Campaigns

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: 

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.

Publications: 

Marxist Theory and History: 

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.

Publications: 

Around the world: 

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: 

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

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.





Download the introduction:

Publications: 

Marxist Theory and History: