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Let Cuba live! – Jess Barnard, Young Labour Chair

"During the COVID-19 pandemic US blockade policy prevented the delivery of life saving equipment and raw materials which has cost lives and delayed the islands vaccination roll out." BY Jess Barnard, Young Labour As of 18 November, Cuba had fully vaccinated almost 80 per cent of its population, including children over two-years old. Ten million…

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Tackling global inequality and bringing structural change at the IMF – Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic & Policy Research

"Those of us who care about the 6 billion people on this planet who do not live in high-income countries must seek to take advantage of any opportunity to reduce the harm caused by this fundamentally unjust economic and political order" Read the full contribution from Mark Weisbrot, US analysist from the Center for Economic…

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The Rise of Islamophobia is Being Ignored – Apsana Begum MP exclusive

“The evidence is very clear: Islamophobia is on the rise - yet we have a Government that not only fails to properly recognise the daily injustices that people like me are forced to endure but are still pursuing a political agenda that targets us, disadvantages us, oppresses us & persecutes us.”Apsana Begum MP Every single…

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10,000s join call for Keir Starmer to take the fight to the Tories.

“The conference brought together over 4000 people joining live in the day - with the 1000s viewing since meaning a total of over 10,000 joining the event - making it the largest conference of the Labour left in some time.” By the Labour Assembly Against Austerity Team. John McDonnell led thousands joining a major online…

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Privatisation has failed, it is time to return our public services to the people – Jon Trickett MP

"Privatisation, more than any other feature of public life, has created a cost-of-living crisis that stagnating wages simply cannot meet." By Jon Trickett MP The privatisation of water, rail, post and energy has been a tale of colossal cost to ordinary people. Never forget that these services were all originally built on the back of…

Retrospective: Ken Loach, The Turin Film Festival and Precarious Work

"How could I not respond to a solidarity request from workers who have been fired for fighting for their rights?"Ken Loach. By Adrian Weir, Hornsey & Wood Green CLP. The 2021 Turin Film Festival closes tomorrow so this is a good opportunity to appreciate an outstanding director of our age, Ken Loach. We start with…

Oppose the US blockade of Venezuela – Christine Blower

"Sanctions are opposed by the majority of both pro-and anti-government Venezuelans." By Christine Blower, Labour member of the House of Lords. Venezuela is suffering from a punishing raft of illegal sanctions, imposed by Trump and maintained by President Biden. The sanctions, which amount to a blockade, are designed to bring the oil-rich state to its…

Build International Solidarity and a Movement for Change at the Latin America Conference ’21 – Roger McKenzie, Liberation

"This conference is more than just an event. It is a staging post in the struggle. It enables us to take stock of what the challenges are and, vitally, what collectively we can do to build a movement that is strong enough to make a real material difference." By Roger McKenzie, Liberation General Secretary. The…

Time to organise – thousands to gather for major online meeting of the left, November 27th

“After 18 months of tepid ‘constructive opposition’, retrospective & reactive condemnation of the Government’s disastrous Covid & economic strategy... we're bringing together figures from across the Labour left, the trade unions & social movements, who will discuss the strategy for galvanising a winning coalition" By the Labour Assembly Against Austerity Team On Saturday 27th November,…