‘The World to Win’ is the title of a residential course at the Northern College in Barnsley this weekend organised by the Independent working Class Education Network, to be followed in June by an exhibition of posters of protest and revolution at Barnsley Civic Arts Centre.
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 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.
David Cameron may have returned to Downing Street with a thin majority, but Labour must not kid itself. Coming back from this defeat will be very hard. The road to recovery will be far tougher than the route Labour has just tried and failed to plot, argues ANDREW HARROP.
Like many on the left, the election result came as a nasty shock to JONATHAN TIMBERS. Yet despite the desperate outlook, he believes a future Labour government is possible if the party becomes a very different kind of organisation.
Some on the left say they do not expect to see another Labour government in their lifetime. But the results were not the final nail in the coffin of a social democratic Labour Party. They were a reasonable response to a Labour leadership lost outside its heartlands, plus the most adept Tory leader since Stanley Baldwin.
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 is organising a series of post-election ‘gatherings’ around the country to discuss the new political landscape and figure out a way forward.
The story of the Independent Labour Party and what it teaches us will be under discussion in Wakefield on Saturday 9 May.
Compass has launched a new campaign designed to build a groundswell of support for decommissioning Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons.