poll tax

Micropolitics and the Left

This article is an attempt to investigate certain problems of the left via the lens of micropolitics and macropolitics, terms first introduced by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari (D&G).

Poll tax rebellion - Danny Burns

Full scanned version of the definitive grassroots history of the mass working class movement which defeated Margaret Thatcher's poll tax. 17 million people refused to pay the tax, which defeated it and brought Maggie's time as Prime Minister to a premature end.

The poll tax rebellion in Haringey

Haringey anti-poll tax poster

Great pamphlet about the successful fight against the poll tax in Haringey, north London. Produced by Haringey Solidarity Group in 1999, this pamphlet gives an excellent snapshot of the struggle in one London Borough.

Beating the poll tax - Anarchist Communist Federation

Beating the Poll Tax - AF pamphlet - 1990

Beating the Poll Tax was a widely distributed booklet that encouraged and analysed the rise of mass revolt against the Community Charge in 1989/90 as it was happening.

Hackney’s anarchic nineties

A summary of anarchist activities in the Hackney area in the late eighties and throughout the nineties.

Video of Poll Tax riots, 1990

Footage of the 1990 Poll Tax Riots as well as interviews with participants.

Marx and the Anti-Poll Tax Movement - G. Barr

The poll tax was not an act of pure madness but was an attempt to deal with the intractable problems of the public goods crisis that afflicted the developed world. The response by the labour movement is examined in the light of the ideas developed about the state. The internal politics of the anti-poll tax movement and the changes provoked by the poll tax and its failure are then discussed.

Council workers - it's time to fight

Subversion article from 1990 or 1991 about cuts in local government, workers' struggles against them and the unions' complicity in the cuts.

Down with Poll Tax, Down with all taxes!

Libertarian/council communist group Subversion on the anti-poll tax struggle.

Up against the prole tax - The Red Menace

Article examining successful methods of resistance, following the introduction of the Poll Tax in Scotland in April 1989.