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Notes for a history of the IMG 11: The Week- A News Analysis for Socialists

November 9, 2015

CheThe Week was a broad left paper sponsored by the International Group and edited (v1 no5) by Ken Coates and Robin Blackburn.

The Week Business Managers Report 7 October 1964 gives an idea of how the paper was produced and circulated and how it attempted to reach a wider audience through leaflet inserts in other publications or by direct intervention into the workers movement (5,000 broadsheets for the Raleigh cycle factory).

The cover of this 1966 issue shows the wide range of sponsors attracted by The Week. However, later many of the sponsors, especially the MPs, moved away when Ken Coates was victimised by the Labour Party.

The Week Cover Southall Strike

We currently have seven issues in our collection, which can be found in our “IMG Journals section”. Thanks to Keith and Evan for scanning these.

If any readers have any more copies, please let us know.


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