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The Crisis of Social Democracy

May 23rd, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The future of social democracy comes under scrutiny in a new publication from Compass chair Neal Lawson who argues that the Labour Party needs to undergo radical change if it is to remain relevant in the 21st century.



Another Europe is Possible

May 17th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Greek economist Yanis Varoufakis and Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell will be headline speakers at a left wing conference on the European Union referendum in London on Saturday 28 May.



Chartist Publish EU-In Supplement

May 17th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Labour left magazine Chartist has published a special supplement to its May/June issue on the European Union referendum which puts the left-wing case for voting in.



Funds Needed for Sylvia Pankhurst Statue

Apr 13th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The campaign to build a London statue to the socialist suffragette, Sylvia Pankhurst, is calling for donations towards its goal of erecting a monument outside the Marx Memorial Library on Islington’s Clerkenwell Green.



Talking Labour History

Apr 8th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Paul Preston and Jane Martin will be the key speakers at the Labour Heritage annual general meeting on 21 May when discussions will focus on the Spanish Civil War and the education reformist and socialist, Caroline Benn.



Keep It Co-op – Again!

Mar 31st, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The Keep It Co-op campaign has been re-launched just a year after winning a resounding victory in a vote to retain the historic link between the Co-operative Group and the Co-operative party.



Ada Salter Talk at Marx Memorial Library

Mar 29th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Author Graham Taylor will deliver a Socialist History Society lecture on the pioneering ILPer and feminist Ada Salter at London’s Marx Memorial Library on Tuesday 26 April.



Housing in Crisis: Resisting the Bill & Building Alternatives

Mar 12th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

“It’s clear the Tories are destroying the welfare state and we have to do whatever we can to stop them,” said ILP chair David Connolly as he drew the organisation’s well-attended Unbalanced Britain seminar on the housing crisis to a close in Leeds last weekend.

Connolly’s cry for action came at the end of a day of discussion about the Tories’ Housing & Planning Bill and all aspects of Britain’s hideously unequal, market-driven approach to housing.



Walter Ayles Plaque to be Unveiled

Mar 12th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

A blue plaque to commemorate ILPer and conscientious objector Walter Ayles will be unveiled in Bristol on Sunday 17 April, exactly 100 years to the day since he was arrested for campaigning against the Military Service Act of 1916.



Salters Play to Tour London

Mar 12th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage, News

Politic Man, Alison Mead’s play about pioneering ILPers Ada and Alf Salter, is all set to go ahead with performances lined up at venues across London in May and June.