🔴 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.

Labour for a Socialist Europe

For a radical Labour Party, fighting the effects of Brexit and a socialist Europe. More info here.

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.

Labour Campaign for Free Movement

Labour members and supporters committed to defending and extending the free movement of people in the context of Brexit. More info here.

Uyghur Solidarity Campaign

Building support for the human rights of the Uyghur people of East Turkestan, northwest China. More info here.

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. Study groups — see the bottom of this section.

Thursday 9 July 6-7.30pm and weekly to 23 July: History of the Russian Revolution to Brest-Litovsk Zoom link here. Reading for all four sessions here (read part 2 for 9 July).

Sunday 12 July, 11am-12.30pm: Winning in schools for all workers (meeting hosted by AWL school workers) Zoom link here.

Sunday 12 July, 6.30-8pm: Next steps for the left? A panel debate with speakers from Workers' Liberty, Mutiny, and Red Flag Zoom link here.

Sunday 19 July, 6.30-8pm: Solidarnosc: the workers' movement and the rebirth of Poland Zoom link here.

Sunday 26 July, 6.30-8pm: The Black Jacobins Zoom link here.

• AWL study resources, quick guide, download here.

• Anti-racist resources: pamphlets, readings, videos and more.

Ongoing study groups

The following have already started, and remain here for reference for current participants:
Started Saturday 20 June, fortnightly at 11am-12.30pm: Marxism and Trade Unions A free six-part course, with coursework & fortnightly online sessions about trade unions and the role of socialists. Register by clicking on the link.
History of the Russian Revolution reading group. Thursdays 8-9.30pm. See study notes, and zoom link. 2 sessions left (as of 29 June)

Content, commentary

Current AWL articles

• All articles on Covid-19

*NEW*The latest Solidarity
Tubeworker bulletin: Black Lives Matter
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: Rhoda Dakar (of The Bodysnatchers/The Special AKA) on racism, class and culture 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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