UK

Kala Mazdoor - Issue 1

Come what may, we are here to stay

The Asian Youth Movement of the late 1970s and early 1980s involved thousands of young people in radical politics, focused on resistance to the National Front, the police, and deportations. This is issue 1 of the Sheffield Asian Youth Movement's paper, Kala Mazdoor.

Kala Tara - Paper of the Asian Youth Movement Bradford - Issue 1

Here to Stay, Here to Fight

The Asian Youth Movement of the late 1970s and early 1980s involved thousands of young people in radical politics, focused resistance to the National Front, the police, and deportations. This is issue 1 of Bradford Asian Youth Movement's paper, Kala Tara.

The Standard Telephones and Cables strike, 1973

STC Picket line, Spare Rib.

The Standard Telephones and Cables strike in 1973 was one of a wave of strikes by black and asian workers confronting both the racism of their white colleagues and management, and sabotage from their own trade unions in the 1970s. It was preceded by the Mansfield Hosiery strike in 1972, and followed by the Imperial Typewriters strike in 1974.

One Step Beyond - Smash the Revolutionary Communist Party

Caption: "What's a pretty comrade like you want to read the minutes for"

A 1998 pamphlet, originally published by Nottingham Anarchist News, written by a female ex-Revolutionary Communist Party (UK) member. The RCP went on to be called Living Marxism, now connected to the Institute of Ideas and Spiked Online.

The Mau Mau uprising, 1952-1956

Mau Mau fighters, 1954

A short overview of the Mau Mau rebellion against the British Empire in Kenya, which was brutally suppressed by the colonial administration.

Housing activists stand up to dodgy landlords and council bullies

The Grenfell tower fire forced a public debate on housing inequality in London. Tenants have long been at the mercy of landlords, private and social. But resistance is growing.

On the home front: Housing Action Southwark and Lambeth

An excellent three-part interview with Housing Action Southwark and Lambeth whose organising sees them fighting both private landlords and local councils to defend tenants.

Police brutality leaves South London boy in critical condition

A fifteen-year-old boy has been left in critical care after being brutally attacked by police in South London.

Morris, Olive Elaine 1952-1979

Olive Morris

A short biography of south London based anti-racist community organiser Olive Morris who worked tirelessly as a feminist, black and squatting activist throughout the late 60s and 70s.

Universal Credit - Universal Torment: once more an attack on the conditions of the whole working class

The official line is that universal credit is being introduced to make things easier, simpler, gather a multitude of payments together to benefit people generally. As if fine-tuning bourgeois bureaucracy is a matter for anyone apart from itself and those it serves. The reality for those on the receiving-end is catastrophic to say the least.