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Can Labour win in England?

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

England, Labour and the notion of a progressive patriotism will be under scrutiny at a series of high-profle seminars organised by Winchester University’s Centre for English Identity and Politics.



The Trade Union Bill and Beyond

Jan 19th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

With the government’s ideological and damaging Trade Union Bill currently being debated in the Lords, Class are holding a public meeting to discuss the undemocratic nature of the Bill and the next steps for the trade union movement.



Ada Salter’s Story Out Now

Jan 14th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Graham Taylor’s new biography of pioneering ILPer and ethical socialist Ada Salter has been published by Lawrence & Wishart. Salter played a key part in the ‘Bermondsey Revolution’ in south east London and had a major influence on the development of socialist politics nationally.



Wonder Women at WCML

Jan 6th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Glasgow rent strike leader and pioneering ILPer Mary Barbour will be celebrated at the Working Class Movement Library in Salford on International Women’s Day as part of Manchester’s ‘Wonder Women’ feminist festival this March.



New Pamphlet: Homage to Tom Maguire

Jan 3rd, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead, News

The ILP have re-published EP Thompson’s celebrated 1960 pamphlet on Leeds ILPer, poet, propagandist and photographer Tom Maguire with a new introduction by Labour historian David Howell and an additional profile by former Labour MP, John Battle.

Maguire was, according to Howell’s introduction, “the personification of the marginalised”, a radical organiser who played a vital role in the Leeds gas strike of 1890 but died in poverty five years later at the tragically young age of 29.



The Alf Mattison Collection

Jan 3rd, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

The life of 19th century ILPer and Leeds local historian Alf Mattison will be put under the spotlight by Professor Malcolm Chase during a lunchtime talk at Leeds Central Library on 14 January.



COP21: ‘1.5 We Might Survive’

Dec 18th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Global Justice Now have greeted the climate change agreement fostered by world leaders in Paris last weekend as one gutted of “any sort of equity” and weakened by a lack of legally binding instruments.



Yorkshire Co-op Centre Launches New Website

Dec 14th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Principle 5, Sheffield’s co-operative resource centre, has launched a new website to promote its collection of books, articles and periodicals about all aspects of the co-operative movement.



Debating Labour: It’s History and Future

Dec 14th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

‘Where’s it been? Where’s it going?’ are the questions being addressed at a series of day schools on the Labour Party starting in Yorkshire next month.



Trade Union Bill to Hit Hope not Hate Funds

Dec 3rd, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Hope not Hate is calling on supporters to help offset some of the losses it expects to suffer as a result of the Tories’ Trade Union Bill.