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EU Citizens Combine to Oppose Corporate Trade Deals

Oct 21st, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

More than 250 ‘citizens’ organisations’ from across 22 European countries have joined forces to oppose two controversial transatlantic trade deals currently being negotiated by the European Union.



Education, Value and the Art of Living

Oct 20th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

‘Education, Value and the Art of Living’ is the title of a seminar to be held at St Michael’s Cornhill in the City of London on 14 November featuring Labour peer Maurice Glasman, among other speakers.



ILP in Devon on BBC Four

Oct 15th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The ILP’s role in promoting workers’ rights and pacifism in Devon during World War One is currently featuring in a documentary on BBC4, to be shown again this Friday morning and available on iPlayer.



March to End UK’s Worst Ever Pay Squeeze

Oct 13th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, Lead

The Trades Union Congress is calling on thousands of people to join its three demonstrations this Saturday and rally for an end to poverty wages and a ‘real economic recovery’ that doesn’t favour the rich over ordinary employees.

The three marches are being held simultaneously in London, Glasgow and Belfast “to send a message loud and clear to employers and politicians across the board that Britain needs a pay rise”.



Barnsley Hosts Two Exhibitions on the Miners’ Strike

Oct 10th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Two innovative exhibitions are currently showing in the gallery at Barnsley’s Civic Theatre to mark the legacy of the 1984/5 miners’ strike.



The Triumph of HOPE

Oct 6th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The anti-extremist organisation, HOPE not Hate, has marked its 10th anniversary with a new book that tells the inside story of ‘the campaign that helped defeat the BNP’.



The Democracy of Oaks

Oct 6th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

A ‘semi-staged, rehearsed reading’ of The Democracy of Oaks, Adrian Drew’s acclaimed play about Walt Whitman and Edward Carpenter, will be staged at the Fan Museum in Greenwich on Friday 10 October.



WWI: ILP Oppose the War Drive

Sep 16th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage

In September 1914, ILP representatives refused to follow the Labour Party in heeding the government’s call for a national campaign of recruitment to the armed forces, arguing that they would not “stand by militarists and enemies of labour”.

Here, we reproduce a report from the Glasgow Herald of 3 September 1914 of the ILP national council’s letter of explanation to its branches and members.



WWI: Alternative Voices & War Resisters

Sep 10th, 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.



People’s NHS March Arrives in London

Aug 31st, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

The People’s March for the NHS will arrive at its destination in London this Saturday, 6 September, when campaigners will be joined by thousands of demonstrators for the final leg from Red Lion Square to Westminster.