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Without Community, There Is No Labour

In this guest article for Periscope Nottingham, Broxtowe Labour Party Youth Officer Sophia Buxton writes about her experiences as part of the group of local activists that have been putting the ideas of community organising into practice during the COVID crisis.  Solidarity is about having a positive presence in the community, and this is the […]

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Holding Government to Account And Fighting Austerity in Conservative Strongholds – A Manifesto For Effective Opposition

Cllr Harrison Rone-Clarke for Rock Hill in Bromsgrove District Council gives a fascinating insight into being both a Councillor and activist in a safe Conservative seat as well as offering a manifesto for affecting change under such conditions. Within our movement, an all too easily forgotten group are those who live and campaign in constituencies […]

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‘Stop Killing Animals, Kill Butchers’: How Misplaced Direct Action Can Injure an Entire Movement.

In the early hours of Wednesday, May 13, the Beeston butchers’ shop ‘Meat 4 U’ was vandalised with the words ‘scum’, ‘murderer’ and slogans ‘stop killing’, ‘kill butchers’, ‘meat = murder’. The graffiti was done by self-proclaimed ‘anarcho-vegan’ animal rights’ group ‘Liberate or Die’. However, as a non-meat-eater, though unaffiliated with any activist groups, I […]