Leaflets and Flyers
Here’s a leaflet from 1971 for a Socialist Woman / IMG meeting…
Thanks to Keith Sinclair for these two pictures of badges…
and here’s another badge-
I have a few more IMG-produced badges. If you’d like photos just let me know.
Ken, I would be delighted to see them!
Will do, when I find them – just after posting I realised that they’re buried under clutter somewhere in this room …
Didn’t the ISG make those cute little Fourth International hammer-and-sickle buttons? Red and black, of course.
So happy to see this blog. Those were the days, my friend…
Here is something which may be of interest to you – Neil Young busking outside Glasgow Central station in 1976. Two socialist newspaper sellers can be seen on film – one “Socialist Worker” and one “Red Weekly”.
Many thanks. I wonder who they are?
The Socialist Worker seller is Brian Lavery, now a celebrated naval historian: the Red Weekly seller is Alan Freeman, then the Ross tendency’s man in Glasgow, now attached to Socialist Action and Historical Materialism.
Tis indeed a youthful Comrade Freeman. George Kerevan
I turned up 10 mins late and missed the Neil Young performance outside central station. I remember Alan Freeman excitedly telling me I had just missed Neil Young busking. I was gutted as I was a big Neil Young fan. I think it was a Thursday at approximately 5pm. The IMG used to do a paper sale every Thursday, Friday and Saturday outside Central station. We would pick up the papers ( Red Weekly) at the red star office in Hope street on a Thursday around 4pm. In Glasgow we had a regular weekly sale of about 150 papers. Also did the pubs in the west end on a Friday night
I will try to come up with those badges that ‘legatte’ mentioned as I got them from supporters of the International Majority in ’73 Chicago (I believe). It was a special USSWP convention on international issues and a full Young Socialist’s one after.
I have the following IMG badges:
Black FI sign on red background
No means no (Reclaim the Night)
Women in Action agaisnt the cuts (we briefly had a publication called Women in Action) Benn for Deputy
Also such ephemera as a cosultative delegate badge for the Socialist Challenge conference of 1981 and a Conference organising Committee for the same one
A steward’s badge from the 1979 joint NAC-TUC demo (I used to have the armband too, don’t know where it went).
Others I don’t remember whethey they’re our or campaigns :
Troops Out Now (Ireland)
Free Abortion on the NHS
A Woman’s Right to Work
There were two Benn badges. The less polite one said: BENN FOR DEPUTY, BUT SHOOT THE SHERRIF FIRST. That would be a real collectors item.
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