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Workers’ Liberty fights for socialist revolution, for the labour movement to militantly assert working class interests. Follow us! Find out more, and get involved at https://workersliberty.org • fb.me/workersliberty • twitter.com/workersliberty

Workers’ Liberty fights for socialist revolution, for the labour movement to militantly assert working class interests. Follow us! Find out more, and get involved at https://workersliberty.org • fb.me/workersliberty • twitter.com/workersliberty

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United Kingdom

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Workers’ Liberty fights for socialist revolution, for the labour movement to militantly assert working class interests. Follow us! Find out more, and get involved at https://workersliberty.org • fb.me/workersliberty • twitter.com/workersliberty

Language:

English

Contact:

020 7394 8923


Episodes

Minnie Lansbury — A different sort of Labour councillor — intro speeches

8/9/2020
"Minnie Lansbury - a different sort of Labour councillor", intro speeches with Janine Booth, author of 'Minnie Lansbury: suffragette, socialist and rebel councillor', and Selina Gellert, the great niece of Minnie Lansbury — from a meeting by the same name. Upcoming meetings at: https://workersliberty.org/meetings Video version: https://youtu.be/Cer7PeO0Nb4 Janine's books: https://fiveleaves.co.uk/product/minnie-lansbury-suffragette-socialist-rebel-councillor/ and...

Duration:00:33:20

7 of 10 — How to beat the racists — Martin Luther King and Malcolm X

8/8/2020
How To Beat The Racists, part 7 of 10. Contents: Martin Luther King and Malcolm X — by Dion D'Silva Was Malcolm X a socialist? — by Martin Thomas Black trade unionists today Whole playlist: https://soundcloud.com/workers-liberty/sets/how-to-beat-the-racists Read the articles online, download the pdf, order a paper copy, or subscribe to our newspaper: https://workersliberty.org/beat-the-racists Anti-racist resources: https://workersliberty.org/anti-racist-resources All audio:...

Duration:00:17:33

6 of 10 — How to beat the racists — Roots of antisemitism; Roots of Racism

8/7/2020
How To Beat The Racists, part 6 of 10. Contents: The roots of anti-semitism — by Dan Katz The roots of racism — by Jeni Bailey Unemployment Whole playlist: https://soundcloud.com/workers-liberty/sets/how-to-beat-the-racists Read the articles online, download the pdf, order a paper copy, or subscribe to our newspaper: https://workersliberty.org/beat-the-racists Anti-racist resources: https://workersliberty.org/anti-racist-resources All audio: https://workersliberty.org/audio In particular,...

Duration:00:18:26

558, pt 1 of 2, pp1-7 — Fight job cuts! NHS pay: on the streets!

8/6/2020
Solidarity 558, 5 August 2020, part 1 of 2, pages 1 to 7. Articles include: The virus: heed the warnings for winter! Expand jobs, boost pay! Nationalise social care! Labour's antisemitism tangle Tower Hamlets strikes again Left NEC slate: a weak start Anti-Netanyahu protests grow Remobilising the left Sea could rise 2 or 3 metres soon Campaign launch draws 1,500 Syria: Assad, Iran, Russia, no democracy Read online, download pdf, subscribe, listen to all audio:...

Duration:00:29:27

558 pt 2 of 2, pp7-16 — Anti-racism in unions & schools; HK resisting Beijing; more!

8/5/2020
Solidarity 558, 5 August 2020, part 2 of 2, pages 7 to 16. Articles include: Unionising black workers in the USA The French revolution and black liberation School history and Black Lives Matter Hong Kong faces direct rule Organising home care workers Social care: control, markets and public provision Unison: opening out the choice Diary of an engineer: Slightly triumphant after the break-in Who does the cleaning? John Moloney's column: Outsourced cleaners strike Resist cuts and...

Duration:00:40:07

5 of 10 — How to beat the racists — History of black people in Britain

8/4/2020
How To Beat The Racists, part 5 of 10. Contents: A short history of black people in Britain William Cuffay Whole playlist: https://soundcloud.com/workers-liberty/sets/how-to-beat-the-racists Read the articles online, download the pdf, order a paper copy, or subscribe to our newspaper: https://workersliberty.org/beat-the-racists Anti-racist resources: https://workersliberty.org/anti-racist-resources All audio: https://workersliberty.org/audio In particular, other publications:...

Duration:00:13:01

4 of 10 — How to beat the racists — What is fascism?; Trotsky on fascism; moreore

8/3/2020
How To Beat The Racists, part 4 of 10. Contents: What is fascism? The battle for Cable Street Trotsky on fascism: Demonstrations are not enough; For workers' unity against the fascists; No to state bans!; The causes of fascism Oldham, Burnley and Bradford: The threat from the fascist BNP Whole playlist: https://soundcloud.com/workers-liberty/sets/how-to-beat-the-racists Read the articles online, download the pdf, order a paper copy, or subscribe to our newspaper:...

Duration:00:26:34

Brazil and the pandemic — intro speech

8/2/2020
Brazil is now one of the epicentres of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The far-right Bolsonaro government's irrational response to the pandemic has triggered political turmoil. The Black Lives Matter movement has organised against widespread racism and police violence in Brazil. A Workers' Liberty activist from Brazil discusses the political background to current events. Introductory speech from June 28 2020 meeting. Video version: https://youtu.be/cLK0ax23ZEA Future events:...

Duration:00:18:56

3 of 10 — How to beat the racists — Police injustice, violence, racism & what we demand

8/1/2020
How To Beat The Racists, part 3 of 10. Contents: Police injustice — UK — by Alan McArthur Free Mumia abu-Jamal! America's racist death penalty The police after Macpherson: still armed and dangerous — by Sacha Ismail Police violence: "representative"? Police violence — the facts Free Satpal Ram! Racist attacks What we say on the police Whole playlist: https://soundcloud.com/workers-liberty/sets/how-to-beat-the-racists Read the articles online, download the pdf, order a paper copy, or...

Duration:00:19:39

2 of 10 — How to beat the racists — Fight anti-immigrant racism; Solidarity with Roma people

7/31/2020
How To Beat The Racists, part 2 of 10. Contents: Scapegoating refugees: Labour's new racism Immigration: Their lies, and our replies Solidarity with the Roma people — by Cathy Nugent Whole playlist: https://soundcloud.com/workers-liberty/sets/how-to-beat-the-racists Read the articles online, download the pdf, order a paper copy, or subscribe to our newspaper: https://workersliberty.org/beat-the-racists Anti-racist resources: https://workersliberty.org/anti-racist-resources All audio:...

Duration:00:20:11

1 of 10 — How to beat the racists — Cut racism's roots: a workers' gov't!; Programme; Workers unite

7/30/2020
How To Beat The Racists, part 1 of 10. Contents: Cut the roots of racism! Fight for a workers' government! — by Sacha Ismail and Faz Velmi A programme to beat racism Workers can unite, do unite — by Jim Denham Whole playlist: https://soundcloud.com/workers-liberty/sets/how-to-beat-the-racists Read the articles online, download the pdf, order a paper copy, or subscribe to our newspaper: https://workersliberty.org/beat-the-racists Anti-racist resources:...

Duration:00:16:00

Marxism and religion — intro talk — "Opium of the people"

7/29/2020
"Religion... is the opium of the people", wrote Marx in 1843. What did Marx and Engels say about religion? How should Marxists and socialists think, talk and act about religion today? Introductory speech by Kate in a talk: 'Opium of the people': Marx on Religion. All upcoming meetings here: https://workersliberty.org/c19-online All audio: https://workersliberty.org/audio Video: https://youtu.be/tkYVbmxuqRY

Duration:00:13:34

Drugs: legalisation, history, future — 3/5 in The state, crime, prisons, and the police

7/27/2020
What is the history of mind-altering substances, and of prohibition? Are there potential medical benefits that prohibition has limited? Are we just libertarians who have a live and let live attitude to what people consume? Are their public health benefits to legalising currently illegal drugs? Who are the real victims of the drugs trade and are we just advocating for criminal enterprises to gain capitalist respectability? Intro from meeting 3 of 4 in The state, crime, prisons, and the police...

Duration:00:29:36

Marxist ABCs: Marxists and the Labour Party

7/26/2020
The AWL has long argued for Marxists to intervene in the Labour Party to politically shape it, despite many obstacles of organisation and ideology, particularly during the Blair years. What is the basis for that argument, and how has the Corbyn period reshaped the Labour Party to make it an instrument for socialist organising? What are the limitations of the Corbyn project? And what does the prospect of a Starmer-led Labour Party mean for class struggles ahead? Intro to the meeting of the...

Duration:00:23:28

557 pt 2 of 2, pp8-16 - Class stuggle central to anti-racism; 1945 Labour; more

7/22/2020
Solidarity 557, 22 July 2020, part 2 of 2, pages 8-16. Articles include: "Active class struggle is central to anti-racist struggle" The pandemic from further back No "referees above politics"! Living income push in Australia Poland: "Expect a fightback" Luton cuts Remembering 1945 Defend safety measures Diary of an engineer: Pipe bending Ballot for action on job cuts Stand with Hong Kong! A critique of identity politics Momentum and the pandemic: left-wing demands or "Strong Leader" talk?...

Duration:00:41:28

557, pt 1 of 2, pp1-7 — To defeat racism, curb virus, win jobs: Fight capitalism!

7/21/2020
Solidarity 557, 22 July 2020, part 1 of 2, pages 1 to 7. Articles include: A second Covid-19 surge in winter Remobilise the left! Brexit, bluster and borders Labour meetings reopen Strife in Unite Tower Hamlets workers can win Netanyahu under fire Siberia signals global dangers Nothing for nurses Row over Labour slate Free movement shouldn't be a privilege for the rich Income shock Read online, subscribe, download, all audio:...

Duration:00:31:59

1 of 5 — Why not a united Ireland? Ireland, Brexit, and Partition — Why not a united Ireland?

7/21/2020
Why not a united Ireland? Ireland, Brexit, and Partition, 100 years after the declaration of the Irish Republic by Dail Eireann. Part 1 of 5: Why not a united Ireland? This Workers’ Liberty pull-out discusses the interaction of Brexit with the partition of Ireland. It reviews the basic and long-standing arguments why Northern Ireland, as it stands, is not a viable democratic political unit. It surveys the historic inadequacies of the often-heroic Irish Republican tradition in dealing with...

Duration:00:12:54

2 of 5 — Why not a united Ireland? Ireland, Brexit, and Partition — timeline

7/21/2020
Why not a united Ireland? Ireland, Brexit, and Partition, 100 years after the declaration of the Irish Republic by Dail Eireann. Part 2 of 5: timeline. This Workers’ Liberty pull-out discusses the interaction of Brexit with the partition of Ireland. It reviews the basic and long-standing arguments why Northern Ireland, as it stands, is not a viable democratic political unit. It surveys the historic inadequacies of the often-heroic Irish Republican tradition in dealing with the issue of...

Duration:00:09:03

3 of 5 — Why not a united Ireland? Ireland, Brexit, & Partition — What's wrong with the 6 Counties?

7/21/2020
Why not a united Ireland? Ireland, Brexit, and Partition, 100 years after the declaration of the Irish Republic by Dail Eireann. Part 3 of 5: What's wrong with the Six Counties? This Workers’ Liberty pull-out discusses the interaction of Brexit with the partition of Ireland. It reviews the basic and long-standing arguments why Northern Ireland, as it stands, is not a viable democratic political unit. It surveys the historic inadequacies of the often-heroic Irish Republican tradition in...

Duration:00:33:44

4 of 5 — Why not a united Ireland? Ireland, Brexit, and Partition — The mind of Irish Republicanism

7/21/2020
Why not a united Ireland? Ireland, Brexit, and Partition, 100 years after the declaration of the Irish Republic by Dail Eireann. Part 4 of 5: The mind of Irish Republicanism. This Workers’ Liberty pull-out discusses the interaction of Brexit with the partition of Ireland. It reviews the basic and long-standing arguments why Northern Ireland, as it stands, is not a viable democratic political unit. It surveys the historic inadequacies of the often-heroic Irish Republican tradition in dealing...

Duration:01:15:11