We Stand For Workers' Liberty

Le marxisme: quelle sorte de marxisme?

Submitted by AWL on 10 December, 2013 - 12:54

Traduction par Hugo Pouliot


Texte provenant de la brochure We Stand for Workers Liberty (Nous défendons la liberté des travailleurs), publiée par l’organisation trotskyste britannique Alliance for Workers Liberty.

L'AWL est trotskyste : ce qui veut dire que nous nous basons sur les idées et les luttes des bolcheviks loyaux qui, après avoir mené la Révolution russe en 1917, ont continué à résister à la contre-révolution stalinienne.

Le socialisme pour lequel nous luttons

Submitted by martin on 30 October, 2011 - 7:20

Un texte rédigé par l’Alliance for Workers Liberty (Alliance pour la liberté des travailleurs), une organisation trotskyste britannique, et qui explique leur conception du socialisme.

Le socialisme est sans doute le mot le plus mal compris dans l'histoire. De nombreuses personnes décrivent les régimes meurtriers staliniens en Russie et Europe de l'Est qui se sont effondrés en 1989-91 comme ayant été socialistes. D'autres décrivent les tyrans désormais au pouvoir en Chine, la Corée du Nord et Cuba comme étant socialistes. Mais ces États n'ont rien à voir avec le socialisme.

Who was Karl Marx?

Submitted by Anon on 5 March, 2006 - 12:36

Karl Marx (1818-83) was born into a middle-class family in Germany.
At university he was one of many radically-minded philosophers. In
his mid-20s, partly under the influence of workers' socialist groups
he met during a stay in Paris, he decided to throw in his lot with
the working class then emerging as a social force in Europe.

What we do: the anti-union laws

Submitted by Anon on 5 March, 2006 - 12:35

When they finally started to push back the militant trade unionism of the 1970s, the Tory governments of the 80s tried to screw down the lid by bringing in laws that fundamentally undermined trade unions' right to organise and take action.

Meanwhile, a wave of privatisations and bankruptcies swept the British industrial landscape. Whole sectors of the economy (coal-mines, machine-tools, docks, newspaper printing, textiles, railways) were shattered and whole communities destroyed.

What AWL members do

Submitted by Anon on 5 March, 2006 - 12:34

"The emancipation of the proletariat is not a labour of small account and of little people: only they who can keep their heart strong and their will as sharp as a sword when the general disillusionment is at its worst can be regarded as fighters for the working class or called revolutionaries"

Antonio Gramsci.

An activist - or member - of the AWL is expected to:
guarantee a regular minimum of participation at AWL meetings (e.g. weekly branch meetings) and public activities (e.g. paper sales, street stalls, distribution of workplace bulletins).