Socialist Party

Stalinism and Afghanistan: socialists and the 1979-89 war: Workers' Liberty 3/55 AWL Thu, 10/27/2016 - 10:32
From "Militant" to the Socialist Party: a collection AWL Fri, 06/10/2011 - 20:12
The Scottish left: the strongest nationalists cathy n Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:43

“The Labour Party in Scotland has been wiped out.” That was the verdict of the Socialist Party Scotland (SPS) on the 2015 general election. The next step was: “The trade union movement must now prepare to build a new mass party for the working class.”

In alliance with the Socialist Workers Party (SWP), the SPS had stood ten candidates in Scotland under the ‘Trade Union and Socialist Coalition’ (TUSC) banner. Their votes ranged from 0.2% to 0.7%, and amounted to only 1,772 in total.

But that did not constitute a “wipe-out”.

The curious incident of the left that didn’t bark Matthew Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:07

Instructing a stolid and unimaginative official detective, Sherlock Holmes drew his attention to “the curious incident of the dog in the night-time”. His stooge, or feed, responded: “The dog did nothing in the night-time.” Holmes: “That was the curious incident.”

PCS conference votes to back freedom of movement

Submitted by Gemma_S on 30 May, 2017 - 10:33

PCS, the civil service union, held it′s national conference in Brighton 23-25 May.

Workers’ Liberty supporters, organised as part of the left-opposition faction, "Independent Left" within the union were delegates. Going into conference with victories in the NEC and Bargaining Group Executive elections.

Brexit: nightmare for bosses? Or for us? Matthew Wed, 02/15/2017 - 13:57

Despite evidence of rising racism, as well as the likelihood of severe cuts to working class standards of living, the two main left groups in the UK continue to peddle much the same nonsense about Brexit as they did during the referendum.

Introduction: A watershed for the left AWL Thu, 10/27/2016 - 14:00

Afghanistan’s “Great Saur Revolution”, in April 1978, and the Russian invasion of Afghanistan that flowed from it 20 months later, at Christmas 1979, were two of the most important events of the second half of the 20th century.

Part II: Ted Grant and Alan Woods on Afghanistan AWL Thu, 10/27/2016 - 13:14

What characterises Bolshevism on the national question is that in its attitude towards oppressed nations, even the most backward, it considers them not only the object but also the subject of politics.