Solidarity

Peace meal - George Williamson

This journal contains a handful of articles reflecting on and analysing the state of the Peace Movement in Scotland in the mid-1960s.

Busmen in action - Solidarity

A scab bus during the 1964 strike

This pamphlet is about the Glasgow bus strike of April 1964. It tries to draw some lessons which may be of value to other busmen and perhaps even to other sections of workers. When union officials openly scab on their members as they did in Glasgow, far-sighted workers should ask themselves why.

The struggle for self-management: an open letter to IS comrades

This is an open letter to members of the International Socialists (IS), later to become the Socialist Workers Party, printed in the libertarian socialist paper Solidarity in September 1968. It criticises IS for failing to recognise the relationship between how socialists organise, and the content of their politics; and for establishing an unfree internal regime.

Williamson, George, 1939-2007

Obituary of Scottish activist, libertarian socialist and Solidarity member, George Williamson, a.k.a. James Finlayson.

A fresh look at Lenin - Andy Brown

Solidarity pamphlet #56, in which Andy Brown examines the failure of the Russian revolution and its relation to the ideology of Lenin, its key leader, as described by his own words. With a Postface by Ian Pirie and A.A. Raskolnikov.

Sorting out the postal strike - Joe Jacobs

Joe Jacobs investigates the 1971 United Kingdom postal workers strike, which was the country's first national postal strike. Published as Solidarity pamphlet number 36.

Solidarity and the neo-narodniks - Solidarity

Solidarity's polemic aimed at Big Flame, following an exchange around the events of the Fisher Bendix occupation.

Point of view: Solidarity

Root and Branch introduce the British libertarian socialist group Solidarity to their American readers, appending the group's statement of principles, As We See It, below.

History as creation - Cornelius Castoriadis

The black horse of famine

Castoriadis examines the interrelation between religious, Hegelian and Marxist philosophies of history, arguing that a true appreciation of human agency and historical empowerment is in fact incompatible with such theories.

Ceylon: the JVP uprising of April 1971 - Solidarity

Ceylon, 1971

Excellent pamphlet by Solidarity London about the uprising launched by the socialist youth organisation the JVP in Sri Lanka in April 1971.