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Some more ‘Youth’ pamphlets…

April 16, 2017

As we previously noted, copies of the youth paper Revolution have proved hard to find. RYouth

We do, however, have a few pamphlets which might be of interest.

From Rebellion To Revolution (1982) is a pamphlet on South Africa written by three Revolution activists and jointly published with Socialist Challenge

Similarly, Volcanoes and Hurricanes – Revolution in Central America and the Caribbean is a joint Revolution / Socialist Challenge pamphlet.

Building the LPYS is credited only to Revolution Youth and also appears to date from the early 1980s



April 7, 2017


Here is the first issue of a Monthly Bulletin for IMG members and sympathisers in the NALGO local government trade union. Dated May 1976, it runs to 11 pages and contains the platform of IMG members for election to the steering committee of the Nalgo Action Group, a rank and file body largely dominated by supporters of the International Socialists (IS).

We also have a copy of  NALGO Action v1 no2 from 1971 and the NAG- What We Stand For document

Peoples Democracy- two pamphlets

April 6, 2017

Just added to our re-organised Irish materials section two pamphlets from Peoples Democracy:

Behind The Wire BTW









Explosion In UlsterExpl

Peter Graham Commemoration- video

April 5, 2017

From Mick Healy:

On Saturday 18th February, an interesting commemoration for Trotskyist and Saor Eire activist Peter Graham took place in the Cobblestone Pub Dublin.

A large crowd with standing room only, packed into the Cobblestone event room.

The commemoration was introduced and chaired Alan MacSimoin from the Stoneybatter & Smithfield People’s History Project.

The speaker was long time Trotskyist activist Rayner O’Connor Lysaght.

Comrades who knew Peter Graham contributed in a lively Q&A session.

A letter by Peter Graham has recently been published on the Irish Republican Marxist History website which our readers might find interesting.

Revolution Socialist Paper For Youth no17

April 4, 2017

revoCopies of the youth paper associated with the IMG, Revolution, have proved hard to find!

We featured issue 1, published at the time of the Anti Nazi League Carnival, here but only now can we bring you a second copy.

Revolution – Socialist Paper For Youth no 17 July August 1981 leads on the struggle against Trident nuclear weapons and also covers the Peoples March For Jobs, campaigns in defence of abortion rights, the inner city riots of that summer, Ireland, Solidarnosc and the Benn campaign in the Labour Party.

Know Thy Enemy 2- Aims of Industry

April 3, 2017

In Black Dwarf v13 no9 Christopher Logue produced his celebrated poster poem Know Thy Enemy.

Know thy enemy:reds
he does not care what colour you are
provided you work for him

he does not care how much you earn
provided you earn more for him

he does not care who lives in the room at the top
provided he owns the building

he will let you write against him
provided you do not act against him

he sings the praises of humanity
but knows machines cost more than men.
Bargain with him, he laughs, and beats you at it;
challenge him, and he kills.
Sooner than lose the things he owns
he will destroy the world.

With this in mind, we present here a pamphlet from the Aims of Industry group produced in 1974- Reds under the Bed

Expulsion of the Communist Faction

April 2, 2017

Ian Parker’s amusing take on the Spartacist League reminded us that this organisation’s British section was largely built, in the late 1970s through stimulating splits in other revolutionary organisations.


Thus Spartacist Britain no1 for April 1978 reports the formation of the Spartacist League (Britain) through the winning of a group, the Trotskyist Faction, from the Workers Socialist League. A second group from the same source, the Leninist Faction, was to follow.

A couple of years later the same scenario was to be played out again- this time in the International Marxist Group and centred on the West Midlands where a number of long-standing cadres were won to Spartacist positions and organised first the Communist Tendency and then the Communist Faction.

Matters came to a head with the expulsion of this group early in 1981.

We present here the IMG Political Committee Dossier from May 1981 which deals in detail with the events leading up to the expulsion.

The Spartacist league’s own take on events, under the headings of “Revolutionary regroupment” and “Purge in the IMG”  can be found in Spartacist Britain no 33

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