LABOUR LEFT GROUPS
Campaign for Socialism isn't the only organisation on the Labour Left. In Scotland and across the rest of the UK there are other fraternal organisations and fellow travellers who also seek to win the Labour Party to socialist policies and increase party democracy. Below is a guide to some of the organisations we support, work alongside and sometimes overlap with!
The Campaign for Labour Party Democracy (CLPD) organises across the UK for an increase in party democracy with particular focus on Party Conference.
Labour Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) campaigns with the Labour Party, and CfS is fully supportive of the aims of not renewing Trident and scrapping nuclear weapons.
The Labour Representation Committee (LRC) is a network of left-wing Labour activists and representatives organised across the UK. It is in effect a sister organisation to CfS and focuses more on England and Wales.
Left Futures is the best blog for Labour Left news and views. It will provide information on internal elections and draw on contributors from across the Labour Left.
Momentum arose from the Jeremy Corbyn for Labour Leader campaign, and is an attempt to build on the enthusiasm and energy which that election unleashed. Momentum is a UK-wide sister organisation to CfS, which will continue to organise the Labour left in Scotland as a separate organisation. However, both organisations have agreed a joint membership scheme which allows CfS members to vote in Momentum elections and vice versa. CfS has also has a reserved seat on Momentum's National Coordinating Group.
The Morning Star is the only socialist daily newspaper published in Great Britain. It is supportive of the Labour left, taking contributions from CfS members and MSPs, and provides a much need class-based analysis and coverage to the daily news.
The People's Assembly Against Austerity is an attempt to bring together as broad a coalition of groups as possible - both inside the Labour Party and outside - to protest against austerity and argue for an alternative to cuts. CfS is a formal supporter of the People's Assembly.
Red Labour are mostly organised on social media, having a large number of Facebook and Twitter followers. They seek to use social media campaigning and posts to raise awareness of Labour Left politics.
The Red Paper Collective was established in 2012 and follows in previous Red Paper publications going back to 1975. CfS members have contributed to its examination of constitutional and class politics.
Revitalise is an informal network of Scottish Labour Party activists who support the strengthening of democracy within the Scottish Labour Party. On their website you'll find frequent reports from the Scottish Executive Committee and articles on the Scottish Labour Party's structure.
The Trade Union Group of Labour MPs was re-launched in 2013 to ensure that trade unionists had an organised voice in Parliament.
Young Labour Trade Unionist Network seeks to bring together young Trade Union members of the Labour Party.