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Battles and infighting inside Labour reflect the party’s limits

10 August 2020
 A vicious battle is being fought inside the Labour Party over a dizzyingly complex series of leaks, rumours and court cases.

Letters- 'We are determined to stay on the streets in Portland'

07 August 2020
Our protests In Portland started with the Minneapolis uprising and have continued every day for well over two months.

NHS protests point the way to win change

04 August 2020
The NHS workers’ pay revolt is hugely welcome. It shows how there is real anger in society and working class fury can explode unexpectedly, often outside the official channels of the labour movement.

When Labour leader Starmer stood up for Palestinian rights

04 August 2020
In 2019 the vile slur was spread that the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PCS) is antisemitic.

Smears used by the Labour right to marginalise the left

27 July 2020
Right wing politicians, journalists and ­supporters of Israel have launched a new attack on the left after the Labour Party apologised to people who labelled it antisemitic.

Fight the claim that the left is antisemitic 

27 July 2020
The renewed assault on the left is bigger than Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party. Disgraceful accusations of antisemitism are flung almost indiscriminately at the whole of the left.

Letters - ‘Kickstart’ program will give bosses opportunity to exploit

23 July 2020
Measures announced in Rishi Sunak’s mini-budget supposedly to help workers have been welcomed by the TUC.

Labour payouts after antisemitism claims will mean more assaults on the left

23 July 2020
The left faces further assaults from the right following a huge pay-out and apology to so-called whistleblowers who appeared in a BBC documentary last year.

Lisa Nandy draws line under Corbyn and attacks Tories from the right

20 July 2020
The Labour Party is desperate to prove it can be right wing over accusations of Russian interference and the West’s trade war with China.

Terrorism Act 2000 - 20 years of increased racism, repression and injustice

20 July 2020
The introduction of the Terrorism Act 2000 created a “racist, fear-based environment” argues a new report from human rights group Cage.

Labour report will be used to tarnish the left as ‘racist’

18 July 2020
A report into alleged antisemitism in the Labour Party will be used as another way to push back activists, says Nick Clark

A win for Tower Hamlets council workers would be a victory for us all

17 July 2020
Striking council workers in east London concluded their second round of strikes on Friday with defiant picket lines and a vow to keep on fighting.

Determined Tower Hamlets workers begin second three-day strike

15 July 2020
Scenes of resistance erupted on the streets of Tower Hamlets on Wednesday as council workers across the borough struck to defend their jobs.

Don’t look to Starmer to resist the Tories

14 July 2020
Here’s a forensic look at some of the big moments of Keir Starmer’s first 100 days as Labour leader.

Tower Hamlets workers say, ‘We can win this strike’

12 July 2020
Some 1,500 workers in east London are standing up to a bullying Labour council hellbent on making their lives worse. Sarah Bates spoke to strikers about why workers are angry, what’s at stake and why solidarity matters

Step up solidarity as Tower Hamlets strikers prepare for more action

07 July 2020
More strikes are likely next week in this important dispute

Tower Hamlets workers strike as Labour council forces through attack on contracts

06 July 2020
Tower Hamlets council workers vowed to keep up the fight as the Labour-run council sacked and rehired them on worse contracts

Letter to a Jeremy Corbyn supporter—time to leave Labour

05 July 2020
In a third letter to a Jeremy Corbyn supporter, Charlie Kimber argues to break from Labour, join the Socialist Workers Party and to build the resistance on the streets

Letters—we’ve become fed up with the right in the Labour Party

03 July 2020
I’m sickened by the decision to sack Rebecca Long-Bailey from the shadow cabinet

Starmer sacks Long-Bailey to show clean break with Corbyn, and to dump Palestine

25 June 2020
Labour leader Keir Starmer has sent his clearest signal yet that he will attack left wing party members—and use criticism of Israel as an excuse

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