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On the anniversary of Peter Graham’s death

October 26, 2016

thumbnail_sharper-photo-of-grahamI meant to post this here yesterday, on the anniversary of Peter Graham’s death.

From our friend Mick Healy and the Irish Republican Marxist History Project:


And clippings from Colchester

October 22, 2016

A couple of local newspaper articles from around 1974-5 showing activists in Colchester campaigning against cuts and supporting claimants. Both articles show IMG members active in those campaigns.

Red Mole Rising again sends its thanks to Comrade Stone for this material!

Pictures from Hull

October 22, 2016

We are very pleased to have been sent this batch of photos, from the late 1970s, taken by an IMG member in Hull. The photos show various campaigns that the IMG and the linked youth group Revolution were involved in and include:

  • A Troops Out demo in Barnsley in the run-up to the 1979 General Election
  • The 1979 Hull Trades Council Mayday March (we think!)
  • A National Union of School Students lobby of NUT Conference in Scarborough!
  • IMG comrades speaking at student anti-apartheid meetings and protests
  • The picket line at the Sanderson’s dispute in Skegness with IMG members, and many others, supporting the dispute

Red Mole Rising sends its thanks to Comrade Stone for this archival material!


On to the 300th issue!

October 16, 2016

A few more Socialist Challenges now scanned to bring us up to June 19821 and issue 200…sc200

Socialist Challenge no195

Socialist Challenge no196

Socialist Challenge no197

Socialist Challenge no198

Socialist Challenge no199

Socialist Challenge no200

A stroke of luck…

October 16, 2016

pixieI have recently paid for a pro subscription to Dropbox. This gives me practically unlimited online storage space for all the files on this site and many more.

In the process of moving and sorting files I realised I couldn’t find International Bulletin no26 which I had received just a few weeks before in a batch of items from Julian Atkinson. As I still have that box-file I quickly located and scanned it but in the process also discovered, in the box, a copy of IF Bulletin no4. I’m sure this had not been there previously and must have been placed there by the Trotsky-pixies!

We already had IF Bulletin 5 from November 1961- the last issue before it was superseded by International Bulletin later that month.

Issue 4, marked at the top ‘Confidential’, confirms what we had previously surmised that this was an internal factional bulletin, rather than an open paper, inside the RSL prior to the launch of the open International Group. “IF” stands for either International or Internationalist Faction. There is plenty more on this in Ken Tarbuck’s memoirs where you will find both names used.

IF Bulletins 1, 2 and 3 are now at the top of the ‘wants’ list and we await the Trotsky-pixies again…

Calling cards

October 15, 2016

mole-cardsWe’ve had a thousand postcards made to advertise this site and its work.

Get in touch if you’d like a few.

I’ll have some at the LRC conference next week and I also hope to place a pile in Housmans…

The Politics of Militant

October 15, 2016

militantThe Politics of Militant– a Socialist Challenge pamphlet was probably the most frequently requested item for upload to this site, but for quite some time a copy eluded us!

Now, thanks to Barry B, here it is.


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