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Revisiting Warwick

01 Feb 2007

Labour is turning to the unions once again to ease its financial problems. But will the union bureaucrats write more blank cheques? Alan Stevens calls for a political fightback

PCSU: All out January 31

25 Jan 2007

Lee Rock, national secretary of PCSU Socialist Caucus, reports on the forthcoming 24-hour strike

Decriminalise sex work

04 Jan 2007

How should the left relate to sex workers? Following the murder of five prostitutes in Ipswich, Peter Manson spoke to Ana Lopes of the International Union of Sex Workers (

What happens next?

16 Nov 2006

Public and Commercial Services Union militant Tony Wood gives his view of the conference

PCSU left split

16 Nov 2006

Lee Rock, national secretary of the PCSU Socialist Caucus, explains the split in the Left Unity group

Many questions, no answers

16 Nov 2006

Last weekend saw the SWP attempt to win union militants to Respect. Alan Stevens reports on the Organising for Fighting Unions conference

Class resistance and conspiracy

26 Oct 2006

David Douglass reviews Margaret Hutcherson's Let no wheels turn: the wrecking of the Flying Scotsman, 1926 TUPS Books, 2006, pp91, £6.95

Poles apart, or workers' unity?

07 Sep 2006

Ewa Jasiewicz is a Transport and General Workers Union organiser in the north-west with particular responsibility for the recruitment of Polish migrant workers. She spoke to Peter Manson

What should have been done

15 Jun 2006

Jack Conrad concludes his series of articles on the general strike

A Chartist trade union party?

01 Jun 2006

Dave Craig of the Revolutionary Democratic Group looks forward to a synthesis of reform and revolution

Virtues and vices

25 May 2006

Jack Conrad pays tribute to the role of the CPGB in 1926. But as well as heroism there were limitations

A study in bureaucratic inertia

18 May 2006

Jack Conrad shows that, while the Tory government assiduously and ruthlessly prepared for the 1926 general strike, the TUC was content to pass left-sounding resolutions

Days of black and red

11 May 2006

In the second article on the general strike and its turbulent background Jack Conrad looks at the delayed birth of the CPGB and the course of events from black Friday to red Friday

Members need political strategy

04 May 2006

Lee Rock, national secretary of PCSU Socialist Caucus, reports on the May 2-3 strike of tens of thousands of civil servants

What we need

04 May 2006

For the first time in many years there was actually some kind of showing from the trade unions on the London May Day march. Alan Fox reports