Veröffentlicht: Montag, 14. September 2015 21:37
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Jez we did! – A political earthquake
Monday, 14 September 2015/ Socialist Resistance /
Socialist Resistance was founded in 2002 by British Marxists who supported the recomposition reflected by the Scottish Socialist Party, the Socialist Alliance and the Respect party. In July 2009 its supporters refounded it as the British section of the Fourth International.
Socialist Resistance enthusiastically welcomes the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party. Such a result seemed inconceivable after the Tory victory on May 7 and represents a political earthquake in British politics with the potential to regenerate and reshape the left. 
The scale of Corbyn’s victory in the first round, over his lacklustre opponents,  deals a crushing blow to the New Labour machine which tried time and again throughout the campaign to undermine his ideas and his record without success.
A diverse tide of support lies behind this remarkable development.
Young people, thrown on the scrap heap by the Tories through their attacks on students and young workers, have unsurprisingly played a prominent part.
Disabled people, whose right to benefits are under massive attack, remember that Jeremy Corbyn has been alongside them in their campaigns against these cruel assaults.
Those who have stood in solidarity with the Palestinian people, campaigned against Trident  and who see themselves as part of the peace movement know that Jeremy has been one of their most stalwart supporters.
Trade unionists opposing the Tories attacks on the right to strike are involved. The support of major trade unions such as UNITE, UNISON and CWU has been central. 
It is no accident that one of the first visible signs of the strength of Corbyn’s campaign was on the massive Peoples’ Assembly march against austerity on June 20. 
Corbyn’s natural allies include those who have acted in a myriad of different ways in solidarity with refugees. The government must do more to support those fleeing war – and climate change and poverty.