp – find out more about socialism, feminism and environmentalism.

For more information email contact@socialistresistance.org

More events »

GET UPDATES

Sign up to the Left Unity email newsletter.

CAMPAIGNING MATERIALS

Get the latest Left Unity resources.

Placard and broadsheet: NHS Emergency

Badges: Stop Trump

Placard and broadsheet: Stop Trump

More resources »