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The Crisis of Social Democracy

May 23rd, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The future of social democracy comes under scrutiny in a new publication from Compass chair Neal Lawson who argues that the Labour Party needs to undergo radical change if it is to remain relevant in the 21st century.



Chartist Publish EU-In Supplement

May 17th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Labour left magazine Chartist has published a special supplement to its May/June issue on the European Union referendum which puts the left-wing case for voting in.



Funds Needed for Sylvia Pankhurst Statue

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

The campaign to build a London statue to the socialist suffragette, Sylvia Pankhurst, is calling for donations towards its goal of erecting a monument outside the Marx Memorial Library on Islington’s Clerkenwell Green.



Keep It Co-op – Again!

Mar 31st, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The Keep It Co-op campaign has been re-launched just a year after winning a resounding victory in a vote to retain the historic link between the Co-operative Group and the Co-operative party.



Walter Ayles Plaque to be Unveiled

Mar 12th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

A blue plaque to commemorate ILPer and conscientious objector Walter Ayles will be unveiled in Bristol on Sunday 17 April, exactly 100 years to the day since he was arrested for campaigning against the Military Service Act of 1916.



Salters Play to Tour London

Mar 12th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage, News

Politic Man, Alison Mead’s play about pioneering ILPers Ada and Alf Salter, is all set to go ahead with performances lined up at venues across London in May and June.



Four Leaders to March Against Trident

Feb 19th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Leaders from four political parties will join what promises to be the biggest mobilisation against nuclear weapons in a generation when they march from Marble Arch to Trafalgar Square on Saturday 27 February as part of a national demonstration against Trident.



Unbalanced Britain: Housing in Crisis

Jan 28th, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage, Lead, News

The Tory Housing Bill and Britain’s housing crisis will be the subject of the ILP’s next Unbalanced Britain meeting in Leeds on Saturday 5 March with Dr Quintin Bradley, Fabian Hamilton MP and Ellen Robottom from Hands off our Homes.



Ada Salter’s Story Out Now

Jan 14th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Graham Taylor’s new biography of pioneering ILPer and ethical socialist Ada Salter has been published by Lawrence & Wishart. Salter played a key part in the ‘Bermondsey Revolution’ in south east London and had a major influence on the development of socialist politics nationally.



New Pamphlet: Homage to Tom Maguire

Jan 3rd, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead, News

The ILP have re-published EP Thompson’s celebrated 1960 pamphlet on Leeds ILPer, poet, propagandist and photographer Tom Maguire with a new introduction by Labour historian David Howell and an additional profile by former Labour MP, John Battle.

Maguire was, according to Howell’s introduction, “the personification of the marginalised”, a radical organiser who played a vital role in the Leeds gas strike of 1890 but died in poverty five years later at the tragically young age of 29.