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Latin America 2019 Conference

With the far-right in power in Brazil, and other countries across Latin America facing a growing threat of intervention from Trump, this year's Latin America Conference on Saturday November 23 is the most vital yet.

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Latin America 2019 Conference
ReportsGeorge Binette

Strikes: a time of spreading 'contagion'?

A pilots’ strike at BA has captured media attention, but below the radar there’s evidence of a modest revival of working class combativeness.

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Strikes: a time of spreading 'contagion'?
ReportsCathy Augustine

Building the LRC

As LRC membership increases, new members are establishing branches as far afield as York and Oxfordshire. Cathy Augustine, co-vice chair of the LRC and chair of one of our newest branches, shares some recent developments from Oxfordshire

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Building the LRC
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CWU FACES BATTLE ROYAL TO ROCK RICO BACK

TWO YEARS AFTER securing a nineto- one Yes vote on a remarkable 73% turnout, the CWU is again balloting more than 100,000 members across Royal Mail for strike action.

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CWU FACES BATTLE ROYAL TO ROCK RICO BACK
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Durham: it's nice when things go right!

All these different elements: the bookshop hub; the seriously organised Labour left and the new home we’ve found at the Miners’ Hall, have meant a gearshift for our politics. And we’re not done yet. This is just the start.

 

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Durham: it's nice when things go right!
ReportsPete Firmin

Contrary to natural justice

There may be further troubles ahead with Labour’s disciplinary procedures.

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Contrary to natural justice
ReportsLaura Pidcock

Revolutionizing our workplaces: a seismic shift in power relations at work

This constitutes nothing short of a revolution in the workplace. Under a Labour government we will bring in a raft of legislation that the trade union movement has been waiting decades for.

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Revolutionizing our workplaces: a seismic shift in power relations at work
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Breaking the political silence

Never again let us accept any seat as safe for the Tories. It's time for Bournemouth.

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Breaking the political silence
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Stop the arms fair!

Gaynor Lloyd, member of the Mad Hatters affinity group of Trident Ploughshares and Brent North CLP reports on a recent action

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Stop the arms fair!
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Gains for the CPRF in the Moscow city council elections

Tom Rollings (UCU Sheffield University) reports from Moscow on the recent elections

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Gains for the CPRF in the Moscow city council elections
ReportsChris Knight

All-out September 20th: Climate Strike!

Don’t plan for business as usual on Friday the 20th. Instead, expect lively marches between schools and college campuses, occupations of roundabouts, slow moving columns of cyclists, road-blocks and surprise walk-outs and banner drops.

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All-out September 20th: Climate Strike!
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Feminist revolution in the Middle East hangs in the balance

The networks of women’s congresses, armed units and community organisations are clearly central to the entire project, from grassroots to the main co-ordinating bodies of the autonomous administration. Each local council or neighbourhood assembly right up to district and overall level must have a 40% quota of either sex.

In addition to this, women’s councils exercise vetoes over male decision-making. By these means, the gender balance of power is deliberately skewed towards women.

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Feminist revolution in the Middle East hangs in the balance
ReportsCathy Augustine

The real cost of low cost supermarkets

HARD ON THE HEELS of the failed proposed merger between Asda and Sainsbury's, Asda is following its competitor along the road of forcing new punitive contracts on its staff.

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The real cost of low cost supermarkets
ReportsGeorge Binette

Health visitors draw line on pay erosion

IN AN UNPRECEDENTED MOVE 58 Lincolnshire health visitors, organised in the Unite union, have so far mounted six days of strike action in a dispute that stems from their transfer from NHS employment to the Tory-controlled county council.

ReportsGeorge Binette
Health visitors draw line on pay erosion
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Three Strikes and They’re All Out

Victories in these three battles could serve to bolster that great intangible — workers’ confidence — and also embolden union leaderships to consider once more the possibility of a wider revival of an old weapon in the working class arsenal.

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Three Strikes and They’re All Out
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Oxfordshire FBU campaign

The last issue of Labour Briefing covered the Oxfordshire FBU campaign against proposed safety critical cuts to crew numbers. Steve Wright, Oxfordshire Fire Brigades Union vice-chair and organiser, updates us on some positive developments.

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Oxfordshire FBU campaign

Tackling Coastal Poverty in Thanet

Parts of the South East have as many challenges as the North of England. This is particularly true of coastal areas like Thanet where more than a third of our population is living in extreme deprivation.

Tackling Coastal Poverty in Thanet
ReportsGreg Hadfield

The Freedom to Speak of Socialism in Brighton

This is what solidarity looks like. This is what free speech sounds like. In our city. In our name.

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The Freedom to Speak of Socialism in Brighton
ReportsCathy Augustine

Chris Williamson: On the road again!

Chris was met with cheers and applause and gave a rousing speech that demonstrated his passion for justice, equality and solidarity and his unwavering support for Jeremy Corbyn.

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Chris Williamson: On the road again!
ReportsOwen Cooper

Palestine: Not forgotten!

"Shops and restaurants emptied, people cheered and cars beeped their horns. A brilliant experience."

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Palestine: Not forgotten!
ReportsMike Cushman

Don't talk about Palestine in Bethnal Green

OFFICERS OF TOWER HAMLETS council banned the Big Ride for Palestine from using its parks at the end of its London event.

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Don't talk about Palestine in Bethnal Green
ReportsMike Phipps

ITUC report presents a worsening picture for trade unionists

“Across the world, strikes have been severely restricted or banned in 123 out of 145 countries. Half the countries of Europe deny workers the right to join a union”

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ITUC report presents a worsening picture for trade unionists