Finding a Progressive Future in Post-Brexit Britain

Oct 20th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Leading thinkers and key figures in the Labour movement will come together with grassroots organisers and activists at a conference in London on Saturday 5 November to “take stock, discuss policy solutions and map a progressive path forward for Britain” post-Brexit.

Corbyn Urged to Speak Out on Syria

Oct 14th, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles, Frontpage, Lead

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been urged to speak out against “the ongoing slaughter of civilians by Russian and Assad-regime forces in Syria” by party members, Momentum activists and socialists, including many self-declared Corbyn supporters.

Signatories to the open letter, published online on 3 October, declare their “wholehearted” agreement with Corbyn’s opposition to militarism and nuclear weapons, and call to end British arms exports to countries such as Saudi Arabia, but say they are “concerned” by the Labour leader’s silence – “so far” – on Syria.

Enid Stacy Story Finally Published

Oct 7th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The life story of Enid Stacy, a pioneering feminist, socialist and founding member of the ILP, has been published for the first time by the Working Class Movement Library in Salford.

New Website Marks 80 Years Since Cable Street

Oct 4th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

Hope not Hate have launched a new website to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street when the people of the east end of London united to halt Oswald Mosley and his British Union of Fascists (BUF) from marching through Stepney.

The fascists were subjected to a humiliating defeat as the police found themselves unable to clear a path, and the battle has been described as “the most popular anti-fascist victory to take place on British soil”.

The Housing Crisis Analysed

Oct 4th, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The ILP has launched a new pamphlet based on its Unbalanced Britain seminar on the housing crisis held in Leeds in March this year.

Peace in the Party? The Candidates’ Plans for Unity

Sep 14th, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

On 22 August, former Labour MP HARRY BARNES wrote a letter to the Guardian posing a challenge to the two candidates for the Labour Party leadership.
He wrote: “Before I fill in my Labour party ballot paper, I would like to know … how (if elected) they will bring about peace and reconciliation within the party.”

Here we publish their responses…

Re-Dedication of ILP Volunteers’ Plaque

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

The role of ILP volunteers in the Spanish Civil War will be commemorated in Salford this Saturday, 24 September, when a plaque at the Working Class Movement Library is re-dedicated to their memory.

Labour on the Brink: What Future for the Party?

Sep 12th, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

With an unprecedented level of uncertainty about Labour’s future, the ILP is organising a conference for members and friends at the Rose Bowl in Leeds on 15 October to discuss the crisis and how to pull the Party together. Book now.

The ILP, POUM and the May Days of the Spanish Civil War

Sep 8th, 2016 | By David Connolly | Category: Articles, Frontpage, History

With a plaque to their memory due to be re-dedicated later this month, DAVID CONNOLLY tells the story of the ILP volunteers in the Spanish Civil War and their connection to POUM.

Code of Conduct for Contributing to the ILP Website

Sep 5th, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles

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