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Socialist Action- post 1985

February 26, 2020

After the major split in the IMG / Socialist League in 1985 the SL continued publication of Socialist Action tabloid until June 1988. Declining membership of the SL, compounded by a further split of the supporters of the US SWP / Pathfinder tendency in January 1988 meant the paper was no longer viable.

Socialist Action was then re-launched in December of that year in magazine format.

Socialist Action magazine ran bi-monthly and then approiximately quarterly until Autumn 1991- issue 12/13 which also had a supplement on the Soviet economy.

The magazine then relaunched as Socialist Action Review, but in essentially the same format, in June 1992.

We have no’s 1, 3/4 and 5 of SAR, then 7 issues of a volume 2 spanning Jan 1995 to March 1998 and a volume 3 no 1 in December 1999.

It is not known if any further issues were published.


Socialist Action exists to this day and occasionally issues pamphlets in electronic format but has no print publication.

Our holdings of Socialist Action, Socialist Action Review and a small number of related items, including three issues of a Manchester SA bulletin, can be found here:


3 Comments leave one →
  1. davidwalters66 permalink
    February 26, 2020 8:16 pm

    “We have no’s 1, 3/4 and 5 of SAR, then 7 issues of a volume 2 spanning Jan 1995 to March 1988”?? January 1985 maybe?


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