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Celebrating the History of the Derbyshire Miners

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

A series of events celebrating the history of the Derbyshire miners are being held in Chesterfield this June, culminating with a ceremony to mark the centenary of the town’s statues of founding miners’ leaders and Labour MPs, James Haslam and William Harvey.



Former MP Calls For ‘Manifestos of Intent’ From Leadership Candidates

May 19th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Former Labour MP Harry Barnes has called for Labour’s leadership candidates to issue ‘Manifestos of Intent’ to explain their intended programme and help members decide who to vote for.



Co-op Members Urged to Keep the Party Link

May 11th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The Keep it Co-op Campaign is urging Co-operative Group members to vote against proposals to sever the group’s 98-year-old relationship with the Co-op Party at this Saturday’s AGM in Manchester.



Compass Gatherings for Radical Hope

May 10th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Compass is organising a series of post-election ‘gatherings’ around the country to discuss the new political landscape and figure out a way forward.



The ILP’s Story and What it Tells Us

May 4th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

The story of the Independent Labour Party and what it teaches us will be under discussion in Wakefield on Saturday 9 May.



Time to Move On from Trident

Apr 30th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Compass has launched a new campaign designed to build a groundswell of support for decommissioning Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons.



Bring Your May Day Banners to Chesterfield

Apr 30th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Chesterfield boasts that it hosts ‘the biggest and most prestigious’ May Day gala in the country’ and this year’s event on Monday 4 May looks set to rival any from its past.



Hope Not Hate in Final Push Against Farage

Apr 29th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Hope not Hate are calling for voluntary and financial support for a ‘final push’ in their campaign to prevent UKIP winning key parliamentary constituencies in the general election.



GMB Slams Tory ‘Right to Buy’ Plans

Apr 17th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The GMB union has slammed the Conservative Party’s plans to extend the ‘right to buy’ to housing association tenants as creating a “rich harvest” for private landlords at the expense of the nation’s social housing stock.



Chartist Unveils its Anti-Austerity Manifesto

Apr 6th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

In a period awash with party election manifestoes, the left magazine and campaign group, Chartist, has unveiled its own manifesto for “a properly democratic socialist alternative to austerity”.

Chartist’s 2015 manifesto is a revised version of one published by its editorial board in 2007 – “the year before financial capitalism fell in on itself”. “Capitalism has re-emerged in uglier form,” explains an introduction to the new document. “This manifesto, in this election year, is a starting point for Chartist readers and friends.”