Covid-19 crisis: online resources

Submitted by cathy n on 17 March, 2020 - 7:39
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We have created this page to bring together our online meetings, articles and general resources related to, and to help us through, the Covid-19 crisis.

Campaign to make NHS workplaces safer by calling for NHS bosses to pay full pay to casualised workers so they can self-isolate when they need to.
Open Letter to NHS England Letter for NHS staff to sign.
Link to website here.
Twitter link to campaign here.

Online meetings

• All meetings are open access and use the Zoom platform. Zoom links are open 10 minutes before the start of the meeting.
• AWL study resources, quick guide, download here.

From Sunday 5 April: Marxism and trade unions. A six week online course about what trade unions are for and the role of socialists within them. Register on Eventbrite before Sunday 29 March.

Sunday 5 April, 12-2pm: Socialist feminist reading group: Full Surrogacy Now! A monthly reading group organised by Lambeth AWL. Zoom link here.

Sunday 5 April, 6.30-8pm: Sunday "political hangout"; discussion on Ursula Le Guin's radical sci-fi. Zoom link here.

Monday Monday 6 April and Monday 20 April: The fight for trans rights, past, present and future. Discussion meetings organised by North London AWL. Zoom link here.

Wednesdays from 8 April: Online study course on Marx's Capital, volume 1, 4pm to 5pm Wednesdays to 17 June. Click here to register on Eventbrite. Study notes: Zoom link here.

Wednesday 8 April: ABCs of Marxism: What is Stalinism? Part of a series of weekly discussions on Wednesday evenings from 7-8.30pm. Zoom link here.

Thursday 9 April, 6pm onwards: Covid-19, capitalism and socialism. A weekly hour-long informal discussion about organising in and around the crisis. Zoom link here.

Thursday 9 April 8pm onwards: Trotsky's "History of the Russian Revolution" A 13-week online study course. Click here to register on Eventbrite. Zoom link here..

Sunday 12 April, 6.30-8pm: Sunday "political hangout"; Cath Fletcher discusses her new book 'The Beauty and the Terror: An alternative history of the Italian Renaissance' . Zoom link here.

Wednesday 15 April: ABCs of Marxism: Nationalism and the national question. Part of a series of weekly discussions on Wednesday evenings from 7-8.30pm. Zoom link here.

Sunday 19 April, 6.30-8pm: Sunday "political hangout"; discussion on Abolition of the Monarchy . Zoom link here.

Wednesday 22 April: ABCs of Marxism: Who was Lenin? Part of a series of weekly discussions on Wednesday evenings from 7-8.30pm. Zoom link here.

Friday 24 April: Fifty years of women's liberation. Zoom link here.

Sunday 26 April, 6.30-8pm: Sunday "political hangout"; discussion on Marxism and Religion . Zoom link here.

Wednesday 29 April: ABCs of Marxism: The Communist Manifesto Part of a series of weekly discussions on Wednesday evenings from 7-8.30pm. Zoom link here.

• Follow Online Workers' Liberty on Facebook.

How to use Zoom

How to Youtube video

Content, commentary

Current AWL articles

• All articles on Covid-19

*NEW Solidarity 541 Includes: Fight for workers' control, Full isolation pay for all, The politics of "war", Empty the jails!, Students launch rent strikes, No coalition government! and much more.
• Solidarity 540 Includes: Pause Brexit now!; Requisition pharma!; Domestic violence services are key; Suspend all job cuts; No going back! Solidarnosc: an honest account; Keynesianism and COVID-19; Workers' rights in the pandemic
Tubeworker bulletin: To respond to the pandemic, fight for workers' control
• Fight the epidemic, yes! "Class peace", no!

Other articles etc

• RMT demands Support for Steps Into Work Students as Scheme Closes Until September
• CoronaVerses: poems from the pandemic

Audio/visual AWL comment

• Video: Ben, co-founder of the Labour Campaign for Free Movement on Six Demands to Defend Migrants
• Video: Martin Thomas discusses how socialists should work in the labour movement to challenge profit-driven responses of the employers and build support for the most vulnerable.
• Audio: What can we do to ensure workers and the most vulnerable are protected? Why the trade unions need to act as an "essential service". Recording from Class Struggle Environmentalism dayschool (14 March).


• Take action to win safe workplaces. A briefing for workers and union branches.
• 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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