The debate around the working draft has gone on for a few weeks now and produced some useful ideas and points. Firstly, thank you for all the kind words and positive comments on the draft. As you will appreciate drawing it up as convenors was a difficult and time consuming task and the issues involved […] Read more »
Joe Lo, from Haringey Left Unity, discusses the issue of machinery and argues for economic democracy. The premise that machines are taking over the world has been common in science fiction for decades. Bladerunner, Doctor Who, I Robot, Artificial Intelligence. The list is endless. Like all good science fiction premises however these films exaggerate a […] Read more »
We would like to invite you to participate in the anti-racist workgroup recently launched by Left Unity, say Ishan Cader and Luke Cooper. Its remit is to develop policies for concrete anti-racist struggles for a new party to the left of Labour: not simply ‘in the abstract,’ but as practical proposals for campaigning to tackle […] Read more »
Mark Boothroyd is the Left Unity organiser for Southwark. As an activist committed to the Left Unity project, I have to voice my concerns and propose some radical measures in order to stop this entire exercise, which is so promising and could be so much, becoming diverted down a path which could lead to a […] Read more »
Welcome to the 4th posting of the Internal Democracy and Constitution Policy Commission. Following discussions, suggestions and amendments in earlier drafts a working document has emerged and is reproduced below. IT IS NOT A FINAL DOCUMENT AND NO DOUBT WILL BE CHANGED FURTHER. The purpose of this discussion is to look at this draft […] Read more »
Please find below some draft proposals for this strand on: Strands 2 and 3 – Structures and leadership What organisational structure should operate at- – local group level – English regional/Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish – national leadership level? What would we call these various tiers and how should people who sit on them be chosen? If we […] Read more »
Strand 1 – Basic principles What should be the aims of the party? Who can be a member and what would members be expected to commit to? Should LU be a one member one vote party? (Affiliations and factions to be discussed in later stands.) Some discussion has already taken place. On the basis […] Read more »
This forum exists to discuss how a new radical party of the left could, should and will organise itself. It is open to all people who are interested in ensuring that Left Unity learns the lessons (both good and bad) from the way the socialist, labour, trade union and and green movements have organised and […] Read more »
Health Policy Commission Continues its’ Work Duncan Parker is the convenor for the Health policy commission. This is a renewed call out for any Left Unity activists who wish to get involved in the Health Policy Commission. The aim of the policy commission is to continue to develop principles for the sort of wider healthcare […] Read more »
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