A workplace bulletin for Lewisham Hospital workers, by Lewisham Hospital workers.
Steve Biggs, a dock worker and Unite rep at Southampton Container Terminal, talks about his job.
Accident and Emergency departments are at crisis point. One in 10 patients admitted to A&E now have to wait more than four hours to be treated or discharged — double the figure this time last year.
An interview with Badrul Alam from the Communist Party of Bangladesh (Marxist-Leninist).
A GMB member working for CityClean at Brighton council spoke to Solidarity about their sit-down strike and ongoing battle against pay cuts.
AKEL, the official Communist Party and the ruling party in Cyprus until 28 February this year, has changed policy to favour exit from the euro.
Left makes calls for resistance, but what is the strategy?
Share prices are going up. Profits are increasing. Top bosses' pay is soaring. And child poverty is rising, almost as fast.
Bob Crow and the leadership of the RMT rail union have joined the chorus for British exit from the EU led by Nigel Lawson, who was Chancellor of the Exchequer for Margaret Thatcher.
In the jails of Morocco, political prisoners have been on hunger strike for more than sixty days
Stephen Hawking may be right not to attend an Israeli government junket, but an academic boycott of Israel is wrong.
- Three giants of the socialist revolution
- My Recollections of Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx
- SWP/IS: history and myth
- Eric Hobsbawm on the taming of parliamentary democracy 
- AWL versus SWP
- Why the Crisis in the SWP? "The politics of IS" - a 1969 polemic
- Grèce : une situation pré-révolutionnaire
- Elections communales et gauche radicale en Belgique
- The 1940 Split in the SWP (USA) and the Founding of the Workers’ Party
- Lenin Rediscovered
- The road to Tienanmen Square: Workers and Students in China
- The end of the USSR: in the beginning was the critique of capitalism
- Trotskyism after the collapse of Stalinism: an open letter to Ernest Mandel
- SWP: from "IS tradition" to Respect
- Capitalist crisis - working-class socialist answers
- Vladimir Lenin: the Basic Writings
- 1871: the Paris Commune
- Eugene Debs
- Revolutionary Unionism
- The ABCs of socialism today: an outline of the basics
- "Philosophy" and Mr Slaughter: the dialectics of sectarianism
- Racialism and the working class (1972 pamphlet)
- Stalin's bloody rise to power
- Why I left the SWP
- Daniel DeLeon's "Socialist Reconstruction of Society"
- John Brown, revolutionary terrorist against black slavery in the USA
- IS (SWP), Tony Cliff and the Question of the "Revolutionary Party"
C L R James on Ireland's Easter Rising of 1916.
In the first decade of the 21st century the SWP collapsed politically into its "Red-Green-Brown" alliance with clerical fascism - with the MAB, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, and other reactionaries
The National Union of Students has voted to demand expropriation of the banks, but won't fight fees, cuts and student debt. What's going on?
70 years ago, on 22 May 1943, Stalin announced the formal shutting-down of the Communist International, the association of revolutionary socialist parties across the world set up after the Russian Revolution.
On 10 May 1933, Nazi-organised book burnings took place in university towns throughout Germany.
Chen Duxiu (1879-1942) was a founder of Chinese Communism and, later, a Trotskyist critic of Stalinism and Maoism.
Discussion of the critique of the Burgin-Hudson Left Unity project by an anonymous Unite union official.
Many of the people who left the SWP recently say they are interested in left unity and broad discussion on the left and many are genuinely open-minded so we proposed discussions.
An article by Alex Callinicos opens a discussion on political perspectives for the SWP, but does not conclude it satisfactorily.
In the run-up to its congress last month, the Greek Communist Party published debates in its paper.
Solidarity — not ethical shopping — is what the garment workers of Bangladesh are demanding.
The political situation makes a strong case for left unity.
The Warsaw Ghetto uprising of 1943 belongs not only to the Jewish people but is also part of the heritage of the working class.
Former top cop John Stalker has said that Thatcher "took Britain to the brink of becoming a police state" in the 1984-5 miners' strike.
The idea of a vacuum on the left has been current since 1968.
Workers’ Liberty activists Karen Waddington and Jean Lane appeared on the BBC’s Big Question debate programme on Sunday 14 April, discussing Thatcher’s death. Karen and Jean were involved in Women Against Pit Closures and other class-struggle activity during Thatcher’s government. The poet Benjamin Zephaniah also appeared on the show.
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We want to discuss with others on the left, including the fragments of the SWP, because without such an open exchange of ideas it will be impossible to rejuvenate our movement and make Marxism a mass force again.
The economic crisis has rocked the European Union (EU). In Britain, the Tories want a referendum on links with the EU, stoking up nationalism. Early socialist debates about the United States of Europe help us orientate in today’s conditions.
The Socialist Party is opposing an appeal to the left and labour movement to stand in solidarity with women who are victims of male violence, especially when an incident takes place within our own movement.
Labour Party officials have felt obliged to issue a statement saying that George Galloway is not rejoining Labour.
By a new member.
The fourth part of a review of John Riddell’s new book of documents from the early communist movement looks at how it debated women’s liberation and other issues of oppression.
An article by Hal Draper published in the newspaper of the Independent Socialist League in the USA in the early 1950s which attempts to answer the question of why the working class is fundamental to the socialist project.
The final part of a review of John Riddell’s book of documents from the early communist movement.
This appreciation and assesment of James Connolly by an old comrade, Patrick J Quinlan, appeared in The New Age [Buffalo, NY] Jan. 26, 1922. Quinlan was a delegate to the Second Congress of the Communist International in Moscow, in 1920
If you're a student attracted to revolutionary socialist ideas who wants to join or work with a serious, thoughtful, principled, active Marxist organisation - this is for you.
A 1947 article by CLR James in The Militant, the paper of the SWP USA which James had just rejoined.
Ideas for Freedom, the annual weekend of socialist discussion and debate hosted by Workers' Liberty, will take place in London on 21-23 June.
Myths and truths about the history and basic ideas of the SWP and its forerunners.
How critical Marxists analysed the tragedy of the 20th century: the defeat of the Russian workers' revolution by Stalinism, and the erection on its grave of a new system of class exploitation.
Solidarity 286 is out on 15 May, and Solidarity 287 on 29 May.
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- Solidarity 283
- 1871: the Paris Commune (WL 3/39)
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- 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