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New Plaque for Refurbished Clarion House

Aug 19th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The country’s oldest surviving Clarion House has been undergoing some much needed renovation work thanks, in part, to the Big Lottery Fund, and the building now has a new plaque to adorn its newly refurbished walls.



WWI: Alternative Voices & War Resisters

Aug 19th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

A series of talks, discussions and conferences to remember those who opposed the First World War will be held in London this autumn, providing an alternative narrative to the official commemorations currently enjoying such a high profile in the media.



Village Socialism in Theory and Practice

Aug 4th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Comment, Frontpage

PAUL SALVESON argues that today’s open garden schemes put into practice some early ILPers’ theories of village socialism.



WWI: Exhibition Explores War Myths and Realities

Aug 4th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

An exhibition exploring the myths and realities of World War One opens in the Working Class Movement Library in Salford on Wednesday 6 August.



A Petition for People’s Public Services

Jul 28th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

We Own It, the anti-privatisation campaign, has launched a public petition calling for a new Public Service Users Bill “to give us a say over our public services, put our needs first and make outsourcing companies transparent and accountable”.



WWI: Making Socialists & Opposing War in Great Yarmouth

Jul 22nd, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage

MICHAEL WADSWORTH looks at the birth of Great Yarmouth ILP and the small role it played in opposing the First World War in a town renowned for seafaring and the Royal Navy.
The intention to form a branch of the ILP in Great Yarmouth was announced at an open air meeting held on Brewers Plain during [...]



Unbalanced Britain: Wealth, Power and Poverty

Jul 16th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, Lead, News

ILP members and friends gathered at the Circle conference centre in Sheffield at the end of June for the first in a series of one-day workshops on ‘Unbalanced Britain’.



Blue Labour Thinkers Gather in Nottingham

Jul 11th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Blue Labour thinkers, supporters and activists met at Nottingham University on 5 July to discuss ‘The Strength of Association: in the Family, Community and Workplace’.



Do Corporations Rule the World?

Jun 13th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

New World Development Movement director Nick Dearden will present ‘a feast of practical alternatives’ to corporate power when he adddresses a meeting in Sheffield on Thursday, 19 June, asking what happened to democracy?



New E-book Asks ‘What Happened to Work?’

Jun 13th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

“The last half century has seen a fundamental shift in attitudes to work,” argues author Rory O’Kelly in a new Chartist ebook examining the new political approach to work and welfare.