Blogsite of former Labour MP Harry Barnes:
Website of Chartist magazine for democratic socialism:
Chartist styles itself the radical alternative, read by those who want politics beyond mainstream slogans and banal cliches.
Website of Clarion House, a co-operative cafe in the ‘Hidden Valley’ run by Nelson ILP and Land Society:
The Clarion House was built in 1912 as a non-profit making co-operative and remains a monument to early socialist pioneers as well as a haven for walkers and cyclists.
Website of Class: the Centre for Labour and Social Studies, a new thinktank established in 2012 to act as a centre for left debate and discussion.
Website of the independent democratic left pressure group:
Compass is open primarily to people who are eligible to be Labour members, but we constantly seek to engage with all progressive members of society who support building a more equal and democratic world.
Co-operative Movement websites:
Co-operatives UK – promoting and developing co‑operative enterprises for an increasingly successful and sustainable co‑operative economy:
Co-operative Party – website of the Labour Party’s sister organisation, the “party of social justice”:
Co-operative News – online news about all aspects of the co-op movement:
Co-op Pundit – a website dedicated to elucidating, supporting and developing co-operation as a form of human organisation:
The Corner House
Website of The Corner House organisation which supports democratic and community movements for environmental and social justice. www.thecornerhouse.org.uk
Dissent is a quarterly US magazine of politics and culture edited by Michael Kazin and Michael Walzer.
Blogsite of Dronfield Labour Party discussion group: Dronfield Blather
A website for “everyone concerned about the impact of the government’s spending cuts on their community, their family or their job”.
Hannah Mitchell Foundation
The ethical socialist campaign for regional government in the north.
The Keir Hardie Blog
An occasional blog on the life and times of Keir Hardie: excerpts, photos, musings, anecdotes by someone researching a book on his life.
Hope not Hate
Searchlight’s campaign to stop the BNP, counter racism and fascism in elections and beyond. Up to date news, good practice and analysis: Hope not Hate
Labour Friends of Iraq
Support group for emerging Iraqi trade union movement aiming to encourage a democratic civil society:
Collaborative weblog seeking to stimulate grassroots Labour opinion:
The Labour Humanist Group exists to spread awareness of humanism and humanists within the Labour Party and to promote humanist and Labour values.
A think tank and campaign group within the Labour Party that styles itself “the home of ethical socialism” and aims to generate policies for inclusion int he 2015 general election manifesto.
The party’s home website:
Portal to all the news from Labour central.
Comprehensive blogsite covering all things Labour – opinions, thoughts, news and comments.
Left Foot Forward
A new political blog for progressives that claims to ‘provide evidence-based analysis on British politics, news and policy developments’:
Blog of an an activist and writer who says: “All my life I have been involved in community and trade union politics. My aim is to make the world a better place.”
London School of Economics
Archive section of the LSE where many of the ILP’s archives are held:
To find the ILP material go to the archives catalogue homepage (http://archives.lse.ac.uk/DServe.exe?dsqServer=lib-4.lse.ac.uk&dsqApp=Archive&dsqCmd=Index.tcl) then search for ILP. Scroll down the list and click on any one of a number of ILP collections.
A selection of documents and images from the life and career of James Maxton:
Website of the weekly left wing political and current affairs magazine:
Blogsite of the Fabian Society.
Blog of the London-based journalist and author, David Osler, covering ‘current British and international politics, economics, industrial relations and historical questions from an unorthodox Marxist standpoint’.
People’s History Museum
Manchester-based museum of the Labour movement: www.phm.org.uk
A US-based cooperative, nonsectarian venture of left journals, popular education centers, and electronic media. “Our goal is to make easily available the wide range of new programs, experiments, and theories analyzing the transition beyond capitalism toward a socialist future,” it says.
Radical Politics Today
New, free, online magazine ‘Radical Politics Today’:
This page highlights a book from Palgrave called ‘What is radical politics today?’, including contributions from Zygmunt Bauman, Will Hutton, Paul Kingsnorth, James Heartfield, Clare Short, David Chandler, Hilary Wainwright, Jason Toynbee, Doreen Massey, Gregor McLennan, Tariq Modood, Nick Cohen and others.
Red Paper Colective
The Red Paper Collective is based in Scotland. Its aim is “to influence the debates within the Labour and trade union movement and to ensure that the weight of the movement is united behind a commitment to make the politics of class, not nation, the driving force in Scotland”.
Website of the independent left’s annual ‘survey of movements and ideas’:
Independent socialist website drawing news and posts from many areas of the left.
Website of the left magazine:
“Soundings is defining the new politics – spread the word” John Cruddas MP
Spanish Civil War archives
The Modern Records Centre at the University of Warwick has completed its project to digitise more than 13,000 pages of archives relating to the Spanish Civil War, mostly from the TUC collection but a number from the ILP. Called ‘Trabajadores: The Spanish Civil War through the eyes of organised labour’, it is available here:
There is also a Wikipedia entry on the ILP Contingent who fought in Spain here:
Website of the Leeds Summat Gathering organised by Together for Peace, aiming at ‘connection, inspiration, action’.
Taking Soundings Leeds
Website of a political discussion group in Leeds linked to Soundings magazine:
Its purpose is to stimulate debates in current affairs.
Website of the long-standing weekly of the Labour left:
“A thorn in the side of all governments, constructively to Labour, unforgiving to Conservatives.”
Website of the Trades Union Congress:
And of the TUC’s March for the Alternative:
Direct action against the cuts. Includes blogs, reports and lists of actions around the country:
Working Class Movement Library
The WCML in Salford describes itself as: ‘A unique collection capturing the stories and struggles of ordinary people’s efforts to improve their world.’ Some ILP archive material is held by the Library: