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Unmasking Austerity, Finding Alternatives

Apr 22nd, 2014 | By admin | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

A new book from Dexter Whitfield exposes how austerity policies in Europe and North America have fuelled the fire of recession rather than stimulated growth.



Co-op Resource Centre Opens in Sheffield

Mar 25th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

A new information hub, library and resource centre for the Yorkshire co-operative movement opened its doors in Sheffield last month.



Labour MP Calls for Greater Role for Co-ops

Mar 14th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Labour and Co-op Party MP Jim Dobbin this week called for community co-ops to be given a greater role on local enterprise partnerships and better understanding and support the business community.



Axing the ILF will be ‘Catastrophic’ for Disabled People

Mar 7th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The government’s decision to axe the Independent Living Fund will have ‘catastrophic’ consequences for disabled people, according to the Unite union.



Welfare Cuts ‘Leading to Suicide Threats’

Feb 28th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Government welfare cuts are driving people to the edge of suicide, claimed the Unite union this week before an MPs’ debate on the impact of welfare reforms on disabled people.



Government ‘Turning a Blind Eye’ to Bedroom Tax Suffering

Feb 12th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The Unite union this week accused the government of turning a blind eye to the suffering being caused by the ‘bedroom tax’, as new figures reveal up to 50,000 households have been charged in error.





WWI: ‘Don’t Forget the COs,’ say Peace Groups

Jan 27th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

A group of peace organisations have called for the courage and commitment of conscientious objectors and peace activists to be “given proper attention” during this year’s First World War centenary commemorations.



‘Last Chance’ to Influence Labour’s Manifesto

Jan 20th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Ann Black of the Labour Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has circulated helpful information about the coming procedures in relation to the Labour Party’s policy formation for the 2015 general election.



Clarion House Calls for Friends

Jan 8th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The Nelson ILP Land Society has set up a new organisation to help preserve and maintain Clarion House, the socialist cafe and tea house which has existed on the same spot in Lancashire for more than 100 years.



Unite Calls for Commons Debate on Hunger

Dec 5th, 2013 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The Unite union has joined calls for a parliamentary debate into UK hunger as foodbanks brace themselves to feed 60,000 people this Christmas.