Tag: Jeremy Corbyn

Movement For Justice (MFJ): Open Letter to Jeremy Corbyn

Following Jeremy Corbyn’s landslide victory as leader of the Labour Party, MFJ have sent him this open letter… Uniting the struggles against racism and austerity: Amnesty for all immigrants without secure legal status; End immigration detention; Abolish the anti-Muslim Prevent strategy; Stop mass deportation charter flights. You have now won the Labour leadership with increased…

Corbyn’s Victory: Misplaced Optimism and Amnesia?

Though having never voted for the Labour Party (and I can’t imagine I ever will) Corbyn’s resounding victory is a welcome episode for leftists, progressives, greens as well as women, diaspora communities etc. His positions against Capital hegemony, trident and neo-colonialism, and his support for renationalisation, greater worker’s rights and general people before profit orientation,…

Dear Jeremy Corbyn

I’m writing to tell you how delighted I am that you have won the Labour leadership – and so decisively too. It may come as a surprise to you to know that I and many many of my friends here in Ireland have been watching this contest with a mixture of hope and trepidation, but…

A Labour Party of protest or government? Bringing politics back in

A party of protest or a party of government – according to Gordon Brown these are the options, the choices at stake, suggesting they are very different things, polarities even. Those who protest don’t govern and those who govern don’t protest. But is this right? Social movement organisations, the back-bone of the protest movement, also govern…