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...

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...

Sponsor Tim's jump

Tim Cooper will be doing a parachute jump from 20,000 feet in late May (date depends on weather conditions), and is appealing for sponsor money to go to the Workers’ Liberty fund appeal. Another aim for Tim is to conquer his fear of heights. His approach could be a model for the labour movement left as we battle to overcome fears of defeat and marginalisation: defy them head-on. With thanks to Paul, Alex, Andy, Dave, Zack, and our May Day advertisers in Solidarity 590, we have raised an additional £330 this week, taking us to £5,920.24. We’re working towards £20,000 by 11 July: donate here

Mike Perkins, 1932-2020

Mike Perkins, a long standing supporter of Solidarity and Workers’ Liberty, died on 9 November aged 88. Mike joined shortly after his retirement from work, some 20 years ago. Through his union, Unison, he was on the trade union education course at Southampton College. Run by a socialist tutor, the course was lively, relevant and political, rooted in the class struggle and related political issues. It was 1997. The Labour Party had won the election, but were led by pink-Tory Blairites who had captured control. These issues were discussed on the course, with a number of members continuing that...

24 October 2020 debate on the US presidential election

• See here for other articles debating the US election, Trump, etc. The motions below were debated at a Workers' Liberty committee meeting (by Zoom) on 24 October. Motion 1 was defeated. An amendment to motion 2 to delete the first sentence,"Trump is not likely..." (in square brackets below), was carried, and then Motion 2 as amended was carried. Motion 1 This US presidential election has narrowed down into a contest between a fascistic demagogue with a militant and part-militarised mass base, and a standard-issue neoliberal. Voting Biden to stop Trump requires saying no more "for" him than...

Agenda for activists

As the virus spreads, Safe and Equal is stepping up efforts to get its model motion on isolation pay passed through Labour Parties and union branches. It also asks activists to seek invitations for S&E to speak at meetings. S&E has recently been approached with an invitation by a local Labour Party with which it had previously had no contact, and has had ongoing links with Redbridge Trades Council's drive to get Redbridge council to ensure full isolation pay in its care homes since an S&E speaker went to the Trades Council in April. The Uyghur Solidarity Campaign UK and Labour Movement...

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