Jon Trickett looks back at 50 years since the coup against Salvador Allende's socialist government in Chile.
The Government's assertion that we can’t afford to tackle poverty is a lie writes Jon Trickett.
Jon Trickett tackles the murky funding of All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) that sees corporations gain access to our democracy ahead of the people it's meant to serve.
"We have a party management process which is focussed on breaking our democratic norms, rupturing with our historic objectives of social justice, & driving members out of the party." - Jon Trickett MP
This week a range of campaigning organisations, Labour members and affiliates have supported an appeal for support for a statement entitled ‘Let the members decide – for Labour Party Democracy.’
During the meeting held on "The Case for Labour Party Democracy" Jon Trickett spoke in depth on Labour's factional clampdown on members' rights in the wake of the exclusion of Jamie Driscoll.
Jamie Driscoll, Jon Trickett, Rachel Garnam (CLPD), Mick Whelan (ASLEF), Kathy Bole (Disability Labour) challenged the clampdown on party democracy - including Jamie's own shocking exclusion.
“The richest one per cent pocketed 66 per cent of all new wealth created since the pandemic began. Just 10 individuals now have more wealth than the poorest three billion people on earth” - Jon Trickett MP
"This shouldn’t be a party political issue... What sort of society allows vulnerable households to live with the constant fear of being forced onto the street" - Jon Trickett MP
“The world has changed hugely since his day. But if Engels came back today, I am sure he would still see the old dialectic at work. The old system still prevails, only in a new shape.” - Jon Trickett.