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Video: Where now for the US left? Lois Weiner on George Floyd protests, Biden, more

Lois Weiner on "Where now for the US left?", during the movement against police brutality, racism, and more, sparked by the murder of George Floyd; in Covid-19 crisis; and in the wake of Sanders' withdrawal from the Democratic Party primaries in lieu of Biden; and more. Introductory speach from a Workers' Liberty meeting of the same name.

Video: Climate change and Covid-19

2020 will see — for the first time! — a significant reduction in global CO2 emissions. Opening speeches by two socialist environmentalist activists, in Workers' Liberty, from the "Climate change and coronavirus" meeting. The Coronavirus crisis has also seen workers and governments taking collective action that place social good above private profits. There have even been examples of workers developing plans to use their skills and the machinery at work to produce socially useful products. A return to "normality" means a return to a world where human activity is directed solely for the creation of private profit at the expense of humanity and our future. Prior to the lockdown we were heading blindly and at accelerating speed towards civilisational collapse. What are the prospects now for a workers' led just transition to a world that is run in the interests of people and planet?

How To Beat The Racists

How To Beat The Racists is a Workers' Liberty pamphlet published in 2001 after the far-right BNP more than tripled its electoral share. It aims to convince labour movement activists of the importance of fighting racism, and anti-racists of the importance of the labour movement — and the fight to transform it. Two decades later, this message is as relevant as ever.

Video: Crime and policing

"Crime and policing" is the intro by a Workers' Liberty activist in the second of a five-part series of meetings "The state, crime, prisons and the police". Upcoming meetings in this series and beyond can be found here. Part one here. Video: .ytcontainer { position: relative; width: 100%; height: 0; padding-bottom: 56.25%; } .ytvideo { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } See Workers' Liberty's channel for other videos and playlists. See the above video on facebook and on twitter Audio: Workers' Liberty · Crime and policing — 2/5 in The state, crime, prisons and...

Video: What is the state?

"What is the state?" an introduction by Matt Cooper. This is part of "The ABCs of Marxism" series of meetings, and also the first in "The state, crime, prisons and the police" series of meetings (part two in the latter series here). Upcoming meetings in both series and beyond can be found here. Video: .ytcontainer { position: relative; width: 100%; height: 0; padding-bottom: 56.25%; } .ytvideo { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } Watch the playlist of introductory speeches from the ABCs of Marxism (some recorded only) by clicking in the top right of the video...

Audio: Covid-19, fight for workers' control!

Covid-19: what can we do to ensure workers and the most vulnerable are protected? Why the trade unions need to act as an "essential service". Recording from Class Struggle Environmentalism dayschool (14 March). Main speaker: Martin Thomas

AUDIO: The Rosa Luxemburg collection

Now online here, audio files which include • An introduction to Rosa Luxemburg's life and works, a talk taken from the AWL London forum on 18 January 2019. • An introduction to 'The Mass Strike, the Political Party and the Trade Unions', published in 1906. • Workers' Liberty's pamphlet 'The German Revolution, selected writings of Rosa Luxemburg'. The pamphlet can also be purchased here.

AUDIO: Sol 499, 20 March 2019

Solidarity 499, available to listen to here. Includes: After Christchurch organise against the far right; debate on Corbyn, Israel and left antisemitism, George Orwell, Spain and revolution, System change, not climate change, Hamas batons Gaza protests + more

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