11 articles on the SWP's political collapse into a decade of alliance with Islamic clerical fascism. Solidarity has commented on the SWP's ongoing political collapse at each stage.
- Questions and Answers On The Crisis
- The Capitalist Mystique Shatters
- Privatizing Gains and Socializing Losses? Socialize The Gains!
- We're Talking About Socialism!
- A Workers' Answer To The Food Crisis
- A Workers' Response To The Crisis: Fight For A Workers' Government!
- A Workers' Plan For The Crisis
- For A Workers' Government!
- Why We Need A Workers' Government!
- Tories and Labour Converge: Fight For A Workers' Government!
- Why Won't The Unions Fight For A Workers' Party?
- Why You Should Be A Socialist
- What Is The Alliance For Workers' Liberty?
- AWL: Who We Are, What We Do, Why We Do it
- Our Traditions: Where The Alliance For Workers' Liberty Comes From Politically
The following account was written by Max Shachtman for the then-revolutionary US Communist Party’s “Little Red Library” in the early 1920's.
One of the greatest revolutionary socialists America has so far produced was Eugene V. Debs who stood as a candidate of the Socialist Party for US President five times.
The unity of labor, economic and political, upon the basis of the class struggle, is at this time the supreme need of the working class.
A 1972 pamphlet bringing published by Workers' Fight, a forerunner of the AWL, bringing together articles from the late 60s and early 70s, when working-class struggle was burgeoning, but organised rac
This article by US Trotskyist Albert Glotzer (taken from Labor Action 16 March 1953) was written to mark the death of Joseph Stalin sixty years ago (5 March 1953). Glotzer had been court reported at the 1937 John Dewey Commission, called to hear trumped-up charges by Stalin against Trotsky.
Many people reading this article may ask themselves “why join the SWP in the first place?” Others still will ask “why go on to join the AWL?” These are legitimate questions. In fact, the answer to the question “why I left the SWP” revolves almost entirely around answering the other two.
Workingmen and Workingwomen of Minneapolis:
John Brown was a revolutionary terrorist.
“... The year 1919... The entire structure of European imperialism tottered under the blows of the greatest mass struggles of the proletariat in history and when we daily expected the news of the proclamation of the soviet Republic in Germany, France, England, and Italy. The word ‘soviets’ became terrifically popular. Everywhere these soviets were being organised. The bourgeoisie was at its wits’ end. The year 1919 was the most critical year in the history of the European bourgeoisie... What were the premises for the proletarian revolution? The productive forces were fully mature, so were the class relations; the objective social role of the proletariat rendered the latter fully capable of conquering power and providing the necessary leadership. What was lacking? Lacking was the political premise; i.e. cognisance of the situation by the proletariat. Lacking was an organisation at the head of the proletariat, capable of utilising the situation for nothing else but the direct organisational and technical preparation of an uprising. of the overturn, the seizure of power and so forth — this is what was lacking.” (L D Trotsky: The first five years of the Communist International.)