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LPM No16, July 1 2017: Thesis on the general elections 2017 and after: June 8 was a disaster for Theresa May and a triumph for Jeremy Corbyn. Marxists need to explain how it happened and map out how our labour movement can take further steps forward. Ten-point action programme. Even with a bad general election result there is good reason to believe that Corbyn would have seen o another leadership challenge. Obviously, with June 8, Corbyn’s position has become considerably stronger. However, while there is every reason to defend Corbyn against the right, we must go far beyond that. Our goal is socialism and towards that end we must put in place and fashion the organisational means. Sheffield Hallam: Parallel campaign delivers win. One of the biggest upsets of the election took place in She eld Hallam, where a pro-Corbyn candidate defeated the former deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg.
LPM No15, May 4 2017: While Tony Blair refuses to endorse Jeremy Corbyn for prime minister; while Peter Mandelson’s think tank warns against strengthening Corbyn’s hand; while John Woodcock, Neil Coyle and other Labour MPs attack Corbyn’s leadership – we say vote Labour on June 8 and then fight to “Crush the Saboteurs”; The left and the snap election: We’ve witnessed total intellectual collapse; Cohering the Labour Left: Carla Roberts reports on the first meeting of the Grassroots Momentum steering committee on April 22 in London.
LPM No14, March 23 2017: Tom Watson inflicts further damage on the Labour Party. There is a real danger that after triggering article 50 Theresa May will follow through with a snap general election, writes Eddie Ford. Momentum’s flawed opposition. On March 11, Grassroots Momentum met at Conway Hall in central London. Simon Wells and
Carla Roberts report. What was Straight Left? Lawrence Parker investigates the political origins of Jeremy Corbyn’s director and deputy director of strategy and communications
LPM No13, January 26 2017: Yes to a Momentum opposition, NO TO A SPLIT. We all knew the Lansman coup was coming, says Carla Roberts. But now is the time for the left to take stock and organise. Why referendums are anti-democratic: Mike Macnair says referendums (like the one in Momentum) empower those above, not those below. Establishment looking to dump Trump: First the salacious dossier, then the huge, but liberal-led, women’s marches. The left must maintain its political independence, says Jim Grant.
LPM No12, September 8 2016: ‘After Corbyn’s victory:’ The right’s failed coup presents the left with an unparalleled historic opportunity. James Marshall outlines a programme of immediate tasks and long-term strategic goals – including a Marxist version of Clause 4. ‘Skewered by moralism‘: An old-fashioned tabloid scandal? Harley Filben looks at the Keith Vaz affair. Sex between consenting adults should be their business.
LPM No11, September 8 2016: End the witch-hunt: James Marshall explores Labour Party history, from its early tolerance and inclusion of all working class and socialist organisations to today’s suspensions and expulsions of socialists. And Jim Grant is not impressed by Tom Watson’s dodgy dossier of ‘infiltrators’.
LPM No10, July 7 2016: Defend Corbyn (but have no illusions). Three clause fours – a Marxist version. Model motion: ‘Support Corbyn’. Model motion: ‘Mandatory reselection’. London Communist Forum – The Chakrabarti report and Labour’s anti-Semitism smears.
LPM No9, June 02 2016: ‘Anti-Zionism does not equal anti-Semitism’ – Submission by Labour Party Marxists to the Shami Chakrabarti inquiry into anti-Semitism and other forms of racism in the Labour Party; Model motion promoted by LPM: Labour Party ‘anti-Semitism’ smear and witch-hunt; EU referendum: blue-on-blue power struggle.
LPM No8, March 18 2016: A Labour military programme – LPM submission to Labour’s defense review; LPM amendment for March 19 AGM of CLPD; Thin end of the wedge (oppose the expulsion of Gerry Downing, but expose his political errors); Against all predictions (Bernie Sanders campaign).
LPM No6, September 2015: Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures; Hoist by its own petard; A new clause four – Alternative proposed by LPM.
LPM No5 November 2014: The culture we need comes with thorns; LPM amendment to the Labour Representation Committee’s national committee statement; Nation, class unity and political strategy; Motion – For a federal republic; Stage-managed spectacle; Election address: Stan Keable.
LPM No2, November 2012: Transform Labour into a real party of Labour; Motion – For a strong, democratic and socialist labour movement; Not personal but an irresponsible political split; Labour turns blue.