Former Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, writes on the importance of self-determination and justice for Ireland. It was great to see the last Briefing front cover dedicated to the advances being made in the struggle for self-determination and social justice in Ireland. Throughout my time in politics, and over 40 years writing for Labour Briefing,… Continue reading For Irish unity
A Unite activist asks if the cost of living crisis will lead us into a Summer of Discontent. Tabloid editors are currently raiding the archives, and dragging out very retro looking pictures from 1978/79. You know the ones - rubbish piling up in the streets, blokes in donkey jackets standing over braziers. We are truly… Continue reading We Demand Better !
Labour Women Leading has issued a call for support for Apsana Begum, Labour MP for Poplar & Limehouse, following a campaign of bullying and harrassment against her. Many of us were delighted by the election of a lively young hijab-wearing MP in Poplar & Limehouse in 2019. And what an inspiration she has been! She has… Continue reading Support Apsana Begum
Labour Women Leading has issued a call for the defence of a standalone Labour Women’s Conference. There is a real threat that the improvements that came out of the Democracy Review will stall, because they are not prioritised by the current leadership. There are currently no plans for a standalone National Women's Conference, the newly elected… Continue reading Defend Women’s Conference
Helen Lackner sets out the background to the humanitarian catastrophe faced by the people of Yemen. There is no doubt that the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) and Jeremy Corbyn’s campaigning to end British arms sales to Saudi Arabia are a significant contribution to bring about an end to the war in Yemen. Equally important… Continue reading Crisis in Yemen
The war in Ukraine grinds on with no end in sight. Russian military failings of both logistics and morale, determined Ukrainian resistance and Western military assistance, short of direct involvement, all suggest a long, attritional haul. Without giving credence to Western intelligence briefings or Ukrainian government spin, it is arguable that, without escalation of an… Continue reading Ukraine: oppose escalation of the war