AWL

AWL has moved offices. New address!

AWL
AWL has moved offices. Please take note of our new address, and send a contribution to our fund appeal for moving offices and taking our paper Solidarity weekly.

AWL's new address is 20E Tower Workshops, Riley Road, London SE1 3DG.

The new office is better situated, in better physical condition, and better set up for our tasks than the old one.

There are still things to do on setting up in the new place; please take this into account if we have a few glitches in the settling-in period.

Phone: 020 7394 8923.

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  • Do an internet bank transfer to "AWL", account 20047674 at Unity Trust Bank, Birmingham, 08-60-01 (please email awl@workersliberty.org to notify us of the payment and what it is for); or
  • Send a cheque payable to "AWL" to AWL, 20E Tower Workshops, Riley Rd, London SE1 3DG (with a note saying what it's for); or
  • To start or increase a standing order to AWL:
    • use your internet banking facilities with the AWL account details above, or:
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  • In the eurozone, make payments in euros to account IBAN: GB59 CPBK 0802 1110 0118 69, Bic: CPBKGB22. In Australia, make payments to AWL by internet bank transfer to account 515402 at Westpac, BSB 734-078. (Please email awl@workersliberty.org to notify us of the payment and what it is for).





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The AWL, Labour and the Left: 

AWL versus SWP

Material for an AWL day school, November/ December 2005, and other stuff on the political differences between AWL and SWP.

Download all the stuff for the dayschool as pdf (570 Kb), or read individual items below.

"AWL vs SWP" day school, November/ December 2005

Discussion points for the day school

1. Transitional programme vs fake ultra-leftism

Material for an AWL day school, November/ December 2005, and other stuff on the political differences between AWL and SWP.

The AWL, Labour and the Left: 

Help us raise £20,000 to improve our website

Author: 

Cathy Nugent

From Trotskyist newspapers of the 1940s and 50s, to older Marxist classics, to discussion articles on feminism, national questions, religion and philosophy and resources such as guidelines for Marxist reading groups — it’s all there on the Workers’ Liberty website. But this enormous archive of historical and socialist literature needs to become easier to research and access if it is to be any use to socialist activists today.

Our archive, with its range, as well as depth of material, can help build a different kind of socialist culture — one where discussion and self-education are cherished. To make our archive of real use we need professional help to make all content fully integrated, searchable by date and subject and optimised for mobile reading. We need to finance a website co-ordinator to ensure our news coverage is up to the minute and shared on social media.

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The AWL, Labour and the Left: 

Swimming against the stream

Author: 

Todd Hamer

“One of the most outstanding features of Bolshevism has been its severe, exacting, even quarrelsome attitude towards the question of doctrine.” — Leon Trotsky

According to the common sense, the far left is a place where rows over obscure points of dogma lead to endless arguments, fractures and splits. How else to explain the dozens of tiny grouplets claiming to hold the holy grail of revolutionary wisdom? But seen from close quarters, the opposite is the case.

A review of Can Socialism Make Sense?

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Help us raise £20,000 to improve our website!

Author: 

Cathy Nugent

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the political tendency which is now the Alliance for Workers’ Liberty. Over the years, this tendency has broken much new ground in socialist ideas, and rediscovered lost histories of the Marxist, Trotskyist tradition, especially that of the “other” American Trotskyists — the group of comrades around Max Shachtman and Hal Draper.

To make our archive of real use to socialists activists we need professional help to make all content fully integrated, searchable by date and subject and optimised for mobile reading. We need to finance a website co-ordinator to ensure our news coverage is up to the minute and shared on social media. To finance this we need your help.

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Owen Smith slanders AWL with antisemitism charge

Author: 

Ross Bradshaw, Yoni Higgsmith, Barry Finger, Eric Lee and Jason Schulman

During a recent televised debate Owen Smith linked the Alliance for Workers’ Liberty to left antisemitism. This claim has gained some currency, despite Workers’ Liberty’s thirty-year record of fighting left (and other forms of) antisemitism.

To consider the AWL to be a source of antisemitism in the labour movement is staggeringly ignorant.

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Socialist policies can beat the Tories

Author: 

Editorial

According to the YouGov polling company, Jeremy Corbyn has a negative rating of minus 29%. It is hardly surprising, given the media-boosted torrent of bad-mouthing of him by people who are supposed to be Labour politicians.

Socialist policies can win elections and change the world.

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