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Workers' Liberty 62 leads on the surprise defeat for the LNP in Queensland, the 4 March day of action, and Greece
One third of Syriza's parliamentary group has voted to reject the Eurogroup deal.
There are 1.8 million zero-hours jobs being worked in the UK, up from 1.4 million in 2013.
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Text of the Greek government's letter to the eurozone finance ministers, and a letter to all Syriza members from Costas Lapavitsas
Peter Simpson
Peter Simpson, Queensland state secretary of the ETU union, spoke to Workers' Liberty about the 31 January 2015 Queensland election result.
Private landlords gain about £27bn a year from housing benefit and tax breaks.
Italian left, trade unionists and political groups march with further marches planned.
UID-DER, the rank-and-file labour-movement network in Turkey which Workers' Liberty has links with, was involved in a mass strike of metal workers, who are members of the Birleşik Metal-İş (United Metalworkers) union.
Construction workers scored a big win against contractors operating on the Crossrail transport project in central London, after a sacked worker was reinstated within hours of a demo at Crossrail's Oxford Street site.
LGBT people fleeing from Uganda face police harassment in Kenya.

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Analysing what we can learn from the errors of Marxist economic theory in the 1970s.
A collection of articles on Greece going back to July 2014, with a link to older articles.
Two documents, from the 2008 and 2013 Workers' Liberty conferences.
Model motion for free speech on campus.
US socialist Barry Finger contributes to the debate around the Charlie Hebdo attacks and the left's attitude to political Islam.
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.

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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.
Solidarity 355 is out on Wednesday 25 February. Solidarity 356 will be out on 11 March.
A Workers' Liberty pamphlet presenting interviews and discussions with many different groups on the Greek left.

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