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How to support the collection for the Picturehouse workers' strike fund.
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The Chief Economist of Bank of England shows that the squeeze on the working class is increasing.
Under Fidel Castro a Stalinist state organised low cost food and welfare but also imposed a repressive regime where LGBT people and dissidents were persecuted.
Appeal for help for the Polish socialist Milka Tyszkiewicz, now very ill.
Israel's right-wing government is moving to "legalise" the "outposts" in the West Bank which, unlike "settlements", are currently illegal even under Israeli law.
The latest edition of Tubeworker, an industrial bulletin for London Underground workers, by London Underground workers.
The Queensland Branch of the Maritime Union of Australia is endorsing the Brisbane Rally Against Trump’s Inauguration.
It will be good, not bad, if the government cannot pass “Article 50” through Parliament — that is, if Parliament, in one way or another, upholds the rights of migrant workers.
Glasgow unison members strike over outsourcing.
The latest edition of Tubeworker, an industrial bulletin for London Underground workers, by London Underground workers.
Contributions to the SNP Friends of Palestine's Facebook page.

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What does Jeremy Corbyn actually say about Israel-Palestine?
The US Presidential election is the culmination of the long-standing economic and cultural grievances of white men from the rust-belt, whose factories have been asset stripped and sent abroad.
It will be good, not bad, if the government cannot pass “Article 50” through Parliament — that is, if Parliament, in one way or another, upholds the rights of migrant workers.
The history of the Militant/Socialist Party in its relations with the working class
A review of Cuban-American revolutionary Sam Farber's 2012 book "Cuba since the revolution of 1959: a critical assessment".
Cuban socialist Sam Farber surveyed the story of Fidel Castro and the Cuban revolution of 1959 in an interview a few years back.
Fidel Castro
Paul Hampton of Workers' Liberty debated the nature of Cuba with Bernard Regan, a leading member of the Socialist Teachers' Alliance.
The Algerian socialist-feminist Marieme Helie-Lucas responds to Deeya Khan's film Islam's Non-Believers, broadcast on ITV on 13 October.
The American Journalist John Reed describes what happened in the Russian workers revolution of 1917 and after.
In March 1918 Lenin described the work of the ruling soviets in Bolshevik Russia. It was published as a pamphlet by "Nicolai Lenin" in Britain by the De Leonite Socialist Labour Party in 1919.
Beyond domestic regression, President Trump may also disrupt the large trends which have allowed capitalist growth for 60 years.
The idea that the left should develop its own "national sovereignty narrative" plays into the hands of the xenophobes.
The necessity of remobilising the labour movement on socialist politics has just become many times more urgent.
For many people, the instinctive reaction to the rise of a figure like Trump isn’t to build social movements, but to hope that a more liberal figure from the political establishment will stop the right-wing menace. But this only further entrenches the very conditions that give rise to the audience for Trumpism.
Why the left must unite Europe.
This article, taken from Permanent Revolution No. 3, describes the evolution in the 1970s.
The anarchist writer Wayne Price explores the relationship between the "Third Camp" Trotskyist tradition, with which Workers' Liberty identifies, and anarchism.
The Alliance for Workers’ Liberty aims to transform the labour movement so we can replace capitalism, the current economic and social system based on class division and exploitation, with a new society based on consistent democracy, collective ownership and solidarity – socialism.
Reply to Steve Bloom on "The Two Trotskyisms"
Capitalism will not be overthrown by millions of “angry” clicks, but only in the streets and in the workplaces, where people organise face-to-face. Participation, involvement, getting together, discussing, debating, forming cohesion — those should be our mottos, rather than surfing on a wave of slacktivism.
Is direct action against an elected government compatible with democratic politics? Examine two events in the industrial struggle of the 1980s.
Afghanistan’s “Great Saur Revolution”, in April 1978, and the Russian invasion of Afghanistan that flowed from it 20 months later, at Christmas 1979, were two of the most important events of the second half of the 20th century.
An open letter to Sue Blackwell, leader of the AUT pro-boycotters of Israel.
Tam Dalyell MP's assertion that there are too many Jews in Tony Blair's and George Bush's entourages, and Paul Foot's advice to him.
Jeff Rickertt, author of a recently-published biography of long-time activist Ernie Lane, talks about his book.
Since it emerged from Militant in 1991, the Socialist Party’s founding principle, raised to the point of dogma, has been that Labour had been irreversibly transformed from a workers’ party into a neoliberal capitalist party. The task of socialists, therefore, was to build a “new mass workers’ party” outside of Labour and its affiliate trade unions.
Racist antisemitism has been a shocking feature of debates among leftists over the removal of Jackie Walker as Vice-Chair of Momentum.

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2016 is the 50th anniversary of the Workers' Liberty tendency. Reason in Revolt is a day-long celebration on 10 December.
Albert Einstein explains what is wrong with capitalism and why socialism is a burning necessity for humankind.

The Fate of the Russian Revolution

Reviews and comments on the book by Paul Hampton, Paul Le Blanc, Ed Strauss, Ed Maltby, Andrew Coates, Herman Benson, Robert Fine, Steve Bloom, Duncan Morrison, Tom O'Lincoln, David Finkel, Gemma Short, Steve Bloom in reply, Paul Buhle, D R O'Connor Lysaght, Ed Maltby in reply
Buy e-book versions, or the printed book, here. Second edition, December 2015.
By the end of his life, there were different and conflicting strands in Trotsky's political thought. In World War 2 "Orthodox" Trotskyism built on one strand at the cost of screening out more fundamental ideas.

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