The claimants who took the Labour Party to court in order to win their democratic right to vote, are now being forced to pay and extra £30,000 in legal costs to the Labour Party within 28 days, after General Secretary Iain McNicol pushed for the 5 members to pay costs -that’s £5000 each. As I’m sure anyone would agree, £5000 is a lot of money. Please donate as much as you can to help cover the legal costs!
I wanted to write directly to all Labour members and supporters after the publication of the Chilcot Inquiry report on Wednesday when I apologised, on behalf of our party, for the decision to go to war in Iraq.
I made this apology because politicians and political parties can only grow stronger by acknowledging when they get it wrong and facing up to their mistakes. Continue reading “From Jeremy Corbyn – Chilcot Inquiry apology”
This is a chance for the Labour Party to find its feet again. Lots of people like me didn’t feel able to vote for the Party because it had lost its way as a result of going off in search of votes etc.
Jeremy Corbyn has brought the heart back to to what should be a Political party standing up for the most vulnerable, making sure everyone has what they need before satisfying greed. He’s being hounded by Party members who want him out – it had to happen at some time because those with power in the Party have been in place under the ‘New Labour’ system. They tend not to be supporters of Corbyn for a variety of reasons.
We’re on the verge of finding a new way of doing things, with respect, a quiet firmness, integrity, courgae, love … and these are the qualities our Leaders also need.
I have no doubt that Jeremy Corbyn is the person to lead us bravely into that new future
Standing with people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender wherever they are.
Thoughts are especially with those in Orlando at this time
These people have experience of serving in the armed forces and are out on the streets ensuring that people understand that war is used for Governments to keep their power and control, and that peace is the way forward.
Today they joined us in Leicester City Centre as we went out to give another view while the army seduced small children with their gins, helicopter and climbing wall. Continue reading “Veterans for Peace”
Labour took the Police and Crime Commissioner seat in Leicestershire today 🙂
Activity: Leicester Against War: Stop the War on Kurds: at Leicester Clock Tower Friday 1 April 2016, 5.30 – 6.30pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/205059836531559/
There is a gathering of Leicester Against War every Friday 5.30-6.30pm at the Leicester Clock Tower, sometimes with a theme. This coming Friday the theme is Stop the War on Kurds around the issue of what Governments are doing to the Kurds by abusing them directly – Turkey/Syria; using them as a political football – everyone especially Russia and America now; and excluding them/ denying them a voice – all the above + UK, UN and others for example in the talks about Syria. We need to ensure that Kurds have a real voice on the international stage Continue reading “Leicester Kurdish Solidarity Campaign – Action”
What does this have to do with you? If attacks on the Kurds stopped, the Middle East would settle down, people could rebuild their lives and the world will be a better place to live – for everyone.
Syria: Syria is disintegrating but Kurds are successfully defending their area in the north – Rojava – from attacks by ISIS with minimal help from the outside. They also have a remarkable setup that is based on democracy and this protects Kurds and others in the area and maintains a working society in the midst of this terrible war. Continue reading “Solidarity Campaign and You”
Are you interested in helping to building a Leicester/shire Kurdish Solidarity Campaign?
The Turkish State is killing Kurds both inside Turkey, and in Rojava/Syria directly and through al-Nursa and ISIS. Meanwhile Europe tiptoes around because it wants Turkey to keep on taking refugees, and Turkey teeters around whether it wants to join EU or not, but it is also a NATO ally, so while European countries do not deal robustly with this behaviour by its ‘friend’, the Kurds are dying – a political football again.
We can learn together about what is happening and take our issues out on the streets to our neighbours and to our MPs, and we can join with others to get our voice heard – because this is immoral.
Please get in touch: through Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/sheila.mosley
or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
21:45 Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has issued a statement:
“By refusing a full two-day debate, David Cameron is demonstrating he knows the debate is running away from him, and that the case he made last week is falling apart.
“The prime minister should stop the rush to war to allow for a full discussion of the issues in Parliament.
“Matters of national security are far too important to be bulldozed through the House of Commons for political convenience.”