Labour must show that it will deliver for working class people – Jon Trickett MP

"We need to embed ourselves in the communities we seek to represent, but also deliver for them. The only way to do this is to win the argument for transformational change and build a movement through community organising" “They have nowhere else to go”. So said Peter Mandelson about working class voters, especially those based…

From UK to Bangladesh: We need nothing more than an anti-imperialist green shake-up – by Apsana Begum MP

"as we support a fair transition to a green economy in the UK, through a Green New Deal with public ownership at its heart, we also must support decolonial efforts to enhance this transition internationally"Apsana Begum MP Climate change is the greatest threat we face and will require unprecedented international coordination and cooperation. As such…

Debt advice is being cut when it’s needed most, but workers are fighting back – Mark Seddon, Unite the Union

"With unemployment standing at more than 1.5 million, inflation on the rise, energy prices soaring, and the government having scrapped the £20 uplift to Universal Credit, now is the worst possible time to be cutting face-to-face support." By Mark Seddon, Unite the Union. Planned changes to how debt advice is funded and delivered would, if…

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Don’t be fooled by the rhetoric at COP26 – the US and the UK are failing to tackle the climate emergency

"In reality, the US and the UK are not doing their fair share and will be using the conference to greenwash fantasies of 'net zero' by 2050. Don’t be fooled." By John McGrath, Democratic Socialists of America. All eyes will be on Glasgow this week as COP26 begins after the summit was cancelled last year. The…

COP26 shows why we need climate revolution in every community – Minesh Parekh

"The history of COP is a litany of failure, with previous conferences only ever serving as opportunities for world leaders to grandstand without taking action." By Minesh Parekh, Labour for a Green New Deal. This November brings COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference, hosted by the UK in Glasgow. Considering the importance that’s been placed…

Labour’s policies must promote Irish self-determination, not blanket unionism – Geoff Bell, Labour for Irish Unity

"Challenging the leadership’s pro-unionism needs to one of the central pillars on which we on the left build the resistance to Starmer." By Geoff Bell, Labour for Irish Unity. Good news coming from the recent Labour Party conference – two discussions on Ireland, hosted by The World Transformed, played to packed audiences, with the second…

Fail to invest in fire and rescue, and you fail to invest in vital climate change adaption – Matt Wrack, FBU

"The scale of what is needed is huge. Those in power cannot be trusted to deliver. Here and across the world, we need to build a movement that will." By Matt Wrack, General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union. I’m heading to COP26. Unlike some others travelling there, I will not be viewing COP26 as…

Let’s hike taxes on the top 1% to help tackle their carbon emissions – Richard Burgon MP

"Instead of letting Bezos address COP26, he should be hit with a Wealth Tax to fund a global Green New Deal that invests in urgent action to fight climate change" By Richard Burgon MP The absurd sight of billionaire Jeff Bezos lecturing the world from the platform at the COP26 underlines the degree to which…

Attacking the left and undermining party democracy – Jon Stewart

"Aneurin Bevan was expelled from the party in March 1939 for continuing to call for a Popular Front against fascism, he was re-admitted to membership nine months later. Contrast that with Jeremy Corbyn’s exclusion from the PLP for almost a year and the calls for his exclusion to be made permanent." John Stewart, Hackney North…

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Illegal US and UK Sanctions against Venezuela must end – Tony Burke, Unite the Union

"Sanctions are unjust, illegal and so harmful to the Venezuelan people, especially the poorest and most vulnerable." By Tony Burke, Unite the Union & Chair of the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign The upcoming Latin America Conference takes place at a critical stage in terms of US and UK relations with the continent, and Venezuela in particular.…