Campaigns

London socialist forum: Boko Haram and Charlie Hebdo, 12 Feb

Thursday 12 February 19:00

Room D.103, 25 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AY

In the wake of religiously-motivated attacks in Baga and Paris earlier this month, Workers' Liberty is hosting this London socialist forum on fundamentalism, secularism and racism. All are welcome to come and take part!

SPEAKERS: Yemisi Ilesanmi, Nigerian socialist and author, "Freedom to Love for All"

Pragna Patel, Southall Black Sisters

Speakers: Pragna Patel, Southall Black Sisters, and Yemisi Ilesanmi, Nigerian socialist and author, "Freedom to Love for All"

All The Rage: socialist feminist conference

A socialist feminist conference on 28 February, 11 to 17:30 at the Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, hosted by women in Workers' Liberty - everyone welcome.

£10 waged, £6 low-waged and uni students, £4 unwaged and school students. Book now on eventbrite. Ticket costs go towards speaker costs, materials and providing a free creche.

A socialist feminist conference on 28 February, 11 to 17:30 at the Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, hosted by women in Workers' Liberty - everyone welcome.

Capital reading group, London

UCLU Study Space, 2nd Floor, 25 Gordon Street, WC1H 0AY

We will be meeting weekly to discuss Karl Marx's Capital, volume one, on a study course organised by Workers' Liberty.

We will be meeting on Fridays, starting on 30 January, at 6pm, for about an hour and a half, at the study space at UCLU. The course runs 11 weeks.

Meeting weekly in central London to discuss Karl Marx's Capital, volume one, on a study course organised by Workers' Liberty.

The miners' strike 1984-5: class against class

The second edition of "The miners' strike 1984-5: class against class" includes:

  • A detailed week-by-week history of the strike
  • Photos by John Harris and newspaper front pages from the time
  • The story of "Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners"
  • Analysis and comment after the strike

Buy online here!

New edition, expanded and improved. Buy online here.

New pamphlet on Syriza, the revolutionary left and the class struggle in Greece

"Greece 2012-2014: views and reports from the Greek left" is a new Workers' Liberty pamphlet presenting interviews and discussions with many different groups in the Greek left and labour movement, plus an editorial article from 7 January 2015, by Greek socialist Theodora Polenta, explaining the new political crisis there.

60 pages (A4). £4. Buy online here:

A Workers' Liberty pamphlet presenting interviews and discussions with many different groups on the Greek left.

Autocollants: the public face of the activist

Author: 

Beth Redmond

I have designed a set of autocollants (political stickers, widely used in other countries but not until now in Britain: see here) which will be ready to be sent out with Solidarity on 10 December or by post.

There are seven designs, similar to that of the posters, and will be available for branches to buy for £8 for 40, with a discount for larger orders.

Buy a batch of the new Workers' Liberty autocollants, and get your socialist message out and about!

The AWL, Labour and the Left: 

Culture and Reviews: 

4 February benefit gig for Rainbow International LGBT Activist Solidarity Fund

Date: 

4 February, 2015 - 19:00

Location: 

Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, London N1 2UN

Description: 

A benefit gig for the Rainbow International LGBT Activist Solidarity Fund, which organises political solidarity and practical support for LGBT rights struggles all over the world.

Acts include:
- Grace Petrie
- Colour Me Wednesday
- Daniel Versus the World
- Nia
- Special guest set from Chris Hicks.

More details on the Facebook event here.
And you can book tickets here.

In an era of wars and revolutions: American socialist cartoons of the mid-twentieth century

The cartoons collected here depict US politics, workers’ struggles, America’s “Jim Crow” racism, Roosevelt’s “New Deal” and Harry Truman’s “Fair Deal”, and Stalinism at its height, as revolutionary socialists saw them at the time.






A few bold strokes by an artist can convey an idea more vividly and fix it more firmly in the viewer’s mind than an editorial or an article would.

Publications: 

Marxist Theory and History: 

Gramsci in context

A revised and 50%-expanded edition of the 2012 booklet Antonio Gramsci: working-class revolutionary, summarising Gramsci's life and thought.

May 2014: a revised and 50%-expanded edition of the 2012 booklet Antonio Gramsci: working-class revolutionary, summarising Gramsci's life and thought.

Marxist Theory and History: 

The 7 periods in the formation of the SWP (WL 3/38)

Myths and truths about the history and basic ideas of the SWP and its forerunners.

This pamphlet covers the pre-history of the SWP in the Socialist Review and IS groups of the 1950s and 1960s, and the period between 1968 and the late 1970s in which the essentials of today's SWP were formed. Written by one of the very few members of the IS National Committee of 1968-71 still active, it dispels myths and identifies some of the deep-set roots of the SWP's current troubles.

Publications: 

The AWL, Labour and the Left: