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The latest edition of Tubeworker, an industrial bulletin for London Underground workers, by London Underground workers.
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The third issue of a socialist bulletin for Northern rail workers, published by Workers' Liberty.
Cinema strikes continue to spread.
Derby Council has offered the TAs a deal. But problems remain.
Rail bosses believe they have "humiliated" train drivers in the fight against "Driver Only Operation". Let's prove them wrong!
Women's Fightback, Spring 2017.
Corbyn should back up Scottish Labour's opposition to a second referendum
DSA member and New Politics co-editor Jason Schulman discusses the challenges facing socialists under the Trump presidency.
An International Women's Day 2017 presentation by Jill Mountford.
A special edition of the bulletin On Guard, produced by workers at Northern, for the strikes on Northern, Southern, and MerseyRail against "Driver Only Operation".
Seven weeks from the French presidential election, the risk that far-right candidate Marine Le Pen will win is not disappearing.

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Labour should be convincing people that this Tory Brexit should be rejected by the majority, and that the majority should have the means to block it.
Liam Daltun's account in a letter to Sean Matgamna of the dispute in the Irish Communist Group in 1965.
McGuinness had talent and he had guts. What he didn't have was a strategy that could win a united Ireland.
Report and analysis of the 11 March conference.
The drive for a second referendum will work against uniting workers of all national identities (article from June 2016).
Trotsky explains why the February 1917 revolution in Russia ended with a transfer of power to the liberal bourgeoisie.
A fetishisation of novelty can sometimes blind us to the fact that what’s required is not “new kinds of strike action”, or new forms of organisation, but rather a rediscovery and relearning of old lessons, ideas, and strategies, now forgotten or lost.
The American Journalist John Reed describes what happened in the Russian workers revolution of 1917 and after.
A series of excepts from Leon Trotsky's History of the Russian Revolution.
A critical survey of the Labour Left in the 1980s, written in July 1990, when the Labour Party banned Solidarity's predecessor, Socialist Organiser.
How the revolutionary left was shaped and reshaped from the late 1960's to the 1980's and how it can reorientate itself. [1997]
The Menshevik internationalist, Julius Martov, furnishes theoretical arguments for all those who behold in Stalinism a necessary and inevitable product of Leninism.
Trump-Pence are going after abortion rights in the US as well as globally.
Eugene Victor Debs speaks for socialism, in January 1919.
A review by Clive Bradley of Steve Cohen's, 'That's funny, you don't look anti-Semitic', and a comment by Martin Thomas.
Is the fact that the first jazz records were made by five white guys a practical demonstration of racism, even in the foremost art-form developed by African-Americans?
The Marxist tradition on European unity.
In the turmoil around the revolutions of 1848 Engels and Marx came to understand that a formal, merely-political democracy was possible, which would preserve the rule of profiteers and of profit in economic life.
An interview with a Ritzy worker, from the previous wave of Picturehouse cinema strikes in 2014.
What separated Trotsky from Stalin was not a matter of tempo of economic development but principle. State planning could be properly and creatively applied only under conditions of Soviet democracy
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Who was Lenin? He led the workers of the Tsarist Russian Empire to make the most profound revolution in history in 1917. He was the leader of the Russian Bolshevik Party, without which the workers would have been defeated.
A pamphlet published in 1987.
An interview by Arun Gupta from Jacobin magazine with Marxist academic Leo Panitch about Trump’s agenda
Italy's 5-Star movement online decision-making structure was invention of business man founder and has been used to institute centralised control.
Bartolomeo Vanzetti and Nicolo Sacco, socialist-anarchists, were killed by the US state in August 1927 on trumped-up murder charges, after a long campaign to save their lives. This is Vanzetti's last speech.
Some light from Leon Trotsky on the Momentum Kerfuffle
This account of the red flag, a translation from the Jewish Social Democrat, appeared in the British De Leonist monthly. The Socialist, in January 1916.
"We have fed you all for a thousand years". Dating from the early part of the 20th Century, this powerful working class verse originates in the USA.

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A new book from Workers’ Liberty which makes the case for socialism.
A day of discussion and activist training looking at both contemporary and historical struggles as we discuss how labour can organise and fight back.

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, Steve Bloom in further response, Jason Schulman
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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