This is the last article you can read this month
You can read more article this month
You can read more articles this month
Sorry your limit is up for this month
SPEAKERS from around the world joined the first Peace and Justice Project (PJP) International Conference in central London on Saturday.
The PJP, founded in 2021 by veteran socialist MP for Islington North Jeremy Corbyn, brought together hundreds of activists to the headquarters of the International Transport Federation, with thousands more joining online.
Among speakers were Belgian Workers Party president Peter Mertens, CND general secretary Kate Hudson, political scientist Navsharan Singh, film-maker Ken Loach, Amazon workers’ union president Chris Smalls, rapper Lowkey and former Unite leader Len McCluskey.
Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, German left MP Sevim Dagdelen and founder of the Tricontinental Institute for Social Research Vijay Prashad joined online.
Opening the conference, ITF general secretary Steve Cotton said: “I’m proud that the ITF is able to support this conference because it’s important to bring people together over what’s right.”
Mr Corbyn said: “With the climate crisis, soaring cost of living and war raging in every corner of the globe, it has never been more important for our movement to come together to build an alternative to the misery faced by billions.
“While thousands of innocent people have their entire lives torn apart by the devastation of war, the billionaires and super rich get richer and richer.”
He added that the PJP was founded to bring people together to “debate and participate but most of all for action and this is what this first international conference was all about.”
Regarding the war in Gaza, Mr Corbyn slammed the attack by Hamas on October 7 and condemned the Israeli retaliation that has left nearly 12,000 Palestinians, mainly women and children, dead.
He added that he was “disgusted that the British parliament had failed last week to do the moral thing of voting for a ceasefire.”
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by become a member of the People’s Printing Press Society.
The Morning Star is a readers’ co-operative, which means you can become an owner of the paper too by buying shares in the society.
Shares are £10 each — though unlike capitalist firms, each shareholder has an equal say. Money from shares contributes directly to keep our paper thriving.
Some union branches have taken out shares of over £500 and individuals over £100.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by donating to the Fighting Fund.
The Morning Star is unique, as a lone socialist voice in a sea of corporate media. We offer a platform for those who would otherwise never be listened to, coverage of stories that would otherwise be buried.
The rich don’t like us, and they don’t advertise with us, so we rely on you, our readers and friends. With a regular donation to our monthly Fighting Fund, we can continue to thumb our noses at the fat cats and tell truth to power.
Donate today and make a regular contribution.