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Imagining the Future: Ideas for Freedom 2015

Ideas for Freedom is the annual weekend of socialist education, discussion and debate hosted by Workers' Liberty. This year it runs from the evening of Thursday 2 July to the afternoon of Sunday 5 July, and takes place mainly at Birkbeck University in London.

Ideas for Freedom is the annual weekend of socialist education, discussion and debate hosted by Workers' Liberty from the 2nd - 5th of July at Birkbeck University.

The main theme of the event will be visions of and ideas about a post-capitalist, egalitarian, liberated future - and how to fight for it.

Weekend tickets bought before 13 June are £33 waged, £17 low-waged/university students, £6 unwaged/school or college students.

Sessions include:

The AWL, Labour and the Left: 

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Free jailed Iranian trade unionists!

Author: 

Gemma Short
Free jailed Iranian trade unionists arrested on the eve of May Day.

On April 19 Ali-Reza Hashemi, the General Secretary of the Iranian Teachers' Organisation, was arrested and taken to Evin prison.

Teachers' in Iran have been fighting against low pay and pay disparity. On April 16 teachers demonstrated outside Educational Ministry buildings across Iran. In 2010 Hashemi was sentenced to five years in prison in 2010 for “pursuing [teachers’] trade demands” and “meeting the families of imprisoned teachers” Hashemi was also charged with “gathering and collusion to disrupt national security” and “propaganda against the system”.

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Bob Carnegie tour of England, May 2015

Author: 

Gemma Short

Bob Carnegie, who has been at the heart of every major workers' struggle in Brisbane, Australia, for more than three decades, is coming to the UK to talk about his experiences and lessons for organising workers. Read more at the tour blog.

Bob Carnegie is coming to the UK to talk about his experiences and lessons for organising workers.

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Where now for Labour? Where now for the Left?

South London AWL meeting: Tuesday, 19 May, 2015, 7:30pm, New Cross Learning, 283-285 New Cross Road, London SE14 6AS.

South London Workers’ Liberty invites you to a discussion. How can we win the fight to save
the Welfare State? What do we say about Europe? How do we stop immigrants and migrant
workers’ being blamed? How can the unions fight back? How do we stop the rise of the right?

Join us for an open discussion.

South London AWL meeting: Tuesday, 19 May, 2015, 7:30pm, New Cross Learning, 283-285 New Cross Road, London SE14 6AS

Workers' Liberty summer camp (West Yorkshire, 21-24 August 2015)

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

21 - 24 August, Height Gate farm, near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire (Hebden Bridge rail station has trains running from Leeds and Manchester)

The AWL, Labour and the Left: 

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New collection on climate change, capitalism and working-class struggle

"For workers' climate action - capitalism, climate change and working-class struggle" is a new pamphlet collecting together articles and reviews from Workers' Liberty.

Workers' Liberty has produced a new collection of articles and reviews on the fight against dangerous climate change, capitalism and workers' organisation and struggle.

The pamphlet is 45 pages. Contents include:

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Women's oppression, feminism and the left - a book of readings

"Women's oppression, feminism and the left" is a collection of readings about socialist feminist ideas, other forms of feminism and how women's liberation fits in with socialist politics.

"Women's oppression, feminism and the left" is a collection of readings about socialist feminist ideas, other forms of feminism and how women's liberation fits in with socialist politics.

Contents:
Part 1: Feminist theories today
A: Second wave feminism
B: Liberal and Radical Feminism
C. Anarcha-feminism
D: Socialist feminism
E: Judith Butler
F: Third wave: go global and be intersectional
G: Sex work

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Pamphlet on Syriza, the revolutionary left and the class struggle in Greece

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

"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:

Around the world: 

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

Buy new e-book edition, or the printed book. Or download the introduction (145 pages) free.

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 print edition online or send a cheque for £8, payable to AWL, to AWL, 20E Tower Workshops, Riley Road, London SE1 3DG.





Click here to buy mobi e-book edition

Click here to buy epub e-book edition


Click here to download a study guide to The Fate of the Russian Revolution as a pdf.

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Autocollants: the public face of the activist

Author: 

Beth Redmond

Workers' Liberty has produced a set autocollants (political stickers, widely used in other countries but not until now in Britain: see here)

In his book on autocollants, Zvonimir Novak argues that in France, progressively over the last 40 years, the autocollant has become the “means of expression of those who do not have access to the mainstream media”.

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

The AWL, Labour and the Left: 

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