John McDonnell

Socialist Campaign Group rally thousands – but give no direction

A report of the Socialist Campaign Groups rally.

Jeremy Dewar  ·  23 September 2020

The fight for a four day week

Labour's conference will debate a motion calling for a major reduction in working hours. URTE MARCH looks at the history and implications for socialist strategy

Urte March  ·  12 September 2019

John McDonnell’s ‘Industrial Democracy’: From Workers Into Shareholders?

By Simon Hannah  JOHN McDonnell’s announcement at the 2018 Labour Party conference that companies with over 250 workers would have to give over 10 percent of their shares to their staff has been praised by some on the left and even got positive support in an opinion poll by Yougov. The proposal will see companies […]

Workers Power  ·  08 October 2018

IHRA: Defy the witch-hunters’ charter

By Dave Stockton THIS SUMMER no one could ignore the remorseless campaign smearing Labour under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership as “institutionally antisemitic”. They will also be aware of the vigorous rebuttals mounted in the press, in the party branches, and online by the comrades from Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL). JVL has performed an invaluable service […]

Workers Power  ·  18 September 2018

We need a working class antifascist movement

By Bernie McAdam LABOUR’S Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, has issued a call for a new Anti Nazi League “to resist racism and the growth of the far right”. This is in response to recent far right demonstrations in support of the jailed fascist Tommy Robinson organised by the Democratic Football Lads Alliance, DFLA, and also […]

Workers Power  ·  17 September 2018

Fighting the rise of the far right

By Jeremy Dewar ON JULY 14, amidst the political chaos of the Tory cabinet’s splits over Brexit and Donald Trump’s visit, a “Free Tommy Robinson” rally packed Whitehall with 6-10,000 assorted far rightists, fascists and the members of football firms, who form the base of the Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA). They were joined outside […]

Workers Power  ·  21 August 2018

From the ruins of Carillion and PFI, let’s build a real alternative

The collapse of Carillion threatens the whole privatisation and outsourcing swindle, but bolder measures are needed to completely break with the logic of the market. 

Workers Power  ·  16 January 2018

McDonnell’s “New Economics” – looking forward or avoiding reality?

By Simon Hardy Over the last few months the new Labour leadership has been conducting a series of meetings, rallies and workshops to discuss the idea of the “New Economics”. The need for such an initiative is clear; the post-Blair party is struggling to re-establish a clear identity, and the new leadership are fighting to […]

Workers Power  ·  26 May 2016

John McDonnell’s ‘workers cooperatives’ – profit or bust

By Dave Stockton John McDonnell’s speech at the Cooperative Ways Forward Conference in Manchester on 21 January opened his campaign for what he calls “the new economics” – involving a clear break from the austerity-lite policies pursued by Labour under Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband. This was John’s opening gambit in a welcome – and […]

Workers Power  ·  05 February 2016

Letter from Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell and Jon Trickett to Labour council leaders

Key extracts from the 17 December letter from Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell and Jon Trickett to Labour council leaders To the Leaders of Labour Councils Dear Colleague, We are writing to you as Leader of the Party, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Shadow Chancellor. Today the government has announced the […]

Workers Power  ·  26 January 2016

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