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Chilcot Report is Official Vindication of the Anti-War Movement

After a wait of seven years, Sir John Chilcot finally made public his report into the UK’s involvement in the ill-fated invasion of Iraq in 2003. The report didn’t actually tell us anything that we didn’t know already, but it is official confir...
by London Green Left on Jul 7, 2016

Green MEP: Letwin appointment confirms worst fears about Brexit

Letwin on 80s riotsMolly Scott Cato, the Green MEP for the South West, a strong supporter of the UK remaining in the EU, has responded in dismay to the announcement that West Dorset MP Oliver Letwin is to head up a special “Brexit Unit” to work...
by wembleymatters on Jun 28, 2016

'I have been put up for sale by NHS England' - Amazing Grace petitions David Cameron

Grace demonstrates outside Monitor/NHS ImprovementGrace Balogun is seeking support for her petition LINK to save her Sudbury (Vale Farm) GP Practice from the market. She tells David Cameron why he should intervene below. Let me introduce m...
by wembleymatters on Jun 16, 2016

Privatised Environment Enforcement

I see that a proposal to have a private company enforcing anti littering and other environment enforcement rules has been called in.  In the past this area has caused controversy, although there may have been an element of political convenience...
by James Powney's Blog on Mar 29, 2016

Grand Alliance needed to fight forced academisation

It was fitting that it was the Chancellor of the Exchequer who announced the new government policy of forcing every local authority school to become an academy because the policy has everything to do with the seizing of public assets for private prof...
by wembleymatters on Mar 17, 2016

Driive to total academisation will do nothing for the crisis engulfing schools

Kevin Courtney, Deputy General Secretary of the NUT, has made the following statement on government plans to force all schools to become academies--> Finally the Government has come clean on its education priorities and admitted that its rea...
by wembleymatters on Mar 17, 2016

Senate Seeks Privatisation of Lagos National Stadium

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by Jobs & Scholarships in Nigeria on Feb 19, 2016

A Tale of Two Thickies

Of all the reasons to end a long and bitter industrial dispute, imposing an unwelcome contract on a demoralised workforce to "end the uncertainty" has to be the most bizarre, given the inevitable outcome of the imposition will be not less,...
by Bad Medicine on Feb 11, 2016

Barnet UNISON 24 hour strike on Monday November 2nd

Barnet UNISON members who still work for Barnet Council (excluding community schools) will begin a 24 hour strike action on Monday 2 November The dispute involves social workers, coach escorts, drivers, occupational therapists, schools catering...
by wembleymatters on Oct 30, 2015

'Capitalism is Mother Earth's Cancer': World People's Summit Issues 12 Demands

"Caring for Mother Earth is a moral issue," UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon (left) told the World People's Conference on Saturday. "We must change how we use Mother Earth's resources, and live in a manner that is sustainable." Here, he is pictured w...
by London Green Left on Oct 13, 2015

Video Clip: World Inequality in Numbers

A staggering wealth grab from poor to rich in today's global capitalism...
by London Green Left on Aug 28, 2015

Dying is no Excuse for Worklessness - DWP

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) was forced by a Freedom of Information request into releasing statistics that show between 2011 and 2014 2,380 people who were declared ‘fit for work’ subsequently died within 14 days of the assessment.T...
by London Green Left on Aug 27, 2015

Chilcot Inquiry – We All Know What Happened in the Lead Up to the Iraq War

As reports in the media suggest that Sir John Chilcot will decline to set a timetable for publishing his reportafter almost six years, reports also say that the blame for the whole sorry saga will be spread around ministers at the time and members of...
by London Green Left on Aug 26, 2015

Labour is only Purging Likely Corbyn Supporters

News that Labour has barred over 3000 new supporters and members from its leadership election process appears to be highly selective. If you look ‘below the line’ on this Labour List post, you can read about at least one example of a Corbyn suppo...
by London Green Left on Aug 24, 2015

Capitalism vs. Democracy in Europe

By Michael Lowy and published at ecosocialist party website Solidarity USLet us begin with a quote from an essay on bourgeois democracy in Russia, written in 1906, after the defeat of the first Russian revolution: “It is highly ridiculous to belie...
by London Green Left on Aug 20, 2015

COP 21: The No Hope Climate Summit

By Alex Scrivener 'The Paris COP is not going to save the world,' writes Scrivener. 'But that doesn’t mean that there is nothing we can do.' (Photo: Daniel Pfund/flickr/cc with overlay)The following was first written as a briefing paper for th...
by London Green Left on Aug 15, 2015

Tory Attacks on Trade Unions is Escalating a Class War

Ever since Edward Heath’s Tory government was brought down by the National Union of Miners (NUM) in the 1970s, the Tories have been determined to emasculate trade unions in the UK. Margaret Thatcher didn’t make the same mistake as Heath in t...
by London Green Left on Aug 7, 2015

As Greece Surrenders – What Now for the European Anti-Austerity Movement?

The Greek government has submitted a last ditch proposal to its creditors in the EU and the IMF, reportedly conceding to an even harsher austerity regime than they have had for the last five years. Reports say that the proposals offer 13 billion Euro...
by London Green Left on Jul 10, 2015

Troika Seeks Regime Change in Greece

As negotiations on debt repayment break down once again between Greece’s Syriza government and it the creditors the so called ‘Troika’ (European Central Bank (ECB), European Commission (EC) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)), this crisi...
by London Green Left on Jun 25, 2015

Thoughts on Caroline Lucas’s Progressive Alliance Proposal

The Green party MP for Brighton Pavilion, Caroline Lucas writing in The Guardian yesterday called on Labour’s leadership hopefuls to embrace multi party politics and form a ‘progressive alliance’ ahead of the next general election due in 2020.
by London Green Left on Jun 18, 2015


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