2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Alliance for Workers' Liberty.
On 10 December, in the Institute of Education in central London, Workers' Liberty will be holding a day of talks, discussions, and a party in the evening, to celebrate our 50 years and work out what they can teach us. We invite all comrades, friends, and curious observers – old and new – to come and take part.
In 1966, a group of socialist activists founded Workers' Fight. Their aim was to renew and rebuild the socialist movement as a revolutionary and democratic movement – free of the deadening culture of Stalinism, and inspired by a critical, Marxist spirit.
Over the years, this tendency has broken much new ground in socialist ideas, and rediscovered lost histories of the Marxist, Trotskyist tradition, especially that of the “other” American Trotskyists – the group of comrades around Max Shachtman and Hal Draper. We developed a uniquely serious, Marxist approach to imperialism, based on debates around the struggle for democracy and unity in Ireland.
It has also been at the forefront of the biggest struggles waged by the working class over the last 50 years: from the development of a working-class women's movement, the mass strike movements of the 1970s, and the rank-and-file revolt that shook the Labour Party and the British ruling class in the early 1980s – always trying to organise the grass-roots of those movements, building organisations of revolutionary workers in the workplace, and arguing and debating to clarify the view of the way ahead.
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