Broad lefts and rank-and-file groups

People's Convention: the signs are not good

Sacha Ismail

The “People’s Convention” against cuts called by SWP and LRC on 12 February should be a chance to make good the damage done by the SP’s coup in the National Shop Stewards’ Network (creating a new SP-line “anti-cuts movement”) and the Coalition of Resistance (anti-cuts campaigning as an exercise in listening to lots of celebrities speak).

"The future of the National Shop Stewards' Network"

Dave Chapple and others; Linda Taaffe and others; Bob Crow

National Shop Stewards Network committee members have objected to moves by the Socialist Party towards presenting the NSSN as the sole coordination of the anti-cuts battle, and maybe as an electoral vehicle.