• 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 »

  • Jeremy Corbyn’s Geneva Speech

    British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaking in Geneva in honor of International Human Rights Day cited the need to: “Build a new social and economic system with human rights and justice at its core. Deliver climate justice and a better way to live together on this planet.” Keep reading »

  • Doug Henwood and Hilary Wainwright – Insurgent Left, Resurgent Labour?

    The relative success of the Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn campaigns have put left politics back on the political map. This panel seeks to explore the role that the labour movement played in the Sanders and Corbyn campaigns and consider whether similar political campaigns have the potential to contribute to a renewed and strengthened labour … Watch video »

  • Toward a New Model Young Labour

    Preface to Proposal Following decades of neoliberalism, where a massive redistribution of wealth and power has taken place in favour of the rich, the capitalist system now finds itself in serious crisis. The preceding epoch, characterised primarily by a slavish reliance upon the financial sector – itself based on uncontrolled, free-flowing circulation of money – has … Keep reading »

  • There is no ‘Cult of Corbyn’ – This is a Movement Preparing for Power

    Everyone sensed the new energy at Labour Party conference this year. More cynical pundits referred to it as “giddy with optimism” (the Guardian’s editorial), or “support bordering on hysteria” (Simon Jenkins), conveying the idea of something irrational. Others referred to it as Corbyn’s “evangelical church” (Philip Collins) or even ‘the cult of Corbyn’ (the Times, … Keep reading »

  • Labour’s Permanent Reformation

    The 2017 British general election has generated the beginnings of a qualitative-change in the relationship between the Labour Party, much of British society, and parliament. That transformation can be understood as the emergence of a permanent reformation. Labour’s much better-than expected support raises the distinct possibility of its victory in the next election. Against all … Keep reading »

  • UK Election: Labour Surge Gives Unions a Chance

    For the vast majority of unions in Britain, the idea of the Labour Party fighting a general election with a dream leadership team of Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell was manna from heaven after the era of New Labour. From 1997 to 2010, many unions believed Labour governments were a case of “power without principles.” … Keep reading »