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1926: How the TUC betrayed the General Strike

The 1926 General Strike is rich in lessons for today. Dave Stockton looks at how the ruling class prepared for it while the unions leaders did not. In the mid-1920s…

Pentonville Five: when dockers fought the law and won

Pentonville Five: when dockers fought the law and won

Forty years ago, four London dockers were arrested and held in north London’s Pentonville Prison. The next morning a fifth was arrested outside while protesting at their arrest. Yet within…

The Great Unrest: How militant miners created a movement of the rank and file

In part two of this commemorative article, Dave Stockton looks at how the miners built the first rank and file trade union movement in the UK.   In Part one of…

The Great Unrest: Organising the Rank and File 1910-1914

In this timely commemorative article, Dave Stockton looks at the lessons from the great working class struggles before World War One. Part two will follow next month.   We have…

The battle of Saltley Gate – 1972 “Close the gates!”

On the fortieth anniversary of the Battle of Saltley Gate Norman Goodwin then a shop steward at GKN Salisbury Transmissions plant in Witton recounts his memories of the day when…

Building workers: The great strike of 1972

Summer 1972 saw over 300,000 builders workers launch their first truly national strike. Dave Stockton looks at how their victory not only raised wages, but unionised 11,000 workers, cut back…

The Jarrow March – for jobs and dignity

The Socialist Party organised Jarrow March ended in London in early November, inspired by the 1936 Jarrow crusade, Joy Macready and Dave Stockton look at the historical lessons and what…

Twenty years since the death of the USSR

Dave Stockton looks back at the aborted coup in the USSR and the counter-coup by Boris Yeltsin…

1848 When revolution swept Europe

By Simon Hardy The year 2011 is a year of revolution. Uprisings sweep across the Middle East as rebellion against kings and dictators move from one country to another. And…

Obituary: Gil Scott Heron Poet, musician, author, fighter

Jeremy Dewar reviews the life of GIl Scott Heron, who died 27 May 2011 The revolution will not be right back after a message ‘bout a white tornado, white lightning…

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