A satirical take on the examination and wider education process by the Solidarity Group.
UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
B.Sc. (Unemployment) Examination 1972
Monday 24th May, 2.30 to 2.45
Answer FOUR questions, at least TWO of which are on the paper
1. ‘If a question is worth doing, it can’t be done in forty minutes. If it can be done in forty minutes, then it’s not worth doing,’ Consider.
First published in 1929, this book by Alexander Berkman answers some of the charges made against it and presents the case for communist anarchism. Thorough and well stated, it is today regarded as a classic statement of the cause's goals and methods.
[i]"Our social institutions are founded on certain ideas; as long as the latter are generally believed, the institutions built on them are safe. Government remains strong because people think political authority and legal compulsion are necessary. Capitalism will continue as long as such an economic system is considered adequate and just.
A short book on IWW strikes and organizing after the unexpected modest resurgence of the union in the late 1960s.
-Introduction: a summary of IWW organizing 1971-1992
-Three Penny Cinema strike 1971 by Patrick Murfin
-International Wood Products strike 1972 by Arthur Miller
-Kentucky Fried Chicken strike 1973 by Frank Callahan
-Mid-American Metal and Machinery strike 1977 by Mike Hargis
-University Cellar/Charring Cross strikes 1978 by Fred Chase
An anti-authoritarian analysis of the Black Panthers' demise by Ollie A. Johnson III.
As seen in Chapter Sixteen of Charles E. Jones' book The Black Panther Party Reconsidered, pages 391 - 414.
"No one ever asks what a man's role in the revolution is": Gender and sexual politics in the Black Panther Party 1966-1971
An article by Trace Matthews on the gender politics of the Black Panthers in the context of competing ideologies, namely Black cultural nationalism and White feminism.
As seen in Chapter Thirteen of Sisters in the Struggle: African-American Women in the Civil Rights-Black Power Movement by Bettye Collier-Thomas and V.P. Franklin, pages 230-256.
Martha A. Ackelsberg's book on the free women of Spain, the Mujeres Libres.
Cowards don't make history; and the women of Mujeres Libres (Free Women) were no cowards. Courageous enough to create revolutionary change in their daily lives, these women mobilized over 20,000 women into an organized network during the Spanish Revolution, to strive for community, education, and equality for women and the emancipation of all.
The great workfare scandal - thousands forced to do unpaid work for their benefits
Resisting, questioning, creating - 101 years of International Women's Day
Victory for the Sparks - Electricians beat back BESNA cuts to pay and conditions
Interview - John Foley, the man behind the 'RyanAir don't care' campaign
An essay by Chris Booker arguing that the Black Panther's fetishisation of the lumpen class and their failure to try to reform the more criminal/ anti-social elements, as the Nation of Islam did, contributed to the party's demise.
As seen in Chapter Fourteen of Charles E. Jones' book The Black Panther Party Reconsidered, pages 337 - 362.
A contemporary article by David Nicoll on the Featherstone massacre and the futility of parliamentary politics. On 7th September, 1893, locked-out miners in the pit town of Featherstone, West Yorkshire confronted their bosses. In response, troops were called in and they proceeded to fire on the workers. Published in the The Anarchist: A Revolutionary Journal of Anarchist Communism.