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Almost 20 members and friends of the Alliance for Workers' Liberty went to the annual festival organised by the French revolutionary socialist group Lutte Ouvriere at Presles, near Paris, on 23-25 May.
On Thursday 14th May, around 200 people attended a debate between David Sheppard, Executive Head of the Prendergast School Federation, and Martin Powell-Davies, Secretary of Lewisham NUT over the proposed academisation of the three Prendergast schools.
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Pretty much all the left press has denounced the election court decision against Lutfur Rahman, mayor of Tower Hamlets in East London, and most of the left has backed his ally Rabina Khan in the new mayoral election.
Teachers struck on 5 May, mass assemblies plan further action.
The indefinite strike for fair pay and grading of homelessness support workers in Glasgow is now in its eighth week.
Bin lorry drivers in Barking and Dagenham will strike for 22 more days between 13 May and 7 June in dispute over a £1,000 pay cut.
In the first days of his UK tour Bob spoke at a Lambeth Left Unity meeting, at FBU conference with Dave Smith of Blacklist Support Group and visited comrades in the RMT.
A campaign led by workers in the Unite union in New Zealand has defeated zero-hours contracts at several fast food chains. Mike Treen, National Director of Unite, tells the story of the campaign.
Fight to transform the labour movement, so the labour movement can fight to transform society.
The Tories have been re-elected. But, with a small majority, they can be pushed back by grass-roots resistance.

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Battle of Ideas

Will the Bernie Sanders campaign for the Democratic Party Presidential nomination help strengthen working-class campaigns?
The context for the rise of UKIP was set by two things: their sustained electoral intervention over two decades, and the failure of the labour movement to fight austerity.
Most of the left had the wrong strategy in the election.
The Greens present no real alternative on ecological issues.
A continuing discussion on religious fundamentalism, feminism, secularism, and socialism.
Why Russian "leftist" Boris Kagarlitsky is an enemy of the Russian, Ukrainian and international working class and left.
Analysing the realities and definitions of anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim racism today. How do we build a united struggle against them?
An article by Leon Trotsky, first published in a publication of the pre-Stalinist Communist Party of Great Britain.
A participant's account of the Norwegian General Strike against the occupying Nazis.
Camila Bassi speaks on Palestine-Israel: What should the left say?
In almost every constituency, Workers’ Liberty favours a Labour vote in the general and council elections in 2015. But the Labour Party is committed to maintaining austerity, just like the Tories. Why vote Labour?
This assessment of Richard Wright, the great black American Communist, author of "Black Boy", and "Native Son", appeared in the New International, late in 1941, as a review of “Bright and Morning Star”.
This fine declaration of faith, principles and motives for socialist action was made by the great American Marxist James P Cannon as he and 15 others prepared to go to jail for their political activities.
For centuries, university campuses have been, relatively speaking, a haven within capitalist society for free debate and criticism - but today free debate and criticism on campus is under threat from several angles.
Algerian sociologist and socialist-feminist activist and writer Marieme Helie Lucas argues that the Muslim fundamentalism must be understood as a populist, far-right political movement.
Veteran French Trotskyist Pierre Rousset discusses the political aftermath of the January 2015 Islamist attacks in Paris.
What can Syriza do next?
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?

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Ideas for Freedom is the annual weekend of socialist education, discussion and debate hosted by Workers' Liberty. This year it runs from the evening of Thursday 2 July to the afternoon of Sunday 5 July, and takes place mainly at Birkbeck University in London.
Solidarity 365 is out on Wednesday 20 May. Solidarity 366 will be out on 3 June.
Free jailed Iranian trade unionists arrested on the eve of May Day.
Bob Carnegie is coming to the UK to talk about his experiences and lessons for organising workers.

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