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The Fate of the Russian Revolution: Lost Texts of Critical Marxism, volume 1

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.

By Max Shachtman, Hal Draper, C L R James, Leon Trotsky and others, with an introduction by Sean Matgamna. 608 pages. £8 post free. Buy online or send a cheque for £8, payable to AWL, to AWL, 20E Tower Workshops, Riley Road, London SE1 3DG.





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Workers' Liberty summer camp (West Yorkshire, 14-17 August 2014)

Thursday 14 - Sunday 17 August, Height Gate farm, near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire (Hebden Bridge rail station has trains running from Leeds and Manchester)

Members and friends of Workers' Liberty are organising a summer event at Height Gate farm, near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.

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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.

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Solidarity schedule for July and August 2014

Solidarity 331 is out on 16 July 2014; 332, on 30 July; and 333, on 13 August. Normal schedule restarts with no.334 on 2 September.

We are skipping some weeks in July and August because left and labour-movement activity is generally lower in those holiday months.

Copy date for each paper is the Monday before publication. Printed papers are available at our office on Wednesday mornings; they reach cities outside London by courier on Thursdays or by mail on Thursdays or Fridays.

Solidarity 331 is out on 16 July 2014; 332, on 30 July; and 333, on 13 August. Normal schedule restarts with no.334 on 2 September.

AWL events in 2014

Ideas For Freedom (AWL summer school) 2014: 5-6 July

AWL conference 2014: 25-26 October

Please put those dates in your diary now.

Ideas For Freedom (AWL summer school) 2014: 5-6 July. AWL conference 2014: 25-26 October

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

The cartoons collected in a new book 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.

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Marxist Revival # 1 out now

The first issue of a new journal of international discussion among revolutionary socialists, Marxist Revival, includes includes a long contribution from the Turkish revolutionary socialist group Marksist Tutum and a survey from Workers’ Liberty of the revolutionary left in Australia.

The first issue of a new journal of international discussion among revolutionary socialists, Marxist Revival, is out now. Click here to download it as pdf, or to get a printed copy, click here to send us £2 plus £1.20 postage.

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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.

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