Support Corbyn in 12 December UK election

Dear friends,

While the Global Women’s Strike and Payday are non-party political, many of us are campaigning for Jeremy Corbyn in this election to stop a far-right Johnson-Trump alliance.

The LP Manifesto, launched with Corbyn’s powerful speech (see also his 60 seconds resumee), is the most radical in decades and includes:

·        an end to austerity and the hostile environment against immigrants, people with disabilities, single mothers and benefit claimants;

·        billions to tackle the climate emergency immediately;

·        one year paid maternity leave and one month for dads/partners; free personal care to people over 65 and a rise in carer’s allowance (not the living wage family carers deserve but a step in the right direction);

·        full renationalization of the NHS, and of railways, mail gas, electricity, water and transport; ban fracking;

·        an ethical foreign policy and suspending the sale of arms to Israel and Saudi Arabia;

·        a people’s vote with a remain option to solve the Brexit crisis.

Thousands are out campaigning for a Labour victory.  If you have English listen to the interview with a Momentum activist who is also a member of Payday on Sojourner Truth Los Angeles radio show.

Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell have wide national and international support including from artists and academics, which the media is playing down – see letter below signed by a number of prominent people.

What you can do:

·        Add your name as an individual or organization to the letter or write your own in support of Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party.

·        Send that and/or video messages of support to the Labour Party Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and #VoteLabour #Videosforthemany.

·        Circulate this message to your contacts as it is or in translation;

And please cc us, whatever you do, we will publicise it.


Global Women’s Strike

Payday, a network of men working with the GWS  @PaydayRTK

Vote for hope and a decent future

Only Jeremy Corbyn and Labour offer a transformative plan that prioritises the needs of people and the planet, say leading cultural figures


Tue 3 Dec 2019 16.55 GMTLast modified on Tue 3 Dec 2019 18.20 GMT

Jeremy Corbyn campaigns for Labour in Stoke-on-Trent. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/Getty Images

We are alarmed by the global rise of far-right nationalism and the authoritarian turn taken by many governments following the global financial crash of 2008.

We are shamed by extreme levels of inequality, neglect and environmental impoverishment resulting from decades of neoliberalism, in Britain and across the world. We are inspired by growing movements, from Chile to Lebanon and beyond, calling for dignity, accountability and economic justice. People are demanding a future that promises their children decent education, health, jobs and homes, and humane and sustainable solutions to the climate crisis.

In the UK, Labour’s election manifesto under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership offers a transformative plan that prioritises the needs of people and the planet over private profit and the vested interests of a few. Boris Johnson’s Conservatives have nothing to offer but the prospect of an ever more unequal and divided society, and dog-whistle politics. Between hope and despair, the choice before British voters on 12 December could not be more stark or more urgent.
Ronan Bennett Writer and producer, Noam Chomsky Author, Chipo Chung Actor, Clean Bandit Band, Steve Coogan Actor, Rob Delaney Actor, David Edgar Playwright, Brian Eno Musician, Andrew Feinstein Film producer, Stephen Frears Film director, David Graeber Author, Steve Gribbin Comedian, Kane “Kano” Robinson Rapper, Asif Kapadia Film director, Aki Kaurismaki Film director, Peter Kennard Artist, AL Kennedy Author, Naomi Klein Author, Mike Leigh Director, Ken Loach Film director, Lowkey Rapper, Sabrina Mahfouz Playwright, Esther Manito Comedian, Michael Mansfield Barrister, Francesca Martinez Comedian, Massive Attack Band, Bill McKibben Author and co-founder,, Robin Rimbaud (Scanner) Musician, Michael Rosen Poet, Martin Rowson Cartoonist, Mark Rylance Actor, Alexei Sayle Comedian, Gillian Slovo Writer, Robyn Slovo Film producer, Ahdaf Soueif Author, Joelle Taylor Poet, Kate Tempest Musician, Jess Thom Artistic director, Touretteshero, Mark Thomas Writer, Yanis Varoufakis Economist, Ashley Walters Actor, Roger Waters Musician, Benjamin Zephaniah Poet