Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/908/23128
From The Socialist newspaper, 29 June 2016
Thousands rally in support of Corbyn
Thousands cram into Parliament Square on 27 June to support Jeremy Corbyn photo Scott Jones (Click to enlarge)
As Labour MPs met and attacked Corbyn, calling for him to resign, thousands of people gathered outside parliament on 27 June to demonstrate against the Blairites intent on removing Jeremy Corbyn from the head of the Labour Party. While inside MPs were chorusing "Corbyn resign!" the crowd outside joined in such chants as "Blairites out! Corbyn in!"
The need for an immediate council of war, consisting of trade unions, anti-cuts campaigners and socialists both inside and outside of the Labour Party, was well understood by people attending the demonstration. They wanted a clear strategy of how to fight back. And they agreed with the idea of using the support that Jeremy Corbyn has when he poses an alternative to the pro-austerity politics of New Labour, to kick out all the Tories.
Members of the Socialist Party put forward the need to kick out the 'blue' Tories: by Corbyn calling for an immediate general election following the resignation of the prime minister. And the need to kick out the 'red' Tories - the Blairites: by democratising and opening up the Labour Party, bringing in mandatory reselection to allow members to remove those MPs trying to reclaim the Labour Party for big business by removing Corbyn.
The Tories are weak and divided, the Blairites are on the attack, now is the time we must get organised and fight back!
Donate to the Socialist Party
Coronavirus crisis - Finance appeal
The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.
The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.
The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.
- The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
- Our 'fighting coronavirus workers' charter', outlines a programme to combat the virus and protect workers' living conditions.
- When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
Inevitably, during the crisis we have not been able to sell the Socialist and raise funds in the ways we normally would.
We therefore urgently appeal to all our viewers to donate to our special coronavirus appeal.
In The Socialist 29 June 2016:
Socialist Party news and analysis
Defend anti-austerity struggle
Tories Out! General election now
United working class resistance can cut across racism
Scotland: Towards a second indyref?
Thousands rally in support of Corbyn
June - July meetings on the EU referendum result
International socialist news and analysis
Sanders' strategy runs up against the buffers
Italy: Prime Minister Renzi's party routed
Workplace news and analysis
Stand up for education!
Unison conference 2016: Major turning point in the union
RMT conference 2016: EU and Corbyn coup on the agenda
National Museum workers accept deal
Protest to demand reinstatement of sacked bakers' union rep
Workplace news in brief
Socialist readers' comments and reviews
Old v young is a phoney war - the enemy is the 1%
Blacklisting victory donation dedicated to workers' struggle
Theatre review: Bread & Roses
The Socialist inbox
Socialist Party campaigns
Socialist Party joins London Pride to march against LGBT-phobia
Leeds holds vigil in solidarity with Orlando LGBT massacre
'We Won't Move' meeting organises opposition to Housing Act attacks
Targets raised after two record-breaking fighting fund quarters
North West regional week of action smashes fighting fund target again
The Socialist 29 June 2016 |
Join the Socialist
| Audio | PDF | ebook
Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777
Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206
Regional Socialist Party organisers:
Eastern: 079 8202 1969
East Mids: 077 3797 8057
London: 075 4018 9052
North East: 078 4114 4890
North West 079 5437 6096
South West: 077 5979 6478
Southern: 078 3368 1910
Wales: 079 3539 1947
West Mids: 024 7655 5620
Yorkshire: 077 0671 0041