Jeremy Corbyn’s “Project for Peace and Justice” had 7,000 log in for its launch rally online on Sunday 17 January.
Sadly, the proposals on the four areas chosen — Green New Deal, Economic Security, International Justice, Democratic Society — extended only to a promise to have experts devise new policies, plus calls to sign petitions, help local food banks, and favour “peace and diplomacy” rather than “conflict and inequality”. Jeremy Corbyn also plugged the Morning Star.
There was little mention of working-class action (beyond a general appeal from chair Christine Blower to support trade unions) and little of socialism.
John McDonnell, Manuel Cortes, Matt Wrack, and Ian Hodson were among several talking-heads providing video clips at the start to back the project.