Colin Waugh from the Independent Working-class Education Network spoke to Solidarity about their draft manifesto.
Battle of Ideas
Martin Thomas’ article ‘Socialism, CPA and Facebook’ (SCPAF) in Solidarity 305 outlines some problems that emerge from the integration of social media into everyday life and its interaction with the culture of the left.
"By their heroes ye shall know them... for in the individuals whom they exalt and glorify and hold up to the youth as example every class and every movement unfailingly reveals its standards of worth, its morality, its very soul."
In an era of wars and revolutions — a new book from Workers’ Liberty — features American socialist cartoons spanning the middle of the 20th century.
Written: April 22, 1939, and published in the US paper Socialist Appeal on May 9, 1939.
The text below, published in The New International, journal of the Workers' Party of the USA, in April 1949, tells some of the story of the guerrilla movement in Ukraine in the 1940s against both Hitl
The AWL’s new book, In an era of wars and revolutions, brings together cartoons published by revolutionary socialists in the US between the 1920s and 1950s.
For describing the WRP as a cross between the Moonies, the Scientologists, and the Jones Cult, which exploited young people, etc.,John Bloxam and Sean Matgamna were in 1981 sued for libel by the actre
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.
Marx once rightly said:”To leave error uncorrected is to encourage intellectual immorality.”
Ireland is one of the most important issues facing the British labour movement. For a quarter of a century the Six Counties of north-east Ulster have been in a state of latent, and sometimes open, civil war.
In all this time, the left in Britain has been able to do nothing to help our working-class brothers and sisters, the majority of the people in both the Catholic and the Protestant communities, find a way out of the bloody cul-de-sac into which sectarianism, the conflict of national identities and an irrational partition have forced them.
Lie no. 1: Ireland is a single unit.
The following discussion between Tony Benn and Mark Osborn and Sean Matgamna appeared in Socialist Organiser, 10 Septempber 1994.
Some readers have questioned our scathing comments on the British Liberal/radical tradition on Ireland. Didn’t the Liberal Party try sincerely to give Ireland justice we are asked?
What did Lenin mean by "Dictatorship of the Proletariat? What was Soviet democracy? By What did Lenin mean by "Dictatorship of the Proletariat"? What was Soviet democracy?
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In the small hours of Monday March 12 1984, hundreds of Yorkshire miners moved across the border from Yorkshire into Nottinghamshire. Their destination was Harworth pit, and by the evening shift they had picketed it out.
Reading Frank Furedi’s article ‘Culture War: the narcissism of minor differences’ (Spiked Online) I became aware of the debate in Scandinavia on whether to ban the ritual circumcision of boys.
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.
In the recent interventions of three of the most central and media-exposed Syriza members, Giannis Dragasakis (responsible for the Syriza programme), Giorgos Stathakis (Head of Sector for Development) and Giannis Milios (Head of the Department of Economic Affairs), we can see a new “narrative” on key issues: debt, “Marshall Plan”, “primary surplus” and “balanced budget”, banks.