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1990s

More White Laws: New Labour and asylum seekers - Black Flag

Racists in government don't talk about "illegal immigrants" any more. They talk about “bogus asylum seekers". This is a useful code for squeaky clean racists like Jack Straw and Mike O'Brien. They don't need to talk about being swamped by an alien culture, the press know what to do and oblige with stories of hordes of asylum seekers in Richmond [about seven in fact] or tidal waves of Slovak Roma at Heathrow, and threats and attacks on asylum seekers start to rise again. But, of course, they haven't played the race card.

Interview: Bob Ritchie, former Liverpool dockworker - Black Flag

At the recent Social Justice March in London, we took the opportunity to talk to Bob Ritchie, former Liverpool dockworker, about the War on the Wharfies and any lessons to be drawn from it.

From Black Flag #214 1998.

Interview: Adil Rahman of Newham Monitoring Project - Black Flag

NMP banner

Newham Monitoring Project has been fighting racial harassment and police harassment in East London for 18 years - consistently running an emergency advice line, offering practical support to individuals and running campaigns. NMP has always been a grassroots community organisation and funding has come and gone. The withdrawal of funding and loss of its office more than a year ago had lead to rumours of its demise but Black Flag found NMP still going strong when we interviewed Adil Rahman.

From Black Flag #214 1998

Squatting in Barcelona - Black Flag

Article from Black Flag #214 1998.

Devon Wobbly Success

An article from Black Flag #215.

Green Apocalypse - Luther Blissett & Stewart Home

Green Apocalpyse was published by Unpopular Books in October 1995. It was an intervention in the lengthy and bitter disupute between the primitivist Green Anarchist Network and the communist Neoist Alliance.

Fighting Talk Edinburgh: Broadsheet of Edinburgh Anti-Fascist Action

An archive of Fighting Talk Edinburgh, a publication produced by Edinburgh Anti-Fascist Action in the early 1990s. First made available online by the Anti-Fascist Archive.

The Hidden Injuries of Theory - Tom Jennings

Tom Jennings talks about the real contradictions in Class War and questions whether revolutionary theorising doesn't disguise more particular interests behind its all-embracing eloquence.

Democracy and the SWP

Democracy and the SWP

We do not agree with their politics but reproduce this for reference.

Splits of the Socialist Workers Party (Britain)

Esme Choonara, Amy Leather, Candy Udwin, Maxine Bowler, 2013 Disputes Committee

We do not agree with their politics but reproduce this for reference.

Notable splits and departures from the Socialist Workers Party in Britain (and some notable international splits) in chronological order including key figures. The list shows a history of active members' serious complaints about the organisation and how it is organised. The issues are repeated since the formation of the SWP which should raise questions about the much-vaunted SWP model of ‘building the party’ especially for those unfamiliar with the party and its history.