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Motion on Ukaine ignores Russian military attacks on Ukraine!
Why we call for a 'No' vote.
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18 October demonstration is not linked to programme of action.
A review of Pride, a film telling the story of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners in the 1984-85 strike.
No.61 of Workers' Liberty Australia is out now.
On 4 September, thousands of fast food workers and other service industry employees (including home healthcare workers), backed by both the SEIU (Service Employees International Union) and UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers), held strikes and protests in cities in California, Missouri, Wisconsin, New York, and elsewhere in the United States, for respect, improved benefits, the right to organise, and for a $15 minimum wage. Hundreds of workers and supporters were arrested.
A statement from the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign, which Workers' Liberty supports.
The Iraqi army, Kurdish troops (peshmerga), and the “peace brigades” linked to Iraqi Shia-Islamist leader Moqtada al-Sadr have reached the town of Amerli in northern Iraq and lifted its siege by the “Islamic State” movement which has taken control of a big swathe of northern Iraq and of Syria.
On 9 August Michael Brown was shot as he walked down the street in his home neighbourhood in Ferguson Missouri, USA.
It will take further action to budge management. We need to strike again!

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Why we believe socialists should oppose Scottish independence.
Borders divide the working class more than they divide capital. That is the core socialist argument for voting no to separation in Scotland’s referendum on 18 September.
What we say about the Scottish independence issue.
Scots who vote no to independence are, says Monbiot, self-deluding imbibers of ruling class ideology.
The case for a ‘yes’ vote in the Scottish independence referendum on 18 September is inherently nationalist.
Critique magazine, self-styled sophisticated Marxists, backs independence for Scotland.
An interview with Émile Zola, one of the foremost novelists of late 19th century France who was also sympathetic to socialism and a hero in the “Dreyfus Affair” of the 1890s, which appeared in the magazine of the Social Democratic Federation, then the main Marxist group in Britain, in 1902.
Daniel DeLeon, the centenary of whose death falls in 2014, was one of the great early expounders of Marxism. In this speech, delivered in Minneapolis on July 10, 1905, he explains the root ideas of Marxism that are enshrined in the Preamble to the Constitution of the Industrial Workers of the World, recently founded.
The Jay Report highlights over 1400 children abused. What are the issues for the left?
Lenin's analysis of the collapse of the Socialist International at the outbreak of war in 1914
The difference between criticising Israel and supporting the Palestinian demand for their own state, and backing Arab nationalist or Islamist demands for the destruction and abolition of Israel, must be kept clear amidst the present outrage against Israel. This 1992 article, from the French Trotskyist journal 'Critique Communiste' discusses the issues.
This is chapter 7 of Leon Trotsky's The War And The International, 1914
What happens when you set a gang of men - any men - to roam the streets as vigilantes, harassing, bullying, and intimidating prostitute women?
Four articles by James P Cannon and Max Shachtman, with appendices by Paul Hampton and Sean Matgamna
There are quite a number of Church of England priests who do not believe in God....
The Catholic people of Ireland are now once again, in the grotesque Cardinal Connell affair, being unpleasantly reminded of what rule by priests, bishops, and cardinals sometimes has meant for them.
Second meeting of the so-called "anti-fascist" - in reality pro-Russian imperialist - conference.
History is rich in examples of the revival of institutions appropriate to more primitive civilizations in advanced societies - old cultural forms adapted to new uses under a new social order. Chattel slavery in America is a striking case in point.
As we were saying, in Socialist Organiser in 1991
Text of the speech by Natalia Sedova Trotsky recorded in Mexico City and broadcast to Russia via Radio Liberation
What is the attitude of Marxists to "backward" and "underdeveloped" countries and peoples who are being assaulted, occupied, or colonised by a more advanced but predatory civilisation?
We have written to Workers' Power asking to debate our political differences
Tom Cashman was a life-long socialist and militant trade unionist with a long connection to Workers' Liberty.
Yemisi Ilesanmi is a Nigerian campaigner for LGBT rights and author of the book Freedom to Love for All: Homosexuality is not un-African.
Letter written in May 1940 to be smuggled into Stalin's USSR
The First World War and the Irish workers who enlisted to fight in it.
Do you remember the rats, and the stench Of corpses rotting in front of the front line trench?
An account of the murder of a 62-year-old man, which the author witnessed, and of the youths who murdered him.

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A new book from Workers' Liberty tells the story of the 1984-5 miners' strike in week-by-week detail.
A revised and 50%-expanded edition of the 2012 booklet Antonio Gramsci: working-class revolutionary, summarising Gramsci's life and thought.
The cartoons collected in a new book depict US politics, workers’ struggles, America’s “Jim Crow” racism, Roosevelt’s “New Deal” and Harry Truman’s “Fair Deal”, and Stalinism at its height, as revolutionary socialists saw them at the time.
The first issue of a new journal of international discussion among revolutionary socialists, Marxist Revival, includes includes a long contribution from the Turkish revolutionary socialist group Marksist Tutum and a survey from Workers’ Liberty of the revolutionary left in Australia.

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