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Call for Action to Stop the London Arms Fair

Aug 26th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Campaign Against the Arms Trade are calling for activists to join them for a week of action against one of the world’s biggest arms fairs at London’s ExCeL centre next month.



Keir Hardie Centenary Celebrations

Aug 26th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

‘The Keir Hardie Factor’ at the Edinburgh Festival tomorrow (Thursday 27 August) is the first of a series of events being held across the country over the next month to mark the centenary of the Labour Party founder’s death on 26 September 1915.



A Politics of Radical Hope and the Labour Party

Aug 26th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, Lead, News

The ILP is getting together with the campaigning pressure group Compass in September to examine the future of the Labour Party and the politics of radical hope.

The public meeting will be held in Leeds on Saturday 19 September, just one week after Labour elects a new leader and deputy leader, and four months on from the party’s disastrous defeat at the general election.



Keir Hardie Centenary Conference

Aug 13th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

The Working Class Movement Library will be marking the centenary of the death of James Keir Hardie with a conference to celebrate the impact he had on British society and the legacy he left for those who followed.



The Party, the Politics, the Movement

Aug 7th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

The relationship between the Co-operative Party and the wider co-op movement will at the centre of debate at this year’s Co-operative Party conference in London on Saturday 19 September.



Left Book Club to Launch this Autumn

Jul 20th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

A new Left Book Club will launch this autumn in an attempt to revitalise progressive politics in Britain, much as the original LBC did in the 1930s and 1940s.



‘Blatant’ Union Bill Designed to Damage Labour

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

The Trade Union Bill published by the Conservative government today (Wednesday 14 July) is designed to damage the Labour Party financially and will poison relations between workers and managers, according to the GMB union.

The Bill introduces turnout threshold of 50% for strike ballots, and requires unions in the health, education, fire, transport, water, security and energy sectors to win 40% support from all members eligible to vote. It also requires unions to give 14 days notice for strike action and lifts the current ban on firms using agency workers to do the jobs of those on strike.



Orgreave and the Struggle for Justice

Jun 26th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

A series of meetings, talks and workshops on trade union struggles for justice are being held at Durham Miners’ Hall in the week leading up to this year’s Durham Miners’ Gala on Saturday 11 July.



TUC Attacks Tax Credit Reforms

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

Trade Union Congress general secretary Frances O’Grady this week attacked the Conservative government for consigning millions of working families to poverty thanks to its proposed welfare reforms.



Labour’s Future Under Scrutiny

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

The Labour Party’s future is coming under scrutiny from all angles at the moment with articles, papers, analysis and discussion meetings focused on what went wrong on 7 May and what Labour should do now.