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Labour activists furious after MPs’ vote on Yemen

01 November 2016
Labour Party members and activists were outraged last week as more than 100 Labour MPs refused to vote for their party’s motion on the war in Yemen.

‘Red Ellen’ Wilkinson - How a radical campaigner was limited by Labour

01 November 2016
A new biography of MP and campaigner Ellen Wilkinson documents her fight for radical change—and how a commitment to parliament scuppered it, writes Nick Clark

Labour MPs refuse to oppose civilian bombings in Yemen

27 October 2016
More than 100 Labour MPs refused to back their party’s own motion against bombing civilians in Yemen at a vote in parliament last night, Wednesday.

Corbyn must reach out to the movement

25 October 2016
Jeremy Corbyn’s trouncing of the Labour right in the leadership contest showed the potential to build a movement against austerity and racism.

'Peril and opportunity' at Labour Assembly Against Austerity

25 October 2016
Around 300 people joined the Labour Assembly Against Austerity in London last Saturday.

Durham teaching assistants in huge vote to strike against Labour council pay cut

25 October 2016
Teaching assistants have voted by 93 percent to strike against huge pay cuts being pushed by County Durham Labour councillors.

Campaigners debate way forward for resistance to Tory assault on housing

23 October 2016
The campaign against the Tories’ hated Housing and Planning Act took a big step forward yesterday, Saturday, with a 300-strong summit of activists, tenants, residents and councillors.

Angry at society? Let’s fight for a better one

11 October 2016
There is a deep bitterness in British society. Every serious analysis of the vote for Britain to exit the European Union (EU) concedes that the Leave vote was fuelled, at least partially, by anger.

New tests for Jeremy Corbyn after purge of the right

11 October 2016
Right wing members of the Labour Party were raging last week after left wing party Jeremy Corbyn moved against them with a shadow cabinet reshuffle.

What’s behind Labour’s migrant panic?

04 October 2016
Too many Labour politicians are going along with the Tories’ racist arguments that migrants are taking jobs, houses and driving down wages. Dave Sewell looks at the facts

Right wing Labour MPs plan shadow cabinet comeback—but only on their terms

04 October 2016
Jeremy Corbyn was under pressure this week to accept a compromise deal on shadow cabinet elections with those who tried to oust him.

Labour gets members mobilised in school fight

04 October 2016
Labour’s day of action against Tory grammar schools got its activists out on the streets, reports Nick Clark

Leeds activists 'disgusted' by Rachel Reeves' phoney 'concern' over immigration

30 September 2016
People in Leeds are angry at their Labour MP Rachel Reeves’ scaremongering speech over immigration.

Corbyn's speech rallies the left - and opposes the scapegoating of migrants

28 September 2016
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn used his conference speech today, Wednesday, to set out his vision for “the socialism of the 21st century”.

Corbyn supporters angry as Labour right fight back

28 September 2016
Left wing Labour Party members have reacted with fury to a speech by deputy leader Tom Watson at party conference yesterday, Tuesday.

Don’t pass up chance to mobilise the fight against the Tory austerity

27 September 2016
When Tory leader Theresa May moved into Downing Street, the pundits claimed that the Tory splits had been healed.

Was patriotic reformer Clement Attlee on the Labour Party’s left or right?

27 September 2016
A new biography celebrates the worst in Labour leader Clement Attlee—but it also exposes how Attlee’s contradictions are rooted in the party, writes Nick Clark

'MPs must listen to the members' say joyous Corbyn supporters

27 September 2016
Jeremy Corbyn supporters erupted in cheers at the news he had been re-elected as leader of the Labour Party with an increased mandate today, Saturday.

Corbyn's victory: the Labour right are fuming, we're cheering

27 September 2016
The Socialist Workers Party congratulates Jeremy Corbyn on his re-election as Labour Party leader.

Debate on transforming the economy reinvigorates the Labour left

27 September 2016
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced a day of action against Tory plans for new grammar schools.

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