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Housing and the Class Struggle

Feb 24th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

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.



Class Set Out What’s at Stake at Election 2015

Feb 15th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

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.



Kilburn Manifesto: The Conference

Feb 15th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Tickets are still available for the Soundings one-day conference in London on 21 February 2015 to celebrate the completion of the Kilburn Manifesto and to discuss and develop its ideas.



The Co-op Party Launches its Agenda for Britain

Feb 15th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

The Co-operative Party launched its election manifesto last week, the culmination of two years work setting out plans for “an economy and society that puts people first, in which the rewards of economic success are shared by all”.

‘A Co-operative Agenda for Britain’ sets out the party’s agenda on a number of areas, including energy, transport, housing, education and public services.



Support Grows for Syriza’s New Model Politics

Jan 27th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, Lead

Support for Greece’s new Syriza-led anti-austerity government is growing on the British left with Labour MPs putting their weight behind an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons and an open letter published in today’s Guardian (27 January).

According to the Greece Solidarity Campaign, the EDM is already backed by 12 MPs, while the Guardian letter has been signed by more than 25 Labour movement figures.



The Breaking and Making of Guernica

Jan 25th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

‘Guernica – the destruction of a town and the creation of a masterpiece’ is the theme for this year’s International Brigade Memorial Trust annual conference in Manchester on Saturday 7 March.



‘UKIP’s Poisonous Politics’ is a Real Election Threat

Jan 25th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Anti-racist campaigners Hope not Hate are calling for active and financial support for its general election strategy to defeat ‘UKIP’s poisonous politics’ at the ballot box this May.



Join the March for Homes

Jan 25th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Thousands of Londoners will march on City Hall next Saturday (31 January) to demand an end to the housing crisis which is blighting the lives of many of the poorest people living in the capital.



GMB Welcomes Labour’s Election Pledges

Jan 25th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The GMB union has welcomed the Labour Party’s election pledges to put working people and trade unionists at the centre of the 2015 general election.



Yorkshire Celebrates Tom Paine’s Birthday

Jan 19th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

The Sheffield School of Democratic Socialism is revising a practice of 1820s British radicals by holding a meeting at the end of January in celebration of Tom Paine’s birthday.