AWL education and discussion schools

Imagining the Future

Author: 

Ed Maltby

Over 200 people attended this year’s Ideas for Freedom event, hosted by Workers’ Liberty in central London.

This year, the theme of the event was “Imagining the Future”. Discussions and workshops looked at different visions of the future — socialist visions of an egalitarian, democratic future, and what versions of any future capitalism might have in store.

Over 200 people attended this year’s Ideas for Freedom event, hosted by Workers’ Liberty in central London.

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Ideas for Freedom 2014

Once again, well over 200 people attended Ideas for Freedom, the weekend of socialist discussion and debate hosted by Workers' Liberty.

(Omar Raii addresses the closing plenary)

Once again, well over 200 people attended Ideas for Freedom, the weekend of socialist discussion and debate hosted by Workers' Liberty.

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Their class war and ours

Ideas for Freedom is the annual weekend of socialist discussion and debate hosted by Workers' Liberty.

The theme of this year's Ideas for Freedom is “Their class war and ours”. We will be looking not just at how the working class can defend and reorganise itself in the face of a determined capitalist assault, but how the left can put the very concepts of class, class struggle and a socialist alternative to capitalism back on the political agenda. That will be the theme of the opening plenary at 12 noon on Saturday 5 July.

What other ideas will be discussed at the event?

Ideas for Freedom is the annual weekend of socialist discussion and debate hosted by Workers' Liberty.

The AWL, Labour and the Left: 

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Working-class history at Ideas for Freedom

The AWL believes that socialist organisations must be the “memory of the working class”. A big part of our job is to preserve, rediscover, discuss and spread the lessons and inspiration of past struggles, victorious and defeated.

Our annual event, Ideas for Freedom (3-6 July), will include many discussions on working-class history, with a focus on the First World War and the 1984-5 Miners’ Strike.

Our annual event, Ideas for Freedom (3-6 July), will include many discussions on working-class history, with a focus on the First World War and the 1984-5 Miners’ Strike.

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AWL week school discusses religion, "fundamentalism" and anti-imperialism

The AWL held a week-long school on religion, religious "fundamentalist" politics and anti-imperialism at University of London Union between 16 and 20 December.

Workers' Liberty ran a week-long discussion event on the issues behind our recent controversy over religion, 16-20 December.

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Workers' Liberty summer camp

For Workers’ Liberty summer camp, 8-11 August, close to 50 people came to Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire, more than previous years.

Sessions concentrated on three streams; ecology, liberation and class struggle socialism. There were also film showings and a brilliant “open mic night” of theatre, poetry and music.

Comrades were free to attend these or have fun by the campfire, discussing politics, socialising, climbing hills, eating delicious vegan food and playing football matches, including at 6am!

Close to 50 people came to Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire for Workers’ Liberty summer camp.

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How we won Unison to back "Councillors against Cuts"

Ruth Cashman spoke how activists won Unison conference backing for Labour councillors who refuse to make cuts. (From the closing session of Ideas for Freedom 2013).

Closing session of AWL's summer school, Ideas for Freedom, 21-23 June 2013: Click here to hear the speech.

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