Articles

Podemos: A New Way of Politics?

Nov 20th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

The sudden rise on the Spanish political scene of Podemos, a radical political party based on the indignados 15M movement, will be the subject of discussion at the next Taking Soundings meeting in Leeds on Wednesday 26 November.



Full Reading of Salters Play

Nov 14th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

A full reading of Alison Mead’s play ‘Politic Man’, about pioneering ILPers Alf and Ada Salter, will be staged in Kent on Monday 24 November.



WWI: Lest We Forget

Nov 9th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, Lead

One hundred years on from the start of World War One, PAUL SIMPSON remembers the tale of an Durham ILPer and conscientious objector who died in prison for his anti-war beliefs.

As we approach Remembrance Day on the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, I am reminded of an account I read a few years ago of a horrifying incident which took place in the County Durham pit village of Quebec where I live, which I think is worth sharing as a striking example of the inhumanity of the 1914-18 war.



Barnsley Hosts Two Exhibitions on the Miners’ Strike

Nov 9th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Two innovative exhibitions are currently showing in the gallery at Barnsley’s Civic Theatre to mark the legacy of the 1984/5 miners’ strike.



‘Don’t Let Them Drown,’ cries HOPE not Hate

Nov 3rd, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

HOPE not Hate has launched a petition condemning the government’s decision to withdraw support for migrant rescue missions in the Mediterranean, describing the stance as “inhumane and unacceptable for a modern civilised country”.



WWI: Communities of Resistance

Nov 2nd, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Cyril Pearce will introduce ideas from his forthcoming book on British conscientious objectors in a talk at the Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre on Saturday 8 November.



Class Gathers to Challenge Inequality

Oct 28th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

A huge roster of speakers from the Labour and progressive movement has been assembled for a conference on ‘challenging inequalities in wealth and power’ in central London this Saturday.



EU Citizens Combine to Oppose Corporate Trade Deals

Oct 21st, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

More than 250 ‘citizens’ organisations’ from across 22 European countries have joined forces to oppose two controversial transatlantic trade deals currently being negotiated by the European Union.



Education, Value and the Art of Living

Oct 20th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

‘Education, Value and the Art of Living’ is the title of a seminar to be held at St Michael’s Cornhill in the City of London on 14 November featuring Labour peer Maurice Glasman, among other speakers.



Unbalanced Britain: This Sorry State

Oct 20th, 2014 | By Barry Winter | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

BARRY WINTER assesses the work of David Marquand and considers what it can offer a left desperately seeking some answer to society’s massive imbalance in power and wealth.

Let’s begin with a quote: “In the name of individual freedom, economic liberalism ended up centralising power and control in the state and large corporations.” It summarises many of the arguments in David Marquand’s book, Mammon’s Kingdom, on what is wrong with Britain today. But the words are not his. They come from the e-book, One Nation: Labour’s Political Renewal, written by Jon Cruddas MP and Jonathan Rutherford.