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The fire at Grenfell Tower has exposed inequality in housing and exploded the narrative that “we’re all in this together”. The class divide exists. It kills people.
Violence against Muslims is something that the mainstream tabloid press helps to stir up — most insidiously, the idea that all Muslims have a special responsibility to sort out Islamist terrorists.
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Protests demand justice for the victims of Grenfell and change.
Picturehouse is trying to victimise trade union reps at the Ritzy cinema, Brixton.
Appeal from Unite the union.
Recycle the energy from election doorsteps into action on the streets and in the workplace, and rearm the labour movement politically
An RMT ballot for strikes to win reinstatement for a sacked colleague at London Bridge Tube station has been wrecked by the Tories' "Trade Union Act".
Following Labour's surge in the general election, two branches of the Rail, Maritime, and Transport workers union (RMT) have called for the union to reaffiliate to the party, in emergency motions to the union's AGM.
The Scottish Labour left needs to recruit new Labour voters, especially youth into the Party and break the grip of the right.
The first PCS strike day took place at Eastern Avenue Job Centre, Sheffield, on Friday 2nd June. It was a very successful strike and the picket line was supported by community activists, Momentum and the Labour Party.
The latest edition of Tubeworker, an industrial bulletin for London Underground workers, by London Underground workers.

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Battle of Ideas

Jeremy Corbyn has said that empty properties owned by the rich should be requisitioned or occupied for the homeless
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.
A new book from Workers' Liberty, published April 2017. 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.
A critical survey of the Labour Left in the 1980s, written in July 1990, when the Labour Party banned Solidarity's predecessor, Socialist Organiser.
The idea that more police is any kind of answer to the social decay, atomisation and despair in which Islamism as well as nationalism have grown is wrong.
Venezuela was never a socialist alternative and the unravelling of its modest reforms has punctured its radical and “anti-imperialist” pretensions.
Workers' Liberty's 1987 pamphlet tells the story of the election campaign in Wallasey, Merseyside in which revolutionary socialist worker Lol Duffy very nearly defeated Tory minister Linda Chalker.
Report of Conference of the Socialist Movement for the United States of Europe, 1949.
The American Journalist John Reed describes what happened in the Russian workers revolution of 1917 and after.
Reports, and debate on the second round
Racist antisemitism has been a shocking feature of debates among leftists over the removal of Jackie Walker as Vice-Chair of Momentum.
Revised version of an article published as "Marxism and the Jewish Question" in "Two Nations, Two States"
The Ken Livingstone affair focuses attention on one of the major problems inside the left.
Ken Livingstone keeps on demonising Zionism as hand-in-glove with, or favoured by, Hitler. Dale Street examines the historical record.
The AWL's take on the Labour Party's suspension of Ken Livingstone from the right to hold office for a year.
Edited and reworked version of articles which first appeared in Solidarity 3/63 to 3/65, 2 December 2004 to 20 January 2005, in response to polemics in favour of critical support for the USA in Iraq
How Ireland became "Irish"
Edited version of an article from a debate with Barry Finger about slogans in relation to Iraq.
Liam Daltun's account in a letter to Sean Matgamna of the dispute in the Irish Communist Group in 1965.
Free Speech on Israel campaign selectively quote historian Francis Nicosia in defence of Livingstone's comments on Zionism and Nazi Germany. This contradicts Nicosia's basic argument that German antisemites were hostile to Zionism.
McGuinness had talent and he had guts. What he didn't have was a strategy that could win a united Ireland.
Review of “The Battle of Grangemouth – A Worker’s Story”, by former Ineos convenor Mark Lyon
Report and analysis of the 11 March conference.
The drive for a second referendum will work against uniting workers of all national identities (article from June 2016).
Trotsky explains why the February 1917 revolution in Russia ended with a transfer of power to the liberal bourgeoisie.
A fetishisation of novelty can sometimes blind us to the fact that what’s required is not “new kinds of strike action”, or new forms of organisation, but rather a rediscovery and relearning of old lessons, ideas, and strategies, now forgotten or lost.

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1917-2017: Ideas for Freedom - 1-2 July 2017. Book online here!
A book from Workers’ Liberty which makes the case for socialism.

The Fate of the Russian Revolution

Buy e-book versions, or the printed book, here. Second edition, December 2015.
By the end of his life, there were different and conflicting strands in Trotsky's political thought. In World War 2 "Orthodox" Trotskyism built on one strand at the cost of screening out more fundamental ideas.
The Two Trotskyisms Confront Stalinism is not just a scholarly work about distant, long-ago arguments — it traces the development of patterns of thought and behaviour that shape how our movement thinks and works today.

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