AWL has moved offices. New address!

Published on: Sun, 30/01/2011 - 23:24

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

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Published on: Thu, 05/11/2009 - 14:14

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  • Ireland

    Published on: Sun, 05/03/2006 - 11:30

    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!

    Published on: Sat, 12/11/2005 - 17:23

    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

    Published on: Fri, 11/11/2005 - 22:55

    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

    What's in the bag?

    Published on: Wed, 26/02/2020 - 10:39

    Martin Thomas

    In Eric Ambler’s novel about the consolidation of Stalinist control in Eastern Europe in the 1940s, Judgement on Deltchev, the narrator says: “I know a lot about Pashik now. I know, for instance, that the black dispatch case that he carried so importantly rarely contained anything but a stale meat sandwich and a revolver”.

    We are outside the time and period when the dispatch case was a symbol of status. And not at that pitch of political conflict in which, so memoirs tell us, the learned Russian Marxist Georgi Plekhanov always, when still in Russia and not yet in exile, carried brass knuckles

    Buy a t-shirt: Liberty, Equality, Solidarity, Socialism

    Published on: Mon, 03/02/2020 - 18:33

    Workers' Liberty has created a new range of t-shirts.

    Buy for £12 + post


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    Postage (& £12 for t-shirt)

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    Someone holding up one of the t-shirts, which reads: Liberty, Equality, Solidarity, Socialism, Workers' Liberty.

    The design reads:


    Order them for £12 plus postage: £1.50 UK, £5 international.

    As well as being incredibly stylish, these serve three functions: fundraising for our vital activism, championing foundational political ideals, and raising the profile of our politics and

    Ideas for Freedom 2020

    Published on: Thu, 30/01/2020 - 18:39

    A festival of socialist ideas and leftwing discussion, hosted by Workers' Liberty, Ideas for Freedom is an opportunity to explore, through talks, film showings, workshops and debates, ideas about how our world works, and how we can fight for a better one.

    This year's theme is: "Remaking the labour movement".

    Agenda info will be published as sessions are finalised. You can buy tickets in advance now. Scroll down in the panel below to see the options.

    AWL delegation visits Paris

    Published on: Wed, 29/01/2020 - 12:27

    Michael Elms

    Since early December, France has been gripped by a mass strike movement over the Macron government’s plan to reform pensions.

    Workers’ Liberty organised a delegation of socialists of all ages from across the UK to visit France 24-26 January to bring our solidarity to strikers, and to talk to and learn from striking workers and socialist activists about events.

    By the time that we arrived in France, the movement was entering a new stage. After nearly 50 days of almost-uninterrupted strike action, transport workers were scaling back their action from an all-out strike every day to a series of

    Sponsor our Sheffield-Manchester ride!

    Published on: Wed, 04/12/2019 - 18:12

    Hannah Thompson and Dan Rawnsley from Sheffield will be doing a sponsored bike ride to raise funds for Workers’ Liberty on 15 February 2020.

    The ride will be from Sheffield to Manchester, a slightly shorter distance but, because of the hills, a much harder ride than the one from London to Cambridge which raised £1250 in October.

    We’ve set £1917 as a provisional target for total sponsorships this time, and it has raised £140 in the first few hours of the website going live. Add your contribution here.

    Our fund-drive total so far stands at £15,750.93. We need another £9,249.07 to reach our £25

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