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Say No to the Military Escalation of the AUKUS “Security Pact” – Kate Hudson, CND

"Bizarrely the joint governments’ statement suggests that [AUKUS] will ‘promote stability in the Indo-Pacific’... it looks more likely to massively ramp up tension in the region" By Kate Hudson, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament If anyone thought that talking of a ‘new cold war’ with China was overstating the case, the recently announced AUKUS military pact…

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Oppose the Push for Cold War 2.0 – Murad Qureshi, Stop the War Coalition

"What the world needs is global cooperation to tackle shared threats of the pandemic and climate change, not a new cold war." Murad Qureshi, Stop the War, tackles the misguided motivations and justifications of the AUKUS “Security Pact,” pushing us closer to a Cold War with China. On hearing the news of the US-UK-Australia Security…

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The Entire Labour Movement Needs to Fight Back – Sarah Wooley, BFAWU

"We know that claps don’t pay the bills and actually a minimum basic hourly rate of £15 per hour, decent sick pay paid at 100% of wages and a ban on zero hours contracts would be much more meaningful." Sarah Wooley is the General Secretary of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU). Check…

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The Barbarism of a Tory Class War – Jon Trickett MP

"The Conservatives are planning a full scale assault both on our services and also on working class living standards. We can see that happening immediately this autumn" Jon Trickett MP was speaking at the Arise Festival September Rally: "Fight the Tories - For Socialism, not Barbarism." You can read his contribution on fighting back against…

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1000s join socialists, trade unionists and activists from across the world to say ‘fight the Tories – for socialism, not barbarism’

Whether it’s the history of European imperial powers… the way the lowest paid workers are treated, or the way migrants are brutalise, we face – in this century – barbarism, & the answer to these issues is, of course, progressive politics and socialism.’ - Diane Abbott MP.

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Labour movement leaders ask if not now for workers’ rights, then when? #TUC21

"As a movement, we must harness public awareness of the UK's rigged system to build momentum for an economy that properly takes advantage of the role for which trade unions were intended." By Sarah Glenister, IER Communications Officer At the ever-popular Sunday night Institute of Employment Rights (IER)/Campaign for Trade Union Freedom (CTUF) TUC fringe…

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Time to End Britain’s Unquestioning Support of the USA’s Misguided Military Adventures – Richard Burgon MP

"Now is the time for Britain to have an independent foreign policy based upon peace, cooperation, conflict resolution and humanitarian aid." Over 80 MPs who requested to speak in yesterday's Afghanistan debate could not be called before it closed. Watch Richard Burgon's video contribution on the situation in Afghanistan, and read the full transcription below:…

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Afghanistan: The crisis we are now seeing is the consequence of the decisions made by the US, Britain & NATO over the past 2 decades – Ian Byrne MP

"The war has worsened the effects of poverty, malnutrition, poor sanitation, lack of access to health care, & environmental degradation on Afghans’ health… That is the legacy of a disastrous foreign policy intervention made in 2001."

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The Government Must Learn the Lessons of the Failed Wars of Intervention – Claudia Webbe MP

"The bombing and invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 was wrong. This was a war without a just cause, underpinned by neo-colonial ambitions, which set in motion a cycle of unimaginable suffering." Over 80 MPs who requested to speak in this week's parliamentary debate on Afghanistan debate could not be called to make remarks before it…

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The Left Needs to Expose the Horrific Realities of Western Military Intervention & Build the Anti-War Movement

"We must reject the doctrine of liberal interventionism that underpinned these regime-change wars – an ideology which derogates to the US, the UK & Europe the right to selectively intervene in the affairs of other countries." By Sam Browse, Labour Outlook and Arise Festival. Yesterday, Parliament reconvened to debate the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan,…

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The disastrous situation in Afghanistan is a consequence more than anything of a 20-year long failed military intervention – Socialist Campaign Group of Labour MPs statement

"The responsibility rests with the US, British & other NATO governments which plunged into a war that was always doomed to fail."

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The War in Afghanistan is Over – Kate Hudson, CND

"What has happened in Afghanistan is exactly what the anti-war movement foretold in 2001... today’s humanitarian catastrophe is a direct result of the political choices of Bush and Blair at that time." By Kate Hudon, General Secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. The Taliban has re-entered Kabul, almost twenty years since the US-led intervention…

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Statement on the Situation In Afghanistan – Stop the War Coalition

"We urge politicians of all parties to learn the lessons of the failed wars of intervention" The Stop the War Coalition have released the following statement in response to the situation in Afghanistan, highlighting the failures and consequences of a twenty-year long military intervention; and calling on the Government lead efforts for a refugee programme…

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Support Apsana Begum – demand an inquiry into Tower Hamlets Council

"As a Labour movement we must stand unequivocally in solidarity with Apsana." By a Labour Outlook Volunteer & Arise Festival Activist. Apsana Begum MP, the UK's first hijab-wearing Muslim MP, was cleared of allegations of housing fraud by a jury on Friday 30 July.  Having been found not guilty, there is now a need for…

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Blair led Britain to its worst result on inequality since 1929 – Steve Howell exclusive on Starmer’s turn to the Blairites

Starmer’s embrace of Blairism is clearly designed to send a signal, but to whom? Is he trying to woo wealthy backers? Is it to drive some members to despair? Is it, as my former LOTO colleague James Schneider said, to tell “big business and the bankers that they’ve got their B team back.”

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We must recognise & treat Johnson for what he is – a spawn of Tory opportunism cut from the same cloth as those who railed against our communities as the ‘enemy within.’ Ian Lavery exclusive

“The legacy of Thatcher’s war against the mining communities is shocking levels of child poverty, unemployment and low wages alongside rising crime and drug problems.” - Ian Lavery

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Why Labour Conference Delegates Need to Back A Socialist Green New Deal

"We need a socialist Green New Deal with firm commitments to expanding public ownership across the economy including crucial sectors like energy, transport, utilities and technology." By Chris Saltmarsh, Chair of Labour for a Green New Deal. Thousands of lives continue to be  lost every year in the global south due to climate disaster, away…

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The Left needs to lead the fight against Covid Corruption – Richard Burgon MP

"It’s sickening that a deep social crisis has been used as a money-making scheme for the mates of Tory Ministers and their super-rich donors. Over £800 million in Covid contracts went to donors who'd given the Tories £8m."Richard Burgon MP, Highlighting the actions of "the most corrupt government in modern history," Richard Burgon MP shows that…

For Socialism, Not Barbarism – Diane Abbott MP

"If the world had the same per capita death toll as Trump/Biden and Johnson, then there would already be fifteen million dead." Diane Abbott MP was speaking at the Arise Festival Rally: “Fight the Tories – for Socialism, not Barbarism,” you can read a version of her speech below or watch the her contribution in…