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East London rent strikes, 1938-9

240 families on rent strike in Quinn Square, Bethnal Green, circa 1938

On 13 February, 1938, a rent strike began in Stepney, east London. This is an account of tenants' struggles in the area at the time, by Past Tense.

St Mary's Hospital (Harrow Road) work-in and occupation 1981

St Mary's Hospital occupation

Contemporary information about workers at a London hospital taking over their workplace in protest at bed cuts and closure.

A survey of the French workers (1880) – La Revue Socialiste

The text of a questionnaire circulated among working class and trade union circles in France in 1880 by the editors of La Revue Socialiste, as part of an attempt to generate a statistical database to facilitate a detailed understanding the situation of the working class in France, and to promote much-needed reforms similar to those enacted in Great Britain with respect to reducing the length of the working day, regulating female and child labor, and implementing industrial safety and sanitation guidelines.

Our struggle must goes beyond what our lifestyle demands

This article points out a couple of issues that are slowing down our movement. They are single issue and individualism & lifestyle. Many of our comrades in UK an Europe work only on a single issue, in addition some of us do not try hard enough beyond our lifestyle . Of course, our weaknesses are not only these two , in fact there are many more but in this article I just concentrate on these two.

Green bans people 1971-75

People involved in green bans

Historical information about many of the key individuals and groups involved in the "green bans" by Australian construction workers in the early 1970s.

Much ado about nothing - Théorie Communiste

TC undertake a painstaking, point-by-point refutation of Love of Labor? Love of Labour Lost…, first by developing in detail the concept of programmatism, which allows for an historicisation of the terms of class struggle, revolution and communism, then by delineating the originality of a new cycle of struggle, beyond programmatism.

Communism in words

Esperanto workers conference Poster

A brief history of Esperanto, the language intimately tied to the common destiny of the working class.

The hidden history of housing

A grassroots history of housing, by Colin Ward.

Yakimova, Anna, 1856-1942

Anna Yakimova

A short biography of Russian revolutionary Anna Yakimova, a.k.a. Anna Vasilevna Yakimova-Dikovsky.

William Morris and Incomplete Communism: A Critique of Paul Meier's thesis (1976) Adam Buick

William Morris and Incomplete Communism: A Critique of Paul Meier's thesis (1976) Adam Buick