Recommended reading is:
the Subversion pamphlet, Labouring in Vain http://www.af-north.org/Subversion/labouring_in_vain.htm
Lenin's the Ultra Left - an infantile disorder
Herman Gorter's Reply to Lenin http://www.kurasje.org/arksys/archset.htm
The objectives of the forum are:
The Manchester Class Struggle Forum is an open coming together of workers, students and unemployed persons from different backgrounds and class struggle political tendencies in the North West - Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire. It is a meeting place open to all who wish to discuss and debate political questions from radical perspectives in a friendly atmosphere.
The first goal of the Manchester Discussion Forum is the political clarification of its participants. The discussions of the group thus seek to analyse current struggles of the working class, draw out and reappropriate the historical lessons of the revolutionary workers’ movement and to develop a revolutionary perspective to address the challenges facing the working class and humanity as a whole, against exploitation, oppression and the horrors of capitalism.
Our second goal is to ensure that we are able to respond quickly to important events in the class struggle. We want to be able to offer solidarity to fellow workers, students and unemployed as the need arises.
As a point of clarity, when we say workers we mean all those who depend on their wage labour to survive and do not live off the exploitation of others. This includes those working in the home and those currently not engaged in wage labour. We oppose all efforts to divide working people by race, gender, age or sexual orientation.