Pisa Airport Workers

Italian Airport Workers Stop Arms Shipment to Ukraine Under Guise of “Humanitarian Aid” Carry Out Protest We strongly denounce this genuine forgery, which cynically uses “humanitarian” cover to continue fueling the war in Ukraine Italian workers discovered that weapons were being shipped to Ukraine under the pretence of sending “humanitarian aid” and have refused to … Continue reading Pisa Airport Workers

The Destruction of Local Authorities as Housing Providers

LABOUR AND HOUSING – Part 7.   The destruction of local authorities as housing providers. By Eamon Dyas Determining the economic discourse. The previous article in this series showed how  building societies and banks were incapable of supplying mortgages on the scale required by the Tory Government’s 1979 Right to Buy scheme. It explained how local councils … Continue reading The Destruction of Local Authorities as Housing Providers

Sahra Wagenknecht—The Self-Righteous

Sahra Wagenknecht’s ‘The Self-Righteous’. Labour Affairs is pleased to publish below our own English translation of the Foreword to Sahra Wagenknecht’s ‘The Self-Righteous’, published in Germany earlier this year (Die Selbstgerechten: Mein Gegenprogramm – für Gemeinsinn und Zusammenhalt.  Campus, Frankfurt am Main 2021). The book has had a significant impact in Germany where Wagenknecht is … Continue reading Sahra Wagenknecht—The Self-Righteous

The Melancholia of Class

THE MELANCHOLIA OF CLASS  BY CYNTHIA CRUZ I REPEATER BOOKS £10.99The tyranny of the middle-class worldview  CHRIS MOSS (Morning Star Monday November 22 2021) recommends a perceptive analysis of the dichotomy between working-class identity and its repudiation by contemporary society.  Aspiration, assimilation, alienation and class are knottily intertwined in con- temporary Western societies. Success is deemed to … Continue reading The Melancholia of Class

Fire and Rehire Bill — Parliament Notes 2 

Parliament debate 22 October 2021 https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2021-10-22/debates/BFCF71FC-1BE2-488A-A926-7EA0A1E1F36A/EmploymentAndTradeUnionRights(DismissalAndRe-Engagement)Bill?highlight=barry%20gardiner#contribution-1EA2B774-28DC-4ED0-B891-48FDCD646E7D During the Covid pandemic firms like British Airways fired part of their staff and rehired them on reduced terms and conditions.  The Labour MP Barry Gardiner presented a Private Member’s Bill to end this practice. No MP on either side defended the practice, but still the Bill was not passed.  Conservatives … Continue reading Fire and Rehire Bill — Parliament Notes 2 

A small victory for freedom of speech: the reinstatement of Stan Keable

We reproduce Stan Keable’s statement, the full story can be  read on the website of Jewish Voice for Labour. Statement by Stan Keable, Tues Oct 26 2021  [Three and a half years after his sacking for a comments about Zionism during the ‘Enough is Enough’ demonstration in parliament square, Stan Keable welcomes a small victory in … Continue reading A small victory for freedom of speech: the reinstatement of Stan Keable

Unite Election — Diary of an ex-Corbyn foot soldier

Diary of an ex-Corbyn foot soldier (July, 2021)  Dictionary definition of “foot soldier”: “…a dedicated low level follower…”  Michael Murray: murraymicha@gmail.com; FaceBook: Michael Murray London Contents:   (1) Unite the Union’s 2021 election of a General Secretary to succeed Len McCluskey (2) Doing the numbers: importance of Unite election result for the Labour Party (3) Trade unionism and … Continue reading Unite Election — Diary of an ex-Corbyn foot soldier