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Fighting for a living wage – a look at the US should raise our ambition

By Mohan Sen The UK labour movement and left should launch a fight for a much higher minimum wage – and take encouragement from the movement across the Atlantic. Despite the rise of a social democratic left within it, the US Democratic Party remains a pretty straightforwardly capitalist organisation. Nonetheless, newly elected Democratic President Joe […]

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US Capitol violence

By Julie Ward America needs our love right now. Four years of poisonous rhetoric from a mean-spirited, spiteful, egotistical, disgusting, self-styled demigod at the helm in the White House came to a violent head on January 6th as Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building egged on by the President himself who refused to concede defeat […]

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Labour, antisemitism and the EHRC – public meeting, 28 January

Momentum Internationalists is hosting a panel discussion to talk about the roots and meaning of antisemitism in the left and what real solutions could be. • Facebook event• Register on Eventbrite Speakers:• Dave Renton is a barrister, historian and author. He has written a wide range of books, including several on fascism and how the left and […]

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Priorities for Labour activists

By Alan Gilbert Labour activists need to do three things now: • Confront the strands of antisemitism within Labour which the EHRC report has indicted – and without anyone much being confident enough to argue that Labour should challenge the report in court – by political argument, debate, and education • Oppose the suspension mania […]

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What does “Love Socialism” mean?

By Mohan Sen A group of Labour MPs previously associated with the “Love Socialism Hate Brexit” project have relaunched it as “Love Socialism”. They argue for a left that is “green, internationalist and democratic” and seeks to advance “pluralism”. (See the article by Clive Lewis, Rachael Maskell, Lloyd Russell-Moyle and Alex Sobel in the Independent […]

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Motion for Labour Parties on fighting council cuts

Hertfordshire County Councillor and MI supporter Josh Lovell has submitted the following motion to his Constituency Labour Party (Stevenage). Please use or adapt to put to your Labour Party or union branch. To let us know or for help, email info@momentuminternationalists.org *** Services devastated, local democracy gutted. Time to fight back Notes that:1. After a […]

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Discussion not suspension

“This CLP expresses no confidence in Keir Starmer as leader and David Evans as general secretary”. Where local Labour Parties have meetings in December and early January, this looks like the best format for motions. Mostly local Labour Parties have deliberately avoided going against the rule issued by Jennie Formby as general secretary in March […]

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No support for Tory Brexit deal

By Colin Foster A Tory Brexit deal will probably come before Parliament in some way (see bit.ly/brx-d for the possibilities) in the next two or three weeks. If a deal comes, it is certain to be as bad as previous Tory Brexit formulas if not worse. It is certain not to meet Labour’s six test […]

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Poland’s fight for abortion rights

By Katy Dollar Thousands of people have marched in cities across Poland in protests against a near-total ban on abortion. Poland already has some of the strictest abortion laws in the world. There are fewer than 2,000 legal abortions a year in Poland, and the vast majority take place because of malformed foetuses, which would […]

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Belarus: Free union leaders and activists

Support the Labourstart campaign After rigged elections, followed by extreme violence by security forces against peaceful protesters, Siarhei Charkasau and his co-workers joined a strike at JSC Belaruskali potash fertilizer producer to peacefully demand freedom, democracy and respect. Siarhei is an employee of Belaruskali and vice chair of the Belarusian Independent Trade Union (BITU), an […]