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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.

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.


The Russian Revolution has had all sorts of things grafted onto the image it projects to us. But what was it in reality?

Richard Leonard

Richard Leonard defeated Anas Sarwar by 57% to 43% in the election triggered by the sudden resignation of Kezia Dugdale.


A well-geared tax system, digging into the tax havens, tapping the vast wealth of the ultra-rich, would yield more resources for the NHS.

Catalonia protest

Against Madrid’s clampdown, for Catalonia’s rights, and in all circumstances for working-class unity across the national and communal divides!

Anti-Mugabe protest

Mugabe and ZANU-PF have presided over a tyrannical regime which has repressed the free press, rigged elections, murdered political opponents and civilians and plundered the economy for personal gain. While his downfall should be celebrated, those leading the coup are just as culpable.

At this Workers' Liberty London Forum, author and economist Martin Thomas will give a presentation on the history of the book and its ideas followed by discussion.
Friday 17 November, 7.30pm @ Room 675, Institute of Education, WC1H 0AL

UC protest

MP's will vote on Thursday 16 November on a cross-party motion on the issue of the six-week waiting period for Universal Credit. If they are defeated will the government back down?

Seize their wealth

Governments like the current Tory government let tax evasion happen, just as they give tax breaks to the rich and allow the super-exploitation of workers. All the better to keep the UK’s status as one of the most unequal developed societies in the world and the preferred home of the super-rich.

This is the abridged text of a speech given by Workers’ Liberty member Edward Maltby to an AWL forum entitled “Our Remembrance: a working-class history of war” at the University of London Union on 15 November.

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.



WP and ISL

Battle of Ideas

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.

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.



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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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