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1917-2017: Ideas for Freedom

1917-2017: Ideas for Freedom
1-2 July 2017

A festival of socialist ideas and leftwing discussion, hosted by Workers' Liberty, Ideas for Freedom is an opportunity to explore, through talks, film showings, workshops and debates, ideas about how our world works, and how we can fight for a better one.

This year the event will be themed around the lessons of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and what the blow struck for freedom by Russian workers a hundred years ago can teach us today.

1917-2017: Ideas for Freedom - 1-2 July 2017. Book online here!

The AWL, Labour and the Left: 

Issues and Campaigns: 

Can socialism make sense?

A new book from Workers’ Liberty which makes the case for socialism. In a time when socialism is the most searched word on the Merriam-Webster dictionary website, more and more people call themselves socialists, and a self-confessed socialist is leader of the Labour Party, this book explores what socialism means, whether it can rise again, how, and why.

It answers questions such as: What about Stalin? Are revolutions democratic? How can we have a planned economy? and is socialism still relevant?

A new book from Workers’ Liberty which makes the case for socialism.

Marxist Theory and History: 

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New stickers from Workers' Liberty!

We have had a new bunch of stickers printed. Stickers are A6 and are perfect for sticking on notebooks, laptops, and on around and about where you live. Use the PayPal buttons below to buy. Please get in touch if you want to order a different number or a specific set of stickers.

A set of six stickers from Workers' Liberty including some new designs.

Nationalise the Big Six! Campaign launch

Nationalise the Big Six!

The Big Six -- British Gas, EDF, npower, E.ON, Scottish Power and SSE -- currently profit from contributing to catastrophic climate change while making us pay extotrionate energy bills (or freeze to avoid the costs).

Nationalisation of their operations offers a way to radically reduce the burning of fossil fuels, to support workers in the transition to renewable energy, and to stop rip-off energy bills.

London Forum to launch the Nationalise the Big Six campaign

A workers' guide to Ireland

Author: 

Sean Matgamna

An illustrated history of Ireland, from the Viking invasions to 1993. First published 1993; published as e-book, 2016.

An illustrated history of Ireland, from the Viking invasions to 1993. By Sean Matgamna. First publ. 1993; e-book, 2016.

Publications: 

Around the world: 

Albert Einstein: Why I Am a Socialist (1949)

Author: 

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein explains what is wrong with capitalism and why socialism is a burning necessity for humankind.

Is it advisable for one who is not an expert on economic and social issues to express views on the subject of socialism? I believe for a number of reasons that it is.

Transform the labour movement!

This 20-page pamphlet from Workers' Liberty, published in its second edition (September 2016) with new material from after the EU referendum and the coup in the Labour Party, sets out ideas and perspectives for transforming the labour movement to make it an effective force for working-class self-assertion.

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"The left-wing surge which has shaken the Labour Party means an opportunity to revive the socialist left and begin to make serious headway reviving the labour movement.

Class-struggle socialist perspectives for the movement.

The AWL, Labour and the Left: 

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