Help us raise £20,000 to support this website

Submitted by Matthew on 11 January, 2017 - 12:49 Author: Cathy Nugent
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Our new website is now live! Have a look around.

But fundraising is not over! We will be fundraising until we reach our £20,000 goal in order to pay for the website, for future updates, and for staff to work on updating the website going forward. Find our how below.

Why are we raising money?

From Trotskyist newspapers of the 1940s and 50s, to older Marxist classics, to discussion articles on feminism, national questions, religion and philosophy and resources such as guidelines for Marxist reading groups — it’s all there on the Workers’ Liberty website. But this enormous archive of historical and socialist literature needs to become easier to research and access if it is to be any use to socialist activists today.

Workers’ Liberty was founded fifty years ago in a maelstrom of working-class militancy, industrial militancy the like of which none of today’s young activists (or even the creeping-towards-middle-aged activists) have ever seen. The confident combativity of working-class struggle made many more things potentially possible for the fight for socialism. One of the lessons of the last fifty years, for us, has been the need to build a left that is open to debate, to ideas critical about existing beliefs, and is serious about self-education.

Our archive, with its range, as well as depth of material, can help build a different kind of socialist culture — one where discussion and self-education are cherished. To make our archive of real use we need professional help to make all content fully integrated, searchable by date and subject and optimised for mobile reading. We need to finance a website co-ordinator to ensure our news coverage is up to the minute and shared on social media.

We want to raise £20,000 by our conference in November 2017. Any amount will help. We have raised £15,402 so far.

• Donate via our Crowdpac

• If you would like to donate by paypal, please go here ;

• Or set up an internet bank transfer to “AWL”, account 20047674 at Unity Trust Bank, Birmingham, 08-60-01 (please email to notify us of the payment and what it’s for);

• Or send a cheque payable to “AWL” to AWL, 20E Tower Workshops, Riley Rd, London SE1 3DG (with a note saying what it’s for).