A Politics of Radical Hope and the Labour Party

    The ILP is getting together with the campaigning pressure group Compass in September to examine the future of the Labour Party and the politics of radical hope.

    The public meeting will be held in Leeds on Saturday 19 September, just one week after Labour elects a new leader and deputy leader, and four months on from the party’s disastrous defeat at the general election.


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Call for Action to Stop the London Arms Fair

Campaign Against the Arms Trade are calling for activists to join them for a week of action against one of the world’s biggest arms fairs at London’s ExCeL centre next month.


Keir Hardie Centenary Celebrations

‘The Keir Hardie Factor’ at the Edinburgh Festival tomorrow (Thursday 27 August) is the first of a series of events being held across the country over the next month to mark the centenary of the Labour Party founder’s death on 26 September 1915.


The Revolt No-One Saw Coming

With support for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership campaign apparently growing by the day, what should the left make of this revolt from the blue? DAVID CONNOLLY crosses his fingers and pins his colours to the Corbyn mast.


Reading the Past

The pre-war ILP plays a leading role in two new books of contrasting types – one a novel set in north east England, the other a radical ramblers’ guide to the capital. MATTHEW BROWN follows the literary and geographical traces of our past.