Hexham Labour Friends of Palestine – latest event: Children in detention – in two parts, here’s part 1

October 18, 2020Featured, Home page featured, International, News

HEXHAM LABOUR FRIENDS OF PALESTINE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NEWCASTLE PALESTINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN INVITE YOU TO A MULTI-MEDIA EVENT on PALESTINIAN CHILDREN IN ISRAELI DETENTION Download a flyer here and email/FB your contacts! WITH IYAD BURNAT Leader of the non-violent resistance movement in Bil’in, in the West Bank of Palestine AND SALWA DUAIBIS AND GERARD HORTON Military … Read More

The Mayor’s latest weekly update w/c 4 October 2020

October 11, 2020Featured, Home page featured, Mayor, News

Our socialist mayor’s latest update on the week. Jamie has been busy – speaking up for the north of the Tyne businesses and workers, making the case for equality in the treatment between north and south during the government’s uneven pandemic response.  The latest restrictions will severely disadvantage the lower-paid and smaller businesses. See Jamie’s … Read More

Video of Hexham Labour Party and Newcastle PSC online event on the demolition of Palestinian houses

October 9, 2020Featured, Home page featured, International

HEXHAM LABOUR PARTY  IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NEWCASTLE PALESTINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN INVITE YOU TO A MULTI-MEDIA EVENT on HOUSE  DEMOLITIONS WITH BETH RIELLY of INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT AND AWDA HATHALEEN and CODY O’ROURKE of GOOD SHEPARD COLLECTIVE INTRODUCED BY ANN SCHOFIELD, NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCILLOR AND PSC MEMBER THE SESSION RUNS FOR 90 MINS – 30 MINS PER SPEAKER, WITH … Read More

Now is the perfect time for a Green New Deal

September 29, 2020Featured, Home page featured, Mayor, News

Unemployment is the worst of the economic scourges. Pundits obsess about debt-to-GDP ratio, interest rates, inflation targets, and trade imbalances. But it’s unemployment that fuels anxiety, crushes mental health and lays waste to communities. Having citizens unable to earn a living is a blight on prosperity. So Rishi Sunak was right to take action. But … Read More

News from the Mayor’s office – the ‘Good Law Project’ go after Tories’ (not really) competitive tendering

September 19, 2020Featured, Home page featured, Mayor

How would you feel if someone broke the law, took £480 of your money, and spent it secretly? In under six months, Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings have spent £10 billion on Test & Trace and £15 billion on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). That’s a staggering sum. It’s £480 per UK adult. Hanbury Strategy is … Read More

HEXHAM LABOUR PARTY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NEWCASTLE PALESTINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN

August 27, 2020Featured, Home page featured, International, News

Click here to view the recorded online talk from Palestine, 18 August 2020 organised by Hexham CLP, and featuring AHMAD AL-BAZZ, PALESTINIAN JOURNALIST SPEAKING ON — the geopolitical, geographical and historically changing shape of the Palestinian homeland and RASHED KHUDAIRAT, JORDAN VALLEY SOLIDARITY SPEAKING ON — the Israeli occupation’s ongoing annexation of the Jordan Valley. INTRODUCED BY ANN … Read More

Algorithms: should their use be downgraded?

August 24, 2020Featured, Home page featured

“Politicians are terrified of U-turns. They look indecisive” I wrote two months ago. The sound of screeching tyres accompanied last week’s handbrake turn. Boris Johnson and Gavin Williamson were adamant that Ofqual’s algorithm was “robust”. Until they suddenly declared it was all Ofqual’s fault. I wonder what grade our school leavers, parents and teachers would … Read More

HEXHAM LABOUR PARTY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NEWCASTLE PALESTINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN

August 12, 2020Featured, Home page featured, News

Click here to view the recorded online talk from Palestine, 18 August 2020 organised by Hexham CLP, and featuring AHMAD AL-BAZZ, PALESTINIAN JOURNALIST and KHUDAIRAT, JORDAN VALLEY SOLIDARITY SPEAKING ON — The geopolitical, geographical and historical changing shape of the Palestinian homelands, and the Israeli occupation’s ongoing annexation of the Jordan Valley. INTRODUCED BY ANN SCHOFIELD, NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCILLOR … Read More

New deal? Or the same old deal with different spin?

July 15, 2020Featured, Home page featured

A fortnight ago, Boris Johnson compared  himself to US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.   FDR’s New Deal turned round the economic collapse of the Great Depression.   He created the first ever US state pensions and unemployment insurance.   He promoted collective bargaining, improving wages and working conditions.   The Public Works Administration built dams, … Read More

PALESTINE EVENT – THURSDAY 16 JULY 2020

July 14, 2020Featured, Home page featured, International, News

HEXHAM LABOUR PARTY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NEWCASTLE PALESTINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN INVITE YOU TO A TALK featuring BEN JAMAL DIRECTOR, PALESTINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN and LOUISE REGAN VICE CHAIR OF PSC, EX-PRESIDENT OF NEU speaking on: ANNEXATION, AND BOYCOTT, DIVESTMENT AND SANCTIONS (BDS) INTRODUCED BY ANN SCHOFIELD, Newcastle City Councillor and PSC member.  The session runs for … Read More