Talking, explaining, and telling the truth AWL Tue, 10/07/2014 - 18:02

I knew Tom Cashman as a friend and comrade from the early 70s.

Tom was someone who had a hinterland; his interests spanned good whiskey, particle physics, a love of Sean O’Casey’s plays, modernist architecture, and an encyclopaedic knowledge of schisms in the Catholic Church, which quite frankly bemused me. Tom was a very rounded person and a very humorous one.

Tom Cashman AWL Wed, 09/03/2014 - 14:32

In the last issue of Solidarity, Bruce Robinson remembered the life of Tom Cashman, socialist trade unionist and long-time associate of the Alliance for Workers’ Liberty, who died last month. In this and future issues we will print further tributes.

Trade unionists reject Blair's stooge AWL Fri, 07/18/2014 - 20:31
Class War in Britain's Ports (1967) AWL Fri, 06/20/2014 - 21:40

The Devlin plan and the docker (1967)

This July 1967 pamphlet was the first piece of public literature put out by the Workers' Fight group, forerunner of AWL.

The "Devlin plan" was the government's plan of the time to "rationalise" the ports and push through "containerisation", a root and branch technical revolution in the workplace.


How workers' action freed the Pentonville Five AWL Fri, 01/11/2013 - 12:13

It is July 1972. With the union leaders safely in talks with [Tory Prime Minister] Heath and knuckling under to his Industrial Relations Act (IRA), the Tories now went for the real union power on the docks: the rank and file.

A collection of short articles from Workers' Liberty 12-13, August 1989

Submitted by Chris on 30 December, 2010 - 4:08

Click here to download the pdf including all these short articles from Workers' Liberty 12-13, August 1989.

Strikes in Stalinist and ex-Stalinist states; Rushdie; EU; Dock Labour scheme scrapped; more on USSR strikes; strikes in UK; abortion rights in USA; world economy; British economy; Scottish left and Assembly; independent union in China.

Lessons of the Liverpool docks strike

Submitted by Matthew on 15 June, 2010 - 12:53

In these modern times of “global capitalism”, “global communication” and “global culture” the one thing that’s supposed to have disappeared forever is the idea of international working class solidarity.

It might not be fashionable enough for the world-wide Net but it’s making a comeback nonetheless. The occasion: the Liverpool dockers strike.