Category "Trade Unions"

Building a mass Labour Party

Building a mass Labour Party

It’s hard to believe now, but before the May 2015 general election the Labour Party had 190,000 members. This July, in just 48 hours, over 183,000 more parted with £25 to become registered supporters and vote in the leadership election, the [...]

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A battle for Labour’s heart and soul

A battle for Labour’s heart and soul

A civil war has erupted inside the Labour Party, initiated by the party’s minority right wing with the backing of the media. It is a battle between the ordinary labour party members and the anti-democrats in the Parliamentary Labour Party [...]

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On punishment and prison

On punishment and prison

The government’s prison reform programme has been gathering pace since Parliament returned in autumn 2015. In speeches to the Conservative party conference in October 2015, both David Cameron and Michael Gove called for a shift in thinking and policy to [...]

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Review: Pride

Review: Pride

Review of the film “Pride” (Pathe Films, UK, Cert 15) by Dave Lewis (former member of London Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners 1984/85). Image copyright Colin Clews, www.gayinthe80s.com __________________________________________________________________________________ Pride tells one of the many thousands of overlooked stories from the [...]

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Workers Control, not Immigration Controls

Workers Control, not Immigration Controls

Dave Landau argues that immigration controls aid the bosses. Bob Crow, recently deceased leader of the RMT rail and maritime union, publicly stated shortly before his death that he welcomed migrant workers and was concerned to organise migrants in trades unions. [...]

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