Socialist Alliance

Does the labour movement need a Marxist educationalist group like the AWL?

Submitted by dalcassian on Sun, 09/02/2014 - 22:07
 Das Kapital

An examination of the role of a Marxist “Fighting Educationalist Group” in the class struggle and in the transformation of existing labour movements.

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“It is necessary to find the particular link in the chain which must be grasped with all one’s strength in order to keep the whole chain in place and prepare to move on resolutely to the next link.”

V I Lenin

Tyneside debates: “Can the left unite?”

Submitted by Newcastle on Thu, 30/07/2009 - 18:15

About 60 socialists, activists and trade unionists attended a Tyneside Socialist Forum open meeting about left unity on 15 July.

The timing of the meeting wasn't ideal, as most students had left for the summer, but still the organised left turned out (Socialist Workers Party, Revolutionary Communist Group, Alliance for Workers’ Liberty, Labour Representation Committee, as well as Green Party). Trade unions were also represented including PCS, Unison, and Unite. Although the Socialist Party could not attend No2EU was represented by the RMT Regional Organiser.

Socialist Alliance call makes progress in North East

Submitted by Newcastle on Thu, 16/07/2009 - 21:20

Several dozen activists in the North East have signed the call issued by Workers’ Liberty for a new Socialist Alliance.

There is special interest in the area because of the existence of groupings such as Tyneside Socialist Forum and Teesside Solidarity Network — forums in which socialists from different tendencies and none can come together in common activity and debate.

Union leaders start to bark, but will they bite?

Submitted by Anon on Fri, 26/06/2009 - 19:45

Paul Kenny, general secretary of the GMB general union, used his speech to the GMB congress in Blackpool (15 June) to call for the Labour Party to select “fresh working-class candidates that people can relate to”.

“Now is the time to select and elect 40 to 50 fresh real people, real trade unionists, people who actually know how much a pint of milk costs, and what it is like to get on a bus, MPs driven by commitment rather than being worried about being driven by a chauffeur”.

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