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League for Socialist Action- an update

August 31, 2017
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TPMany thanks to Pauline Roberts for supplying us with a number of pamphlets and educational bulletins from the League for Socialist Action of which she, and her late husband Tony Roberts, were leading members.

The pamphlets include  LSA – What We Stand For and EEC Does It Matter? by former IMG veteran Pat Brain who died last year.

Additionally there are six Socialist Action Educational Pamphlets covering 1980 perspectives, single issue campaigns and the Transitional Programme, amongst other topics.

Any further documents gratefully received!

Also posted of Splits&Fusions

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Land or Death: The case of Hugo Blanco

August 11, 2017
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The third of our offerings from Socialist Current which should be of interest is their (re)printing of a pamphlet Land or Death The Case of Hugo Blanco issued by the British Committee for Solidarity with the Victims of Repression in Peru…

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It was a great privilege for me to meet Hugo Blanco a few years ago when he did a tour of Britain sponsored by Socialist Resistance and Green Left.

A letter to the editor…

August 10, 2017
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SCFurther to yesterday’s posting of a review of the 1956 “Why We Left The CP” pamphlet, we find in the very next issue- Socialist Current v2 no3 March 1957 a letter from Pat Jordan urging Socialist Current supporters to get involved with setting up local socialist discussion forums.

It is on page 14 with an editorial board reply on page 15.

Why They Left The Communist Party

August 9, 2017
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I have been busy of late scanning copies of the Socialist Current magazine from the 1950s and 60s. The fruits of this labour will appear shortly on the Splits and Fusions site.

Just this morning I came across a very interesting short piece in Socialist Current vol2 no2 for February 1957, a review of the “Why We Left The CP” pamphlet which can be considered a founding document of the tendency which was to become the International Group…

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Is it time…

June 12, 2017

… to reproduce an old badge?

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Co-Ordinator no 1 July 1968- For Unity on the Left

May 4, 2017
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Co-ordinCoord.jpgator was the official organ of the Lambeth branch of the Vietnam Solidarity Campaign but clearly saw itself as a revolutionary socialist publication in its own right, rather than just an organ of the VSC.

It was edited by Al Richardson, then still a member of the IMG and its editorial board had representatives of the IMG, the International Socialists, the CPGB and the Working Peoples Party of England, a Maoist group.

Its ‘What We Stand For’ column was based on opposition to racism, full support for working class struggles, and support for the VSC.

This is the only issue we have so far found- it would be interested to know if a second issue was ever produced.

Al Richardson was to break with the IMG a little over a year later and went on to join the Revolutionary Communist League / Socialist Charter group.

Our sister site Splits and Fusions will be featuring a collection of RCL / Chartist publications very soon.

 

The Adventures of the Red Mole

April 28, 2017
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Written in December 1971 molehrThe Adventures of the Red Mole, a preliminary survey of the politics of the IMG, to give it its full, grand title, is a Workers Fight Internal Bulletin by Martin Thomas.

The cover price was 7 and a half pence and it was for members only, but you can read it here for free!

And, for good measure, from the same stable, 21 years later, we have Trotskyism after the collapse of Stalinism- an open letter to Ernest Mandel an Alliance for Workers Liberty pamphlet by Sean Matgamna

Our sister site Splits and Fusions will feature a -large collection of Workers Fight / Socialist Organiser / Workers Liberty bulletins and pamphlets in the near future.

 

 

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