Christian Socialism: Out There & Active
CHRIS WILSON surveys today’s exponents of an old left tradition that, he says, are still helping to promote the importance of ethical values for driving progressive change.
Some while ago, a Fabian Review article asked whether Christian socialism was finished. What follows is a very short survey of organisations whose Christian faith informs their social and political activism. ‘Secular sisters and brothers might want to take note.’
Israel-Palestine: Gaza, Ceasefires & the Labour Rift
The debate on Gaza within the Labour Party has polarised around the whether or not to support calls for a ceasefire. But this isn’t a binary choice, argues WILL BROWN, as recent developments show.
Israel-Palestine: ‘A Ceasefire Now is Not Feasible’
GARY KENT argues that humanitarian pauses are the best hope at this moment to relieve the suffering in Gaza, before they can be turned into truces or a ceasefire and political settlement.
Can the Forde Report Save Labour’s Broad Church?
The idea of Labour as a broad based political church has been around as long as the party. But it’s come under attack in recent years like never before. NEIL RHODES considers how we can fight back.
It’s My Party … and I’ll Cry if I Want To
Various Labour leaders have been and gone since she first joined the party more than 40 years ago, but come election time MARY HULL has always been an enthusiastic, door-knocking campaigner. This time is different. Here she explains why the Starmer leadership has tested her loyalty to the limit.
ILP@130: Past & Present Part 2 – Out Now
The second part of a new updated version of The ILP: Past & Present has been published to mark the 130th anniversary of the organisation’s founding in January 1893. This brief history, first printed 30 years ago to coincide with our centenary celebrations, has been revised and brought fully up to date in a new full-colour format.
Beyond PR: Why Voting Reform Won’t Save the Left
As a lukewarm supporter of proportional representation, BEN SALTONSTALL is unimpressed by the left’s current enthusiasm for voting reform. PR matters as one part of a broader push for economic, social and democratic change, not because it will save the left.