By Stephen Wood
“Refounding Momentum”, described as “a deliberative process that will radically redesign Momentum’s constitution, structures and how we organise with each other”, has stalled. Or so it seems.
On 26 September interim proposals from the “Momentum Assemblies” should have been published, with amendments allowed up until 24 October. Then an all-members ballot is due for December.
The last official communication, 13 September, reported two assemblies on “politics and people and “power and participation”, but since then there have been no social media posts, no emails to members, nothing on the Momentum Slack channel.
The lack of discussion or even acknowledgement of the missed deadlines should be of concern for an organisation that now reports going from a high of 45,000 members to 20,000.
Labour Left Internationalists (formerly Momentum Internationalists), who submitted proposals https://momentuminternationalists.org/2021/07/15/momentums-refounding-process-two-proposals/ back in July, will continue to campaign for a genuinely democratic Momentum, and meanwhile work on regrouping and reactivating the internationalist Labour left. §