Left maintains NEC seats – despite Momentum

Four of the five candidates of the Centre Left Grassroots Alliance were elected to the NEC.

Peter Main  ·  12 September 2022

Nothing new on offer in Momentum leadership elections

By Urte March VOTING IS open until 6 July in the Momentum leadership elections, with two slates—Your Momentum and Momentum Organisers—competing in a lifeless re-run of the 2020 contest. Your Momentum is a rebrand of the incumbent Forward Momentum grouping orienting itself towards social movements and community campaigns, while Momentum Organisers emphasises the need to […]

Urte March  ·  02 July 2022

Momentum’s Refounding Convention – not the process we need

Momentum's biggest problem is not structural but political.

Urte March  ·  28 June 2021

Reinstate Jeremy Corbyn – defiance not compliance!

The suspension of Jeremy Corbyn is an attack against the socialist left which must be opposed

Workers Power  ·  30 October 2020

Labour Disconnected: Starmer’s strategy of non-opposition

Resist the return to Blairism.

KD Tait  ·  20 October 2020

End the senseless slaughter, send aid not warships to migrants in the Channel!

Open the borders to refugees, economic migrants, asylum seekers.

Rob Schofield  ·  18 August 2020

Starmer lays down the law with CLP discussion ban

By Tim Nailsea On 12 August, the Labour Party’s General Secretary, David Evans, sent an email to CLP secretaries banning discussion of ‘Sir’ Keir Starmer’s decision to settle a court case brought by former employees and the journalist John Ware, who had accused the party of slander in its rebuttal of their accusation of antisemitism […]

Workers Power  ·  16 August 2020

Where next after Momentum elections?

By Urte March In the recent elections for Momentum’s national leadership, Red Flag stood three candidates as part of the Anticapitalist Platform. Our aim was to put forward an alternative programme: turn to the class struggle as the basis for rebuilding a mass movement capable of organising a socialist solution to the capitalist crises engulfing […]

Workers Power  ·  01 August 2020

Is the Party Over?

A disorderly retreat... or stay and fight?

Tim Nailsea  ·  05 July 2020

Labour: the fight for free movement starts now

At Labour Party conference in Brighton, the internationalist Left scored a significant victory on conference floor with the passage of a motion on immigration which, in principle, commits Labour to maintaining and extending freedom of movement; a radical break from Labour’s previous enthusiasm for immigration controls. The motion also mandates Labour to reject any points-based […]

Urte March  ·  08 October 2019

Labour bureaucrats gerrymander free movement motion ahead of conference

In the run up to Labour Party Conference 2019, the Labour bureaucracy has stitched up its members by shutting down debate on freedom of movement.

Rob Schofield  ·  20 September 2019

Reject Momentum’s democracy proposals – demand a sovereign conference

The low horizons of Momentum’s democracy review forces us to ask the question - what is Momentum for?

Workers Power  ·  11 June 2019

Empty gestures as Corbyn and May inch closer to Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn's response to Theresa May’s new plan for Brexit was perceptive enough: “nothing has changed”.

Workers Power  ·  22 January 2019

Controversial launch for Labour anti-racism campaign

Grassroots activist initiative expropriated by Momentum

Workers Power  ·  22 January 2019

Newham: Labour party members finally oust Robin Wales

ROBIN WALES, the long-standing, perhaps long-reigning would be more accurate, directly elected Mayor of Newham, has finally been deselected as the Labour Party’s candidate in the forthcoming mayoral election. In an Open Selection ballot of the membership, held after Wales was not adopted as the candidate in a second Trigger Ballot, he was roundly defeated, […]

Workers Power  ·  09 April 2018

Where was Labour on Palestine demonstration?

By KD Tait THERE WERE a lot of Labour people on Saturday’s demo for the 15 Gazans murdered in cold blood by Israel – but there was not one Labour MP among them. Why? The protest was so supportable, called by Palestine solidarity campaigns to protest the murder of 31 civilians by Israeli occupation forces […]

Workers Power  ·  08 April 2018

Newham Mayor ungraciously concedes members’ democratic rights

IN A dramatic about turn, Newham’s directly elected Mayor, Sir Robin Wales, has called for an “open selection” ballot to choose the Labour Party candidate in May’s election. This comes more than a year after party members challenged the result of a “trigger ballot” which confirmed Wales, Mayor since 2002, as the candidate. In that […]

Workers Power  ·  01 February 2018

Momentum candidates sweep new NEC places

THE CLEAN sweep of Momentum candidates for three new seats created to represent Labour’s expanded membership on its nec is a chance for the left to press for long overdue democratic reform of the party. Yasmine Dar, Rachel Garnham and Jon Lansman’s landslide victory confirms the demoralisation and decline of the right’s base amongst the […]

Workers Power  ·  01 February 2018

Some next steps for Momentum 

The situation is fraught with pain and anger and pregnant with opportunity. This is more than a Tory electoral meltdown – in the terrible aftermath of Grenfell, the Tories have lost the consent of the people and cannot rule. 

Workers Power  ·  17 June 2017

Some First Steps for Momentum’s Grassroots National Committee

The General Election is Momentum’s chance to help Labour activists give our campaign the radical socialist and campaigning edge it needs to defeat the Tories.

Workers Power  ·  21 April 2017

Grassroots Momentum conference should call for a broad, democratic organisation of the Labour Left

THE GRASSROOTS Momentum conference in London should be a chance to rally Labour members and supporters around a fighting strategy to push for democracy and socialist policy in the movement. The conference is the first chance Momentum’s members have ever had to meet up nationally. It is also the first national meeting of grassroots activists […]

Workers Power  ·  11 March 2017

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