Subscribe to all our audio
It is called "Solidarity & More", hosted by "Workers' Liberty" - please follow and like us! Or, subscribe directly to Workers' Liberty's podcast/rss feed with your podcast app: learn more about listening to podcasts below.
Alternatively, browse, play and download our audio below (or in SoundCloud), see page contents.
Directly play or download our audio recordings of our weekly newspaper, Solidarity. Scroll on the list below to see more, or browse in SoundCloud. Solidarity is published and appears online on Wednesdays; there necessarily a delay before the audio recording comes out.
Pamphlets, publications beyond Solidarity
Directly play or download our audio recordings of other pamphlets and publications: 1919, some issues of Women's Fightback, various issues of Workers' Liberty mag, Remain and Rebel, and more. Scroll on the list below to see more, or browse in SoundCloud.
Recordings of public meetings
We record some of the lead-offs and, sometimes also, summations from our public meetings and forums, such as at Ideas For Freedom 2019, our annual festival of socialist ideas and debate. See some of them below. Some are videod on our youtube channel.
The German Revolution: Luxemburg audio
Listen to Workers' Liberty's pamphlet The German Revolution, selected writings of Rosa Luxemburg; plus, an introduction to Rosa Luxemburg's life and works, a talk the AWL's January 2019 London forum; an introduction to The Mass Strike, the Political Party and the Trade Unions, published 1906.
The pamphlet can also be purchased here. It's writings span from when the German revolution of 1918-9 broke out, and Luxemburg was released from jail on 8 November 1918, through to her murder on 15 January 1919 by a right-wing militia operating under the protection of the Social Democratic government. An introduction by Paul Vernadsky, author of the Workers' Liberty book "The Russian Revolution: When Workers Took Power", tells the story of the German revolution and discusses the findings of recent scholarship on the events. Some Luxemburg's articles are new translations by Stan Crooke.
For workers' climate action: Environmental audio
A volunteer reads the December 2018 version of the Workers' Liberty pamphlet, For workers' climate action: climate change, capitalism and working-class struggle, a collection of articles and reviews on the fight against climate change, capitalism and on the role of workers' organisation and struggle in that. Buy the pamphlet here.
All Workers' Liberty audio
Some (mostly older) audio has not yet been uploaded to SoundCloud yet. See all audio pages here.
Labour Days podcast
Labour Days is a podcast about trade union issues and labour history; some of the team behind Labour Days are supporters of Workers’ Liberty. If you're interested in Workers' Liberty's politics you might like to listen to it! You can find it on most podcast services, or listen to their episodes below (scroll down for more). Check out their SoundCloud, facebook, twitter, or podcast feed.
Listening to podcasts
What are podcasts?
When we upload our audio, it is added to our podcast/rss feed. This, in turn, is read by various podcast aggregators and directories, various audio platforms - which function as platforms or like search engines, for podcasts. With podcast clients or players, or applications which can do this, you can find and subscribe to our audio - as a "podcast" - through one of these platforms, or directly through our feed.
The application can then notify you when a new podcast is available, download podcasts, play those which are downloaded or stream them directly, organise your subscriptions, and more - quite useful.
Subscribing to "Solidarity & More"
If you have an application which supports podcasts, then search for ours: it is called "Solidarity & More", published by "Workers' Liberty". Or, you might open our podcast feed with the app. While you're at it, why not subscribe to Labour Days at the same time?
As well as dedicated podcast players and clients, many music apps like itunes and spotify can manage podcasts, and you can find "Solidarity & More" through them. There are many other good apps, whatever you use, it might be worth configuring it - if possible - to notify you when there are new podcasts available and download cast episodes automatically, over wifi. See below for specific app suggestions.
"Solidarity & More" is on most major podcast directories: itunes, spotify, stitcher, tunein, soundcloud, podplayer and podbean. If it is not on a directory you use, let us know, and we can try to submit it.
If you already use a podcast client, or software which can do podcasts, like itunes, spotify, or many music players, like rhythmbox (on linux), you may as well use that. If you search for "Solidarity & More" under podcasts in any of these, you should be able to subscribe. Otherwise, check out the suggestions below.
AntennaPod is probably the best podcast client: it has lots of features, is relatively straightforward, free, open source, and doesn't have adverts.
You should be able to see, stream, download, play and queue any episodes, "new" or "all". It saves where you are in the episode, even if you listen to a different one and then come back to it. There are some settings it might be worth tweaking. In "Settings" in "Playback", if you turn on "Pause for Interruptions" it means you won't miss sections when another app makes a sound, for example if you are using hands free navigation.
If you like to download them to listen to when you are out and about, and you have an SD card, you should probably "Choose Data Folder" in "Storage" to be within that. Under "Network", if you turn on "Automatic Download", it automatically downloads a certain number of episodes when connected to wifi - not over mobile data - deleting those you have already listened to, keeping you up to date when you're on the go.
By default these come with apple podcasts. If you search for "Solidarity & More" you can subscribe, and you can download and play episodes.
Computers and music players
There are several different podcast clients for computers, for listening to podcasts on the computers, or for downloading episodes to load them onto music players. The best is music players which has this built in, although thunderbird the mail client has an rss feed reader built in, which you could use.
On linux, rhythmbox supports podcasts, as do probably most music players, if you have a different one installed, or spotify. On windows, itunes and spotify support podcasts and are popular, or you could try gpodder. On macs, itunes is automatically installed, and straightforward.