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The Political Creativity of Sylvia Pankhurst

Martha Sonnenberg New Politics
A classic text’s reissue charts a key British feminist rebel’s life and work from her organizing immigrant and working women in London’s East End and building the emerging British labor movement to her revolutionary politics and her anti-fascism.


Can Unions Turn the Covid Crisis Into a ‘1945 Moment’?

Dave Ward interviewed by Ben Chako Morning Star
Identifying allies to build labour movement power in localities is a key part of making the New Deal a success. “Who can we work with to build collectivism and rebuild our movement from the ground up, renewing our connections with working people?"


Diary of a Pandemic Shop Steward

Joseph Healy Transform!
Union membership in the UK hit a historic low (23%) a few years ago. The pandemic has reminded many workers that the unions are their protective shield in a situation where employers were ordering them back to work in unsafe circumstances.


Brexit and Migration: a Swiss View

Vasco Pedrina Global Labour Institute
We have to grasp the fact that the supposedly stupid people who are under the influence of right-wing populists, who refuse to understand that impoverishment is the price that has to be paid for the enrichment of the few and the unstoppable globalisation of capitalism, are really not so stupid. They are calling for a change of course. And so we must think back to the idea of solidarity, of social rights and democracy.

Jeremy Corbyn’s Huge Mandate as Labor’s New Leader

Rowena Mason The Guardian
Jeremy Corbyn has been elected leader of the British Labor party, in a stunning first-round victory that dwarfed even the mandate for Tony Blair in 1994. The election of the anti-war activist and rank and file Member of Parliament means the Labor party now has one of the most leftwing, anti-establishment leaders in its 115-year history. Minutes after his victory, Corbyn said the message is that people are “fed up with the injustice and the inequality” of Britain.


TUC LBGT Makes a Stand Against Harassment

Joana Ramiro Morning Star
Delegates to British Trade Union Congress LBGT conference take stand against homophobic slurs and hate crimes. TUC Assistant General Secretary states "We know that LBGT workers are two and a half times more likely to face workplace bullying and discrimination.
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