Discussion & Debate

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 »


Brexit: the existential crisis of the Old Left

In this polemic Neil Faulkner takes up those on the left who continue to argue for the progressive nature of the Leave vote in the referendum. Should comrades wish to reply our columns are open to them. A fish rots from the head downwards. When a political organisation enters crisis, one must first look to […] Read more »


The Shock of the New

Andrew Burgin calls for a united movement against Trump. I remember it as if it were yesterday. It was late 2001, in the wake of the terror attacks of 9/11. I was standing in one corner of Trafalgar Square just days after Operation Enduring Freedom – the invasion of Afghanistan – had started. CND had […] Read more »



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

Saturday 25th November
Trump: Nuclear Apocalypse or New Cold War?

Leeds Swarthmore Centre at 2pm with Kate Hudson, General Secretary, CND. The threat of nuclear war is at its highest level since the Cold War. What can socialists do to stop it? facebook here

Saturday 25th November
Discussing Catalan self-determination

South London Left Unity discussion, also talking about the future of the left outside the Labour Party: 1- 4pm, Camberwell Library, Camberwell Green London SE5 7AL. All welcome.

Saturday 2 December
Latin America Conference 2017

TUC Congress House London at 9.15am: With countries across Latin America facing a resurgent right and the threat of intervention from Trump, this year’s Latin America Conference will be the most crucial yet. More info here

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