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Bob Crow, the leader of the RMT rail union, has died suddenly at the age of 52.
Russian and Ukrainian socialists speak out against the Russian invasion of Crimea.
A workplace bulletin by Lewisham Hospital workers, for Lewisham Hospital workers.
Cleaning workers, their families, and their supporters marched through Kingston, south west London, on International Working Women’s Day (8 March), with red flags flying.
The "Left Opposition" group in Ukraine has put out a statement.
Ukrainian leftist Volodymyr Ishchenko has written a blast against Russia's military intervention in his country and against the new government there.
Egypt’s new prime minister Ibrahim Mehlab used his first speech in the role to plead for an end to strikes and protests.
Blairites in Young Labour have smeared young trade unionists in Murdoch’s Sun, in response to the growing influence of the left in the party’s youth wing.
Protests continue in Bosnia, taking the form of a widespread revolt.
The recent crisis in Northern Ireland over secret letters from the British Government to republican “On the Runs” underscores the fragility of the power-sharing institutions.
IT giant Atos wants to ditch its contract to assess ill and disabled people claiming out of work benefits, but it has not given up assessing people with long-term ill-health and disability for the new Personal Independence Payment.
- 22 parables for socialists
- Afghanistan, Marxism, And The Shape Of The 20th Century
- 'The Penny Has Dropped'
- Peter Fryer on the 1956-7 crisis in the Communist Party
- When the Weekly Worker Group ("CPGB") Backed Imperialism in Afghanistan (2004). An Exercise in Political Sanitation.
- Gaddafi, Ken Livingstone, and the left
- Cable Street 1936 : 75th Anniversary - When Workers Stopped the Fascists
- Weekly Worker: a little light on the Weekly Worker group ("CPGB") (or, How I came to advocate an Israeli nuclear strike on Iran)
- Dublin 1913: the “proletarian army” is born
- For the Commander of the Eliza
- Forth the Banners Go: The Day Is Coming.
- Sylvia Pankhurst and Democracy
- Lenin: The collapse of the Second International
- Vladimir Lenin: the Basic Writings
- Socialists' attitude to religion and to political Islam: the 2013 controversy
- Gerry Healy and the Failure of the Old British Trotskyist Movement
- Capitalist crisis - working-class socialist answers
- Why is socialism in disarray? What Stalinism did to socialism: an exploration
- AWL versus SWP
- The fate of the Fourth International: 75 years on
- Ernest Mandel and post-Trotsky Trotskyism
- The history of Bolshevism: did Leninism turn into Stalinism?
- Trotsky's courtroom speech "In Defence of Insurrection"
- Sacco and Vanzetti - Labor's martyrs
- September 1939: Behind the Stalinazi pact
- The SWP: some fundamental questions
- Is the Alliance for Workers' Liberty "Shachtmanite"?
- Hal Draper on Anthony Crosland's Social-Democratic Reformism
- Hal Draper on Israel, 1948: War of independence or expansion?
- Hal Draper: Cliff on Russia, only "a matter of terminological taste"
- Hal Draper: An Eye-Witness Account of the Russian Revolution
- What to learn from Stalinism
- How the Mid-1940s “Orthodox Trotskyists” Saw Stalinism
- The Fate of the Russian Revolution: Lost Texts of Critical Marxism, volume 1
- Learning about our tradition
- Palestine 1929: Pogrom or revolution?
- The free-speech fight that shaped the New Left
- The heart of the “third camp”
- Why This Profit System and Its Government Bar a Democratic Foreign Policy
- 1. Russia's invasion of Poland and Finland: What happened in 1939-40
- Debating Stalinism in the 1940s
- Is Cuba Socialist?
- Lenin and the Myth of Revolutionary Defeatism by Hal Draper (part 2)
- Lenin and the myth of revolutionary defeatism by Hal Draper
- The Bolsheviks, as they were
- Bernard Dix (1925–1995) British correspondent of Labor Action
- 1917 was a democratic revolution!
- The October Revolution Was Made For Freedom in equality!
- The Price of the Isolation of the Bolshevik Revolution
- Russia's 1917 Revolution: Kerensky, head of the government that Lenin ousted, debates Max Shachtman
- Trotsky's legacy
- The Russian Question: A debate between Raya Dunayevskaya and Max Shachtman
- Wellington seafarers and the invasion of Finland
- The Crisis in the SWP: What Sort of Revolutionary Party do We Need?
- Neither Washington nor Moscow - For the Third Camp Against War!
- Neither Washington nor Moscow: those were the days
- Ignazio Silone and the Third Camp
- My political faith by Ignazio Silone
- An open letter to Ignazio Silone
- What is the Third Camp?
- The Fate of Civil Liberty in Imperialist War
- Rival of Capitalism, Oppressor of Labor, Enemy of Peace
- Fair Deal Parrot or 'Architect of the Future'?
- Youth Conscription and the Drive Against Academic Freedom
- The Third Camp: “Neither victims, nor executioners”
- The life and death of Henk Sneevliet, Dutch Internationalist
- What the Third Camp meant to me, and to some others
- The Left and Max Shachtman Part 1
- The fate of Max Shachtman: a critical assessment
- Matt Merrigan: a fighter for the Third Camp in Ireland
- The first mass workers' revolts
- Fight in Germany is nationwide
- How workers launched the June Days
- The East German workers revolt
- Who were the leaders?
- Since the uprising
- Stalinist imperialism
- What is Independent Socialism?
- Why is the working class central?
- What is the role of a revolutionary organisation?
- The Neo-Stalinist Type: Notes on a New Political Ideology
- Germany 1953: Workers rise against Stalinist rule. Workers' Liberty 3/40:
- Korea,Whose War Is It?
- US Imperialism and the Political War for Korea: Clash Tests U. S. Position in Far East
- Why did Cliff slander Shachtman?
- Publications advertised by the Workers Party as of October 1948
- "For a Labor Declaration of Political Independence"
- Isaac Deutscher: The Anatomy of an Apologist
- George Orwell's "1984"
- After the March on Washington (Max Shachtman, 1963)
- Hitler, Stalin and the Trotskyist split of 1939-40. Workers' Liberty 3/41
- Sacco and Vanzetti - Labor's martyrs
- April 1940: the USSR and and the World War
- September 1939: Behind the Stalinazi pact
- Stalin’s Place in History: Assessing the Social Role of the Great Assassin
- How Stalin destroyed communism
- U S Labor needs its own party!
- What is Stalinism?
- Atomic Energy: for Barbarism or Socialism? A Socialist Manifesto From the Dawn of the Nuclear Age
- The Price of Isolation for the Russian Workers and their Revolution
- What is Stalinism?
- The Working Class is Key
- Revolution against Stalinism
- “Practical" Capitalism? "Utopian" Socialism? A 1945 Election Speech on U S Radio
- Fighting sin or fighting capital? A Debate on Socialism and Religion
- African Americans, 1947: We want to be free!
- Leon Trotsky and the (Shachtman) Workers Party (1946)
- SOCIALISM THE HOPE OF HUMANITY (1944)
- 75 years ago: the Fourth International is founded after a 15-year fight against Stalinism
- Blitzkrieg and Revolution (May 1940)
- Tradition and Living Revolutionary Policy
- Stalinist Terror: The First Sixteen Years, to the Murder of Trotsky
- What is Trotskyism?
- 1940: A “petty bourgeois” opposition? Max Shachtman examines the evidence.
- John Brown—Revolutionist
- The Third Camp socialists in the USA: a symposium of recollections and reflections
- New book portrays an era
- Marx and Lenin on press freedom
- Dieudonné: symptom of a wider problem
- Trotsky's "My Life", reviewed by Max Shachtman (1930)
- Revolutionary socialists and black struggle in America
- 'The Pickets'
- The ABCs of socialism today: an outline of the basics
- Ukrainian nationalist guerrillas in the 1940s
An interview with Colin Waugh from the Independent Working-class Education Network about their draft manifesto.
Problems arise in the interaction between the way many on the left “do politics”, the pressure on attention and the way social media technology forms online behaviour.
The typical hero of Mrs Thatcher's brave new Britain during the 1985-85 miners' strike was the scab.
In an era of wars and revolutions — a new book from Workers’ Liberty — features American socialist cartoons spanning the middle of the 20th century.
In 1939 Leon Trotsky raised the call for Ukrainian independence as an urgent matter. He stressed the deep historic roots of Ukrainian national feeling.
An account of the Ukrainian nationalist guerrilla movement against both Hitler and Stalin in the 1940s.
Some of the most powerful images in a book of cartoons by revolutionary socialists in the United States between the 1920s and 1950s are indictments of black oppression.
A portrait of Gerry Healy's Workers Revolutionary Party, patron of the Livingstone Labour Left, in 1980
For describing the WRP as like the Moonies, John Bloxam and Sean Matgamna were in 1980 sued for libel by the actress Vanessa Redgrave. The WRP was then subsidising and producing Labour Herald, the paper of the Livingstone Labour left.
Among Karl Marx’s most famous writings are his Theses on Feuerbach. But who was Feuerbach?
This positive exposition of the role of a Marxist “Fighting Educationalist Group” in the class struggle and in the transformation of existing labour movements, was written against three comrades who left AWL to join Labour Briefing and sank into Labour Party routinism. They were influenced by the polemics of Hal Draper against what he called the “micro-sect” form of organisation.
The editor of 'Workers' Liberty' responds to Ken Livingstone's accusation that he is “certainly mad and most probably an MI5 agent.”
Here, in 60 simple, basic, plain propositions, we set out our view of the "Irish problem" as a challenge to a left that has never understood the issues, seeing a national liberation struggle where there is communal strife and the prospect of sectarian civil war.
An article written in 1988 argues that discussion on Ireland was stifled not only by censorship in the mass media but also by lies the left told itself.
A 1994 interview with Tony Benn on Ireland.
The British Liberal tradition on Ireland, despite good intentions, is a bad one.
What did Lenin mean by "Dictatorship of the Proletariat"? What was Soviet democracy? By Maurice Spector, who after reading Trotsky's critique of the Communist International at its 6th World Congress in 1928 became one of the founders of American Trotskyism.
The 1984-5 miners' strike, which started in early March 1984, was the greatest in British working-class history, a pivotal event for a whole generation.
Are moves to ban circumcision intrinsically racist?
Twenty-five years ago Salman Rushdie published The Satanic Verses. Two week later the theocratic ruler of Iran Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa declaring it permissible for Muslims to assassinate Rushdie because of the suposedly “blasphemous” subject of the book.
Recent interventions by three of Syriza's central members display a new “narrative” on key issues.
On “Martin Thomas (ed.) - Antonio Gramsci: Working-Class Revolutionary”
From a socialist perspective, the arguments put forward in support of an independent Scotland make little or no sense (and the more “radical” the arguments, the less sense they make).
Mike Kyriazopoulos argues that Maoism belongs to humanity’s reactionary past, not its socialist future.
Part 4 of a series on “Misunderstandings, misrepresentations, and lies about the AWL” - an overview of the Trotskyist movement from the 1940s to the 1960s
From Labor Action, 9 June 1947 - "We Want to Be Free in a Free Country, in a Free World...." by Ernest Rice McKinney.
Lenin called for the "dictatorship of the proletariat" as a great expansion of democracy.
Communism and democracy in the work of the great feminist
An account of the turmoil in the International Socialist organisation (forerunner of SWP) triggered by the response of the IS leaders to the Northern Ireland crisis of August 1969.
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.
On Saturday 29 March, the AWL, the IWGB University of London branch, PCS Independent Left, Lambeth Activists, Ruskin College UCU, and others will host a conference on how the activist left can contribute to rebuilding and transforming the labour movement.
Myths and truths about the history and basic ideas of the SWP and its forerunners.
Iranian trade unionist Shahrokh Zamani has been imprisoned since June 2011. His crime? Attempting to build independent trade unions to stand up for his and fellow workers’ rights.
The Hilton, Bradford
NUT HQ, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL
Room 2C, ULU, Malet St, London
Presles, near Paris
- Solidarity 316
- Lewisham Hospital Worker #39 — 10 March 2014
- Solidarity 315
- Tubeworker 26/02/14 — Keep up the fight to save jobs!
- Solidarity 314
- Lewisham Hospital Worker #38 — 20 February 2014
- Marxist Revival # 1 out now
- Collins proposals: the reasons why Labour should vote no
- Tubeworker 13/02/14 — Strikes suspended as bosses begin to back down
- Solidarity 313
- Tubeworker 10/02/14 — Our strike rocked the bosses!
- Women's Fightback 19
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- Stalinism on the Clyde: WL 3/43
- Revolution for black liberation: WL 3/42
- Hitler, Stalin and the Trotskyist split of 1939-40: WL 3/41
- Germany 1953: Workers rise against Stalinist rule: WL 3/40
- 1871: the Paris Commune: WL 3/39
- The formation of the SWP: WL 3/38
- How bureaucracy strangled the Russian Revolution: WL 3/37
- The Slansky trial: WL 3/36
- The revolt of the Ennis labourers: WL 3/35
- Libya, anti-imperialism, and the Socialist Party: WL 3/34
- Alex Callinicos and the future of the SWP: WL 3/33
- Does socialism make sense in the 21st century? A discussion: WL 3/32
- Trotsky and the Stalinist state: WL 3/31
- The 1939-40 split in the Fourth International: WL 3/30
- The lessons of Stalinism: WL 3/29
- Lenin and the Russian Revolution: WL 3/28
- The Bolshevik-Trotskyist tradition: WL 3/27
- Looking backward. Sean Matgamna reflects on 50 years in the socialist movement: WL 3/26
- The fall of European Stalinism: WL 3/25
- How Mao conquered China: WL 3/24
- Debate on the unions and Labour Party: WL 3/23
- Max Shachtman on Isaac Deutscher's "Trotsky": WL 3/22
- General Strike in France, May/June 1968: WL 3/21
- Arbeiter und Soldat: WL 3/20
- When the workers rise, part two: WL 3/19
- When the workers rise: WL 3/18
- Free trade, fair trade, and socialism: WL 3/17
- Marx's Grundrisse: WL 3/16
- How can we best help the Palestinians? WL 3/15
- Trotsky: The Spartacus of the 20th century: WL 3/14
- Trotskyists and the creation of Israel: WL 3/13
- Israel/Palestine - solidarity yes, boycott no: WL 3/12
- 1917 - revolution for freedom and equality: WL 3/11
- Mexico/ Venezuela: WL 3/10
- Workers' Liberty 3/9: Scotland
- The other history of American Trotskyism: WL 3/8
- What is the Third Camp? WL 3/7
- The betrayal of the Spanish revolution: WL 3/6
- Revolution and counter-revolution in Iran, 1978-9: WL 3/5
- The 1926 general strike: WL 3/4
- Factory bulletins from the early communist movement: WL 3/3
- We Stand For Workers' Liberty: WL 3/2
- Marxism and Religion: WL 3/1
- The history of Bolshevism: WL 3/0
- A Worker's Guide to Ireland