Sunday, 5 August 2018


Green left sends solidarity to the staff of Bookmarks bookshop

Green left sends solidarity to the staff of Bookmarks bookshop which was attacked by masked fascists yesterday. Our politics are not  the same as that of  Bookmarks but over the years this shop has carried texts and hosted events which are in line with the environmental and political concerns of Green Left. We agree with the reports that characterise this event as an alarming attack on freedom of speech. Many fascist and repressive regimes and movements begin by  seeking to suppress ideas that they cannot cope with but they will not succeed. We support Bookmarks  in  its work of telling truth to power in spite of this attempted intimidation.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/aug/05/far-right-protesters-ransack-socialist-bookshop-bookmarks-in-london

Sunday, 29 July 2018

INsecuritY An exhibition by PCS members at National Gallery







































INsecuritY 
An exhibition by PCS members at National Gallery
Opening Event: Mon 30 July 6.30-8.00 pm
Exhibition: 30 July - 10 August open weekdays 7am-7pm

PCS members working for private company Securitas at National Gallery continue to fight for fairness, decent working conditions and museums and galleries that are for people not for profit. 


Stand with NG 27
NG 27 are a group of 27 artists and art lecturers who have worked regularly at the National Gallery for decades delivering education talks and courses. Having been dismissed by the Gallery with no recognition of their history of employment they are now bringing a case for unfair dismissal.

More information and to donate to raise funds so they can get justice:

Park life - Draw with us event

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Paul Turpin of Sheffield Greens on the campaign to defend Sheffield's street trees

Paul Turpin of Sheffield Greens on the campaign to defend Sheffield's street trees speaking at the Green Left AGM 21 July 2018 url https://youtu.be/GZP_CeUcvN4 Paul Turpin of Sheffield Greens on the campaign to defend Sheffield's street trees speaking at the Green Left AGM 21 July 2018 questions & discussion url https://youtu.be/PbHAPAv6i54

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

The Windrush Scandal is Not Over Yet

The Windrush Scandal is Not Over Yet
The government response to the scandal over the treatment of immigrants from the Caribbean has been a shambles. Our last branch meeting agreed to continue the campaign in the labour movement.
Our delegate to Ealing Trade Union Council moved the following motion which was passed and it was agreed to send it the Greater London Association of Trades Councils (GLATC). Elthorne Branch Labour Party (part of Ealing Southall CLP) also discussed  the same resolution but added calling for the repeal of the 2014 Immigration Act. If you could raise the matter in any local forum, it would be very useful.
A special issue of the Caribbean Labour Solidarity bulletin dealing with the issue can be downloaded here...
Resolution of Ealing TUC:
As part of the growing racist atmosphere, we note the recent increase in deportations, particularly of retired people from the Caribbean. We shall support and encourage campaigns against deportations both at a local and national level, working where possible with other trade unions trades councils and the TUC. We welcome the initiative from Caribbean Labour Solidarity to initiate such a campaign in London.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

GREEN LEFT ON-LINE HUSTINGS

Green Party of England & Wales Leadership & Deputy Leadership Elections 2018:
GREEN LEFT ON-LINE HUSTINGS
The Green Party of England & Wales (GPEW) is currently holding these elections. Voting takes place between30 July and 31 August and is open to GPEW members. Further details of how to vote and hustings meetings can be found at https://campaigns.greenparty.org.uk/executive-elections-20…/
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Green Left has compiled 15 questions for the candidates submitted by its members and all candidates have given us written answers which will be found in posts below on this page and at https://glhustings.blogspot.com/
. We hope this will help to inform the choice of votes by GPEW members and more widely provide some interesting information about Green politics in England & Wales.
The candidates for leader are:
• Shahrar Ali
• Jonathan Bartley & Sian Berry (job share)
• Leslie Rowe
candidates for deputy leader are
• Aimee Challenor
• Jonathan Chilvers
• Andrew Cooper
• Rashid Nix
• Amelia Womack

Monday, 9 July 2018

Saying 'No' to Trump is not enough - we need alternatives

Saying 'No' to Trump is not enough - we need alternatives: Shaka Lish of Brent Green Party and Greens of Colour, spoke ON 7/7/2018 at Brent Stands Up to Trump! a meeting called to publicise the demonstrations on July 13th and 14th. The meeting was supported by Brent Central Labour Party, Brent Stand Up to Racism and Brent Stop the War. (Nb Shaka states "I don’t identify as left. I see myself more as a radical in this political climate!")