It is a sadness that Tony Benn did not live to see the landslide election of Jeremy Corbyn but he never doubted that it could, and would happen… as he makes clear at the end of this speech in the video clip above.
It is very fitting that Jeremy Corbyn should be elected on the anniversary of Allende’s death in Chile. Pinochet’s dictatorship has acted as a template for the neoliberal ascendancy in the western world, and let us hope that the overwhelming support for Jeremy’s leadership signals the beginning of a ‘domino’ effect for left parties across Europe, and the world in general. It is fear of this sort of popular rejection of neoliberalism which underpins the trade deals like TTIP… and explains the urgent attempts of the financial-corporate nexus to lock in de-regulation and privatisation, beyond the reach of democratically elected governments.
Now the task is to take on the Tories and their devastatingly, destructive policies both at home and internationally.
Democracy or Philanthropy? How can we combat poverty and injustice? The Collective Voice of Labour Think tanks, philanthropists, charities, celebrities and lobbyists are shouting from the wings the answers to an impoverished world. Joseph Rowntree, Barrow Cadbury, Bill Gates, Russell … Continue reading →
The People’s Assembly: Building from Below: What does this really mean? What are the Implications? Where does Labour Stand? By Luke Cooper on this Saturday’s People’s Assembly Against Austerity previously published here: The People’s Assembly The People’s Assembly has resulted in a considerable bout … Continue reading →
Len McCluskeys full lecture at the LSE on January 15th on video: The Labour Movement and Protest – A working class politics for the 21st Century. Re-posted from Tony Burke’s website ‘Power in a Union’ The full text of Len Mccluskey’s … Continue reading →