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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 […]

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Supporting a 15% pay rise for health workers

Pass this motion in your local Labour party and support the health workers fight for 15%. This BLP/CLP notes: 1.The incredibly hard work undertaken by workers in the health and care sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. 2. The lack of a real-terms pay rise for workers in the health and care sector during a decade […]

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Momentum NCG: Fight for Labour Party Democracy, Defend Conference Gains

By Josh Lovell It is now one year on since the Labour Party’s 2019 national conference – arguably the most radical Labour Party event in decades. Delegates passed resolutions committing the party to 2030 decarbonisation as part of a worker-led just transition, to support the abolition of academies, and private schools, and – arguably in […]

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Leaflets for the 12 September NHS demonstrations

The attached leaflets have been done by Momentum Internationalists and Young Labour Internationalists supporters for use on the demonstrations on Saturday 12 September. Please download and use them. Send us a report and pictures of your local demo to team@momentuminternationalist.org MI NHS leafletYLI leaflet

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Debate is more important than optics

By Edward Maltby Momentum’s “Open Primaries” to select candidates to support in the forthcoming Young Labour elections are a good idea. It’s better for the membership to decide who Momentum backs for Young Labour’s national executive than for head office to announce the line unilaterally.But the NCG’s decision to exclude Danielle Wright from the running […]

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The politics of the left NEC campaign

By Mohan Sen The “Centre Left Grassroots Alliance” campaign for Labour’s National Executive Committee, supported by Momentum and other organisations, recently launched under the banner “Grassroots Voice”. The front page of the campaign website includes a 180 word political programme (see below). Keeping the slate’s basic political pitch concise has sense; but 180 words is […]

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Scrap the fake seats on Momentum’s NCG

One of the most bizarre of the many undemocratic aspects of Momentum’s contitution is the National Coordinating Group seats reserved for supposed Labour left organisations. This has been used to pack the NCG with votes congenial to the office-faction which runs the organisation, guarding against any possible oppositional/ dissenting/ left-wing takeover of the seats actually […]

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Councils on the chopping block. Where is Momentum?

By Ruth Cashman (Lambeth Unison secretary, standing for Momentum National Coordinating Group in London) and Josh Lovell (Hertfordshire county councillor) • For ideas on what Labour and union members can do to help get a fight against council cuts started, see fightcouncilcuts.carrd.co Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, it does. Since 2010 the […]

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Expropriate the banks!

By Ruth Cashman, Momentum NCG candidate The COVID-19 pandemic is a profound public health crisis but it is already snowballing into an economic crisis. A recent Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report showed clearly that the UK’s economy is likely to suffer the worst economic damage of any advanced capitalist economy. It is […]

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Trans Exclusionary Moderate Labourism

By Ruth Cashman & Kas Witana candidates for Momentum NCG The government have leaked plans to drop changes to the Gender Recognition Act to The Sunday Times. Changes drawn up under Theresa May’s government would have streamlined the legal process of changing a birth certificate by removing some barriers like medical diagnosis and lengthy and […]