Electing a socialist Government to Westminster without a movement behind it is like sending a cowboy into a shootout with a water pistol. Across the UK people are getting organised: party members; trade unionists; community organisers; student, feminist, racial justice and disability rights activists. This assembly will bring our diverse movement together to discuss how Labour and extra-parliamentary activists can build collective power. How can we make Labour and Momentum fighting fit for the confrontations ahead?
Emeritus Professor of Political Studies at Queen's University, Canada. Co-author of 'The End of Parliamentary Socialism' with Leo Panitch
PhD student at the University of West London, where his project examines worker self-organisation in UK pubs, call centres and platforms. He is currently writing Riding for Deliveroo, out in October 2019 with Polity Press. He is an editor of the workers’ inquiry journal Notes from Below. He writes about the class war at a range of publications and does occasional video with Novara Media.
The World Transformed is a 4-day festival of art, music and politics, running alongside the Labour Party conference in Brighton, working to build left power both inside and outside of parliament.