Posts Tagged ‘ Campaigns ’

Cable Street Anniversary Prompts Call for Support

Oct 5th, 2017 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

Hope not Hate have marked the 81st anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street with a call for donations towards its current day efforts to “present a steadfast and united opposition to fascism”.

The day on 4 October 1936 when the people of the east end of London united to halt Oswald Mosley and his British Union of Fascists (BUF) marching through Stepney is a historic date in the story of the anti-fascist movement.



The World Transformed

Sep 11th, 2017 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Momentum is promising “the largest fringe event ever” at Labour Party conference in Brighton this month when it hosts a four-day festival called The World Transformed 2017.



Campaign to Honour Spanish Civil War Heroes

Sep 11th, 2017 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Sculptor Frank Casey is aiming to raise £5,000 through a crowdfunding campaign to cast busts of Spanish Civil War heroes Bob Smillie and John Cornford.



Fear and Hope in a Divided Country

Sep 1st, 2017 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

England is both an increasingly tolerant and open society and a more divided place, according to the latest ‘Fear and Hope’ survey published this week by Hope not Hate.

In its fourth survey of attitudes to race, faith, belonging and identity since 2011, the anti-extremist campaign group finds that England is more tolerant and open than it was six years ago, despite recent turbulent events such as the four terrorist attacks in the last three months, the Brexit negotiations and the Grenfell fire.



Mary Barbour Statue to be Built in Govan

Sep 1st, 2017 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

A statue honouring legendary campaigner and pioneering ILPer Mary Barbour will be unveiled later this year in Glasgow where she campaigned for tenants’ rights more than 100 years ago.



The Big Conversation

Sep 1st, 2017 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Local campaign group Sheffield for Democracy is hosting one of many public events in MP Paul Blomfield’s annual Big Conversation.



Labour Saves Itself, and Restores Hope

Jun 11th, 2017 | By willb | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

Labour’s unexpected ‘success’ in last week’s general election has been greeted with relief and joy across the left. But we need words of caution as well as cheers, says WILL BROWN, for there is still much to do to turn this opportunity into a real transformative victory.

Given what seemed possible a few weeks ago, and even as voting closed on Thursday, this was a good result for Labour: a large increase in its share of the vote, an energetic and mostly effective campaign, and no huge loss of parliamentary seats that some, including myself, had feared. But should we be as cock-a-hoop as some Labourites clearly are?



The Progressive Alliance and a War of Position

May 25th, 2017 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

Is the Progressive Alliance an idea whose time has come? GERRY LAVERY thinks so after reading a new Compass pamphlet on the election initiative.

The call for a Progressive Alliance starts from the idea that our electoral system gives the Conservatives a built-in advantage and enables them to govern nationally even though most people do not vote for them. With some co-operation between ‘progressive’ parties, we could counter this injustice and ensure a candidate from a non-Tory party takes the seat.



‘Common Sense’ and Benefit Sanctions

Apr 27th, 2017 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage

In an extensive discussion paper, Unite Community member GERRY LAVERY considers how Antonio Gramsci’s ideas could help challenge popular attitudes towards benefit claimants and the fight to end government sanctions. Here, he provides a brief introduction.



Election 2017: The Choice is Simple

Apr 27th, 2017 | By admin | Category: Articles, Comment, Frontpage

For A-level student student ROBIN EDEN, the Tories’ attack on the National Health Service makes the choice at the coming general election a straightforward one.