- Labour Emancipation League
The Labour Emancipation League was a
socialistorganisation in London.
The origins of the league lay in the split of the Stratford Dialectical and Radical Club around
Ambrose Barkerfrom the National Secular Societyin 1880. In 1881, the Club was forced to abandon its activities, although it remained in existence as the HomertonSocialist Society.
Tom Lemonfrom the Society joined with Joe Lane and Frank Kitzto hold regular public meetings in Mile End. These proved a success, and they formed the Labour Emancipation League to continue this work. The first secretary, Aaron Moseley, soon resigned and was replaced by Lane.
The League was influenced by
Marxism, Chartismand Proudhon. Its programme called for:quotation
*Equal direct adult suffrage
*Direct legislation by the people
*Abolition of the
*The people to decide on
secularand industrial education
*Liberty of speech, press and meeting
*Free administration of justice
nationalisationof land, mines and transport
*Society to regulate production and wealth to be shared equitably by all
monopolyof the capitalist class to be broken and the means of productiontransformed into collective or public property
The League soon spread across the
East End of London. In 1884, it joined H. M. Hyndman's Democratic Federation, which was consequently renamed the Social Democratic Federationand adopted much of the League's programme.
* [http://www.geocities.com/~johngray/fuse03.htm The Slow Burning Fuse: The Labour Emancipation League]
* [http://libcom.org/history/lane-joseph-1851-1920 Lane, Joseph, 1851-1920]
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