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On 27 April the MUA Branch News won the Queensland Council of Unions' May Day award for "best union newsletter".
On Guard is a regular socialist bulletin for Northern rail workers, published by Workers' Liberty. Download and read it here!
Left-wing activists, and those who are not yet activists, should throw themselves into campaigning for a Labour victory in the 8 June General Election.
The first round of the French presidential election, on 23 April, confirmed that "Trump effects" are spreading.
The latest edition of Tubeworker, an industrial bulletin for London Underground workers, by London Underground workers.
How to support the Picturehouse cinema workers' strike - info on the dispute, letter from reps, collection sheet, bank details, model motions and more.
As the current situation in ASLEF on Southern shows, unions would be much stronger and more united if the members participating in industrial action had real control over their own disputes.
Build strike committees! Spread the action!
There have been large demonstrations opposing Brexit since the referendum vote. Labour should be organising these, and intervening.
Members and friends of Workers' Liberty are organising a summer event at Height Gate farm, near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.
For autistic people, modern capitalism is both developed and distressing. It brings huge advantages, but it also great distress.

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Battle of Ideas

A new book from Workers' Liberty, published April 2017. Buy online here!
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.
The American Journalist John Reed describes what happened in the Russian workers revolution of 1917 and after.
A critical survey of the Labour Left in the 1980s, written in July 1990, when the Labour Party banned Solidarity's predecessor, Socialist Organiser.
How the revolutionary left was shaped and reshaped from the late 1960's to the 1980's and how it can reorientate itself. [1997]
The Menshevik internationalist, Julius Martov, furnishes theoretical arguments for all those who behold in Stalinism a necessary and inevitable product of Leninism.
Trump-Pence are going after abortion rights in the US as well as globally.
Eugene Victor Debs speaks for socialism, in January 1919.
A review by Clive Bradley of Steve Cohen's, 'That's funny, you don't look anti-Semitic', and a comment by Martin Thomas.
Is the fact that the first jazz records were made by five white guys a practical demonstration of racism, even in the foremost art-form developed by African-Americans?
The Marxist tradition on European unity.
In the turmoil around the revolutions of 1848 Engels and Marx came to understand that a formal, merely-political democracy was possible, which would preserve the rule of profiteers and of profit in economic life.
An interview with a Ritzy worker, from the previous wave of Picturehouse cinema strikes in 2014.

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

The Fate of the Russian Revolution

Reviews and comments on the book by Paul Hampton, Paul Le Blanc, Ed Strauss, Ed Maltby, Andrew Coates, Herman Benson, Robert Fine, Steve Bloom, Duncan Morrison, Tom O'Lincoln, David Finkel, Gemma Short, Steve Bloom in reply, Paul Buhle, D R O'Connor Lysaght, Ed Maltby in reply, Steve Bloom in further response, Jason Schulman
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.

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