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The latest edition of Off The Rails, a platform for rank-and-file rail workers published by Workers' Liberty.
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A railworker and organiser of the "Keep the Guard on the Train" campaign against job cuts and "Driver-Only Operation" spoke to Off The Rails, the rank-and-file railworkers' magazine produced by Workers' Liberty, about how the campaign has been built.
The British student movement should take its lead from its counterparts in Germany, Chile and other countries, which succeeded in overturning the introduction of a shambolic, transparently unfair system of tuition fees.
After months of speculation and vague promises Labour's Clive Efford MP has published his NHS (Amended Duties and Powers) Private Members Bill.
The situation in Kobane has been boosted by the arrival of Iraqi-Kurdish peshmerga fighters, whose commander Ahmaf Gardi has stated that: "We will not leave until the city is wiped clean of ISIS".
Demonstrations of fascists and ultra-nationalists took place across Russia on 4 November.
Two poems by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson — “The Return” and “Back” — portraying the mental trauma of war.
1,500 people protested in Trafalgar Square on 1 November as part of the International Day of Action in support of Kobane, the Syrian Kurdish town being besieged by ISIS.
Neo-Nazis, fascists, and other ultra-nationalists from throughout Europe converged on Lugansk and Donetsk on 1-2 November as observers in the 'elections' staged by the so-called People's Republics.
On 8 October, outsourced workers – cleaners, caterers, switchboard workers, seamstresses, porters and others – employed by ISS at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, South London, struck for the same pay and conditions as directly employed workers.

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Speech by Albert Glotzer, representing the "Heterodox" Trotskyists of Max Shachtman's Workers Party at a memorial meeting in New York organised by James P. Cannon's "Orthodox" Trotskyist Socialist Workers Party in 1940.
Daniel De Leon (1852-1914) was a pioneer of the American socialist movement, educating a generation in the basics of class-struggle revolutionary politics.
Italian dictator Mussolini thanks Stalin for his purge of the last Old Bolsheviks and hails him as a fascist.
What about the democratic rights that all of us enjoy? Can it be denied that they give genuinely democratic government?
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.
The first step that a genuine Workers’ Government would take would be directed toward assuring continuous production so as to satisfy the needs of the people.
A rousing song about James Connolly, rebutting the myth that the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin set out to make of themselves a "Blood Sacrifice."
On the eve of her death , Rosa Luxemburg outlined the immediate political and social aims of the Spartacists, the German Bolsheviks.
The "Kurdistan Workers' Party" (PKK) and the movements it leads are the main forces resisting ISIS on the ground in Syria. What is the PKK?
An interview with Marksist Tutum about Turkey, the Kurds, ISIS and the US.
In August 1969, IS/SWP suddenly switched from raucous agitation for “British troops out” of Northern Ireland (on the spurious grounds that all the troops would ever do is back up the Orange sectarian regime) to de facto support for the troops as providing a “breathing space”.
Why The Workers Party says USA is Imperialist in World War 2 *
The First World War and the Irish workers who enlisted to fight in it.
A plain, straightforward statement by the great Marxian socialist William Morris of what revolutionary international socialists want and do not want.
"The clergy fight against the socialists and try to belittle them in the eyes of the workers. They fulminate against strikers, and against the opponents of the government. They turn the churches into a place of political propaganda."
A 1989 article by Loren Goldner, first published in the US socialist journal New Politics.
If "stop the bombing" immediately means "let the Kurds of Kobane die", socialists should not raise that slogan.
The Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad has offered the Western governments battling ISIS an alliance “to fight terrorism”.
Documents from AWL conference 25-26 October 2014
A letter to the British Trotskyists, 2 October 1933.
Provos, Protestants, and working-class politics: an imaginary dialogue (1986, plus a 2007 introduction); the debate in Socialist Organiser, 1983
A poem by Jane Wilde, the mother of Oscar Wilde, on the Irish Famine in the mid-19th Century --- and about the famines and plaques that needlessly slaughter the poor and vulnerable in our own world.
Rosa Luxemburg remains one of the key political figures in socialist history for many reasons. She was an independent critical thinker, a committed Marxist and an unshakeable revolutionary committed to working-class democracy and socialism.
HKCTU backs movement for universal suffrage; Chinese media claim union group is in pay of US.
They are only Africans. They may be dying from Ebola in record numbers, but who really cares? Such are the politics of plague.
In Scotland, the pro-independence left wants to make the working class footsoldiers for the Poujadist nationalism of the SNP.
The men’s rugby club at the London School of Economics has been disbanded, after circulating a sexist, classist and homophobic leaflet at this year’s freshers fair.
A review of This Changes Everything: Capitalism versus the Climate by Naomi Klein.

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