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Defend Nic shall

This Friday a trans student and pro-trans activist, Nic Shall, will face the University of Bristol’s disciplinary board for writing an open letter to the University calling for the cancellation of the “A Woman’s Place UK” (WPUK) event in Bristol

A ring of roses with the words "socialism makes sense" in the middle.

Workers' Liberty summer school 21-24 June 2018, Sat-Sun: Birkbeck University, Malet St, London. Friday evening: Debate with Kristian Niemietz from the IEA, 7pm, Institute of Education, Bedford Way. Weekend includes discussions, workshops and a debate with Aaron Bastani as to whether the labour movement can stop Brexit. Details, and book online, here.

Yarmouk

Before the Syrian civil war the Yarmouk district on the outskirts of Damascus was home to almost 150,000 registered Palestinian refugees. It was probably the largest and most well-developed refugee settlement in the world. Now it stands destroyed and uninhabitable

Robert Fine at Lewisham 1977

The socialist writer and activist Robert Fine died on 9 June 2018, at the age of 72. We publish tributes from Workers' Liberty people and from others who knew and worked with him. Photo: Robert and Jean Lane (in the middle of the photo, slightly right of centre) at the anti-fascist march in Lewisham, 13 August 1977.

Jews in USA protest at Gaza killings

Corbyn will probably be finding decisive action against left antisemitism difficult. In general that is not good, but insofar as his hesitation contributes to the preservation of the right to criticise Israel, that is a good thing.

Ideas for Freedom

We are the socialist, class-struggle, consistently-democratic, internationalist strand in the left. That is why we meet such hostility from the NGO-politics, Stalinistic or semi-Stalinist, bureaucratic, nationalistic, and "kitsch anti-imperialist" bloc

Tommy Robinson and Anne Marie Waters

Anne Marie Waters from the tiny political party, For Britain, is standing in the Lewisham East by-election on 14 June.

Micro dose

Can psychedelic drugs provide a new avenue for the treatment of mental health issues

Motion 10 at UCU conference

The congress of the University and College Union (UCU) on 30 May to 1 June was repeatedly shut down by officials to prevent discussion of motions criticising the General Secretary, Sally Hunt.

Anti Brexit protest

Left Against Brexit seems to be organised around two goals: to get a debate in the labour movement, including at the Labour Party (23-26 September) and to win support for a referendum on the terms of the final deal. They point out that 80% of Labour members now want such a referendum.

We urge socialists in the Labour Party to support these goals. We do not accept that avoiding debate in Labour, as many on the left prefer, is either desirable or workable. As things stand, the Tory Party is committed to a disastrous Brexit policy.

May 1968

"By its scope, tone and temper the mass strike was insurrectionary - the workers’ drive was clearly for a total reconstruction of society. It raised inescapably the big question: which class is to rule?" Our account, written in 1968, of the great general strike in France in May-June 1968.

UCU strike demo

The conference of the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts is being held in Sheffield on 8-10 June.

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Battle of Ideas

Liedman, A World To Win

Sven-Eric Liedman's new biography of Marx is the biggest yet, but a disappointment.

Victorian socialists

Victorian Socialists, an alliance of socialist groups and individuals, is mounting a serious attempt to win an upper house seat in the Victorian Parliament this November in Northern Metropolitan Melbourne.

Ideas for Freedom

We are the socialist, class-struggle, consistently-democratic, internationalist strand in the left. That is why we meet such hostility from the NGO-politics, Stalinistic or semi-Stalinist, bureaucratic, nationalistic, and "kitsch anti-imperialist" bloc

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The Fate of the Russian Revolution

A series of incidents in the Labour Party and in the student left over the last few months have highlighted the issue of “left-wing" anti-semitism.

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