Statement - 29 October 2018 JAIR BOLSONARO's victory in the presidential election poses a deadly threat to Brazil's working class and progressive movements. His supporters have already unleashed a wave of terror against Black, indigenous, LGBT and social rights activists. US President Donald Trump congratulated Bolsonaro, claiming the two would form "great partnerships". But claims … Continue reading Brazil: Their fight is our fight!
By Marc Lassalle - PARIS WITH a successful day of action on October 9, the major trade unions, CGT, FO, Solidaires, FSU, which organise the most combative sectors of the French working class, have shown that they are still a force to be reckoned with. In Paris, the demonstration was tens of thousands strong, with … Continue reading France: The working class strikes back
This motion was passed by Dulwich and West Norwood CLP. Please let us know if you pass through your ward/CLP. Building a united front against racism and fascism This branch/CLP notes This year has seen the largest mobilisation of far-right forces on the streets of London in decades, with thousands marching under the banner of … Continue reading Motion: Build a united front against racism and fascism
By Jeremy Dewar When we heard about an unofficial strike at the Ivy House pub in our ward, Nunhead & Queens Road Labour Party invited the strikers to address our next branch meeting, where we unanimously passed a solidarity motion. Here is a transcript of what they told us. The Ivy House in Nunhead, South … Continue reading Victory at the Ivy House
By Rob Schofield LAST week, the creaking, clunking engine that is the Conservative Party spluttered into Birmingham, an electoral vehicle that is out of fuel, lacking any roadmap, and whose exhausted driver is on the verge of being thrown out of the emergency exit by its petulant, baying passengers. The country watched wearily as this … Continue reading The Top 5 Worst Moments From Tory Party Conference
By Tobi Hansen, Gruppe ArbeiterInnenmacht SATURDAY'S "Indivisible" demonstrations in Berlin, Frankfurt and Karlsruhe brought hundreds of thousands out against racism and in solidarity with the refugees and immigrants who are its targets. There were very nearly a quarter of a million on the streets of Berlin alone. With their admittedly rather broad and vague calls … Continue reading Germany: 250,000 march against racism
By KD Tait Labour’s annual conference was widely judged a success. Even the normally hostile media were forced to admit that it confirmed Jeremy Corbyn as a credible Opposition leader who had finally succeeded in stamping his authority on the party. The much trailed possibility of open divisions, perhaps even a split to form a … Continue reading Labour Party Conference Report 2018: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
By Simon Hannah JOHN McDonnell’s announcement at the 2018 Labour Party conference that companies with over 250 workers would have to give over 10 percent of their shares to their staff has been praised by some on the left and even got positive support in an opinion poll by Yougov. The proposal will see companies … Continue reading John McDonnell’s ‘Industrial Democracy’: From Workers Into Shareholders?
THE starting point for any socialist looking to determine their stance on Brexit is to ascertain whether it is in the interests of the working class. All other considerations – electoral impact, the finality or otherwise of any given referendum outcome, the attitude to Brexit of the big capitalists or Chukka Umunna – are all … Continue reading The Workers’ Answer to Brexit
By Andy Yorke THE rejection of proposals to democratise the selection of MPs and the nomination of candidates for the Leadership at Labour's Liverpool conference threw a spotlight on the role of the unions in deciding party policy. Many first time delegates were shocked, and many more were infuriated, when, despite overwhelming support from the … Continue reading The Fight for Rank and File Democracy in the Trade Unions