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Anarchist origins of the 'general strike' slogan

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

80 years since the general strike - From world war to councils of action

04 May 2006

Jack Conrad begins a series of articles examining the 1926 general strike

Show of union militancy

30 Mar 2006

Pensions dispute points to lack of politics, says Alan Stevens

Basra quagmire

23 Feb 2006

Yassamine Mather (Iran Bulletin Middle East Forum and Critique) calls for solidarity with the Basra oil workers

Representation - crisis unresolved

26 Jan 2006

As expected, the RMT's 'Crisis in working class representation' conference was almost entirely a gathering of the organised left, writes Peter Manson. The union bureaucracy has no intention of founding a new political party

Decision time for SWP

17 Nov 2005

The Socialist Workers Party is still refusing to take responsibility for two of their members who voted for the scandalous pension deal in the PCSU: Martin John has resigned from the party and no action has been taken against Sue Bond. Lee Rock, national secretary of the PCSU Socialist Caucus, reports

SP on the rack after climbdown

05 Feb 2004

Pressure is mounting on the Socialist Party-dominated leadership of the Public and Commercial Services Union following the decision of the department of work and pensions (DWP) executive to suspend strike action last week reports Lee Rock

Don't break the link

05 Feb 2004

Marcus Ström calls for increased, not decreased, union affiliation to the Labour Party

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