1970s

PROP ’72: the history of a UK prisoners' union

A history of Preservation of the Rights of Prisoners, a group that organised a prison strike in the UK in 1972. This article is by London Incarcerated Workers Organising Committee, and was first published by Dog Section Press in their journal DOPE.

Audit of the Crisis

Midnight Notes' certified struggle accountants present a global balance sheet for the late 1970s and early 1980s.

The Great Referendum Sideshow – Dominic Sandbrook

Dad's Army & co v Tony Benn

A chapter from Sandbrook’s history of the 1970s - on the 1975 UK referendum determining whether the UK should remain in the European Economic Community (EEC).

Socialist Fulcrum - Socialist Party of Canada

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Socialist Fulcrum, published quarterly 1968-1984 was an official publication of the Socialist Party of Canada, originally of Victoria branch. Full archive from official two bound volumes.

SPGB Conference and delegate meeting reports

SPGB 1949 delegate meeting cover

The Socialist Party of Great Britain (SPGB) conference and Autumn delegate meeting (ADM) reports archive.

The limitations of ‘equality’ as class strategy/Book review: Trico - A victory to remember

Trico - A victory to remember, The 1976 equal pay strike at Trico Folberth, Brentford, by Sally Grovers and Vernon Merritt. Great book on an important women-led strike in 1976. We summarise the main events and then share some thoughts on struggles for 'equal pay'.

The 'Polynesian Panthers' and 'The Black Power' Gang: Surviving racism and colonialism in Aotearoa, New Zealand

Nich Shilliam's academic analysis of white supremacy, black power and the historical activities of both the 'Polynesian Panthers' and 'The Black Power' Gang in New Zealand.

Strikers in Saris - The Grunwick Strike

In 1976 South Asian women workers who had made Britain their home, led a strike against poor working conditions in a British factory. Lakshmi Patel was one of the South Asian women who picketed the Grunwick film-processing factory in north London for two years

Before reaching the stars - Wanlyangkun

Wat Wanlyangkun's 1975 short fiction about a Thai mother following the assassination of her student activist son. Included is an introduction by the late Benedict Anderson.

The Fatal Charm of the Millennium

New York Review of Books January 1976

The New York Review of Books
Aileen Kelly
January 22, 1976 Issue