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  Alliance for Workers' Liberty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Socialist Organiser was banned by the Labour Party in 1990 when it was not allowed to register.
In 1993 Socialist Organiser re-launched its organisation as the Alliance for Workers' Liberty and gradually moved away from a focus on the Labour Party.
It later supported the Socialist Alliance Democracy Platform, and in the 2005 UK general election, stood candidates as part of the Socialist Green Unity Coalition.
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 Socialist Organiser - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Socialist Organiser was a weekly socialist newspaper circulated in the British Labour Party.
The newspaper was founded by the 1979 Socialist Campaign for a Labour Victory, which was renamed the Socialist Organiser Alliance.
Socialist Organiser was denied the right to 'register' with the Labour Party in 1990, but this had little practical effect and it continued to be published until the mid-1990s, when the AWL launched their new newspaper, Action for Solidarity, now known simply as Solidarity.
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 Socialist realism - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Socialist realism is a teleologically-oriented style of realistic art which has as its purpose the furtherance of the goals of Communism.
Socialist realism, designed and approved by Nikolay Bukharin, Maxim Gorky and Andrei Zhdanov held that successful art depicts and glorifies the proletariat's struggle toward socialist progress.
The purpose of socialist realism was to elevate the common worker, whether factory or agricultural, by presenting his life, work, and recreation as admirable.
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 Alliance for Workers' Liberty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Publication of this document led to his expulsion from the Revolutionary Socialist League, and with a handful of supporters, he formed the Workers' Fight group.
This was a particularly controversial issue at the time, the IS leadership arguing that an immediate withdrawal of troops would harm the cause given the attacks by some loyalists on nationalist areas.
They claimed the purpose of the conference as a "defusion" of the two groups, while the TT claimed that they were expelled, given that they did not wish to leave.
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 Socialist Voice (Apr 03): Thousands of School Students Join Walkouts in Northern Ireland
In St. Marys in West Belfast, another Socialist Youth and Youth Against the War organiser had his speech he had prepared for the walk-out ripped off him by a member of staff and was prevented from joining the walk-out.
Sarah, a Socialist Youth organiser in the school, called on the students to show how determined they were to show their opposition to the war and led 300 students as far as the gate.
Chris Henry, Socialist Youth member and local YAW organiser, was joined on the platform by Socialist Party member Ciaran Mulholland representing the Stop the War Coalition and Kieran Barr of the Fire Brigades Union who gave his full support to Youth Against the War.
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 History 1916 - 1923
Dealing with Connolly's activities as soldier, agitator, propagandist, orator, socialist organiser, pamphleteer, trade union leader and insurgent, and tracing the evolution of his political thinking, this definitive biography is largely based on his writings in twenty-seven journals and 200 letters.
During seven years in America between 1903 and 1910, Connolly was in turn active with the Socialist Labor Party, organiser for the IWW ('Wobblies') and a national organiser for the Socialist Party of America.
Returning to Ireland in 1910 as organiser of the Socialist Party of Ireland, Connolly was appointed Ulster Organiser of the Irish Transport and General Workers' Union by James Larkin, succeeding him as acting general secretary in October 1914.
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Socialist thinkers suggested that the working class should take over the existing capitalist state, turning it into a workers revolutionary state, which would put in place the democratic structures necessary, and then "wither away".
However, counterrevolution, civil war, foreign interventions and the failure of a socialist revolution in Germany and in the other western countries gave Joseph Stalin the opportunity to take over power when Lenin died.
Alliance for Workers' Liberty (Britain) - This group, formerly known as Socialist Organiser is active in the British labour movement and the Labour Party (Great Britain).
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 Directory - Regional: Europe: United Kingdom: Society and Culture: Politics: Parties: Socialists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Socialist Party of Great Britain (Reconstituted)  · cached · Formed in 1991 after its members were expelled from the Socialist Party of Great Britain.
Alliance for Workers' Liberty  · cached · This group, formerly known as Socialist Organiser is active in the British labour movement and the Labour Party.
Socialist Party of Great Britain  · cached · Party made up of people who have joined together because they want to get rid of the profit system and establish real socialism.
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 As Soon As This Pub Closes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The practical consequence in 1951 was that socialists should oppose both sides in the Korean war, and the claim that Trotsky was wrong to advocate that the Stalinist States should be given critical support in the event of war with capitalist powers.
Socialist Organiser is the current name both of the organisation led by John O’Mahony which is one of the most enduring features of the British Left and of his weekly journal.
Socialist Organiser’s student supporters were fed up at being shouted down by feminists for being men, or members of a male dominated group if they were women.
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 Basic Education Programme - The Lies Against Socialism Answered
If socialists hold their course then we will find the collapse of Stalinism and the discrediting of its bureaucratic falsifications of socialism has cleared the ground for a new flowering of unfalsified socialism.
Socialist Organiser is one of the bearers of the seeds of this new growth of socialism.
The hard truth is that there are great obstacles in the way of workers becoming socialists when they have lived all their lives under a Stalinist totalitarian system disguised as socialism.
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 Open Directory - Society: Politics: Socialism: Organizations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Socialist Action (U.S.) - This group is in sympathy with the United Secretariat of the Fourth International (USFI) and identifies with the minority tendency within the USFI.
Socialist Alternative (Australia) - Group split from the Australian International Socialist Organisation due to criticisms that the ISO is bureaucratic and undemocratic.
Socialist Alternative (U.S.) - Publishers of "Justice" a newspaper for "Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism," Socialist Alternative is a Marxist tendency active in the Labor Party and in the trade union and student movements among others.
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Necessary for a united organisation would be a skeleton of shared basic principles (on class struggle, the state, internationalism, and so on) and some broad agreement on where to go now.
We fight for an organised, coherent working-class socialist current (or party) to be built within the broader struggle for the self-renovation of the labour movement.
Joint efforts to organise local socialist public meetings or forums on current issues, with provision for orderly debate from the floor and from the platform where appropriate.
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Writing in Socialist Worker in the run-up to the 2001 general election, John Rees notes that “the break-up of Labour’s base is at a very early stage, but it’s happening”, that “the success of the Socialist Alliances is part of a wider recovery in the movement.
The Socialist Alliance is of course not a united front in any commonly-accepted sense of the term, it is a transitional political form on the road to a party which may or may not come into existence.
What these organisations are capable of (in principle, but there is no guarantee that they will be in practice) is to make, because of what they represent in their respective countries, a decisive contribution to the creation of such parties, which would also involve them changing themselves, divesting themselves of outmoded ideological and organisational conceptions.
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 Weekly Worker 440 Thursday July 11 2002
The three speakers - non-aligned Socialist Alliance stalwart Dave Osler, Marcus Ström of the CPGB and Chris Jones of the RDG - along with the majority of contributors to the debate, agreed that an unofficial SA paper would be a good thing, although there were some significant differences.
The strongest, most organised proponents of the project - and that must mean the AWL and CPGB - should take the lead in producing a paper to regalvanise the alliance, to give direction and debate differences.
Comrade Ström suggested that we should consider publishing a pilot issue for the SA conference on the euro in October, and called for a Socialist Alliance paper to be made a central issue at the SA AGM in February.
www.cpgb.org.uk /worker/440/sa_paper.html   (1645 words)

 Joseph Lane
The second organisation was the English Section of the Social Democratic Club, which was formed by Kitz in 1877 to link native radicals and foreign (mainly German) socialists living in exile in London, and which acquired its own premises in Rose Street.
It continued to exist as the Homerton Socialist Club, and Lane was one of its two signatories to the Manifesto to the Working Men of the World, an unsuccessful appeal for the re-establishment of the International Working Men's Association which was issued by the London socialist organisations in July 1883.
The Socialist League was itself yet another coalition, united at first mainly by hostility to Hyndman, and it soon developed parliamentarist and antiparliamentarist fractions, "which are pretty commensurate with the Collectivists and Anarchists", said Morris, who tried to hold the balance between them.
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 ipedia.com: Socialist Workers Party (USA) Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Socialist Workers Party was founded in 1938 by the Trotskyist Communist League of America after it had been expelled from the Socialist Party of America.
Meanwhile, Socialist Action lost a section of their leadership when supporters of Alan Benjamin formed Socialist Organiser, in solidarity with Pierre Lambert's international tendency.
The Socialist Workers Party formally left the United Secretariat of the Fourth International in 1990 though it had been increasingly inactive in the Trotskyist movement since Barnes' 1982 speech.
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 Antonio Gramsci and informal education
For the first twenty years of this century, Turin was to witness countless demonstrations and a number of general strikes until finally in 1919, there began a movement for the occupation of the factories and the setting up of factory councils to run them.
This is the group mentioned earlier that grows organically with the dominant social group, the ruling class, and is their thinking and organising element.
The Gramsci Institute Foundation: The Gramsci Institute Foundation was founded in 1982, on the basis of the pre-existent Gramsci Institute, born in 1949 with the aim to collect bibliographic and archival materials concerning Antonio Gramsci's profile and thought, the history of Italian labour and socialist movements, the history of the Italian communist party.
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 The once and future Ken. Workers' Liberty #62, April 2000.
In Socialist Organiser of March 1979 Livingstone wrote: "The left has given no thought to the impending Greater London Council elections… those who have a commitment to a socialist GLC need to start organising now." Over the next two years he drew a lot of activists into that project.
The revolutionary left - the political current manifested in the Socialist Alliance coalition, with all its errors and follies which this magazine so often criticises - is still as alive and forceful in constructive activity as in 1979-81, while the "GLC left" died so quickly, for exactly those reasons.
Unfortunately the organisation of the rally was in the hands of County Hall union full-timers.
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The Healy faction, known in the 1950s as The Club, grew in strength and influence, initially through its association with mainstream Labour leftwingers who were witch-hunted on an epic scale by the right-wing Labour leadership, and later through the recruitment of disillusioned Stalinists.
This faction, which later became the International Socialists, and later still the Socialist Workers Party (SWP), was most distinctive for its hardline condemnation of Soviet Communism as "state capitalism", and this analysis was the main reason for the split from Healy.
Socialist Organiser's greatest success had been in student politics, through SSIN - Socialist Students in NOLS - NOLS being the right-wing dominated Labour Party student organization and SSIN being, for a while, the main left opposition.
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 Oliver Kamm: Walter Wolfgang's political proclivities
It is widely recalled that in the early 1980s the enfeebled Labour Party was the target of systematic infiltration and disruption by Trotskyite organisations, notably the Militant tendency.
The IMG - changing its name to the Socialist League - had decided at the end of 1982 to infiltrate the Labour Party, and sought thereafter to become the dominant force in Labour CND and Youth CND.
The leadership of CND at least realised that the organisation was being subjected to a concerted campaign of Trotskyite entrism.
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 The Socialist (Jan 05) - SY News North - Scrooge of the Year - No eductaion cuts - Queens Uni Socialists
Socialist Youth in Omagh picketed their meeting on 8 December, to put pressure on them not to give in to the government's demands.
Ten members and supporters of Socialist Youth were on the picket line with placards and leaflet Board staff and passers-by to inform them about the threat to our education system.
Many students have turned to the open meetings of the Queens Socialist Society as a way to voice their opinions and frustrations, and through various campaigns we have created awareness and consciousness among the student body.
www.socialistparty.net /pub/pages/socialist002jan05/14.htm   (700 words)

 Socialist Students
De Montfort University (DMU Leicester) Socialist Students Society's angry statement in response to their Students' Union Executive, who had decided to hold a 'Miss DMU contest' at the university.
Reports of ISR and Socialist Students weekend of action against the occupation of Iraq 29th and 30th January
Socialist Students had the liveliest contingent on the National Union of Students demonstration against fees on Sunday 26 October.
www.socialiststudents.org.uk   (804 words)

 Page Trotskyist History
The RIL was formed in November 1984 as the British section of the ITC by a group of comrades all of whom had been members of the Workers Socialist League until their expulsion in May 1983 and of the Workers Internationalist League (WIL) until its splits in January 1984 and Summer 1984.
The Workers Socialist League was formed in 1974 as a result of the expulsion by the Workers Revolutionary Party (WRP) of the Oxford based opposition led by  Alan T., Tony R., and John L..
While there has been considerable discussion in TILC and in the ITC and elsewhere on the history of the Socialist Labour League/ Workers Revolutionary Party in the context of the crisis of the Fourth International, a summary of the main points pertinent to the development of the Workers Socialist League is necessary.
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 Socialist Alliance does better in Footscray and Geelong
Although the big news of the November 30 Victorian election was the massive swing to Labor and the Greens' remarkable results (particularly in inner-city seats), the Socialist Alliance has been quietly celebrating its Victorian election debut and some very interesting results in particular seats, and even particular booths.
The bulk of her votes came from polling booths in the Geelong suburbs of Corio and Norlane, where she gained results on a par with those of the Greens.
Like heaps of people I talked to, she was really interested to hear about the Socialist Alliance and about socialism.
www.socialism.com /currents/socialistalliance.html   (740 words)

 Ta Thu Thau: Vietnamese Trotskyist Leader
An account by the IS appeared in Socialist Worker (18 September 1969), and one hostile to the IS was in Black Dwarf (1 October 1969).
`The badly-organised rising at Yên Bay...without liaison between its organisation and the civilian population...was launched on a confused ideological foundation...a Sun-Yat-sen-ist synthesis of democracy, nationalism and socialism [12]...
These were lumpen thugs, dressed in blue raincoats and berets for their public provocations, downmarket in comparison to the Croix de Feu (predominantly ex-servicemen) and Charles Maurras' Action Directe which headed the attempted fascist coup of February 1934.
www.revolutionary-history.co.uk /backiss/Vol3/No2/Thau.html   (3535 words)

 Site Map for Belfast Socialist Party site, A-B
This article is from the Sept. 2004 edition, Socialist Voice AER LINGUS Chief Executive Willie Walsh announces a three-year plan involving the axing of 1,325 jobs from the national airline just weeks after he and his management team stated their wish to buy the company.
This is a verbatim record of the 'debate' in the Northern Ireland Assembly on the resolution calling for the setting of the Minimum Wage at £5 an hour.
The Law Society in University College Cork has invited Tony Wentworth, the youth organiser of the British National Party, to speak in UCC at the end of January.
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