An article on Herbert Marcuse published in "Workers' Action" at the time of his death in 1979.
An article from the preparatory discussion for drafting the manifesto of the I-CL (forerunner of AWL) in 1977. From "International Communist" no.2/3, January 1977. Click here to download as pdf, or read below.
The section from the 1977 "manifesto" of the International-Communist League (forerunner of AWL) which explained our idea of transitional demands and transitional programme. Click here to download as pdf, or read below.
It is over twenty years since the final collapse of the left-wing Liverpool Labour council of 1983-6.
Through that council, the avowedly Marxist “Militant Tendency” had the leadership of a mass workers’ movement which could have shaken or defeated the government. Arguably it marked the highest point ever (so far) of active mass influence for would-be revolutionary Marxists in Britain, higher than anything achieved by the Communist Party when it was a revolutionary party in the 1920s.
How the oppression of women began, and what that implies for fighting oppression today. By Lilian Thomson
Bursting onto television screens and newspapers in the wake of a racist provocation-turned-riot in Luton in May this year, the embryonic forces of what now constitute the English Defence League have maintained a steady presence in the media and on the streets. But who are the EDL?
This is an excerpt from the founding document of the AWL tendency, "What We Are And What We Must Become", written in 1966 by Rachel Lever, Sean Matgamna, and Phil Semp.
Leon Trotsky once said that the small revolutionary movement he led was like the apex of an inverted social pyramid, upon which the whole weight of capitalist society pressed down.
Parables For Socialists 20
THIS IS DYSTOPIA, LADY!
What world is this, sir?
This is Dystopia, lady!
World of hallucogenic sights
And waking nightmares;
On demonstrations in the 1960s, it was common to hear marchers chanting “Ho, Ho, Ho Chi Minh, we will fight and we will win”, in honour of the Vietnamese Stalinist who led the fight against US occupation. The best sections of the left replied with their own rhyme — Ho, Ho, Ho Chi Minh — how many Trots did you do in?” They were referring to the mass murder of the Vietnamese Trotskyists by Stalinist forces in 1945. Sixty years on, the massacre has largely been forgotten.
Texte provenant de la brochure We Stand for Workers Liberty (Nous défendons la liberté des travailleurs) publiée par l’organisation trotskyste britannique Alliance for Workers Liberty.
Traduction d'une article de Pablo Velasco, Solidarity 3/170, 2 April 2010.
Une décennie après que Hugo Chavez ait proclamé la «révolution bolivarienne» au Venezuela, son projet est enlisé dans la stagnation. Malgré toute la rhétorique sur le «socialisme du 21e siècle», le régime bonapartiste continue de présider sur un capitalisme vénézuélien et d'étouffer l'émergence d'un mouvement ouvrier indépendant authentique.