Tag: Jeremy Corbyn

  • The Labour Party Machine versus Corbyn

    In our new book Searching for Socialism, we noted the way the party’s general secretary, Iain McNicol, and his staff were involved in exploring the possibility of preventing Jeremy Corbyn from contesting the second leadership election in 2016, and we speculated that Labour might have won the 2017 election if McNicol’s officials had not withheld … Keep reading »

  • The British Election and Political Crisis: Corbyn versus Johnson

    Having recently returned from canvassing in the British election in Yorkshire and London, Leo Panitch addresses the strategic orientations, pitfalls and dilemmas faced by the Jeremy Corbyn leadership of the UK Labour Party. Watch video »

  • The Vilification of Jeremy Corbyn

    The vilification of the leader of the UK Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, as an antisemite has intensified in the run up to the December 12 election in Britain. What makes this especially troubling, not to say bizarre, is that since he first became a member of parliament in 1983 Corbyn has been the most consistent … Keep reading »

  • British Labour: The Future is Ours to Make, Together

    Today we are launching the most ambitious and radical campaign our country has ever seen to bring real change to our country. If you want to live in a society that works for everybody and not just the billionaires, if you want to save our hospitals, schools and public services from Tory cuts and privatisation, … Keep reading »

  • Two Reports: The British Political Crisis and the Labour Party

    Britain’s Political Crisis: Problems and Possibilities for the Left Kate Hudson The British political crisis continues, with the latest developments consolidating the hard right takeover of the Tory Party and government that began with the Brexit referendum in 2016 and is now leading to the development of a potentially mass neo-fascist movement. This is taking place against … Keep reading »

  • The Brexit Crisis and British Labour

    Two Speeches from the 2019 TUC Congress Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the UK Labour Party, speaking at the 151st annual TUC Congress in Brighton. Congress, thank you for that warm welcome. It’s an honour to be asked to address you again. I’m proud that trade unions and the Labour Party are working as closely together … Keep reading »

  • An Inevitable Division: The Politics and Consequences of the Labour Split

    It’s the changing nature of class and capital that’s caused this split – and should shape the Left’s response to it. But discussing class meaningfully is the last media taboo. Keep reading »

  • In and Against the State

    Recorded at The World Transformed (#TWT2018), a 4-day politics, arts and music festival running alongside the Labour Party Conference, working to build left power both inside and outside of Parliament. Moderated by Dan Hind. Presentations by: Hilary Wainwright – Sociologist, political activist and author, fellow of the Transnational Institute and editor of Red Pepper magazine. … Watch video »

  • Corbynism and the Labour Party

    Openings, Obstacles, Possibilities for British Socialism The leadership of the UK Labour Party by Jeremy Corbyn continues to enjoy enormous popularity across the UK. This even despite continual attacks from the corporate press, the Conservative Party, and opposition from within the Parliamentary Labour Party itself. Indeed, under Corbyn’s leadership, the Labour Party has once again become … Watch video »

  • In and Against the State

    British Labour Party needs to develop a socialist strategy that goes beyond a single election manifesto. Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin look at the challenge of state transformation. Keep reading »

  • Participatory Socialist Economics

    British Labour Party’s shadow chancellor and close Corbyn ally, John McDonnell, sets out a vision that breaks with the old bureaucratic state model. Keep reading »

  • The British Labour Party and Community Ownership Plans

    Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP has unveiled Labour’s plans for a new, publicly-owned water system, run by local councils, workers and customers and for “unprecedented openness and transparency” in how the industry will be managed. Building on Labour’s manifesto commitment to bring key utilities back into public ownership, for the first time McDonnell has outlined … Keep reading »