Left Unity’s Youth Caucus has been coming along slowly. While we have seen some great actions by individual members of Left Unity who are students, our internal structures and communication are only just now starting to come together in a coherent fashion.
Where we are now?
We have begun organising through social media, we have a Facebook page and group, a Twitter, Google+ and a Left Unity e-mail address. To further awareness and accessibility we have begun putting together a media team to give us a social media presence. Alongside this we have begun debating a list of “demands” which the caucus stands for to compliment our standing orders when it is finalised and agreed upon. We will also have representation at a national council meeting for the first time.
Where we want to be?
Ideally we will be fully operational by the start of the new academic year, with a fully functioning standing orders and list of policy positions, and with clear cut roles in terms of social media, national and local representation. Finally we will have agreed upon campaign priorities with which to pursue as our communication internally allows for co-operation and co-ordination across the country. Our presence will then begin to grow as we get immersed in youth and student campaigning up and down the country as we complement our local LU branches through our representation and support. When everything is in place and running smoothly we would like to host our own youth conference so that no youth voice goes unheard.
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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