Posts Tagged ‘Community’

Another Labour Students stitch-up?

by Rohi Malik.

On Wednesday 1st March, the Labour Students National Committee met for the first time in nearly four months, for little more than an hour. In keeping with the democratic standards we have come to expect from the Labour Students full-time officials, no agenda was circulated in advance and committee members’ attempts to have any items […]

Community need to face the consequences

by Andy Newman.

The criterion for success for any trade union campaign is whether or not it leaves organisation weaker or stronger. A hundred years ago, the German socialist, Rosa Luxemburg, observed that trade union organisation was a “labour of Sisyphus”, comparing it to the mythological figure who was doomed to an eternity of pushing a rock up […]

British democracy requires a Corbyn victory

by Andy Newman.

Yesterday marked a turning point in the Labour leadership battle. Neither of the trade unions with a leaning towards the Blairite wing of the party backed Liz Kendall. Community announced that they were backing Yvette Cooper, and Usdaw announced that they were backing Andy Burnham. This follows Kendall’s relatively poor performance in gaining nominations from […]

The lesson of Hetton and the basis of a new vision for the British working class

by Dave Anderson.

I write this as the immensely proud Member of Parliament for Blaydon. I write it in the aftermath of what has been described as a political earthquake and I write it based on four decades of activity in the Labour movement alongside 36 years of working in coal mining and as a care worker in […]

Learning from Stephen Sutton

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

Practically everyone plugged in to some form of social media will have heard of Stephen Sutton, the 19 year old teenage cancer fundraiser who died earlier today. It’s very sad news for his family and friends, and for everyone who followed his story. His life was short, but he set an exemplary example of altruism. It […]

Labour No to AV is born…

by Darrell Goodliffe.

It looks like those within the Labour Party who want a No to AV vote on May 5th finally have an organisation to take-on Labour Yes. Quietly, Labour No to AV is being born. It has its own website which you can see here and, in addition, literature has been produced by three trade unions opposed […]

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