UK

What next for engineers? - Ken Weller

1972 reprint by Big Flame of a Solidarity pamphlet by Ken Weller about the learnings for workers from the ten-week strike at Ford Dagenham in 1962, as Ford management begin to get tough at the Halewood plant.

The socialist programme - Socialism Reaffirmed

Second text by Socialism Reaffirmed, later renamed Solidarity, laying out a libertarian socialist programme. Breaking with the politics of social democracy and Trotskyism, it tries to set forth the tasks of the socialist revolution and aims at eliminating the road which the working class can take to emancipate itself. Published around 1960.

UK storms: a vision of the future

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-26169252

The UK has been hit by a series of strong storms throughout January and into February, with no end in sight. This offers a case study of capitalism under climate change.

On union scabbing

Some quick thoughts on the need to respect picket lines and the challenge of the anti-strike laws and multi-union workplaces.

An account of winning reinstatement for a suspended worker

A short account from a friend of ours of how he and his colleagues managed to get a member of staff who had been suspended on disciplinary grounds reinstated.

Tube strikes: first round of five days' strike action begins

Thousands of London Underground workers set to take part in a second 48-hour strike over proposed cuts which include closing every Tube ticket office in London, with another 72-hour strike planned for next week.

Tristram Hunt: Labour party scab

Tristram Hunt: scab

Labour party shadow education minister and Engels biographer Tristram Hunt crossed a picket line of striking university lecturers at Queen Mary University on 10 February to lecture to students on Marx and Engels.

Civil "defence" and direct action: make the most of your council meetings - Solidarity

Pamphlet published by the Reading group of Solidarity in 1962, mostly written by Andy Anderson, about his refusal to pay the portion of his rates to the Civil Defence fund and subsequent prosecution by the local authority.

The RSGs: 1919-1963 - Nicolas Walter

An interesting history and analysis of the UK Regional Seats of Government - a secretive government-in-waiting behind the democratic state, by one of the "Spies for Peace", Nicolas Walter. Published as Solidarity pamphlet 15 in 1963.

Busmen, what next? - Solidarity

Solidarity pamphlet 16, published 21 January, 1964 and written mostly by London bus workers. It looks at the life of the workers, past struggles, the present situation and makes suggestions on how to organise for the future.