AWL events

Changing ideas, changing politics

Author: 

Michael Elms

On 7-10 July, Workers’ Liberty held our annual Ideas for Freedom event in central London. Over 200 people came to learn about socialist politics, discuss the central theme of the event, — changes in the Labour Party over the last year — and find out more about Workers’ Liberty, after hearing about us in the media, or encountering our activists on demonstrations, at Labour party meetings, on the doorstep, and in workplaces.

On 7-10 July, Workers’ Liberty held our annual Ideas for Freedom event in central London. Over 200 people came to learn about socialist politics, discuss the central theme of the event, — changes in the Labour Party over the last year — and find out more about Workers’ Liberty, after hearing about us in the media, or encountering our activists on demonstrations, at Labour party meetings, on the doorstep, and in workplaces.

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Trident renewal and the future of the Labour Party

At Workers’ Liberty’s Ideas for Freedom event (7-10 July) Luke Akehurst of Labour First debated Labour left activist Laura Rogers on whether the Labour Party should be in favour of renewing Trident.

At Workers’ Liberty’s Ideas for Freedom event (7-10 July) Luke Akehurst of Labour First debated Labour left activist Laura Rogers on whether the Labour Party should be in favour of renewing Trident.

Luke Akehurst: I’m in favour of the renewal of the Trident system, of buying a new set of submarines to enable the UK’s nuclear deterrent.

What is the nature of the British deterrent? It’s a minimum, independent, strategic deterrent. The most important concept here is deterrent. The whole point of having this system is not because you want nuclear war.

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A celebration of women in class struggle

On Saturday 28 February women in Workers' Liberty hosted All the Rage — a socialist feminist conference. Over 130 people attended the event and took part in a broad range of discussions, including: Women against Fundamentalisms, Greece, women and austerity, women in India and how to organise a community fightback.

In the evening we held a social jointly with the Kurdish and Middle Easten Women's Organisation with poetry from Janine Booth and Emily Harrison, as well as theatre performances and music. We raised over £100 for Kurdish women.

On Saturday 28 February women in Workers' Liberty hosted All the Rage — a socialist feminist conference. Over 130 people attended the event and took part in a broad range of discussions.

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International Solidarity for LGBT+ Rights: Workers' Liberty London Forum

Date: 3 April, 2014 - 19:00 - 21:00
Location:
University of London Union, Malet Street, WC1E 7HY

How can we make solidarity with LGBT people around the world? All are welcome to join the discussion

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International Solidarity for LGBT+ Rights: Workers' Liberty London Forum

Date: 3 April, 2014 - 19:00 - 21:00
Location:
University of London Union, Malet Street, WC1E 7HY

How can we make solidarity with LGBT people around the world? All are welcome to join the discussion

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Marxism at work

Over 50 trade union activists attended Workers’ Liberty “Marxism at Work” dayschool on Saturday 7 December.

The school, featuring both discussion-focused and more interactive workshops, was based on a six-part AWL educational series about Marxism and trade unionism, and included sessions on “our fantasy trade union”, the Marxist critique of current trade unions, understanding the bureaucracy, historical examples of the rank and file in action, and the role of Marxists in the workplace.

A report of Workers’ Liberty’s “Marxism at Work” industrial activists’ dayschool.

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