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Beyond Wage Slavery: Opening Ken Coates Archive

May 4, 2016

wage-slaveryThis looks rather interesting. I think I’ll try to get along…

Beyond Wage Slavery: Opening Ken Coates Archive

19 May 2016

Is socialism possible? An evening discussion looking at the figure of Ken Coates and his work around industrial democracy, education and socially useful production. Organised with the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation.

6.30pm – 8.30pm

“The Week” and The Labour Party Conference 1967

May 4, 2016

Week“The Week” was generally published using an ink duplicator. For the 1967 Labour Party Conference a special printed edition was produced which included articles by many of those centrally involved with The Week and with the International Group.

We are also linking to The Principal Lessons of Scarborough which was an internal document assessing the outcomes of the conference.

Hugh Lowe 1922 – 2016

May 2, 2016


Hugh’s funeral will be at 2pm on Monday 23rd May at West London Crematorium, Kensal Green, Harrow Road, London W10 4RA.
Please tell anyone who might like to come.

An obituary and interview with Hugh can be found here:

HUGH LOWE 1922-2016

The General Strike of 1926

May 1, 2016

Gen StrikeIt is ninety years since the start of the General Strike of May 1926.

To mark the occasion, Red Mole Rising is reproducing an article on the lessons of the strike by Mike Holbrook-Jones.

General Strike from International Winter 1976

The article is taken from the Winter 1976 issue of International, the theoretical journal of the International Marxist Group.

The Irish Tragedy: Scotland’s Disgrace

April 30, 2016

Irish Tragedy Cover picThe classic pamphlet The Irish Tragedy Scotland’s Disgrace by the Scottish revolutionary John MacLean was originally published in 1920. This version was produced, in late 1973, by the Central London Anti-Internment League in conjunction with the Troops Out Movement.

Although this is not an IMG pamphlet, it is highly likely that IMG members were involved in its production and possibly writing the postscript.

Those interested in the works of John MacLean can look on the Marxists Internet Archive

For an interesting discussion on aspects of the history of the Troops Out Movement, readers are referred to Jacob Murphy’s blog

Socialist Review

April 26, 2016

SR1958Occasionally on Red Mole Rising we like to carry material from groups or tendencies other than the IMG / FI- particularly items of historical interest (such as the copies of Young Guard we recently carried).

We are pleased to present here Socialist Review Volume 8 Number 7 Mid April 1958

How are your silk-screen printing skills?

April 24, 2016

RW PosterJust as the activist of to-day has to be adept at using social media, the activist of the 1970s had to become a dab hand at silk screen printing. Many happy hours were spent in garages and similar buildings producing posters which were then hung up to dry, using clothes pegs, prior to fly-posting.

IMG branches must have produced hundreds of these over the years and we are sure a good few must have survived. This post has the simple aim of trying to encourage comrades to send in images of any posters that are stashed away in cupboards, lofts and garages. We will then upload the images to Red Mole Rising.

The poster shown here is for a Red Weekly Public Meeting in Hull in 1976. As will be apparent, silk screen printing did not incorporate the use of a spell-checker!

Please send in any pictures to us at redmolerising (at) outlook (dot) com


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