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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.



Rethinking the Economy

May 27th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Doreen Massey and Michael Rustin will introduce the latest instalment of the Kilburn Manifesto at the seventh seminar in the series at London’s Marx Memorial Library on Tuesday, 10 June.



ILP in Devon on BBC One

May 27th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The ILP’s role in promoting workers’ rights and pacifism in Devon during World War One will feature in a new documentary to be shown on BBC One South West next Monday, 2 June.



People’s Assembly March to Demand the Alternative

May 23rd, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

The People’s Assembly anti-austerity movement is organising a march to ‘Demand the Alternative’ in London on Saturday 21 June.



A New Timeline for Trade Unions

May 7th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

A new online, interactive source of information about trade unions has been created by Union Insurance, the company that provides policies for union members, working people and their families.



Can Labour Learn to Trust People?

Mar 26th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Left of centre think tanks Compass and Progress are joining forces at the end of April to host a discussion on Labour’s approach to public sector reform with Jon Cruddas, coordinator of the party’s policy review process.