Using dispatch.xls

Submitted by martin on Tue, 03/06/2018 - 16:36

The conference elects a National Committee, and the National Committee an Executive Committee; the Executive Committee may elect various officers and organisational sub committees. All these officers and committees have the right to make binding decisions for AWL activity. They must be accountable to the bodies that elected them, and governed by the prior decisions of those broader bodies. Each committee decides its own rules of functioning, within the framework set by the body which elects it.

Drill for doing contact phone-rounds for SMS, IFF, etc.

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Packing/ unpacking list for our conference (can be adapted for other events)

Submitted by martin on Mon, 11/14/2016 - 09:34

Packing/ unpacking list

Bag 1: hall decoration
AWL banner
MR banner if we can find it
Other suitable banners
Cable ties
Glue stick
Posters suitable to put round the hall (these can be disposed of at end of conference, not brought back here)
Jobs-at-conference posters (A3) (these can be disposed of at end of conference, not brought back here)
Black bin bags (for end-of-conference clear-up)

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How to add books to Nielsen database and to Amazon; sending them to libraries

Submitted by AWL on Wed, 01/14/2015 - 12:41


To upload book details to Nielsen:

Go to

Log in with user name PHOEPRPW and password as in red passwords notebook

Click on "Add Book"

Enter ISBN and follow instructions on screen

When you've done that, come back to

Click on "Add Jacket"

Upload a jpg of the book cover, named as [ISBN number].jpg


1. Log in to Amazon Advantage

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How to proof-read and correct scans (or text copy-pasted from emails)

Submitted by AWL on Thu, 08/15/2013 - 11:36

You should do this in LibreOffice or in Word.

LibreOffice is a free equivalent of Microsoft Office. You can download it from here and install it on any computer, Windows, Mac, or Linux. LibreOffice will open all Word files, and offers a facility to save any file it opens into Word format.

First, you will probably find some unwanted line breaks in the text, derived from the scanning. You want to get rid of those without losing the wanted line breaks at the end of paragraphs.

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How to build YL groups

Submitted by martin on Sun, 05/05/2013 - 21:42

Some comrades sympathetic to us in the Labour Party have started building Young Labour groups. There's been a request for notes about what we can learn for that purpose from the experience of Labour youth groups in previous eras.

1. Make your YL group a constituency group, or at most a group spanning a couple of constituencies - not a city-wide or even regional group as many current YL groups are.

There are two reasons for this. A good YL group has to attract young people with (initially) only a casual and tentative interest in politics.

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A quick and easy template for poster/leaflet for Workers' Liberty event

Submitted by bobsutton on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 14:41

Attached is a template for a poster/leaflet for AWL events, one for use with Open Office writer (which unlike MS Word is available free)

It has been used with some success for public meetings in London and is designed to work with photos which come out grainy and in black and white.

The only work that really needs doing is to fill the background with photos to create a collage behind the text boxes. This can be done with a couple of large images or slightly more smaller ones.

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Checklist for organising AWL London forums

Submitted by martin on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 16:28

1. Decide date, subject, title, speakers (and format: lecture-plus-questions, or film-clip-plus-discussion, or workshopping). Discuss what the purpose of the meeting is (what we want people to learn from it, the particular political points we want to establish in it, etc.), and who might be specially interested in it, etc. Write down conclusions of that discussion and circulate them.

2. Fix speakers and room. Fix AV equipment if needed.

3. Produce leaflet

4. Make copies of leaflet

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