The coup against Allende and the neoliberal economics introduced by the Pinochet dictatorship teach us an enduring lesson: elites will always support a capitalist dictatorship over a socialist democracy.
The blocking of Jamie Driscoll as North East Mayor shows that Labour is acting like a narrow clique with no respect for the party’s pluralist traditions.
While key workers facing poverty are being told to accept wage cuts, Downing Street is lifting pay caps for bankers. There’s class war alright – but it’s being waged by the elite.
The local election results show that Labour can’t afford to rely solely on the government’s unpopularity. To win power, it must put the forward transformative policies the country needs.
Rishi Sunak’s Budget is an attempt at masking modern Britain’s bleak reality – that while most people are getting stretched further and further, the rich are making money like never before.
The Covid pandemic has proved the depth of the crisis working people currently face. Lukewarm equivocations aren’t enough – we need a proposal to change the world.
This week’s Cabinet reshuffle has provided plenty of column inches for the commentariat – but it will do little to change the deeply unequal Britain that the Tories have built.
Key workers are facing real-terms pay caps while big banks pay out millions in bonuses and dividends. This kind of inequality isn’t sustainable – we need a wealth tax now.
The structures of the British state are designed to suffocate movements that aim for real democratic change – If we want to see social transformation in our lifetimes, they will have to be transformed.
In recent months, No Holding Back has spoken to thousands of Labour activists in communities left behind by deindustrialisation. Their message is clear: the party must rebuild at its grassroots.
On this day in 1647, in the midst of civil war, the Putney Debates sought a new constitution for Britain – their arguments over the nature of freedom and democracy still resonate today.
The Labour Together report evidences the long-term trends that were behind December’s defeat – but if the party is to recover it must take the task of re-engaging with working-class communities seriously.
This weekend’s revelations about the conduct of party staff in undermining the 2017 general election campaign and abusing elected representatives demand an immediate investigation, argue Jon Trickett and Ian Lavery.
Coronavirus has exposed the folly of public service cuts and the pursuit of profit above all else – it’s time for a new spirit of collectivity, argues Jon Trickett.
Today MPs Ian Lavery and Jon Trickett are launching their report ‘Northern Discomfort,’ which argues for a radical change in Labour’s approach to communities in the North of England.
If Labour is to rebuild itself in the twenty-first century it has to commit to a fundamental transformation of Britain’s political institutions, argues Jon Trickett.
Labour’s transformative policies had huge popular appeal – but without a credible promise to change how politics works, too few people believed we could deliver them, argues Jon Trickett.
If Labour wins this week’s general election, it will lead a democratic revolution in British politics – clamping down on corporate lobbying and transferring real decision-making out of London.
The Labour government a decade ago stemmed the tide of financial disaster but failed to take the transformative steps needed to change the system. The next Labour government must be different.
Half of the land in England is owned by just 1 percent of the people. Labour’s ‘Land for the Many’ report proposes breaking up that oligarchy.