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Build support for McDonnell

28 Sep 2006

As the Labour Party conference comes to an end, Graham Bash of Labour Left Briefing calls for the leadership contest to be linked to the fight for a fundamental change of direction

Time for politics

28 Sep 2006

Peter Manson reports from the September 23 'Time to go' demonstration in Manchester

No space left of Labour

21 Sep 2006

The John McDonnell campaign marks a significant change, argues Owen Jones of the Labour Representation Committee and Socialist Youth Network

Fight for what we need and for democracy

14 Sep 2006

Carey Davies and Sachin Sharma report from the launch rally for John McDonnell's bid for the Labour Party leadership

Confident campaign

27 Jul 2006

John McDonnell was bullish about both the Labour Representation Committee conference and the prospects for his leadership campaign when he spoke to Mark Fischer

21st century socialism

27 Jul 2006

Owen Jones is the coordinator of the recently launched LRC youth group, the Young Socialists, and is on the John McDonnell campaign team. Mark Fischer collared him for an argument

Astute timing but weak politics

27 Jul 2006

The John McDonnell challenge affords the Labour left a chance of a comeback, Mark Fischer reckons. But what should be the role of Marxists in the party?

Sleaze is back

20 Jul 2006

But, argues Mike Macnair, it never really went away

Come back and fight (and vote)

20 Jul 2006

John McDonnell's decision to contest the Labour leadership opens up opportunities for the left, writes Graham Bash of Labour Left Briefing

Rehabilitation, not irrationality

29 Jun 2006

Blair's speech exposes the government's bankruptcy on crime, says Eddie Ford

Into the dustbin of history

11 May 2006

Graham Bash of 'Labour Left Briefing' looks forward to Blair's demise in the aftermath of the May 4 local elections

Labour versus Blairism

30 Mar 2006

The events of the last couple of weeks have seen Blair go into crisis, writes Graham Bash of Labour Left Briefing. The question is, to what extent is it terminal?

New Labour sleaze merchants

23 Mar 2006

Capitalism inevitably means corruption, says Eddie Ford

New Labour sleaze merchants

16 Mar 2006

Capitalism inevitably means corruption, says Eddie Ford

Freedom of speech still in danger

02 Feb 2006

While Blair's defeat over religious incitement is to be welcomed, the new law could still be wielded against the working class, writes Peter Manson. That is why it is appalling that George Galloway and Respect were New Labour's only allies in the Commons