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The anti-Corbyn plotters are the same Labour MPs who refused to vote against Tory austerity in 2015.
Blairites are mounting an "entrist" operation. Working-class people, youth, and left-wingers should flood into the Labour Party to defeat the coup!
The vote in the 23 June referendum that Britain should leave the European Union was a victory for the forces of reaction and historical regression.
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.
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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
Brexit caused problems include loss of EU funding and potential border controls.
We can defeat the attempted coup against Jeremy Corbyn if we move fast and with determination.
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.
A review of Can Socialism Make Sense? by Sean Matgamna.
Rents are spiralling, and the new Housing Act will make things worse.

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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.
Watson has always been a machine-politician Stalinoid intriguer.
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.

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.

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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

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