AWL

AWL has moved offices. New address!

AWL's new address is 20E Tower Workshops, Riley Road, London SE1 3DG. The new office is better situated, in better physical condition, and better set up for our tasks than the old one. There are still things to do on setting up in the new place; please take this into account if we have a few glitches in the settling-in period. Phone: 020 7394 8923. Moving has cost us a lot of money, and there are further expenses to come. Especially if you value the new weekly format of Solidarity, please contribute to our fund appeal: see http://www.workersliberty.org/donate. Mail will be forwarded for a...

Make a donation or payment to Workers' Liberty

To pay for a subscription to Solidarity, click here. Or to buy a book or a pamphlet go to the page for the book at www.workersliberty.org/books or for the pamphlet at www.workersliberty.org/pamphlets. To make one-off payments, see below. By credit or debit card (or PayPal account) through PayPal (please use the facility on the PayPal site to indicate what the payment is for); or Do an internet bank transfer to "AWL", account 20047674 at Unity Trust Bank, Birmingham, 60-83-01 (please email awl@workersliberty.org to notify us of the payment and what it is for); or Send a cheque payable to "AWL"...

Ireland

Northern Ireland is in chronic communal conflict. For there to be a democratic solution, a wider framework than Northern Ireland is needed. The only programme which accommodates the rights of both communities without infringing on the rights of either is a federal united Ireland with regional autonomy for the mainly Protestant north-east, linked in a voluntary confederation with Britain. That is a programme on which class-conscious Irish workers, Protestant and Catholic, can be united. And only a united working class can win full democracy and the socialist "levelling-up" which makes it viable...

Join the fight for solidarity!

Why you should join the AWL In Britain today, one child in three grows up in poverty, in a household with less than half the average income. In 1968, the figure was only one in 10. Thousands are homeless on the streets, while 600,000 dwellings stand empty. Millions are jobless, while those with jobs have to work longer and longer hours. Health care, state education, and public services are ruined by cuts and privatisation, while the wealth of the rich snowballs. Workplace stress escalates, under new technologies which, rationally used, should ease it. Profit before people; "wealth-creation"...

AWL versus SWP

Material for an AWL day school, November/ December 2005, and other stuff on the political differences between AWL and SWP. Download all the stuff for the dayschool as pdf (570 Kb), or read individual items below. "AWL vs SWP" day school, November/ December 2005 Discussion points for the day school 1. Transitional programme vs fake ultra-leftism Socialism after Stalinism, by Sean Matgamna, from How Solidarity Can Change The World The SWP and its "March on Parliament", by Sean Matgamna, from Socialist Organiser 591, 03/03/94 2. Marxism vs "Apparatus Marxism" The Degradations of Apparatus Marxism...

Our fight-for-freedom weekend

Just over 200 people took part in Ideas for Freedom on 8-11 July, including our Thursday night film showing of Dear Comrades and our Friday evening “Battersea vs the British Empire” walking tour. The film showing was solely online, and the walking tour solely in person, but the weekend was “hybrid”, run simultaneously in-person and online. Some people came in-person (and we took care about restricting numbers in rooms, having seats distanced, asking for face-coverings, having bookstalls and snacks outdoors rather than indoors); some people listened to and contributed to sessions via Zoom. Each...

Summer camp, 3-5 September

The Workers’ Liberty summer camp will be on 3-5 September, near Haslemere in Surrey. A weekend of fires, partying, nature, good food and socialist education. In previous years we have run the camp in a farmhouse; this year, due to coronavirus, the camp will be fully outdoors, sleeping in tents only. We will have access to hot water, showers, and toilets. Watch this space for more info, tickets, social media, etc! Tickets are £10 unwaged, £15 low-waged/student, £25 waged. Buy them on eventbrite! If you want more information about travel, or have any other queries or suggestions, get in touch...

Pamphlets on the way

Within the next weeks, barring hitches, we will have two new publications in circulation from Workers’ Liberty, plus another one which we’ll promote, from the Momentum Internationalists Labour left network. They should all be available at Ideas for Freedom on 10-11 July. Corbynism: what went wrong?, a 60-page Workers’ Liberty booklet by Martin Thomas, recounts the story of the Corbyn era in Labour, 2015 to late 2019. Things “went right” for the left unexpectedly, and then “went wrong” again. Why? What lessons can we learn as we regroup? The booklet is £4 (three copies for £10). The occupation...

Sponsor the jump!

A slow week, with only a further £110 towards sponsoring Tim Cooper’s parachute jump, but another donation of £500 takes us to a total of £6720.94. Please keep donations coming in towards our target of £20,000 by 11 July. Or sponsor Tim here.

On the streets with Solidarity

The year from March 2020 to March 2021 was the first big break in the activity of Marxists selling socialist newspapers on the streets, in protests, door-to-door, and in meetings, since the Social Democratic Federation launched its weekly, Justice, in 1884. Even before that, the Chartist movement, and the “Owenite” socialist movement, centred much of their life round the production and selling of newspapers. But for the last year we have had no in-person meetings; most of the time, relatively few street protests; and street stalls and door-to-door sales have been more difficult. As they start...

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