AWL has moved offices. New address! martin Sun, 01/30/2011 - 23:24

AWL's new address is 20E Tower Workshops, Riley Road, London SE1 3DG.

The new office is better situated, in better physical condition, and better set up for our tasks than the old one.

There are still things to do on setting up in the new place; please take this into account if we have a few glitches in the settling-in period.

Phone: 020 7394 8923.

Make a donation or payment to AWL AWL Thu, 11/05/2009 - 14:14
  • Make a one-off donation or payment by credit or debit card (or PayPal account) through the PayPal button below (please use the facility on the PayPal site to indicate what the payment is for); or
  • Do an internet bank transfer to "AWL", account 20047674 at Unity Trust Bank, Birmingham, 60-83-01 (please email to notify us of the payment and what it is 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); or
  • To start or increase a standing order to AWL:
    • use your internet banking facilities with the AWL account details above, or:
    • click here to download a standing order form, complete the form, and mail it to 20E Tower Workshops, or:
    • use one of the "subscribe" buttons below to make a regular payment via PayPal.
  • In the eurozone, make payments in euros to account IBAN: GB59 CPBK 0802 1110 0118 69, Bic: CPBKGB22. In Australia, make payments to AWL by internet bank transfer to account 515402 at Westpac, BSB 734-078. (Please email to notify us of the payment and what it is for).

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Submitted by Janine on 12 November, 2005 - 5:23

Why you should join the AWL

In Britain today, one child in three grows up in poverty, in a household with less than half the average income. In 1968, the figure was only one in 10.

Thousands are homeless on the streets, while 600,000 dwellings stand empty. Millions are jobless, while those with jobs have to work longer and longer hours.

Health care, state education, and public services are ruined by cuts and privatisation, while the wealth of the rich snowballs.

Workplace stress escalates, under new technologies which, rationally used, should ease it.

AWL versus SWP AWL Fri, 11/11/2005 - 22:55

Material for an AWL day school, November/ December 2005, and other stuff on the political differences between AWL and SWP.

Download all the stuff for the dayschool as pdf (570 Kb), or read individual items below.

"AWL vs SWP" day school, November/ December 2005

Discussion points for the day school

1. Transitional programme vs fake ultra-leftism

The Left in Disarray Gemma_S Fri, 10/06/2017 - 19:27

The Left in Disarray

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The Left in Disarray

“Tell the truth and shame the devil”

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The AWL, Labour and the Left
The Left in Disarray: Introduction Matthew Wed, 07/12/2017 - 11:51

The introduction to the book The Left in Disarray, published June 2017.

“Tell the truth and shame the devil”

“To face reality squarely; not to seek the line of least resistance; to call things by their right names; to speak the truth, no matter how bitter it may be; not to fear obstacles; to be true in little things as in big ones; to base one’s programme on the logic of the class struggle; to be bold when the hour for action arrives — these are the rules.” Leon Trotsky

A political journey that doesn’t end Matthew Mon, 07/03/2017 - 12:52

I have been a person of cause and rebellion for a long time. As an autistic young man growing up under capitalism, alienation has always been something I feel strongly. My parents are trade unionists and far-left socialists, and they brought me to the ideas of anti-oppression and solidarity.

Help us raise £20,000 to support this website

Submitted by Matthew on 11 January, 2017 - 12:49 Author: Cathy Nugent
Anti-Pinochet march

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?

Swimming against the stream AWL Fri, 12/09/2016 - 13:34

“One of the most outstanding features of Bolshevism has been its severe, exacting, even quarrelsome attitude towards the question of doctrine.” — Leon Trotsky

According to the common sense, the far left is a place where rows over obscure points of dogma lead to endless arguments, fractures and splits. How else to explain the dozens of tiny grouplets claiming to hold the holy grail of revolutionary wisdom? But seen from close quarters, the opposite is the case.