Earlier this year, the Forward Momentum slate swept the Momentum NCG election on a manifesto of democratisation, community organising and intersectional solidarity. Heralded by some as evidence of a potential resurgence of the Labour left since the election defeat of 2019, the months since have seen Momentum embroiled in controversies over the NEC slate nominations, Corbyn’s suspension and the new party leadership.
From 5pm on Friday 27 November, we’ll be talking to Momentum NCG members Sonali Bhattacharyya and Deborah Hermanns about the utility of organising within Labour, strategies for organising beyond electoral politics, their plans for Momentum and much more. Bring your questions – we will be putting them to Deborah and Sonali live.
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As the election of a new General Secretary for Britain's biggest trade union gets underway, Red Pepper speaks to left candidates Steve Turner and Sharon Graham.
In this timely book, Matthew Brown and Rhian E. Jones explore new forms of democratic collectivism across the UK, writes Hilary Wainwright.
Labour seems eager to ignore its Islamophobia problem. The Party is making a grave mistake, explain Solma Ahmed, Sonali Bhattacharyya and Mish Rahman
Labour’s road to recovery must bring together grassroots organising with a recognition of changing class composition, argues Christine Berry
Calling for Jeremy Corbyn's reinstatement, Lynne Segal looks back on her experience of 40 years as a party member in his constituency
Following major defeats, the left on both sides of the Atlantic must urgently get stuck into community organising, movement building and political education, argues Joe Guinan
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