Register for Corbyn

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The campaign to elect Jeremy Corbyn must be the start of the fight to transform Labour, writes Charles Gradnitzer of Labour Party Marxists With only a few seconds to spare before the Labour leadership nominations closed at midday on June … Continue reading

Out come the Blairites

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As the results rolled in the ghosts of New Labour began to rise. Charles Gradnitzer of Labour Party Marxists reports Since the general election there has been a constant barrage of rightwing Labour figures talking about the party’s failure to … Continue reading

Wishful thinking rather than hard truth

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Stan Keable was at John McDonnell’s Labour Left Platform roundtable discussion on February 7 An air of desperation and self-deception hung over the 200 or so left activists, MPs and ‘policy experts’ gathered together in the big hall at the … Continue reading

Democratic organisation needed

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Stan Keable attended the January 17 meeting of Unison activists  Unison members must be wondering what happened to the superior strength, the greater protection against government attacks, that would result from the merging of three public-sector trade unions into one … Continue reading

Not in the Weekly Worker

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Stan Keable of Labour Party Marxists attended the AGM for Greater London  Accountability was at a minimum at the Greater London Labour Representation Committee annual general meeting on December 13. Minutes were not available of the previous AGM, nor even … Continue reading

Threat of witch-hunt averted

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Stan Keable reports on the Labour Representation Committee’s November 8 annual conference (this article first appeared in Weekly Worker No1034, November 13 2014) Thankfully, the “thoroughly bureaucratic, intolerant and dangerous” proposal1 put before the Labour Representation Committee’s annual conference was … Continue reading

The culture we need comes with thorns

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The Labour Representation Committee is in danger of adopting a thoroughly bureaucratic, intolerant and dangerous approach to what are legitimate political differences. James Marshall calls for free speech, openness and democracy Socialism can only be the act of self-liberation for … Continue reading

Stage-managed spectacle

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This year’s Labour conference confirmed once again that the union tops work hand in glove with the party bureaucracy. Charles Gradnitzer reports Conference got off to a democratic start, with 65 out of the 132 contemporary motions being ruled out of … Continue reading

Nation, class unity and political strategy

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Despite the ‘no’ vote in the Scottish referendum the national question has not gone away. Roger Freeman argues for self-determination and a federal republic Unlike the narrow economism that passes for common sense on too much of the left, the … Continue reading