Statement by the French Communist Party on the presidential election calling for a vote against Le Pen and unity discussions on the left. The second round of the French presidential election will be a contest between the racist and xenophobic candidate of the far right, Marine Le Pen, and Emmanuel Macron, the candidate selected by […] Read more »
Following the Foreign Secretary’s talk of attacking Syria, Left Unity Principal Speaker, Joseph Healy, said: “At a time when the prospect of nuclear war hangs over North East Asia, Boris Johnson has decided to sound the war drums over Syria. Not only that but he seriously proposes to bypass Parliament with any such decision! Has […] Read more »
Left Unity Disabled Members Caucus Introduction The decision of Theresa May to call a snap General Election for the 8th June 2017 has caught everyone by surprise. The Left Unity Disabled Members Caucus were in the process of using the Spring Conference to launch a discussion on the type of policies we believe are necessary […] Read more »
Disabled people expect more from Labour Introduction The decision of Theresa May to call a snap General Election for the 8th June 2017 has caught everyone by surprise. Members of our Caucus are fully aware of the significance of this General Election for ordinary people but in particular sick and disabled people. In the communities […] Read more »
Ernie Tate’s latest message from America. The new Trump administration has made NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement between Canada, Mexico and the United States, a major issue in its relations with its two neighbours. Recently, Trump has threatened to tear it up. With his standard nationalist demagogy, he claims “previous bad trade deals”, […] Read more »
Steve Jefferys on the second round of the French presidential elections. In France the whole trade union movement has finally showed 99% unanimity in calling workers to vote against Le Pen and the National Front on Sunday May 7. The CGT, Force Ouvriere, Solidaires, the CFDT, FSU and even the Christian CFTC, which only once […] Read more »
The second round in the French presidential election poses a choice between the far right candidate Marine Le Pen, and the new candidate of the neoliberal establishment, Emmanuel Macron. The two parties which have dominated French political life for forty years – the Socialists and the Republicans – have been eliminated in the first round. […] Read more »
So in the end the polls were accurate, writes Dave Kellaway. Official results with 97% votes counted put Macron on 23.86%, Le Pen on 21.43%, Fillon on 19.94%, Melenchon on 19.62%, Hamon on 6.35% and the two revolutionary left candidates, Philippe Poutou (for the NPA, New Anti-Capitalist party) on 1.10% and Nathalie Arthaud (Lutte Ouvriere, […] Read more »
Dave Kellaway reflects on French Presidential elections too close to call: Shock followed by surprise followed by upset. The French presidential election is yet another expression of the political volatility produced by the aftershocks of the biggest economic recession since the 1930s and the incapacity of both neo-liberalism and social democracy to maintain support for […] Read more »
Theresa May has today called a general election for 8th June. Left Unity calls for a victory for the Labour Party under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn. The Corbyn-led Labour Party is the only party which has the policies to regenerate the British economy through an investment-led programme, to unite the country in defence of […] Read more »
Left Unity is active in movements and campaigns across the left, working to create an alternative to the main political parties.
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
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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