Workers' Government: what it means

Submitted by cathy n on 27 November, 2008 - 11:33 Author: Jill Mountford, Sean Matgamna, Max Shachtman, Leon Trotsky, Nikolai Bukharin, August Thalheimer, and others
Paris Commune

Agenda for AWL day schools, 2009:

Agenda:

  • The "workers' government" in the Communist Parties before Stalinism. The relation between parliamentary politics and workers' councils in countries of long-developed bourgeois democracy.
  • The "workers' government" in Trotsky's Transitional Programme
  • What was wrong with "Labour to power on socialist policies" as a rendition of the "workers' government" idea
  • Break
  • The "workers' government" around 1980
  • The "workers' government" idea in the era of "New Labour". 1998 and after.
  • The "workers' government" and the workers' plan today.