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Making sense of what’s happening in Myanmar

Julie Ward condemns the military coup. (From North East Bylines)

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Free the science to enable vaccines for all

Andi Brookes calls for governments to ensure that scientists and companies freely release all intellectual property associated with Covid-19 vaccines to maximise production

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FBU calls for Labour recall conference

FBU general secretary Matt Wrack announced the call at an online meeting on 7 February

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12 councils to follow Croydon

According to the Financial Times of 9 February, at least 12 further local authorities are on the brink of meltdowns like Croydon’s as budget-making for 2021-22 approaches.

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Starmer’s speech to Labour councillors: reasonable analysis, but what solutions?

Keir Starmer on 6 February He promised to “keep pushing the Chancellor to provide the funding councils need – and were promised”. He gave no figure and has given little evidence of action on the promise.

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Free Our Unions motion for Labour party conference

The pandemic, in which many workers have needed to take fast, decisive action to guarantee safety for themselves, their loved ones, and the wider community, without going through an arduous bureaucratic process, has underscored the need to scrap all anti-strike laws. So does the wave of job cuts and attacks on terms and conditions (e.g., […]

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Pandemic or no pandemic: attack poverty and inequality

Proposed motion for Labour Party conference 2021, submitted by Southampton Momentum to the Momentum policy process for Labour conference. Inequalities have worsened the impact of the pandemic; the pandemic has worsened inequalities. The Marmot report “Build Back Fairer” says: “mismanagement during the pandemic, and the unequal way the pandemic has struck, is of a piece […]

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Penistone & Stocksbridge CLP call for antisemitism education

“Our political educational officer will form a working group with other interested members and meet with members of Sheffield Heeley executive who have taken the lead on organising educational sessions for their wider membership…”

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Educational event about antisemitism stopped

An educative event which was being organised by Lewes CLP, about challenging antisemitism, has been banned by order of the Labour Party’s South East Regional Office.

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Safe & Equal campaign lobbies councils

Safe and Equal calls on supporters to lobby councils about isolation pay for careworkers.