Blog Posts - Unions



The Greece Euro Debacle has Reminded the British Left Why it Used to Oppose the EU

I think it is fair to say that the British far left has, by and large, remained anti the European Union (or its various predecessor organisations) over the years. Of course, Tony Benn was always against our membership, but the broader left in Britain...
by London Green Left on Jul 6, 2015

Interview - Noel Lynch - Green Party Candidate for the London Assembly List

Nominations are now closed for the Green party selection of List candidates for the London Assembly. Here, Mike Shaughnessy talks to candidate Noel Lynch of Barnet Green Party and Green Left, who wants members First Preference vote.Tell me a bit abou...
by London Green Left on Jul 3, 2015

30 June 2015 - LECH WALESA

LECH WALESAG'day folks,Welcome to some background on a great trade unionist in Poland. “Without a single shot we’ve managed to liberate the world of communism … but now there is a need for a global solidarity.” – Lech Walesa  Lech Wale...
by clancy tucker's blog on Jun 29, 2015

Environment: The foundations of revolutionary eco-socialism

Written by Daniel Tanuro and first published at International ViewpointThe concept of eco-socialism is based on a double paradoxical note: the solution to the “ecological crisis” due to the capitalist mode of production necessitates a response of...
by London Green Left on Jun 27, 2015

Chicago Tribune: ‘Chicagoans Should Consider A Modest Property Tax Increase Inevitable’

Coming on the heels of last Thursday’s post and an earlier one about Chicago-area property/other taxes was an article by Chicago Tribune business columnist Melissa Harris entitled “Chicago isn’t Detroit- and it’s not going bankrupt.” In the...
by Survival And Prosperity on Jun 21, 2015

Understanding Podemos by Pablo Iglesias

The explosion of the 2008 financial crisis has produced a series of unforeseen political consequences, in Europe in particular. How can the forces of the radical left best respond to this unprecedented challenge? The aim here is to explain the analys...
by London Green Left on Jun 14, 2015

Higher aspirations – politics beyond the ballot box

As with the Scottish referendum, electoral defeat can be transformed into political success. A new movement is rising, says Hilary Wainwright.Two words have become mantras in the post-election babble: ‘fear’ and ‘aspiration’, sometimes counte...
by London Green Left on Jun 13, 2015

Arise Sir Paul Kenny

This marks a nadir in the history of the trade union movement and an insult to the principles upon which the unions were founded, not to mention the history and tradition of struggle that supports their legitimacy today. When we consider past generat...
by Socialist Unity on Jun 13, 2015

Outside the Westminster bubble, people are mobilising against austerity

Within 72 hours of the Tories forming a majority in Parliament it became crystal clear they were salivating at the opportunity to further impose their political austerity agenda for another five years. Attacks on freedom of speech, protest, the Human...
by London Green Left on Jun 11, 2015

Labour hopefuls booed and Jeered

PUK News The Labour leadership frontrunners have been booed and jeered by union activists as they refused to condemn Tory plans for a £23,000 benefits cap. Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham, shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper and shadow health...
by Socialist Unity on Jun 9, 2015

Shifting Priorities - From Arms to Renewables

Illustration: Distribution of arms industry jobs lost (grey bubbles) and new renewables jobs (blue bubbles)Continued and severe austerity is a political choice, not an economic necessity. And like all choices, it is based on priorities and values.At...
by London Green Left on Jun 4, 2015

Photos - Queen's Speech Anti Tory Demo - London

Around 3,000 people demonstrated outside Parliament today, against the Tory austerity policies as outlined in the Queen's speech to the opening of the new Parliament. The demo was organised by the People's Assembly.Pete Murry, Will Holyday and Martin...
by London Green Left on May 27, 2015

Demonstrate against austerity & in defence of unions this week

The General Election result demonstrated that the anti-austerity message failed to get through to the English electorate with the Green Party and TUSC getting nowhere near the kind of breakthrough achieved by the SNP in Scotland and Plaid Cymru in Wa...
by wembleymatters on May 25, 2015

Demonstrate against austerity & in defence of unions next week

The General Election result demonstrated that the anti-austerity message failed to get through to the English electorate with the Green Party and TUSC getting nowhere near the kind of breakthrough achieved by the SNP in Scotland and Plaid Cymru in Wa...
by wembleymatters on May 25, 2015

Defy the Tories-Build the Fightback: 2pm Saturday at the Jubilee Clock

Brent Fightback, the local campaign against cuts and privatiation has called a 'Speak Out' event for Saturday May 23rd, 2pm at the Jubilee Clock in Harlesden High Street. In a message to supporters and the public Fightback say:Only 24% voted for the...
by wembleymatters on May 19, 2015

TRADE WARS - Asia Trade Deal

IMHO:  I agree with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, if a trade deal is good for America, the details should be public BEFORE it is made fast-track.  The secrecy is bad, what are 'they' trying to hide?"Democrats freeze fast-track authority for Asia t...
by Mage Soapbox on May 18, 2015

Len McCluskey’s Newsnight interview on Labour’s election defeat

The post Len McCluskey’s Newsnight interview on Labour’s election defeat appeared on Socialist Unity.
by Socialist Unity on May 15, 2015

How to Earn High-Yield Interest Rates?

(MP) Most banks don’t pay high-yield interest rates, but a few offer generous returns if you find them. If you’ve got cash to save in a bank, can play by a few rules, you can earn high-yield interest rates. And you need not be a millionai...
by MoneyPacers on May 14, 2015

After the General Election Result - What Now for the Greens?

Even though I sensed a re-run of the 1992 opinion polling failure in the final week of the campaign, I am still somewhat in shock about the result. The prospect of five more years of a full blown Tory government fills me with foreboding. But we have...
by London Green Left on May 11, 2015

Navy Federal Credit Union Checking $50 Bonus

Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 to ensure the nation appreciated all the sacrifices and successes made by our service members past and present. To celebrate... This is a content summary of today's hot offe...
by Frugal Reality on May 9, 2015


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