1970s

The Last Conflict

The Last Conflict

The Last Conflict, a 2006 science-fiction novel set in the 1970s by SPGB member Pieter Lawrence in which an astronomical event leads in the direction of production-for-use.

Libertarian Communism

Libertarian Communism logo from issue 5

Libertarian Communism was a socialist journal published in ten issues between 1972 and 1976 by some members of the Socialist Party of Great Britain. It was named 'Libertarian Communism' in 1974 following their expulsion from the party. Higher resolution scans also available.

Open Letter From a Writer to the Military Junta - Rodolfo Walsh

On the one year anniversary of the military Junta of Argentina coming to power underground Jounalist Rudolfo Walsh wrote an open letter denouncing the regime and listing its crimes.

No whites allowed after 8pm? Behind the media circus of Birmingham’s ‘no-go’ areas

On 17 August, numerous national newspapers and news websites, published a story about “racist graffiti” directed towards white people in Saltley, a majority Pakistani area of inner-city Birmingham. The piece, originally published by the local Birmingham press, goes on to claim that this corroborates a broad trend of “white working class Brummies” fearing parts of the city had become “no-go areas” for them.

Workers and students - Hagen Koo

A chapter on the alliances and solidarity between South Korean industrial workers and radical students in the 1970s and '80s.

Gay Left: A Socialist Journal Produced by Gay Men

This is a socialist journal edited by gay men. We have a two fold aim in producing this magazine. First, we hope to contribute towards a marxist analysis of homosexual oppression. Secondly, we want to encourage in the gay movement an understanding of the links between the struggle against sexual oppression and the struggle for socialism.

1975-1980

Douglas Fraser's Resignation letter from the Labor-Management Group

The then President of the UAW's resignation letter from the Labor Management Group[1]. The letter outlines his disappointment with the group and rejects the strategy of collaboration. But it also reflects on the then contemporary class struggle and outlines the growing tensions between major corporations and the labor movement.

Gender politics in the Korean transition to democracy

Jeong-Lim Nam's essay on Korean women's battles against dictatorship in the 1980s.

Is the working class movement dead?

Winter of Discontent, 1978-1979

The following article is loosely based on the notes for a pre-discussion talk by an AF member to a libertarian socialist discussion meeting in Leicester, 25 January 2017.