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Occupational hazards

The South London Women's Hospital occupation

A compilation of writings put together by Past Tense on hospital occupations and work-ins in the UK from the 1970s to the 1990s.

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

1987-88: Lunafil Strike in Guatemala City

Detailed account of a lengthy strike by textile workers in Guatemala who risked lockouts and death to maintain their working conditions.

2008: Sit Down Strike at Republic Windows and Doors

A history of the sit down strike at Republic Windows and Doors at the beginning of the 2008 financial crisis.

Southern Insurgency: The Coming of the Global Working Class - Immanuel Ness

Across the Global South, new methods of combating industrial capitalism are evolving in ambitious, militant and creative ways. Southern Insurgency examines these organizations in three key countries: China, India and South Africa. In each case he considers the broader historical forces at play: imperialism, the trade union movement, the class struggle and the effects of the reserve army of labor. For each case study, he narrows his focus to reveal the specifics of each grassroots insurgency: the militancy of the miners in South Africa, the new labor organizations in India and export promotion and the rise of worker insurgency in China.

The last mutineer

Clyde McKay, left, and Alvin Glatkowski, in front of the prison ship

Article by Richard Linnett and Roberto Loiederman about the spectacular mutiny on the USS Columbia Eagle and what befell the mutineers afterwards. Two of the crew hijacked the ship, which was transporting napalm to drop on Vietnam, and sailed it to Cambodia.

The Westmoreland County coal miners' strike, 1910-11

Paper called Worker solidarity, judicial oppression and police repression in the Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania coal miners' strike, 1910-11, by Judith McDonough, telling the story of a successful strike by 15,000 mostly Slovak migrant miners.

The English Revolution, 1640

Illustration of levellers in discussion

Christopher Hill's Marxist analysis of the English civil war and revolution in the 17th century, published in 1940.

La Originoj de la Oka de Marto

Libreto pri la historio de Oka Marto aŭ Internacia Virinia Tago. Kaj ĝi signifo por ĉiuj laboristinoj.

The Reichstag fire

Reichstag fire

A slightly abridged version of a detailed investigation into the Reichstag fire by Fritz Tobias, an anti-fascist German who discovered to his surprise that widely-believed Communist Party claims the fire was set by the Nazis were false. Published in 1963.