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.
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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