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Tories Out!  Unite our Movement to Defeat Austerity

LRC fringe for TUC Congress 2017

Panel: George Atwell (BFAWU Regional Organising Secretary), Maria Exall (CWU Executive), Mark Serwotka (PCS General Secretary), Niki Adams (English Collective of Prostitutes), Matt Wrack (FBU General Secretary), and Debbie Reay (ASLEF Women’s Committee).  Chair: Claire Wadey.  Photos available via Flickr.  Recorded Tuesday 12 September 2017.

Vote Labour to Save our Public Services

LRC fringe for PCS Conference 2017

Panel: Ellen Clifford (DPAC activist), Niki Adams (English Collective of Prostitutes spokeswoman), Zita Holbourne (BARAC co-Chair), Mark Serwotka (PCS General Secretary), Matt Wrack (FBU General Secretary) and Lloyd Russell-Moyle (Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemptown).  Chair: Jon Rogers.  Recorded Monday 22 May 2017.  NB: Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP was elected by voters to represent Brighton Kemptown on 8 June 2017.

Let’s Get Corbyn Back In to Get the Tories Out!

LRC fringe for TUC Congress 2016

Panel: Tosh McDonald (ASLEF President), Steve Shaw (RMT Executive), Matt Wrack (FBU General Secretary), Andy Furey (CWU National Officer), Ronnie Draper (BFAWU General Secretary), Jackie Walker (Momentum vice-Chair), John McDonnell MP, Sarah Walker (English Collective of Prostitutes), Jon Rogers (Lambeth UNISON).  Chair: Claire Wadey.  Photos available via Flickr.  Recorded Monday 12 September 2016.

Corbyn For Labour

Brighton rally during the 2016 Labour Party leadership campaign

Panel: local commuter, Brighton Labour activists Lloyd Russell-Moyle, Councillor Kevin Allen and Poppy Burt, campaign organiser Councillor Sam Tarry, and Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn MP.  Chair: Sarah Pickett, Momentum Brighton & Hove.  Recorded Tuesday 2 August 2016

How do we bring Corbyn’s new politics into UNISON?

Sussex LRC event for UNISON conference 2016

Panel: Dan Sartin (UNISON West Sussex), George Binette (Hackney Momentum & Camden UNISON), Ruth Cashman (Save Our Libraries) and Jon Rogers (Lambeth UNISON).  Chair: Claire Wadey.  Recorded Wednesday 22 June 2016.

Stand-up to Racism – Stop the Witch-hunts

Sussex LRC meeting co-hosted with Momentum Brighton & Hove; recorded Wednesday 1 June 2016.

Panel: Louise Purbrick (StopMfE), Ian Saville (Jewish Socialists’ Group) and Jackie Walker (Momentum).  Chair: Jon Rogers.

The Divide documentary

Sussex LRC fringe event for PCS conference 2016, co-hosted with Momentum Brighton & Hove, and following Momentum’s briefing for PCS delegates – some footage of which is also available.

Panel: Matt Wrack (FBU), Mark Serwotka (PCS), Zita Holbourne (BARAC UK & PCS), Mark Leopard (TUC Disabled Workers Committee & PCS) and Clara Paillard (PCS).  Chairs: Delia Mattis and Sarah Pickett.

Recorded Tuesday 24 May 2016

Trust Your Doctor, Not A Tory

Sussex LRC fringe meeting for UNISON Health conference 2016, co-hosted with Momentum Brighton & Hove

Panel: Carl Walker – Brighton Citizens Health Services Survey, Katrina Miller – Sussex Defend the NHS, Simon May – student nurse campaigning with Sussex and Brighton Students Save The NHS, Alison Brown – Momentum NHS and UNISON Yorkshire Ambulance Branch, and Dr Todd Leckie – BMA representative of junior doctors at BSUH NHS Trust.  Chair: Claire Wadey.

Recorded Monday 25 April 2016

Is Labour Learning its Lessons?

Sussex LRC fringe meeting for NUT conference 2016, co-hosted with Momentum Brighton & Hove

Panel: Kevin Courtney (NUT Deputy General Secretary), Talullah Gunputh (local student & Brighton & Hove Young Labour), Lloyd Russell-Moyle (Chair, Brighton, Hove & District Labour Party) and Phil Clarke (NUT Executive member for Brighton & Hove, East Sussex & Kent).  Chair: Sarah Pickett.

Recorded Saturday 26 March 2016

Wapping Lies: Media Democracy 30 Years On

An afternoon of politics, poems, laughs and song to mark the 30th anniversary of the 1986/87 Wapping Dispute.  Presented by Sussex LRC with the support of Brighton, Hove & District Trades Council, with all monies raised being donated to the News International Dispute Archive and the Campaign For Press and Broadcasting Freedom.

Speakers & performers: Attila the Stockbroker, Paul King, Ben Chacko, Kate Smurthwaite, Mike Simons, Ivy Smith, Robb Johnson and Ann Field.  Chairs: Claire Wadey and Andy Richards.  Photos available via Flickr.

Recorded Saturday 23 January 2016

Standing Together To Fight Austerity

LRC Fringe for Labour Party Conference 2015

Panel: Katy Clark, Matt Wrack (FBU), Laura Watkins (English Collective of Prostitutes), Richard Burgon MP, Ian Hodson (BFAWU), Neil Findlay MSP, John McDonnell MP, Rachel Mullen (BFAWU Young Members), Mick Lynch (RMT), Rhea Wolfsen (Labour Young Socialists), Maria Exall (CWU) and Cat Smith MP.  Chair: Claire Wadey.  Photos available via Flickr

Recorded Monday 28 September 2015

Resist Austerity – Defend Trade Union Rights

LRC Fringe for TUC Congress 2015

Panel: Ian Hodson (BFAWU), Nick Rudikoff (SEIU), Ajay Thomas (Detroit Fight for $15), Mya Hill (Black Lives Matter), Janine Booth (RMT), Dave Green (FBU), Mark Serwotka (PCS), Maria Exall (CWU), Manuel Cortes (TSSA), Sarah Walker (English Collective of Prostitutes) and Ian Lavery MP.  Chair: Claire Wadey.  Photos available via Flickr

Recorded Tuesday 15 September 2015

Let’s Build the Houses – Quick!

Sussex LRC event for Brighton Fringe 2015

Panel: Michael Meacher MP and Focus E15 representative, Ben.  Chair: Claire Wadey.  Photos available via Flickr

Recorded Saturday 30 May 2015

How Labour Can Make Our Votes Count

Sussex LRC event for Brighton Fringe 2015

Panel: Jeremy Corbyn MP and Nancy Platts.  Chair: Claire Wadey.  Photos available via Flickr.

Recorded Saturday 23 May 2015

Do Public Services Have A Future?

Sussex LRC event for PCS conference & Brighton Fringe 2015

Panel: John McDonnell MP, Mark Serwotka (PCS), Laura Watson (English Collective of Prostitutes), and Candy Udwin (PCS).  Chair: Claire Wadey.  Photos available via Flickr.

Recorded Tuesday 19 May 2015

Austerity – That’s Enough!

Hastings & Rother LRC public meeting

Panel: John McDonnell MP, Jay Kramer – Chair of Hastings & Rye Labour Party, and Simeon Elliott (Labour CND).  Chair: Claire Wadey.  Photos available via Flickr.

Recorded Saturday 14 March 2015

War, Peace and Internationalism

Sussex LRC meeting; recorded Saturday 13 September 2014

Panel: Jeremy Corbyn MP, Harry Leslie Smith – author of Harry’s Last Stand, Purna Sen – Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Brighton Pavilion, and Joy Hurcombe (Labour CND).  Chairs: Claire Wadey and Jon Rogers.  Photos available via Flickr

Also don’t miss Harry Leslie Smith speaking at Labour Party conference on Wednesday 24 September 2014.

Public Services Not Private Profits!

Sussex LRC event for UNISON conference 2014

Panel: Ian Lawrence (NAPO), Gordon McKay (UNISON Scotland Health), Sian Carey (Brighton school student) and Jon Rogers (Lambeth UNISON), starting with a special contribution about the Battle of Orgreave by Bev Trounce.  Chair: Claire Wadey

Recorded Wednesday 18 June 2014; photos available via Flickr

Benn & Crow’s Radical Alternative To Austerity

Sussex LRC event for Brighton Fringe 2014

Panel: Jeremy Corbyn MP, Nancy Platts – Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemp Town & Peacehaven, Steve Yandell (International Transport Workers’ Federation), Sussex’s favourite protest singer/songwriter Robb Johnson and Jon Rogers (Chair)

Recorded Saturday 31 May 2014; photos available via Flickr

Is It Time To Re-Nationalise UK PLC?

Sussex LRC event for PCS conference & Brighton Fringe 2014

Panel: John McDonnell MP, Maria Exall (CWU), Andrew Fisher (PCS), Janine Booth (RMT) and Jon Rogers (Chair)

Recorded Tuesday 20 May 2014; photos available via Flickr

Fracking the Downs – Failing Our Future

Sussex LRC event for Brighton Fringe 2014

Panel: Michael Meacher MP, Professor Steve Thomas, Brenda Pollack (Friends of the Earth), Charles Metcalfe (Frack Free Balcombe Residents Association) and Richard Hanford (Chair)

Recorded Saturday 17 May 2014; photos available via Flickr

How Can Labour Re-Build Trust With Teachers?

Sussex LRC fringe meeting for NUT conference 2014

Panel: Kevin Courtney (NUT Deputy General Secretary), Carly-Anne Baxter (GMB representative of local teaching assistants), Paul Shellard (local teacher and Brighton & Hove NUT), Sian Carey (Brighton school student), Nancy Platts (Labour parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemp Town & Peacehaven) and Jon Rogers (Chair)

Recorded Saturday 19 April 2014; photos available via Flickr

55 Weeks To Save The NHS!

Sussex LRC fringe meeting for UNISON Healthcare conference 2014

Panel: Gordon McKay (UNISON Scotland Health), Ian Evans (Unite’s Health National Industrial Sector Committee), Andy Prendergast (GMB), local healthworker Mick Foote and Nancy Platts – Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemp Town and Peacehaven.  Chair: Claire Wadey

Recorded Tuesday 15 April 2014; photos available via Flickr

Celebrate the Struggle – Fight for Justice

An afternoon of music, politics, memories and laughs to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1984/85 Miners’ Strike.  Jointly presented by Sussex LRC and Brighton, Hove & District Trades Council with all monies raised being donated to the Kent Miners’ Festival and the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign.

Speakers & performers: Bob Crow (RMT), Simon Weller (ASLEF), Robb Johnson, the Malthouse Duo with Charlie Anderson, Terry Harrison (Betteshanger NUM), Liz French (Betteshanger Women Against Pit Closures), Joy Hurcombe (Labour CND), Gary Cox (Kent Miners’ Festival), Adriano Merola Marotta (Sussex 5), Kate Smurthwaite.  Chairs: Claire Wadey and Andy Richards.

Recorded Saturday 8 March 2014; photos available via Flickr

Defend the Labour Party – Trade Union Link

Sussex LRC event as part of the Defend the Link campaign

Panel: Ian Hodson, National President of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU)

Recorded Tuesday 3 December 2013

Labour Councillors: Resist the Cuts!

Councillors Against Cuts fringe meeting for Labour Party conference 2013

Panel: Councillors Gill Kennett & Dean Kirk (Hull), Councillor Kevin Bennett (Warrington), Jon Rogers (UNISON), MarshaJane Thompson (Chair)

Recorded Tuesday 24 September 2013; photos available via Flickr

Alternatives to Austerity – Defend the Union Link!

National LRC fringe meeting for Labour Party conference 2013

Panel: Katy Clark MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, John McDonnell MP (Chair), Neil Findlay MSP, Nancy Platts (PPC Brighton Kemptown), Owen Jones, Mark Serwotka (PCS), Maria Exall (CWU), Manuel Cortes (TSSA), Ian Lawrence (NAPO), Ian Hodson (BFAWU)

Recorded Monday 23 September 2013; photos available via Flickr

40 Years On: What Can We Learn From Chile and Latin America?

Sussex LRC event as part of Chile 40 Years On

Panel: Maria Vasquez-Aguilar, Jeremy Corbyn MP

Recorded Saturday 14 September 2013; photos available via Flickr

Defend Free State Education For All!

Sussex LRC event for UCU conference & Brighton Fringe 2013

Panel: Warren Davies, Maia Pal, Michael Segalov, Veronica Killen

Recorded Wednesday 29 May 2013; photos available via Flickr

Secret City

Sussex LRC event for Brighton Fringe 2013

Panel: Chris Ford, Dr Lee Salter

Recorded Saturday 25 May 2013

Are Tax Dodgers the Real Scroungers?

Sussex LRC event for PCS conference & Brighton Fringe 2013

Panel: Mark Serwotka, Richard Murphy, Katy Clark MP

Recorded Wednesday 22 May 2013; photos available via Flickr

2013 Conversations with Tony Benn

Sussex LRC event for Brighton Fringe 2013

Panel: Rab McKenna, Christine Robinson, Ellie Mae O’Hagan, Tony Benn

Recorded Saturday 11 May 2013; photos available via Flickr

How Trade Unions can Shift Labour left

Sussex LRC fringe meeting for TUC conference 2012

Panel: Len McCluskey, Simon Weller, Maria Exall, Marsha-Jane Thompson, Owen Jones, John McDonnell MP

Recorded Tuesday 11 September 2012; photos available via Flickr

Defend Welfare and Pensions

Sussex LRC fringe meeting for GMB Congress 2012

Panel: Thierry Schaffauser, Ellen Clifford, Dot Gibson, John McDonnell MP

Recorded Tuesday 12 June 2012; photos available via Flickr

United We Stand: Tackling Racism

Sussex LRC event for PCS conference & Brighton Fringe 2012

Panel: Mark Serwotka, Zita Holbourne, Michael Abatan, Nic Eadie, Chris Whitwell

Recorded Tuesday 22 May 2012; photos available via Flickr

We Can Afford Housing and Welfare

Sussex LRC event for Brighton Fringe 2012

Panel: Teresa Pearce MP, Kevin Maguire, Andy Winter, Andrew Fisher

Recorded Saturday 19 May 2012; photos available via Flickr

In Conversation with Tony Benn

Sussex LRC event for Brighton Fringe 2012

Panel: Tony Benn, Owen Jones, John McDonnell MP

Recorded Saturday 12 May 2012; photos available via Flickr

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