See this powerful plea for solidarity with the Iraqi labour movement
LFIQ Director Gary Kent outlines at the Fabian Society blog Next Left how the Labour leadership candidates could help the Iraqi unions.
LFIQ Joint President Dave Anderson has today tabled a Commons motion on the Iraqi trade unions That this House supports the work of the new and independent trade union movement in Iraq; deplores the barbaric terrorist attack on a textile factory in Hilla in May 2010 which killed 40 workers and injured dozens of other people; agrees with the Trades Union Congress that this is a tragic reminder of just how urgently Iraq needs a stable, non-sectarian government which can put in place the laws and policies to enable ordinary Iraqis to live and work in dignity, peace and freedom; … Continue reading Commons backing for trade unions in Iraq
Dear Comrade To all candidates in the Labour Party leadership campaign The campaign for the leadership of the Labour Party will involve discussion of Iraq. Labour Friends of Iraq (LFIQ) was established by those who either opposed or supported the intervention. We put aside these deep differences to work together to provide moral and material support to the Iraqi labour movement and other parts of civil society as well as to help the democratic and federal political process in Iraq. In regular discussions in Iraq and in the UK with a wide range of Iraqi political and social forces, we … Continue reading LFIQ seeks to engage with Labour leadership candidates