What we do

Where we stand

Today one class, the working class, lives by selling its labour power to another, the capitalist class which owns the means of production. Society is shaped by the capitalists' relentless drive to increase their wealth. Capitalism causes poverty, unemployment, the blighting of lives by overwork, imperialism, the destruction of the environment and much else.

Against the accumulated wealth and power of the capitalists, the working class's basic weapon is: solidarity.

The basic programmatic statement of the Alliance for Workers' Liberty.

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Planning for May 2015

Solidarity and Workers’ Liberty activists will seek in the May 2015 general election to work with other socialists in the Labour Party and in the labour movement to create a clear socialist voice within the campaign to win a Labour government.

As against Ukip, the Tories, the Lib-Dems, possible Tory-Ukip or Tory/ Lib-Dem coalitions, or a possible Labour/ Lib-Dem coalition, we are in solidarity with the broad labour movement and its desire for a Labour government.

As against Ukip, the Tories, the Lib-Dems, possible Tory-Ukip or Tory/ Lib-Dem coalitions, or a possible Labour/ Lib-Dem coalition, we are in solidarity with the broad labour movement and its desire for a Labour government.

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Lutte Ouvriere fete 2014

The annual fete organised by the French revolutionary socialist group Lutte Ouvriere in grounds in a village near Paris drew large crowds again this year on 7-9 June.

LO has organised this fete at the Whit holiday weekend, first at Meriel and then at Presles, and it draws between 20,000 and 30,000 people each year.

LO offers other revolutionary socialist groups the facility to run stalls and forums at the fete. Workers' Liberty ran a stall and a forum this year, as we (or our forerunners) have done almost every year since the early 70s.

AWL ran a stall and a forum at the Lutte Ouvriere fete 2014, on 7-9 June near Paris.

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Socialists celebrate May Day

An international solidarity event organised on 3 May in London by Marxist Revival (an international project of the Alliance for Workers’ Liberty and the Iranian Revolutionary Marxists’ Tendency) heard speakers from around the world, live or via video clips.

Jade Baker of AWL chaired the event which included August Grabski and Urszula Lugowska of Dalej (Poland), Dashty Jamal of the Worker-communist Party of Kurdistan, Maziar Razi (IRMT) and Alejandra Rios, representing the Left Workers’ Front of Argentina.

An international solidarity event organised by the Alliance for Workers’ Liberty and the Iranian Revolutionary Marxists’ Tendency heard speakers from around the world.

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Pickets and protests: May Day 2014 in London

What Workers' Liberty members in London did on International Workers' Day 2014.

On the morning of Thursday 1 May (International Workers' Day) 2014, the London Underground network was just returning to normal after a two-day strike as part of the campaign against ticket office closures and job cuts.

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Tube strike 4-6 February: what AWL members and sympathisers will be doing

Action:

STRIKES: 9pm, Tuesday 4 February to 9pm, Tuesday 6 February, and 9pm, Tuesday 11 February to 9pm, Tuesday 13 February.
OVERTIME BAN: Effective immediately for all station staff, began on 17 January.
REVENUE ACTION: Station staff will not carry out revenue duties (selling and checking tickets) and, wherever safe, will open gates, between 8.30am and 11.30am and 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Friday 7, Monday 10, and Friday 14 February. For more on the revenue action, click here.

What activists will be doing on 4-6 February

Tube workers are striking on 4-6 February. Workers' Liberty people in London will be mobilising to support them.

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Help us raise £12,000 by October

2014 began with brutal repression of the Cambodian garment workers — five workers were murdered by the military police and many others jailed, after a successful fight to increase their bare subsistence wages. The best new year’s resolution socialists can make is to fight harder to put an end to this brutal capitalist system.

How to begin, and how to sustain a fight against capitalism? And, indeed — how to fight?

We are launching a new drive to raise £12,000 by October 2014.

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Support London Underground workers' fight for jobs — help distribute Tubeworker!

Date: 

15 December, 2013 - 13:00 to 16:00

Location: 

McDonalds, 13-15 Euston Rd, NW1 2RY

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Transport bosses want to make huge cuts to London Underground, closing every ticket office on the network, cutting nearly 1,000 jobs, and attacking workers' terms and conditions. The RMT union is gearing up for a fight, balloting members across all grades for strikes.

(Click here for background.)

The "Every Job Matters" campaign will involved other unions, passengers' groups, and working-class community campaigners in a fight to defend high-quality public transport in London.

Grassroots mobilisation will be essential to help turn out the biggest possible "yes" vote in the RMT's strike ballot, and that's where you come in.

The Tubeworker bulletin (see below for info) has produced a special "vote yes" edition, which will be distributed across the network on Sunday 15 December. We'll meet at Kings Cross at 1pm (meet at McDonalds 13-15 Euston Rd, NW1 2RY, opposite the station — NOT the one on York Way!) for an informal political discussion based on the themes of Workers' Liberty's "Marxism and Trade Unions" course, then split up to distribute the bulletin to selected stations.


Tubeworker is a monthly socialist bulletin by and for workers on the London Underground. It is produced by Workers' Liberty members also but involves rank-and-file activists and radicals who are not in AWL. It is produced in open editorial meetings where any tube worker can contribute stories and discuss the political content.

It has been continuously produced for over 20 years, and is one of the longest-running socialist workplace bulletins in British labour history.

As distributing the bulletin at work can get tube workers in trouble with management, a lot of the distribution is done by external supporters of the bulletin.

Click here to see the bulletin we'll be distributing:

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