Left Unity’s annual conference this Saturday (21 Nov) will see the party debate its future – including a number of motions that would change its relationship to the Labour Party. Read more »
Responding to Tony Blair’s apology for elements of the Iraq war, Salman Shaheen of Left Unity said: “Blair’s very partial apology does not bring back a million dead Iraqis or rebuild a nation in ruins. “The Iraq war and the knock-on destabilisation of Syria has birthed the one of the greatest threats the world faces […] Read more »
Left Unity supports Sunday’s national demonstration by the TUC in Manchester. Read more »
Responding to an army general’s anonymous threat of a ‘mutiny’ against a Jeremy Corbyn government, Salman Shaheen of Left Unity said: “Jeremy Corbyn’s critics accuse him of wanting to drag Britain back to the past. But an army general are now threatening a mutiny against him – a coup that would drag Britain back to […] Read more »
Responding to the attacks on Jeremy Corbyn today, Salman Shaheen of Left Unity said: “Jeremy Corbyn is asking serious life-and-death questions to David Cameron at prime minister’s questions. “Yet the Tories and parts of the media seem obsessed with whether he sings the national anthem or not. “As a republican party we stand full-square behind […] Read more »
Responding to the shifting government position on refugees, Salman Shaheen of Left Unity said: “David Cameron is relenting slightly under pressure to allow more Syrian refugees into Britain. “However the government’s new position still does not go nearly far enough. Germany has taken over 100,000 refugees – Britain should at least match that. “The scale […] Read more »
Responding to the release of figures showing thousands dying after passing fit-to-work tests, Left Unity’s Salman Shaheen said: “The government’s benefits regime is exposed as being cruellest to the weakest. People who are sick and dying are having to spend their final days fighting for money they are fully entitled to. “No wonder the government […] Read more »
Responding to Jeremy Corbyn’s pledge to apologise for the Iraq war, Left Unity’s Salman Shaheen said: “This shows that Jeremy Corbyn’s victory will finally turn the page on the warmongering record of New Labour. “I have never been able to vote Labour since the Iraq war. “Corbyn can’t bring back the dead, but if he […] Read more »
Responding to news that the DWP has admitted fabricating stories from benefit claimants on a leaflet, Salman Shaheen of Left Unity said: “It’s no wonder the DWP has been caught making up tall tales when its rhetoric is so far from reality. “The government claims benefit sanctions help people – but it can’t find a […] Read more »
As the Tories announce ‘boot camps’ for young unemployed people, Felicity Dowling of Left Unity said: “We do not need our young people in boot camps. We need free university and real, skill-based, well-paid apprenticeships – not punitive measures. “We need real jobs for social need. We need teachers and teaching assistants, nursery nurses, a […] 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.
Wed 22 March, 18.30
Meet the European Left Party in Manchester
Presented by Left Unity with speakers Heinz Bierbaum, Waltraud Fritz and Stephen Hall. An opportunity to build a radical left movement across Europe.
6.30 – 9pm at Home, 2 Tony Wilson Place, First Street, M15 4FM.
Thurs 23 March, 18.30
Meet the European Left Party in Leeds
Presented by Left Unity with speakers Heinz Bierbaum and Waltraud Fritz. An opportunity to build a radical left movement across Europe.
6.30-9pm at The Tetley, Hunslet Rd, LS10 1JQ
Sat 1 April, 11.00
Leeds March for the NHS
Marching to oppose cuts and to reject the STP’s, calling for an yearly 4% increase in funding, to end privatisation and ensure that good quality free health care is provided for all.
Stop Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain
Oppose Trump’s visit. He is a racist and a misogynist and a supporter of torture and a preacher of hate. Event by Public Reading Rooms.
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