Stephen Beckett looks at the latest Israeli bombardment of Gaza, the UK’s role in it, and the explosion of grassroots support for Palestine. “In our thousands, in our millions we are all Palestinians” chanted the masses on the demos. The ‘hostilities’ between Israel and Palestine have ceased and life returns to ‘normal’. But nothing is… Continue reading We are all Palestinians
Former Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, says the people of Ireland have the right to decide their own future. Labour Briefing readers have a proud historical record – of which I am also proud to have been part – of supporting the peace process in the North of Ireland and the Good Friday Agreement, the… Continue reading Time for a Border Poll
Mary Lou McDonald TD, President of Sinn Fein (Uachtaran Shinn Fein) and Leader of the Opposition in Dail Eireann, says the Good Friday Agreement should be honoured. There is a growing conversation throughout Ireland about the future. A conversation about the type of future we want to have and the country we want to live… Continue reading Unity is the future for Ireland
Rana Shama Nazir, of the British Kashmiri Womens Council, looks at Labour's position on Kashmir. Keir Starmer has a precious few months to define his leadership of the Labour Party. After this period, the narrative will be already written and it will be almost impossible to change what course the nation believes the party… Continue reading Human Rights in Kashmir
One of the first fruits of the lash up between the far right League party and the supposedly left-leaning Five Star Movement is a proposal by interior minister Matteo Salvini for a census of Roma and the expulsion of thousands who aren’t Italian citizens. A leader of Italy’s Jewish community compared it to Mussolini’s racial… Continue reading Arrivederci Roma?
Ken Livingstone was the first major UK political leader to support full LGBT+ equality. And he went much further. As GLC leader, in 1981 he spoke to Harrow Gay Unity Group, where he challenged heterosexist assumptions head on, declaring: "Everyone is bisexual. Almost everyone has the sexual potential for anything." This was an unprecedented act… Continue reading LGBT the protests go on