Black History Month Zoom meeting: Tue 26 October 6:30pm
For Black History Month in the UK, we will be discussing a 1939 essay by C L R James on black history and class struggle. bit.ly/clrj-39 – Zoomlink bit.ly/clrj-z
Making Labour act on the housing emergency: Saturday 20 November 5pm
• Dave Renton, housing lawyer
• Professor Paul Watt, Birkbeck, University of London. Author of recently published book, /Estate Regeneration and its Discontents: Public Housing, Place and Inequality in London https://policy.bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/estate-regeneration-and-its-discontents
• Labour Homelessness Campaign
• Labour Campaign for Council Housing
The latest government figures show only 1,100 council homes started, only 800 completed, in the first two quarters of 2021. Even before the government lifted the pandemic evictions ban, almost 100,000 households were recorded as homeless at the start of 2021. 26% of adult renters in England – or 5.3 million people – already say they cannot keep their homes warm in winter, mainly because of high private-sector rents. Over two-fifths (45%) of England’s private-renting adults have been the victim of illegal behaviour from a landlord or letting agent. Overcrowded housing has been a main reason for high Covid tolls among ethnic minorities and the worse-off.
Next LLI-MI committee meeting
Saturday 20 November 4pm, just before the housing meeting.
MI is now Labour Left Internationalists
Our planning meeting on 10 October 2021, following the Brighton Labour Party conference, elected a new committee and decided to change our name to Labour Left Internationalists (formerly Momentum Internationalists) to signal a broadening of our activity. More: bit.ly/mi-lli