Stop the Tories' back-to-work lurch!

On 10 May Boris Johnson called on construction and manufacturing bosses to force workers back into workplaces. Without union agreements for safe working. Without making PPE supplies adequate even for hospitals, GPs, and care homes, let alone for other workplaces. Without full isolation pay rights for workers. Without a track-and-trace policy for the virus even being sketched. Without a sustained drop in infections. Johnson dressed it up as "encouragement" to individuals to go into work. Furloughed workers in construction and manufacturing have not opted out individually. Their sites and...

ABCs of Marxism

A page bringing together reading and other materials related to the ABCs of Marxism series of online meetings. To be updated soon. See here for a list of introductory articles from Workers' Liberty on key issues. Session 1. What is the United Front? The idea of a "united front" was developed among the revolutionary Marxists who grouped together after the Russian revolution of 1917. It was developed further by Marxists such as Trotsky, often in opposition to Communist Parties were which stripped of revolutionary politics after Stalin's counter-revolution in the USSR. Notes on the United Front -...

VIDEO: Workers' struggles and political prisoners in Iran

Workers’ struggles and political prisoners in Iran, with Morad Shirin (Iranian Revolutionary Marxists’ Tendency) and Azar Majedi (Worker-Communist Party of Iran - Hekmatist) - at Ideas for Freedom 2019 Reposted from Azer Majedi's channel here Campaign petition here Explore our playlists, many other videos and subscribe to our channel here.

Videos: Marxist perspectives on Irish history - a three part debate

Watch Rayner Lysaght and Sean Matgamna discuss, in a November 2018 debate, how Marxists have analysed Irish politics. Three parts, below. Opening speeches, part 1 Opening speeches, part 2 Summing-up speeches Interviews in Solidarity to prepare for the debate Ireland: theory, history, debate. Contents page Click in the top left of the video for the contents of the playlist and to watch other ones. See Workers' Liberty's channel for other playlists, and individual videos.

VIDEOS: In Defence of Bolshevism

Watch this series of short videos on the Bolsheviks and what they stood for. Workers’ Liberty has a book of the same title, edited by Sean Matgamna. The bulk of the book is a polemic by Max Shachtman in which he defends the Bolsheviks and the Russian revolution, and their continued relevance. Order a copy of the book here. To select individual videos, click on the playlist selector in top right of the video image above. See Workers' Liberty's channel for other playlists, and individual videos.

VIDEO: Israel-Palestine, Two Nations, Two States 101

What do the AWL mean by a "two-states settlement" for Israel-Palestine? This is a contentious viewpoint on the left because there are competing views of the history. Camila Bassi explains the background and ideas involved in the debate. See Workers' Liberty's channel for other playlists, and individual videos.

Invite of Chinese "Communist" Official is an insult to Chinese workers and to Marx

The Marx Memorial Library’s annual oration at the grave of Karl Marx will be given, bizarrely, by Minister Ma Hui a senior official from the Chinese Embassy in the UK. The Chinese government is by no stretch of the imagination Marxist or socialist. China’s crackdown on the Uyghur population has made the headlines recently with the UN reporting nearly a million Uyghurs are currently held in internment camps. The Uyghur people are a Turkic, majority-Sunni Muslim ethnic minority group in China’s northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Despite the Communist Party’s claims of equality...

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