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Community Politics

No Pasaran (But No Thanks to Labour)

Every time the fascists decide to show themselves and walk through our streets, as  happened on August 22nd, it presents us (antifascists and antiracists) with a unique opportunity to come into physical contact with them. It’s always good to fight them and shout ‘Nazi Scum’. Their marches allow us to see their banners and faces, […]

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Community Coronavirus

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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Politics

Our Movement Must Champion BAME Communities

In a guest article for Periscope Nottingham, Momentum NCG candidate, Mish Rahman writes about how growing up in the Bangladeshi community of Walsall in the 1980s informed his politics, as well as the vision he and Forward Momentum have for the future of Labour and the left. I am from a Bangladeshi family with deep […]

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Community

Upcoming Event: The Future of Community Organising

The forecasts predict we are heading into one of the most turbulent decades in recent history. The integrity of the political establishment has been disrupted by the worst pandemic in 100 years. Something unseen before in our lifetimes. On top of this, leading economists have predicted the most severe financial crisis in 300 years. The […]

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Community

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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Opinion

Key Worker? Pay Up! Coronavirus and The Housing Crisis

Shelter is a basic human necessity. Along with food, water and rest it makes up the base of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Nobody can exist without it and yet, due to the Coronavirus epidemic, we are expecting some to go without. The Government have announced various policies for those experiencing financial hardship. For tenants in […]

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Opinion

Labour Party and Its Discontents: Time for Exodus

Corruption, racism, backstabbing, red scare and communist hunting reminiscing the executions ordered by the German Social Democratic Party to purge communists and their leaders in 1919, only this time with sinister political character assassinations by feeding Corbyn and Abbott to the right wing Media-Freikorps and cartel like cover-up operations to undermine the voice of the […]

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Opinion

In The Post-Coronavirus Landscape, The Left Must Take The Opportunity to Build a Better World

That we are living through strange times has become the cliché of our day. Across much of the world, whole nations are in lockdown in an attempt to stop the spread of Coronavirus. This represents a total transformation in the circumstances we began the 2020s on just a few months ago, and there is increasing […]

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Politics

Sadistic Labour Staffers Claimed They Told Press of Diane Abbott “crying in the loos”

Labour staffers are under fire for abuse of power, following the leak of an explosive report into anti-Semitism within the party. The investigation was damning in its description of the activities of some senior officials, including an incident in February 2017 involving Diane Abbott.  Abbott, who was Shadow Home Secretary at the time, has been a consistent target of racist attacks during her time as […]

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Politics

Creating Crisis: A Labour Party Faction’s Scheme to Undermine Socialism

As revelations stemming from the leaked anti-Semitism report continue to rock the left of the Labour Party one revelation has stood out amongst the rest. Preceding and during the 2017 general election campaign senior elements within Labour Party HQ actively fought against Jeremy Corbyn, by their own admission, causing leaks and scandals to “embarrass” him. […]