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  Labour Party (UK) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Labour Party's origins lie in the late 19th century, when it became apparent that there was an increasing need for a third party in Britain to represent the interests and needs of the large working-class population (for instance, the 1899 Lyons vs. Wilkins judgement that limited certain types of picketing).
The 1960s Labour government, though claiming to be far less radical on economic policy than its 1940s predecessor, introduced several social changes, such as the partial legalisation of homosexuality and the abolition of the death penalty.
New Labour thought also embraces the notion of the 'Third Way', although critics pointed to the lack of any concise statement of its meaning, and the term later fell from use.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/New_Labour   (4721 words)

 New Zealand Labour Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Soon afterwards, the labour movement was hit by the Waihi miners' strike, a major industrial disturbance prompted by radicals in the union movement.
Almost immediately, the new Labour Party became involved in the acrimonious debate about conscription, which arose during World War I — the Labour Party strongly opposed conscription, and a number of its leaders were jailed for their stand against it.
Labour was defeated again in the next two elections, but in the 1972 election, the party gained a significant victory.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/New_Zealand_Labour_Party   (2206 words)

 New Zealand Labour Party - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The New Zealand Labour Party formed as a political party in 1916, bringing together socialist groups advocating proportional representation and "the Recall" of Members of Parliament, as well as the nationalisation of production and of exchange.
Labour lost office in the 1949 elections, failed to capitalise on the Waterfront Strike of 1951, and remained in the political wilderness of opposition until (barely) winning the election of 1957 under the leadership of Walter Nash, the last foreign-born head.
The resulting period was tumultuous, with Labour's controversial ministers Roger Douglas and Richard Prebble driving rogernomics, a rapid introduction of "free market" reforms and privatisation of government assets.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /new_zealand_labour_party.htm   (676 words)

 New Leader, New Labour?
New Labour defined itself very clearly as far as spending is concerned when Gordon Brown in January 1997 announced that Labour would adopt the Conservative Government's spending budget for the first two years of a Labour government.
Labour also claims that its relationship with the unions is based on "fairness, not favours." All this is somewhat contrasted by the promise by trade unions to "minimise strikes in order not to embarrass a future Blair government" (Sylvester, 1997).
New Labour's allegedly improved internal democracy and renewed union relationship constitute an image that is not true of the actual situation.
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 SUSAN WATKINS - A WEIGHTLESS HEGEMONY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The pragmatism of the traditional Conservative elite was largely eclipsed by this new layer after the electoral defeat of 1997, divorcing the party from the interests of the City and multinationals.
New Labour was thus presented with a consolidated four-year expansion.
Under New Labour, single-parent benefits can be cut, school buildings sold to private companies, cabinet seats handed out in exchange for home loans, millions taken for passports or advertising franchises, asylum seekers locked in country-of-origin detention camps—but, to this sensibility, it all feels much better.
www.newleftreview.net /NLR25901.shtml   (10316 words)

 Labour Party Manifesto, General Election 1997
The purpose of new Labour is to give Britain a different political choice: the choice between a failed Conservative government, exhausted and divided in everything other than its desire to cling on to power, and a new and revitalised Labour Party that has been resolute in transforming itself into a party of the future.
Labour recognises that the option of a united Ireland does not command the consent of the Unionist tradition, nor does the existing status of Northern Ireland command the consent of the Nationalist tradition.
With a new Labour government, Britain will be strong in defence; resolute in standing up for its own interests; an advocate of human rights and democracy the world over; a reliable and powerful ally in the international institutions of which we are a member; and will be a leader in Europe.
www.psr.keele.ac.uk /area/uk/man/lab97.htm   (15878 words)

 Fight Tony Blair and New Labour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
New candidates are typically young, intelligent, 'attractive', self-serving, careerists with the ethics of "bugs bunny" in short "Thatcher's Children".
Labour MP's still often represent some of the poorest constituencies in the country and have a duty to strongly represent the interests of their constituents on government policy in relation to poverty.
When the labour party under the decent "John Smith" attacked the Tory record on crime they promised that a future Labour government would be "tough on crime and tough on the causes of crime" what they meant by the "cause of crime" was poverty an idea rapidly ignored by the Blair government.
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 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | New Labour renewed is Brown's rallying cry
Gordon Brown yesterday set out his personal manifesto for the renewal of the New Labour project so that it can dominate the centre ground of politics and retain power as the "voice of the mainstream majority" long after Tony Blair has finally left office.
Labour's prime minister in waiting coupled a sweeping survey of how he intends to build a "progressive consensus" to achieve his twin goals - 21st century individualism sustained by 21st century community values - with a promise to tour every region of Britain in the year ahead to "listen, hear and learn".
But in praising Mr Blair's decade as Labour leader and embracing most of the New Labour agenda, Mr Brown only once got close to explicit criticism of the Blair era now coming towards its end.
www.guardian.co.uk /guardianpolitics/story/0,3605,1578978,00.html   (801 words)

For the Labour Party was once the guardian of the country's liberal and pacifistic conscience (as indeed was the currently war-mongering Guardian).
Labour was always reluctant to engage in colonial wars and gunboat diplomacy, and for years in opposition had been the patient advocate of peaceful diplomacy and collective security.
New Labour's foreign wars have become a spectator sport that can be turned off the screen when people have had enough.
www.zmag.org /CrisesCurEvts/sierra_leone.htm   (2596 words)

 Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand - Sustainability, Justice, Democracy, Peace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
New Zealand house prices are being pushed beyond the reach of many ordinary Kiwis thanks to an out of control buy up by foreign investors, but a lack of monitoring means the true picture is hidden.
Labour is in a position to form the new government.
Fourth, Labour, unlike any other NZ Government seeking a third term since World War II actually increased its vote from when it was first elected.
www.greens.org.nz   (384 words)

 The Labour Party - Home - Welcome - Current Campaigns - Latest News - People Profiles
The Labour Party believes that the delivery of a high quality health service to all who need it should be a key priority for any government at the highest level.
A year ago the Tanaiste was given the job as Minister for Health and great hopes were placed in her after years of broken promises and delays.
Labour is committed to ensuring breastcheck is available throughout Ireland.
www.labour.ie   (378 words)

 Labour party on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Blair axes 'honours for sale' watchdog; As Labour is revealed to reward three out of four party donors.
The Labour MP, and founder of 'New Labour', Peter MANDELSON doing the rounds in his Hartlepool constituency.
The Labour MP, and founder of 'New Labour', Peter Mandelson visiting his constituency.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/L/Labourpa.asp   (582 words)

 Rainbow Labour New Zealand, Aotearoa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Rainbow Labour is the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, taakataapui, fa'afafine and intersex sector of the Labour Party.
Our current priority is ensuring that a Helen Clark led Labour Party is re-elected to a third term in government.
Labour believes the politics of prejudice, bias and exclusion have no place in New Zealand.
www.rainbowlabour.org.nz   (220 words)

 What's New: A list of hyperlinks to new documents and sites which have recently been put on-line for ease of reference
World Day Against Child Labour: New ILO report highlights plight of children in domestic labour
International Labour Conference opens: ILO is key to a fair globalization, Director-General says
ILO marks 150th ratification of 1999 Convention on the worst forms of child labour
www.ilo.org /public/english/new   (252 words)

 Young Labour New Zealand
Young Labour welcolmes no interest on student loans Young Labour welcomed today's announcement by Labour Leader Helen Clark on major improvements to student support policy in the tertiary sector.
Condoms are our mini billboardsYoung Labour, the youth wing of the New Zealand Labour Party, has taken a novel approach to talking to young people about politics this year - condoms.
Winston throws his toysLabour is showing its true colours by resorting to condoms to get the youth vote and further exposes Labour's plans to continue its perverted agenda," says New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters...
www.younglabour.org.nz   (328 words)

 dfes: youth matters - the green paper for youth. issues for youth work, youth services and connexions
The Labour Party Manifesto (2005) had earlier argued for a 'better alternative for young people' which included a 'national framework for youth volunteering, action and engagement' (The Labour Party 2005: 106).
The new body that will implement the recommendations of the Russell Commission on volunteering will have the task of developing exciting and innovative ways to achieve a step-change in volunteering.
There is going to be a growing demand for new spaces where conversations can be 'off the record', where privacy is respected, and where people can simply 'be' and engage and organize at their pace.
www.infed.org /youthwork/green_paper_2005.htm   (9031 words)

 Patrick Diamond (ed.), New Labour's Old Roots
New Labour was not conjured up out of thin air — it only looks like that because of the party’s amnesia concerning its intellectual development.
These essays show this determination to be deep-rooted in Labour thinking and to be focused on the commitment to equality.
"On one level, Diamond's assertion of the seriousness of New Labour's ideological pedigree is a provocation to those like Roy Hattersley who believe that the Blairites have abandoned social democracy altogether.
www.imprint.co.uk /books/diamond.html   (416 words)

 The Scottish Labour Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
New measures to strengthen police effectiveness and improve community safety
Salmond's plan to win another 20 first past the post seats at the 2007 election for the Scottish Parliament, has been proved to be nothing more than empty bluster.
Speaking at Labour's annual conference, First Minister Jack McConnell said: "We said Labour would act on bail and remand and today I can announce that we will toughen the bail and remand system, to make it more transparent and to properly punish those who abuse the system."
www.scottishlabour.org.uk   (177 words)

 crystal power
This belief continues today among occultists and New Age healers, even though it is based on nothing more than testimonials, the placebo effect, selective thinking, wishful thinking, the Forer effect, sympathetic magic, and communal reinforcement.
By hanging a little piece of jewelry around the neck, you might be able to protect a small part of the throat, however.
The New Age idea that crystals can harness and direct energy seems to be based upon a misunderstanding of one of the more curious characteristics of certain crystals, namely, that they produce an electrical charge when compressed.
www.skepdic.com /crystals.html   (780 words)

 Oxford Scholarship Online: The Rise of New Labour
Abstract: The main aim of the book is to explore electoral behaviour in Britain from 1979- 97, which covers the 18years of Conservative government with Margaret Thatcher and John Major as prime ministers of the country and ends with New Labour's landslide victory in 1997.
The authors of The Rise of New Labour describe the electoral experiments in the British political spectrum in this period, assess the reasons for their success and failure and discuss their implications in the framework of the underlying theories of electoral behaviour.
The analyses in the book are based on the series of British Election Surveys (BESs) that have been undertaken immediately after every election since 1964 and on the 1992-97 British Election Panel Study (BEPS).
www.oxfordscholarship.com /oso/public/content/politicalscience/0199245118/toc.html   (264 words)

 Amazon.com Books: New & used textbooks, biographies, children's books, science fiction, cookbooks & more   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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Our lists of the month's hottest new fiction and nonfiction are topped by The Line of Beauty, Alan Hollinghurst's gorgeous Booker Prize-winning novel of a young gay man in Thatcherite London, and Magical Thinking, a daring and funny collection of true stories from Running with Scissors author Augusten Burroughs.
Amazon.com /books   (642 words)

 Tim Barnett - MP for Christchurch Central - New Zealand Labour Party
If you wish to find out about my views and the Labour Party's policies, you can read some of my recent media releases, speeches, read my viewpoints, or visit the Labour Party web-site.
Under Labour, benefit numbers are down by over 100,000 - a drop of 23%.
Under Labour there are 6 more New Zealanders in jobs every hour.
www.timbarnett.org.nz   (209 words)

 LabourStart: Where trade unionists start their day on the net.
Labour News Network Use this feature to post news stories to LabourStart even if you don't have a website.
Labour Website of the Year Meet the winner.
UFCW Canada members declare their feelings for Wal-Mart during the annual Labour Day march in Toronto.
www.labourstart.org   (771 words)

 Home Page
The focus is primarily on the period to 1937, when the New Zealand Federation of Labour was formed, but some material covers the history of particular unions to the 1990's and there is biographical material as well.
The anti-union 1991 Employment Contracts Act caused a watershed in New Zealand industrial relations, and the organised labour landscape altered substantially.
Those interested in New Zealand labour history should join the Trade Union History Project via The Treasurer, TUHP, P.O. Box 27-425, Wellington.
www.geocities.com /nzhistory   (173 words)

 Homepage - New Zealand Department of Labour
We're working to help our businesses work better, meet New Zealand's skill needs and improve the quality of New Zealanders' working lives.
Maori Labour Market Outcomes: Trends and Outlook focuses on changes in the past six years and prospects for the next two years.
Employers are still competing for hard-to-find labour, but there are signs that skill shortages are now beginning to ease, according to the Department of Labour's latest Job Vacancy Monitor.
www.dol.govt.nz   (129 words)

 TheRailForum.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
WASHINGTON -- Amtrak's board of directors has voted to split the train's Northeast Corridor service into a separate subsidiary, a move that railroad officials said would isolate the cost of maintaining the railroad's busiest line.
The subsidiary would manage service between Washington, New York and Boston.
It would be owned and controlled by Amtrak but have its own president and management who would report to Amtrak's board.
therailforum.com /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2515   (588 words)

 Encyclopedia article on New Zealand Labour Party [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Kirk's death in office left the Party (subsequently led by Bill Rowling) unable to win against the Muldoon landslide in the election of 1975.
After a long period in opposition, with politics dominated by an increasingly authoritarian Muldoon, David Lange restored Labour's fortunes in the 1984 elections.
Products related to New Zealand Labour Party: books, DVD, electronics, garden, kitchen, magazines, music, photo, posters, software, tools, toys, VHS, videogames
encyclozine.com /New_Zealand_Labour_Party   (621 words)

 Home page: The Labour Party: securing Britain's future
Britain is giving £12 million to relief efforts in Pakistan.
All the news and speeches from our annual conference in Brighton >>
Promoted by Matt Carter, General Secretary, on behalf of The Labour Party, both at 16 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP.
www.labour.org.uk   (109 words)

 Political Resources on the Net - New Zealand I (Parties and Organizations)
Elections to the New Zealand House of Representatives
New Zealand Progressive Political Party A NZ socialist party
New Zealand National Front A political party dedicated to preserving kiwi culture
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