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Solidarity doesn’t end at borders

Refugees in Bulgaria.

Fear and hatred towards refugees should be turned towards those who put them in their situation.

The Most Important Thing: Two speaking tours and the Syrian Revolution

“The most important thing,” my friend said on our way home, “is to destroy the state. The Syrian revolution went very far and a big reason for this is that we were able to completely destroy the state in many areas. Even if we can’t prevent the counter revolution, destroying the state makes whatever comes after much weaker.”

Invergordon mutineer by Len Wincott review - Joe Jacobs

Invergordon mutineer book

Joe Jacobs of Solidarity reviews a book written by a leading Invergordon mutineer about the strike in 1931.

The ‘Solidarity’ group: not so solid - Socialist Party of Great Britain

Cornelius Castoriadis, a.k.a. Paul Cardan

Article critical of the market socialism of Cornelius Castoriadis and some others in the Solidarity group by the SPGB. While not agreeing with everything in the article (for example about the Russian revolution) we would generally agree with this critique.

What is libertarian socialism? An interview with Ken Weller

Interview between Flux magazine and Ken Weller, a member of Solidarity, about the nature of libertarian socialism, conducted in 1995.

Looking back at 1956 from 30 years after - Ken Weller

Ken Weller

Ken Weller from the Solidarity group is interviewed 30 years after the Hungary 56 events about their ramifications within the Communist Party in the UK.

Solidarity and me - Paul Anderson

A personal account of involvement in the libertarian socialist group Solidarity and the Oxford Anarchist Group.

Social revolution: the problem of organisation (and the organisation of problems) - Charlie Bloggs

Possibly an internal document which was produced around the time discussions were ongoing about a merger between the Social Revolution and Solidarity libertarian socialist groups.

Reflections on The lump by Dave Lamb - Dave Walton

Building workers rally in Liverpool against a union sell-out

A couple of decades on after the publication of the controversial Solidarity pamphlet on the lump (a way of casualising construction work), Dave Walton, a former construction worker looks back on it and the struggles of the time.