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Ronnie Draper, BFAWU General Secretary, responds to his suspension from the Labour Party
Guards and station staff on Southern Rail will strike on 7-8 September.
An interview with Christine Shawcroft, Labour Party National Executive Committee.
An inteview with Ian Hodson, President of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union.
The latest edition of Tubeworker, an industrial bulletin for London Underground workers, by London Underground workers.
Workers' Liberty's 1987 pamphlet telling the story of that year's election campaign in Wallasey, Merseyside, in which revolutionary socialist worker Lol Duffy came within 300 votes of defeating Tory minister Linda Chalker.
Alexander claims to expose Corbyn's incompetence, but only succeeds in exposing her own lack of honesty
The Alliance for Workers’ Liberty aims to transform the labour movement so we can replace capitalism, the current economic and social system based on class division and exploitation, with a new society based on consistent democracy, collective ownership and solidarity – socialism.
Two letters replying to articles in the Guardian about claims of "Trotskyist infiltration" into the Labour Party.
Answering Tom Watson's latest "scandal" about the AWL.
The Labour right are scared of the Corbyn movement, so they attack Trotskyism.
Ongoing disputes in the railway industry should be coordinated into national strikes, supplemented by a Labour Party-led political campaign for the renationalisation of the railways.

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Battle of Ideas

An illustrated history of Ireland, from the Viking invasions to 1993. By Sean Matgamna. First published 1993; published as e-book, 2016.
An exchange of letters on the left, non-violence and political struggle.
The Guardian is trying to whip up a scandal about a discussion that took place in Momentum about violence and non-violence.
In 1990, Socialist Organiser was banned by the Labour Party, apparently on the instigation of Frank Field MP, the same Frank Field who now floats the idea of Labour right-wingers contesting elections as “independent” against democratically selected candidates of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party.
In a way getting angry at someone on the left appearing on Press TV is a bit like getting angry at England playing poorly in the World Cup. It’s a dreadful and appalling thing but it happens all the time.
A fragmented tradition of revolutionary Marxism.
We need a culture of honest criticism on the left, and an end to telling lies about other socialists.
Watson has always been a machine-politician Stalinoid intriguer.
Part nine of Michael Johnson’s series on the life and politics of James Connolly.
In the 1920s the working-class constituency of Battersea North in South London had a Communist Labour MP, Shapurji Saklatvala.
At Workers’ Liberty’s Ideas for Freedom event (7-10 July) Luke Akehurst of Labour First debated Labour left activist Laura Rogers on whether the Labour Party should be in favour of renewing Trident.
A collection of articles from the last year discussing Corbyn's politics in connection with the Middle East, particularly Iran.
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
Yevgeny Yevtushenko who wrote this denunciation of Russian anti-semitism, was the USSR's licensed-rebel poet in...the late 50s and early 60s.
Warsaw's Three Insurrections During World War II
A review of Can Socialism Make Sense? by Sean Matgamna.
A leaflet providing a friendly critique of Corbynomics and some suggestions for developing socialist policies and struggles.
Is The Time Ripe For The Slogan ‘The United States Of Europe'? Trotsky in June 1923
In 1987, the constituency which is now Angela Eagle's, previously a Tory seat, was contested and almost won by a class-struggle socialist Labour candidate, Lol Duffy - before he was removed and she was imposed. This is the story.
Labour's right wing is trying to stage a coup. We must rout them!
In 1960 the Labour left won the party to British unilateral nuclear disarmament, and then buckled under the big right wing counter-attact that followed.
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 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.

Campaigns

The Sanders campaign cohered a mass base especially of young people, and showed that it is possible to connect with broad sections of the working class who desperately want a break from neoliberal policies and the two party system. But the impact of the Sanders phenomena will be limited to the degree that it fails to find organisational expression in a movement for a new political party.
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.

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