A union strategy for actively fighting the attacks we face can rebuild workers' confidence.
Ritzy cinema workers struck again on 20 July to demand a living wage. This time, the bosses tried to keep the cinema running.
Workers' Advice Centre: "The only liveable alternative is a political settlement based on a two-state solution"
The Workers' Advice Centre, an independent union centre in Israel/Palestine organising both Israeli-Jewish and Arab workers, has published this statement against the Israeli assault on Gaza.
A workplace bulletin by Lewisham Hospital workers, for Lewisham Hospital workers.
This appeal for a demonstration in Tel Aviv has been put out by left-wingers in Israel.
Alexis Tsipras wants to convince Greek capitalism that Syriza is a "safe bet" in government. But the party needs to deepen the fight against capitalist austerity! A new left opposition is now opening up in the party.
Sharp declines in standard of living for big majority.
Protest highlights how in 42 of 53 Commonwealth countries it is illegal to be LGBT.
By regrouping in Donetsk and Lugansk, Russian separatists are able to use the civilian population as “protection”: bombardments by air or land by the Ukrainian forces would inevitably cause major civilian casualties.
Shia-sectarian militias are mobilising against ISIS more effectively than the Iraqi army.
The White House has announced plans to spend $3.7 billion deporting 52,000 children to Central America.
Authorities in Calais have created a by-law prohibiting groups of people occupying or setting up camps across the town.
- Rosa, Karl 1919
- Open letter for revolutionary regroupment, September 1974
- AWL: what we are, what we do and why we do it
- The Lies Against Socialism Answered
- The Collapse of the Socialist International in the First World War
- Why we publish The Workers' Republic (January 1967)
- Socialist Worker (mealy-mouthedly) mourns bin Laden
- An encounter with the shy Bishop Taaffe
- Dylan at 70: his 1960s "Protest Songs" revisited
- Women in the Paris Commune
- Bolshevism and democracy
- The militant working-class suffragist
- Savage Violence in 20th Century Irish Schools: Why Did People Stand For It?
- Against the Tide: 107 Tales for Our Time
- September 1939: Behind the Stalinazi pact
- The Euston Manifesto
- Socialism and Democracy: democracy, direct action and the class struggle
- Libya, anti-imperialism, and the Socialist Party
- An Solas/Workers' Republic, 1966-8
- The Socialist Party and the workers: “Every sect is religious”
- Anarchism, Marxism, and polemic
- Working-class struggle and anarchism
- Workers' Fight magazine, 1967-8
- Poplar Council: Guilty and proud of it!
- The Working Class Self-Education Movement: The League of the "Plebs"
- The German Revolution, November 1918
- What is Marxism For?
- 1. Russia's invasion of Poland and Finland: What happened in 1939-40
- Debating Stalinism in the 1940s
- Is Cuba Socialist?
- Lenin and the Myth of Revolutionary Defeatism by Hal Draper (part 2)
- Lenin and the myth of revolutionary defeatism by Hal Draper
- The Bolsheviks, as they were
- Bernard Dix (1925–1995) British correspondent of Labor Action
- 1917 was a democratic revolution!
- The October Revolution Was Made For Freedom in equality!
- The Price of the Isolation of the Bolshevik Revolution
- Trotsky's legacy
- The Russian Question: A debate between Raya Dunayevskaya and Max Shachtman
- Wellington seafarers and the invasion of Finland
- The Crisis in the SWP: What Sort of Revolutionary Party do We Need?
- Neither Washington nor Moscow - For the Third Camp Against War!
- Neither Washington nor Moscow: those were the days
- Ignazio Silone and the Third Camp
- My political faith by Ignazio Silone
- An open letter to Ignazio Silone
- What is the Third Camp?
- The Fate of Civil Liberty in Imperialist War
- Rival of Capitalism, Oppressor of Labor, Enemy of Peace
- Fair Deal Parrot or 'Architect of the Future'?
- Youth Conscription and the Drive Against Academic Freedom
- The Third Camp: “Neither victims, nor executioners”
- The life and death of Henk Sneevliet, Dutch Internationalist
- What the Third Camp meant to me, and to some others
- The Left and Max Shachtman Part 1
- The fate of Max Shachtman: a critical assessment
- Matt Merrigan: a fighter for the Third Camp in Ireland
- The first mass workers' revolts
- Fight in Germany is nationwide
- How workers launched the June Days
- The East German workers revolt
- Who were the leaders?
- Since the uprising
- Stalinist imperialism
- What is Independent Socialism?
- Why is the working class central?
- What is the role of a revolutionary organisation?
- The Neo-Stalinist Type: Notes on a New Political Ideology
- Germany 1953: Workers rise against Stalinist rule. Workers' Liberty 3/40:
- Korea,Whose War Is It?
- US Imperialism and the Political War for Korea: Clash Tests U. S. Position in Far East
- Why did Cliff slander Shachtman?
- Publications advertised by the Workers Party as of October 1948
- "For a Labor Declaration of Political Independence"
- Isaac Deutscher: The Anatomy of an Apologist
- George Orwell's "1984"
- After the March on Washington (Max Shachtman, 1963)
- Hitler, Stalin and the Trotskyist split of 1939-40. Workers' Liberty 3/41
- Sacco and Vanzetti - Labor's martyrs
- April 1940: the USSR and and the World War
- September 1939: Behind the Stalinazi pact
- Stalin’s Place in History: Assessing the Social Role of the Great Assassin
- How Stalin destroyed communism
- U S Labor needs its own party!
- What is Stalinism?
- Atomic Energy: for Barbarism or Socialism? A Socialist Manifesto From the Dawn of the Nuclear Age
- The Price of Isolation for the Russian Workers and their Revolution
- What is Stalinism?
- The Working Class is Key
- Revolution against Stalinism
- “Practical" Capitalism? "Utopian" Socialism? A 1945 Election Speech on U S Radio
- Fighting sin or fighting capital? A Debate on Socialism and Religion
- African Americans, 1947: We want to be free!
- Leon Trotsky and the (Shachtman) Workers Party (1946)
- Socialism the hope of humanity (1944)
- 75 years ago: the Fourth International is founded after a 15-year fight against Stalinism
- Blitzkrieg and Revolution (May 1940)
- Tradition and Living Revolutionary Policy
- Stalinist Terror: The First Sixteen Years, to the Murder of Trotsky
- What is Trotskyism?
- John Brown—Revolutionist
- The Third Camp socialists in the USA: a symposium of recollections and reflections
- New book portrays an era
- Marx and Lenin on press freedom
- Dieudonné: symptom of a wider problem
- Trotsky's "My Life", reviewed by Max Shachtman (1930)
- Revolutionary socialists and black struggle in America
- 'The Pickets'
- The ABCs of socialism today: an outline of the basics
- Ukrainian nationalist guerrillas in the 1940s
- The last speech of Bartolomeo Vanzetti
- The Irish Trotskyists of the 1940s condemn "Irish only" trade unionism
- "Left-wing cartoons and comics offer unique view of mid-20th century"
- Cannon and Shachtman: The other history of American Trotskyism
- In Defense of Revisionism (1946)
- Matt Merrigan on the IRA in the mid-fifties
- Trotsky and Marxism part 2: the Fourth International
- Negroes in the US Civil War: Their Role in the Second American Revolution [CLR James, 1943]
- Yalta 1945: when Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill shared out the spoils of World War Two
- Shachtman and Draper debate Cuba, 1961
- Matt Merrigan on Ireland in Labor Action, 1955-7
- 1940: Max Shachtman's reply to Leon Trotsky - A “petty bourgeois” opposition?
- Bolshevism and democracy
Do you remember the rats, and the stench Of corpses rotting in front of the front line trench?
Since the latest round of Israeli air bombardments of Gaza began on 8 July, around 200 Palestinians have died.
Boris Kagarlistsky and others organise left cover for extreme Russian nationalism at Yalta "anti-war conference".
What Israel is doing to the Palestinians now is a political, moral, and military obscenity!
Lenin's analysis of the collapse of the Socialist International at the outbreak of war in 1914
Between the two world wars Marxists considered Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Poland to be imperialist powers, because in these states there were oppressed national minorities
"Solidarity between Jewish and Arab workers is the only way to overcome the cycle of bloodshed" 
Analysis of the situation in Israel/Palestine after the flotilla massacre from left-wing Israeli magazine Challenge.
The first "anti-Zionist" anti-war movement: "The Jews" in the Boer War (a Discussion on Israel, N. Ireland, apartheid S Africa)
The first "anti-Zionist" anti-war movement: "the Jews" in the Boer War, etc.
The Mavi Marmara massacre flows from the whole policy of recent Israeli governments.
Gerd Koenen, who in the 1970s, was a leading member of the Communist League of West Germany, an eclectic but numerically substantial Maoist (and pro-Pol-Pot) organisation, has recently published memoirs. He has learned some things over the years: and one of them, as this extract shows, is the rottenness of standard left "anti-Zionism".
Where Is the Petty Bourgeois Opposition? By the SWP Political Committee minority, March 1940.
This is chapter 7 of Leon Trotsky's The War And The International, 1914
Translated extracts from Alfred Rosmer's The Workers’ Movement during the First World War which tell the story of how the French trade union federation the CGT collapsed.
100 years ago, in August 1914, World War 1 triggered a collapse of the Socialist International into national fragments. Max Shachtman reviewed the experience on the 20th anniversary.
In building a new socialist awareness, young workers are central.
What collapsed when European Stalinism collapsed?
We are still at the mercy of irrational social and political forces, even while our power to tame the irrational forces of nature, at whose mercy humankind has been throughout its existence, reaches an amazing and still increasing capacity.
Matt Merrigan (1921-2000) was a socialist and trade unionist and one of very few Third Camp Trotskyists in Ireland.
A critical survey of the Labour Left in the 1980s, written in July 1990, when the Labour Party banned Solidarity's predecessor, Socialist Organiser.
There is a lot of reference on the British left to “Islamophobia”, but less actual discussion about what it means. Do Muslims in Britain suffer oppression as Muslims, and if so what kind?
Religious indoctrination and religious segregation has no place in schools.
If conditions ever justify hard-pressed adults 'smacking'children, 'smacking' children was 'understandable' in these conditions.
GCSE English Literature hit the headlines after outrage on social media at the “banning” of certain well-loved texts including John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird.
A poem published in Young Spartakus, the youth paper of the US Trotskyists, in 1932.
Catholic sectarianism in the Dublin Labour War of 1913-14
The great Marxist scholar of the Bolshevik Party and victim of Stalinism in the 1930s, David Riazanov, writes about Engels' great exposition of Marxism, Anti-Dühring.
A briefing on the Muslim Association of Britain and its links with the Muslim Brotherhood.
24 July, 2014 - 19:00, University of London Union, Malet St, London WC1E 7HY. Speakers: Gona Saeed and Clive Bradley
Members and friends of Workers' Liberty are organising a summer event at Height Gate farm, near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.
A new book from Workers' Liberty tells the story of the 1984-5 miners' strike in week-by-week detail.
Solidarity 331 is out on 16 July 2014; 332, on 30 July; and 333, on 13 August. Normal schedule restarts with no.334 on 2 September.
University of London Union, Malet St, London WC1E 7HY
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
Leaves from Jarrow
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Arrives in London
BT Convention Centre, Kings Dock, Liverpool L3 4FP
Jury's Inn, Great Bridgwater St, Manchester
Jury's Inn, Great Bridgwater St, Manchester
- Lewisham Hospital Worker #44 — 22 July 2014
- Hungary 1919 - 133 days of workers' rule
- Marxist Revival magazine, no.2
- Solidarity 331
- Solidarity 330
- Solidarity 329
- Tubeworker 25/06/14 — ISS cleaners fight back
- Lewisham Hospital Worker #43 — 24 June 2014
- Solidarity 328
- Workers' Liberty bulletins for Unison conference
- Solidarity 327
- Lewisham Hospital Worker #42 — 23 May 2014
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- Stalinism on the Clyde: WL 3/43
- Revolution for black liberation: WL 3/42
- Hitler, Stalin and the Trotskyist split of 1939-40: WL 3/41
- Germany 1953: Workers rise against Stalinist rule: WL 3/40
- 1871: the Paris Commune: WL 3/39
- The formation of the SWP: WL 3/38
- How bureaucracy strangled the Russian Revolution: WL 3/37
- The Slansky trial: WL 3/36
- The revolt of the Ennis labourers: WL 3/35
- Libya, anti-imperialism, and the Socialist Party: WL 3/34
- Alex Callinicos and the future of the SWP: WL 3/33
- Does socialism make sense in the 21st century? A discussion: WL 3/32
- Trotsky and the Stalinist state: WL 3/31
- The 1939-40 split in the Fourth International: WL 3/30
- The lessons of Stalinism: WL 3/29
- Lenin and the Russian Revolution: WL 3/28
- The Bolshevik-Trotskyist tradition: WL 3/27
- Looking backward. Sean Matgamna reflects on 50 years in the socialist movement: WL 3/26
- The fall of European Stalinism: WL 3/25
- How Mao conquered China: WL 3/24
- Debate on the unions and Labour Party: WL 3/23
- Max Shachtman on Isaac Deutscher's "Trotsky": WL 3/22
- General Strike in France, May/June 1968: WL 3/21
- Arbeiter und Soldat: WL 3/20
- When the workers rise, part two: WL 3/19
- When the workers rise: WL 3/18
- Free trade, fair trade, and socialism: WL 3/17
- Marx's Grundrisse: WL 3/16
- How can we best help the Palestinians? WL 3/15
- Trotsky: The Spartacus of the 20th century: WL 3/14
- Trotskyists and the creation of Israel: WL 3/13
- Israel/Palestine - solidarity yes, boycott no: WL 3/12
- 1917 - revolution for freedom and equality: WL 3/11
- Mexico/ Venezuela: WL 3/10
- Workers' Liberty 3/9: Scotland
- The other history of American Trotskyism: WL 3/8
- What is the Third Camp? WL 3/7
- The betrayal of the Spanish revolution: WL 3/6
- Revolution and counter-revolution in Iran, 1978-9: WL 3/5
- The 1926 general strike: WL 3/4
- Factory bulletins from the early communist movement: WL 3/3
- We Stand For Workers' Liberty: WL 3/2
- Marxism and Religion: WL 3/1
- The history of Bolshevism: WL 3/0
- A Worker's Guide to Ireland