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As thousands flock to support Corbyn...

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EREMY CORBYN HAS BEEN


speaking to huge audiences
around the country. Over the
last week 3,000 gathered in Bristol,
several thousand in Redruth in
Cornwall and a thousand rallied in
Swansea. The scale of the rallies is
because of the popularity of Corbyns
anti-austerity message.
Meanwhile, the right-wing of the
Labour Party continue to desperately
find ways to attack, smear and belittle
Corbyn.
Well over a hundred Consitituency
Labour Parties (CLPs) have now backed
Corbyn, with less than 30 backing his
leadership rival Owen Smith. In fact by
the middle of this week, more CLPs
had taken a neutral position on who they
were supporting than had backed Smith!
And this week Corbyn supporters
swept the board on Labours National
Executive Committee (NEC), with the
top candidate getting over 100,000
votes.
The support for Corbyn has breathed
new life into Labour Party democracy,
but Corbyns opponents dont seem to
like it.
Deputy Labour leader, Tom Watson
claimed that the surge in support for
Jeremy Corbyn is due to infiltration
of the Labour Party by Trotskyists.
They are desperate to foster the idea
that the Corbyn surge is really down to
what they would have as some kind of
external malicious force which threatens
the very future of the Labour Party.

Court

So craven are Corbyns enemies in


Labour that having lost in court over
new members being allowed to vote
in the leadership contest, they want to
appeal the decision at a potential cost of
200,000 of Labour members money!
What really frightens Watson et al is
Corbyns preparedness to stand by his
principles. They think that electability,
and therefore power, means compromise.
If, as now looks likely, Jeremy Corbyn
wins the leadership contest he will no
doubt face even more attacks from the
right inside of Labour. His enemies in
Labour will want to regroup and plan
further attempts to depose him and push
him to make compromises. The biggest

RMT Southern Railways strikers


beneficiaries of the rights attempted
coup inside Labour are the Tories.
Instead of Corbyn having to prove his
base of support inside Labour, his focus
should be on how to make the most of
the mess the government is in.

Urgently

Support for Corbyn has to go beyond


Labour Party members participation in
the internal democracy of the Labour
Party, as important as that is.
We have to build a strong antiausterity and anti-racist movement
which makes support for Corbyns
policies visible in the streets.
The demonstration on 2 October at the
Tory Party conference in Birmingham is
a very important opportunity to do this.
The leadership race will be over by
then. The task will be for those inside
and outside Labour to urgently push to
build the movement outwards.
The Satnd Up to Racism Confronting
The Rise In Racism conference that

Jeremy Corbyn will be speaking at on


Saturday 8 October will also be a crucial
rallying point for the movement.
There has been a marked rise in racial
abuse and attacks in the wake of the
EU referendum and the filthy racist
campaigns on both sidesthis has to be
stopped.

Back these strikes:


Eurostar

RMT members will walk out from 12


to 15 and 27 to 29 August while TSSA
members will strike on 14 and 15 and
28 and 29. The dispute is over work/ life
balance.

North Sea Oil

Hundreds of North Sea Oil workers in


the RMT and Unite unions are set to
strike again between 15 August and 3
September. Rush messages of solidarity
to: oilc.rmt.secretary@gmail.com and
offshoreunite@gmail.com

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