On The Radical Left and National Liberation

Translation of an excerpt from a book by Wolfgang Pohrt on national liberation and the left.

Reclaiming the urban space

New Babylon by Constant

In cities across the world different forms of popular resistance are appearing at the grassroots level that aim to reclaim and recreate the urban public space.

The South African Wobblies: The Origins of Industrial Unions in South Africa - John Philips

John Philip’s pioneering, hard-to-get study of syndicalism in South Africa, stressing the influence of the IWW.

Syndicalism on the Shopfloor: the Denver Shop-Stewards Strike, Transvaal, November-December 1919 - EA Mantzaris

This paper by Evan Mantzaris provides a critical chronicle of a strike by radical white metalworkers at the Denver Engineering Works on the Witwatersrand, organised through a workers’ committee.

The Rise and Fall of the ICU: a Case of Self-Destruction? - Phil Bonner

This essay, which first appeared in the South African Labour Bulletin, sought to draw the lessons of the spectacular rise and fall of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union of Africa (ICU) in South Africa, which in the 1920s was the biggest black protest movement in the country.

Setting the Record Straight

Socialist Studies pamphlet on their split from the SPGB

The Practical and Logical Impossibility of Anarchism

Socialist Studies (London) pamphlet

Labour party debate What is Socialism?

Is Labour Government the Way to Socialism 1946 SPGB pamphlet cover

Transcript of the opening remarks of a debate between Steve Coleman (for the Socialist Party of Great Britain) and Councillor Laurence Spigel (for the Labour party) taking place on 4 April 1985 at the Duke of York in London. Full audio recording also available online.

Summerhill education versus standard education - A. S. Neill

Summerhill school

A. S. Neill, the founder of the libertarian independent school Summerhill, on the differences between its educational style and that of conventional schools.

The character builders - Harold Drasdo

Harold Drasdo on "adventure" schemes such as Outward Bound, aimed at young people.