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The Maidan in Ukraine needs to be defended against the lies and calumnies of the Stalin-nostalgics, Putin-apologists and cheerleaders for Russian imperialism who masquerade as ‘anti-fascists’.
Interview with Ioanna Gaitani, a supporter of the Greek socialist group Internationalist Workers’ Left (DEA) and a Syriza member of the Greek parliament.
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Out of the new movement for free education, a slate of socialist candidates is coming together for the elections to the leadership of the National Union of Students.
Workers at a central London language school are fighting back after their boss closed down the school despite owing unpaid wages.
Attacks on LGBT people in Russia have increased tenfold since the Duma voted last year to outlaw “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors.”
After the murder of 12 people at the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, we are once again having to deal with questions of free speech, of Islamism, and reprisal attacks by the neo-fascist far-right.
The French revolutionary socialists of the NPA have denounced the attack on the office of Charlie Hebdo (7 January 2015) and called on people to join the protest demonstrations across France.
If the left party Syriza wins the Greek general election on 25 January, what will happen, and what should socialists in Greece, Britain and other countries say and do?
An interview with Hattie Craig, one of the organisers of the November student demo and the left candidate for Vice President Higher Education of NUS.
December 2013 saw Sweden’s largest anti-racist rally in years as 16,000 people assembled in Stockholm following a Nazi attack.
Patrick Murphy, a founder of the schools activist network Lanac, a socialist, and a member of Workers' Liberty, is running for deputy general secretary of the National Union of Teachers. The ballot will be between 5 and 28 January.

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A collection of all the latest articles on the current situation in Greece
Borotba's Stalinist politics: articles from the Ukrainian left.
A report of the dayschool on Greece held by Workers' Liberty on 18 January.
A resolution on the situation in Greece passed at the Workers' Liberty national committee on 17 January, eight days before the Greek election.
A French socialist writes: The left has not been able to clearly denounce the Islamist murders in Paris without either overstressing the importance of Islamophobia, or overstressing the reactionary character of Islam...
A review of Costas Lapavitsas' "Profiting without producing".
How can revolutionary socialists in the labour movement help workplace struggles, spread them, catalyse new ones, give them a political perspective?
Does Workers' Liberty ignore the role of imperialism in the rise of Islamism? Or does much of the British left reproduce a simplistic picture which blurs over Islamism's counter-revolutionary character?
The Tories remaining in office would be a disaster for the working class. Yet the only alternative government is Ed Miliband’s Labour Party, committed to a softer version of cuts and anti-migrant politics. What should socialists do?
Birkbeck University cancels room booking for an Islamist-organised conference under pressure from anti-Muslim far right.
For anyone interested in building working-class power in America, the question of how to break through anti-union hostility amongst industrial workers in the South is a real one.
A socialist response to UKIP's mainfesto.
Maybe the first big classical-Marxist statement on imperialism was by Karl Kautsky, in 1899, replying to Eduard Bernstein’s call for a “revision” of the perspective of Marx and Engels.
A review of the literature on Ukraine produced by Workers Power, the British left group which has apologised most prolifically for Russian nationalism and imperialism.
A review of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.
A bill defining Israel as “the nation state of the Jewish people” was passed on Sunday 23 November by the Israeli cabinet, despite protests that this bill undermines the “democratic” character of Israel and discriminates against Israel’s Palestinian citizens, who comprise 20% of the population.
From the Youth of All Nations by H C Harwood is a bitter complaint against the ruling classes on all sides of the First World War playing out their arguments with the sufferings and lives of soldiers.
Leaked documents show how civil service bosses try to “handle” unions.
There is a tendency to blame new technologies for whatever worries happen to be top of the agenda of social conservatives.
The tenants’ campaign on the New Era estate in Hoxton, east London, has spotlighted the rise of a fight back by private tenants.
After being evicted by the police from their nine day occupation of Parliament Square in October, a new movement called “Occupy Democracy” attempted to reclaim the Square on Friday 21 of November.
An interview with Oktay Cinpolat from London-based Kurdish and Turkish organisation, Day-Mer.
Jerusalem has been in flames — again. Two youngsters from Jabel Mukaber, one of the Arab villages annexed to Jerusalem, entered a synagogue in the west of the city during morning prayers and killed four devout Jews. Uri Avnery looks at the context to these killings.
War and revolution has been a theme of 2014. Workers’ Liberty comrades recommend some books on that theme, all readily available, and ideal for reading over the holiday period.
Solidarity is both our great organising weapon now, and the simple definition of what will be the core of a humane, working-class-run, society.
A speech at the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts conference by AWL student activist Beth Redmond.
The foundations of capitalist society need close examination, so that we may see more clearly how this social system functions and in what direction it is moving.
This splendid summary of his political beliefs was written by a Pennsylvanian coal miner.

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7pm, Wed 28 January, Bentham House seminar room 1, UCL, Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0EG.
A socialist feminist conference on 28 February, 11 to 17:30 at the Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, hosted by women in Workers' Liberty - everyone welcome.
Meeting weekly in central London to discuss Karl Marx's Capital, volume one, on a study course organised by Workers' Liberty.
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