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Housing crisis

The market will not fix rent poverty or provide more affordable housing.

vote remain

The main job for the left is to construct and nurture a left-wing, democratic, social-levelling-up, open-borders cross-European alternative. And along the way to insist that democracy means the option to stop Brexit.

Reverse the inequality spiral

While the rich rejoice, the big majority are pushed back. Average earnings are no higher in real terms than they were in February 2006.

Sisters Uncut protest

We need a campaign by refuge staff and supporters against cuts, for domestic abuse services to be taken back under local authority control, to be properly funded and working effectively together.

Grad protest

As of last year, the richest 1 per cent of households controlled 38.6 per cent of all wealth in the US, while the bottom 90 per cent of the population combined was worth barely half as much. The US is more unequal than at any time in a century and a half.

Rule Carousel

Been meaning to read Capital but put off by the length? Buy this abridged version, with additional resources to help you understand this important book.

Victory Imasuen

In response to Gaddafi’s exploitation of tribal and ethnic division, many brutalities have been committed by rebel militias in Libya since 2011, with horrific reports of sexual and other crimes. Now the actions of the EU and Britain, by stopping migrant flows, are trapping millions in this nightmare.

The first job of socialists in Spain and across Europe now is to insist that Madrid recognise the right of the people of Catalonia to self-determination.

John McDonnell

In Labour's response to the budget, the pledge to tax the rich has been dissolved into criticism of the Tories and not sufficiently fixing tax evasion. Public ownership has faded away.

Marriage Equality

Australia’s “postal survey” on same-sex marriage saw a resounding victory for LGBTIQ equality: 61.6% said yes to marriage equality and over 12 million people (79.5%) participated in this voluntary, non-binding poll

plutocracy

"How does a political party dedicated to the material interests of the top 0.1 per cent of the income distribution win and hold power in a universal suffrage democracy?", asks columnist Martin Wolf in the Financial Times (21 November 2017)

Students marching with banners that read "free education - tax the rich"

Students march for free education and living grants, to be funded by taxing the rich.

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Battle of Ideas

The local government left — Ken Livingstone, Ted Knight, David Blunkett, Margaret Hodge, "Militant" (now the Socialist Party) and others — confronted by Thatcherism at the beginning of the 1980s, failed wretchedly: why?

Five reasons for distinguishing between political antisemitism and racial antisemitism.

Workers’ Liberty has been debating theories of racism and their relationship to left antisemitism. This contribution is by Carmen Basant. An alternative view will be published soon.

Paul Hampton argues there was never an inexorable, linear development from the Balfour declaration to the creation of Israel, or indeed, to the current injustice towards the Palestinians.

An interview by Arun Gupta from Jacobin magazine with Marxist academic Leo Panitch about Trump’s agenda

How socialists capitulated to the warmongers in 1914.

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.

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.

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The Fate of the Russian Revolution

A series of incidents in the Labour Party and in the student left over the last few months have highlighted the issue of “left-wing" anti-semitism.

David Finkel, of the US socialist magazine Against The Current, reviews The Two Trotskyisms Confront Stalinism.

Tom O’Lincoln, a longstanding activist in the Australian socialist movement, and before that a member of the Independent Socialist Clubs in the USA, reflects on his evolution as a Trotskyist, in hi

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