Some on the left hail the Brexit vote as a victory. This is manipulative and fantasy-ridden politics.
The left must come together to defend migrants, fight right-wing attacks on the Labour leadership and argue for socialist politics.
Is direct action undemocratic? What methods should the labour movement use to defeat the bosses? Should we stick within the law? This new pamphlet discusses these issues and more.
A review of Can Socialism Make Sense? by Sean Matgamna.
Solidarity 410 will be out on Tuesday 28 June; 411, on Friday 8 July; 412, on 22 July; 413, on 10 August; 414, on 31 August
Rents are spiralling, and the new Housing Act will make things worse.
A huge chunk of workers' pension contributions go not to pay pensions, but to enrich "fund managers"
A lawyer boasts about how many Special Education Needs applications he has blocked.
In the case of BHS, workers' control makes sense even to a conservative economist writing for the Financial Times.
Far right sympathies of Jo Cox's murderer should give us all pause for thought.
Police have banned the 18 June Convoy to Calais from crossing the Channel to give aid to refugees.
The Labour Party conference (25-28 September, in Liverpool) will see a push for democratic reforms within the Party


Online pamphlets


Battle of Ideas

The idea of a left exit from the EU is not just fanciful, it is utterly delusional.
Left-wing writer Paul Mason has joined the push for Britain to block migrant workers from Europe. Labour's deputy leader Tom Watson, and former Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls, have made similar calls.
Leon Trotsky argued for a United States of Europe in "The Peace Programme" of 1915.
Part seven of Michael Johnson’s series on the life and politics of James Connolly.
The revolutionary left once had reputable politics towards Europe, an inheritance from Trotsky that was not finally dispensed with until the early 1970s. The story of how the British revolutionary left went from an independent working-class stance to accommodation with chauvinism and Stalinist “socialist-in-one-country” deserves to be better known.
Early-90s interviews with the US socialist veterans Phyllis and Julius Jacobson about their activity in the SWP, the Workers' Party, the ISL, and after.
Michael Johnson's series on the life and politics of James Connolly.
Even if a strong internationalist campaign for "no" to the EU were theoretically possible, it certainly will not happen.
Hal Draper sets out his perspective on Israel/Palestine in articles from Labor Action in 1954.
A review of Can Socialism Make Sense? by Sean Matgamna.
Michael Johnson continues a series on the life and politics of James Connolly.
The Labour Party leaders should launch a great campaign against the policies and values of Toryism and for the central ethos of the labour movement and the socialist working class: solidarity.
Director of Progress Richard Angell debates Cathy Nugent, editor of Solidarity newspaper in this Workers' Liberty London Forum.
The fourth part of Michael Johnson’s series on the life and politics of James Connolly.
Art versus Propaganda Clive Bradley looks at the films of Ken Loach (1997)
Pro-Palestine or anti-Israel? The basic difference between AWL and the conventional Left on the Middle East.
Even under capitalist bombardment, a lot of people recognise a better life comes more through shared experiences, which can’t be bought, than through competitively consuming more “stuff”.
The government’s Higher Education White Paper is a clear ideological attack on students, workers, and universities as public institutions.
A critique produced by IZAR (Revolutionary Anti-Capitalist Left), a group expelled in 2015 from the “Mandelite” Fourth International organisation in Spain because they called for a stance more independent from the leadership of Podemos, of attempts to build "broad parties".

When he died, Yasser Arafat left the Palestinian people facing the threat that the prospect of a viable independent Palestinian state, side by side with Israel, is disappearing into the mists of history’s lost possibilities.

We need to specify what left anti-semitism consists of, in order to debate, educate, and clarify.
Questions and answers on the politics of the Arab-Israeli conflict 2002
We need to go to the labour movement and once more convince our own class that we don't have to live in this filthy system.
Labour and trade union activists need to organise to block any attempt to push Scottish Labour to the right. And what passes itself off as the far left needs to wake up from its nationalist daydreaming, now manifesting itself in pro-Brexit campaigning, and return to a focus on class politics.
With Livingstone, the cesspool of pseudo-left “absolute anti-Zionism”, that is, anti-semitism, overflowed into mainstream politics. It gave the right and the Tories an easy target.
Some especially religious Jews argue that Israel should be destroyed because it is an impiety and "Jews were meant to suffer".
In the wake of discussions over anti-semitism in the Labour Party and beyond we collate here a series of articles, old and new, on the topic of "left" anti-semitism.

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
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.


A new, 16 page pamphlet from Workers' Liberty, "Transform the labour movement - aim for a workers' government", sets out class-struggle socialist perspectives for the movement.
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 7 July to the afternoon of Sunday 10 July, and takes place mainly at Student Central, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HY

Upcoming Events

WL Pamphlets

Buy back issues online here.