AWL conference 2011

Greetings to conference

From Okde, Greece; Lalit, Mauritius; NPA, France; Olivier Delbeke (Le Militant, France); David Finkel (Solidarity, USA). Representatives of L'Etincelle (France), Ni Patrie Ni Frontieres (France), and the Worker Communist Party of Kurdistan attended the conference and gave greetings by word of mouth. Click here to download pdf.

AWL debates the crisis

“Global economy pushed to brink” read the front-page headline of the Financial Times as the AWL’s national committee met on 24 September to discuss amendments and redrafts of the main documents up for debate at AWL annual conference on 22-23 October. We decided that the conference agenda should be geared around the challenges posed by a very-possible new capitalist crash, and an almost-certain extended capitalist depression. The rest of the left — from the mainstream Ed Miliband and Ed Balls, through the left union leaders, right to groups like SWP and SP — have been timid on the economic...

Preparing for Workers' Liberty conference

The AWL’s annual conference, which decides our policy, sets the framework for our activity and elects our leadership for a year, will take place in London on 22-23 October. AWL has grown by nearly 50% in the last year; this will be our biggest conference for some time. In many political parties, there are all kinds of tricks and filters to prevent conferences from exercising real control over those who run the organisation. One mechanism is limiting the amount of information that the membership have about what will take place at the conference, and thus the amount of input they have into it...

How the AWL’s democracy works

The AWL’s annual conference takes place on 22-23 October. Because we are a relatively small organisation, the conference is open to all members; but because we have grown substantially in the last year, this will be the first conference many AWLers attend. The way our conference works tells you something about the kind of organisation Workers’ Liberty is. We want the maximum possible democratic control by an active, alert, educated membership. For us democracy is not just a pleasant notion; it’s the essential condition for an organisation which can debate and hammer out ideas, and orient and...

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