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    One afternoon, 100 Speakers, One Hell-of-an Experience

    BARRY WINTER was intrigued, confused and stimulated by the recent Compass event in London, the second of its ‘Change: How?’ events.

    Many on the left are recognising the need to do politics differently. They feel that the world is in flux, that more imaginative ways of engaging with each other and wider society is now vital. Compass is at the forefront of these initiatives.

Features

featuredimage The Co-op Party Launches its Agenda for Britain

The Co-operative Party launched its election manifesto last week, the culmination of two years work setting out plans for “an ...

featuredimage Miliband Promises New Rights to Co-op Ownership

Labour leader Ed Miliband committed to “put co-operative values at the heart of Labour’s platform for government” on Friday (6 ...

featuredimage Greece Must Not Stand Alone

Support for the new Greek government is vital and in Labour’s interests, argues MIKE DAVIS. Hope, dignity, bread could summarise the ...

News

Class Set Out What’s at Stake at Election 2015

The Centre for Labour and Social Studies has published a new election guide on the issues of work, pay and unions as part of a series of pamphlets highlighting what’s at stake in the parties’ policies for working people.

Events

Housing and the Class Struggle

Housing, home ownership and the right to an affordable home are set to be big issues at this year’s general election, and they will be the focus of discussion at the next Wakefield Socialist History Group meeting this Saturday, 28 February.

Comment

Labour Needs to Push its Progressive Electoral Programme

HARRY BARNES has analysed Labour’s electoral programme and believes it starts to ‘open the door’ towards democratic socialism. He’s also provided a readable 16-part summary for those who haven’t yet ploughed through the 200-page document.

History

WWI: Down with the War!

On 6 August 1914, just nine days after the start of what came to be known as World War One, the ILP published a front page appeal in its weekly journal, Labour Leader, imploring the “workers of Great Britain” to unite with those across Europe and resist the government’s call to arms.