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Catalan Firefighters

The Spanish government in Madrid says that it will suspend regional autonomy and impose direct rule on Catalonia from Thursday 19 October unless president Carles Puigdemont abandons his push for independence for the territory.

Food bank

The Government is coming under pressure to halt the roll-out of Universal Credit, the new benefit which is replacing six existing ones.

Stop Brexit

A determined drive by the left and the labour movement can and should turn the majority into a minority, and stop Brexit.

Joining in the applause

By the end of its conference, Labour had agreed to take all PFI contracts back “in house” across the public services, to ballot tenants on regeneration schemes and to repeal all the anti-union laws.

Picturehouse strike

Workers at Picturehouse cinemas strike again on Wednesday 4 October, and for nine more days during London Film Festival. In response Picturehouse has threatened to sack workers who strike.

catalonia dialogue

Carles Puigdemont has asked the Catalan parliament for a mandate to declare Catalonia an independent state. He has also proposed “suspending the effect” of the independence declaration “for a few weeks” to seek talks with the Spanish government, exploring international mediation.

Front National

How the FN controls its municipal territories; clichés and preconceived ideas about the FN; the FN and its influence among French workers; anti-fascism in France.

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The line between “anti-Zionism” and anti-semitism on the pseudo-left is ceasing to exist. Read this issue of Workers' Liberty online.

spanish riot police

Spanish government's attempts to stop referendum on independence are met with protests.

Labour conference 2017

Labour Party conference has more than doubled in size, with a majority of left-wing delegates. Delegates overwhelmingly pass policy in favour of a right to strike, but Brexit and free movement are discussed but not voted on. We report on the latest conference goings on.

Hackney picturehouse strike

How to support the Picturehouse cinema workers' strike - info on the dispute, letter from reps, collection sheet, bank details, model motions and more.

Student demonstration

Join the march for free education on 15 November

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Battle of Ideas

Epic poem marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution

"Crisis and sequels" is a book about the 2008 economic crash and its sequels by Solidarity and Workers' Liberty contributor Martin Thomas.

In the first of two articles Camila Bassi looks at racism and hate crime in Britain today and discusses academic understandings of racism.

Jan Willem Stutje's biography reviewed.

A review of 'A Hidden History of the Cuban Revolution: How the Working Class Shaped the Guerrillas’ Victory'.

An interview with Bhaskar Sunkara, editor of the US socialist magazine Jacobin.

Review of The H-Word: The Peripeteia of Hegemony

Kautsky assumed modern socialism could be defined once and for all at one point — or at least during one period — and thereafter had only to be disseminated. This is wrong, because the world changes — for example, production and hence the working class is repeatedly restructured — so, unless we keep on developing them, socialist ideas can decay, and even turn into weapons in the hands of the ruling class.

"Crisis and sequels" is a book about the 2008 economic crash and its sequels by Solidarity and Workers' Liberty contributor Martin Thomas.

Review of the new grouping involving Socialist Action (USA), A&R (France), and other groups.

The line between “anti-Zionism” and anti-semitism on the pseudo-left is ceasing to exist. Read this issue of Workers' Liberty online.

Kelly Rogers, a victimised Picturehouse cinema worker and Workers' Liberty supporter, talks about the politics of their long-running dispute,

The labour movement debate about how to approach Brexit is hotting up.

A review of Contemporary Left Antisemitism by Dave Hirsh (Routledge).

Denials from Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign and the new group, Jewish Voice for Labour

This article from 1947, by Ceylonese (Sri Lankan) Trotskyist Colin De Silva, discusses the stance on partition by the main bourgeois political groups in India — the Congress Party and the Muslim League. A terrible rupture and violence followed partition when 10-12 million people were displaced along religious lines.

Andrew Gamble: "Trump pivots from one faction to another, and plays them off against one another, leading to erratic policy-making."

The introduction from a new book about the left by Sean Matgamna.

The Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign has failed to tackle antisemitism in its own ranks.

Review of The Left in Disarray, by Sean Matgamna, published June 2017

Bob Carnegie has been active on the left and in the labour movement in Brisbane, Australia, for nearly four decades.

The story of how the British revolutionary left went from an independent working-class stance to accommodation with chauvinism

Report of Conference of the Socialist Movement for the United States of Europe, 1949.

Why "the Bolsheviks should have been more democratic" is beside the mark as an explanation for the Stalinist counter-revolution in Russia

A survey of the history of the Labour Party - and of Marxists' efforts in relation to it - up to the eve of Tony Blair taking office and dramatically restructuring the party, in 1997.

The election result opens up new chances to instil socialist purpose in the labour movement, but it is down to us to do the instilling: it is not happening automatically or organically.

Retelling the story of the Russian Revolution and its degeneration, and the Marxist analysis, in the light of recent research. Buy online here.

An examination of the role of a Marxist “Fighting Educationalist Group” in the class struggle and in the transformation of existing labour movements.

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