🔴 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄 🔴 Covid-19 crisis: online resources & meetings

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This page contains continuously updated details of campaigns, online meetings, educational resources, briefings and guides for taking action during the Covid-19 emergency — by the AWL and others.

On this page: Campaigns; Online meetings (on all topics); Content, commentary — articles, audio, video; Resources — briefings, other campaigns


Safe and Equal

A campaign to make all workplaces safer by calling for full pay to casualised workers so they can self-isolate when they need to. See the website here, and follow the facebook and twitter. Please sign the petition here! See also the NHS workers' site and the Care workers' blog

Pause Brexit

Campaigning for the Brexit transition period to be extended beyond 31 December. See more info, and sign the petition.

Free our unions: rights and safety!

Free Our Unions campaigns for the abolition of all laws restricting workers’ ability to organise and take action. More info here.

Momentum International

Kashmir: Labour should stand for freedom
Online meeting, Sunday 1-2.30pm.

UK Labour/Trade Union Solidarity with Hong Kong

with Joshua Wong, pro-democracy campaigner, Carol Ng, Chair of the Hong Kong TUC, Nadia Whittome Labour MP for Nottingham East, John Moloney, PCS Assistant General Secretary. Saturday 6 June 11-12 noon.

AWL online meetings

All meetings are open access and use the Zoom platform. Zoom links are open 10 minutes before the start of the meeting and you will be admitted to the meeting by the host. Follow the Zoom links indicated below. You will not need a password. Any issues, contact us. For more details follow the links indicated by the meeting titles below.

Thursdays continuing on 4 June, 6pm onwards: Covid-19: The politics of test-trace-isolate A weekly hour-long informal discussion about the politics of and organising around the pandemic. Zoom link here.

Thursdays continuing on 4 June 8pm onwards: Trotsky's "History of the Russian Revolution" A 14-week online study course. Study notes here: discussing ch.34-37 on 28 May. Registration now closed. Zoomlink here

Sunday 7 June, 6.30-8pm: Minnie Lansbury - A different sort of Labour councillor Zoom link here.

Wednesdays continuing on 10 June: Online study course on Marx's Capital, volume 1, 4pm to 5pm Wednesdays to 24 June. Study notes here: discussing chapters 16-22 on 10 June. Registration now closed. Zoomlink here

Wednesday 10 June, 7-8.30pm: ABCs of Marxism: What is the "Third Camp"? Part of a series of weekly discussions on Wednesday evenings from 7-8.30pm. Zoom link here. All reading for this series here.

Sunday 14 June, 6.30-8pm: Solidarność: The workers' movement and the rebirth of Poland Zoom link here.

Monday 15 June, and fortnightly at 7.30pm: The state, crime, prisons and the police. Zoom link here.

Wednesday 17 June, 7-8.30pm: ABCs of Marxism: Why the working class? Part of a series of weekly discussions on Wednesday evenings from 7-8.30pm. Zoom link here. All reading for this series here.

Sunday 21 June, 6.30-8pm: The future of work Zoom link here.

Sunday 28 June, 6.30-8pm: Brazil and the pandemic Zoom link here.

Sunday 5 July, 6.30-8pm: The Labour Party and the right to strike Zoom link here.

• AWL study resources, quick guide, download here.
• Follow Online Workers' Liberty on Facebook.

Content, commentary

Current AWL articles

• All articles on Covid-19

*NEW*Solidarity 549 Make the schools safe! Push Johnson back on immigration Bill, Labour: restore accountability, Fight coming council cuts and more
Tubeworker bulletin: Crisis in the care sector
Covid crisis: what we demand Article and short explainer video.

Other articles etc

• When workers have refused to work on health and safety grounds.
• Keep Our NHS public coronavirus hub.
• CoronaVerses: poems from the pandemic
• International coronavirus strikes.

Audio/visual AWL comment

*NEW* Video: Climate Change and covid19. On our Youtube channel here

• Audio: Pamphlet: Solidarność: The workers' movement and the rebirth of Poland in 1980-81

• ABC of Marxism series. Introductory talks of our online meetings.
Communist Manifesto: Video Audio
Who was Lenin?: Audio
Stalinism: Video Audio
Nationalism and the national question: Audio


• Take action to win safe workplaces. A briefing for workers and union branches.
Online Workers' Liberty on Facebook.
• Disabled Workers and the Covid-19 Crisis. A briefing.
Take action on rent. London Renters Union campaign for mortgage and rent holidays.
• Local mutual aid group listings

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