Sylvia Pankhurst

Solidarity for workers' power #1.08

The eighth issue of Solidarity for workers' power with articles on the opposition to nuclear arms, reprinted advice from Sylvia Pankhurst and book reviews.

Contents

  • From Civil Disobedience to Social Revolution - with deadlock in the East and the West, the Committee of 100 is making progress promoting militant mass consciousness.
  • The Renault Story - an update on the intensifying situation in British and French factories, including strikes and plant closures.

Radical America #16.03: 15 Years of Radical America an Anthology

Constituent Items:

Introduction
W.E.B. DuBois (Richards, Paul)
Che Guevara (poem) (Sloman, Joel)
C. Wright Mills (Thompson, E. P.)
Herbert Marcuse (Aronson, Ronald)
C.L.R. James (Glaberman, Martin)
Edward Carpenter (Rowbotham, Sheila)
Sylvia Pankhurst (Widgery, David)
Prefigurative Communism (Boggs, Carl)

A constitution for British soviets. Points for a communist programme - Sylvia Pankhurst

Pankhurst outlines her vision of how a system of soviets might be applied to Britain.

The capitalist system must be completely overthrown and replaced by the common ownership and workers' control of the land, the industries of all kinds and all means of production and distribution.

Parliament must be abolished and replaced by a system of Soviets formed by delegates from the industries, the homes, the regiments and the ships.

You are called to the war - Sylvia Pankhurst

Article in Workers' Dreadnought opposing the involvement of the Allied nations in the Russian Civil War.

Wake up! Wake up! Oh, sleepy British people! The new war is in full blast, and you are called to fight in it; you cannot escape; you must take part!

Look to the future - Sylvia Pankhurst

Sylvia Pankhurst discusses the limitations of the increased suffrage of the Representation of the People Act 1918.

Votes for women. Sex disability not removed

The election - Sylvia Pankhurst

Anti-parliamentary article published in Workers' Dreadnought on the day of the 1918 British general election.

'No, I'm not going to vote', said a poor woman in a 'bus, 'the British Government would take the blood from your heart'. In those bitter words she summed up her attitude towards the empty political balderdash, which now issues in prolific streams from the mouths of Parliamentary candidates and their supporters, and all but fills the newspapers.

The Lenin revolution: what it means to democracy - Sylvia Pankhurst

Sylvia Pankhurst announces the Russian Revolution and discusses its relevance to the situation in Britain.

'Anarchy in Russia', say the newsagents' placards. The capitalist newspapers denounce the latest Russian Revolution in unmeasured terms, and even the working men and women in the street too often echo their angry denunciations.

The Future Society - Sylvia Pankhurst

Sylvia Pankhurst outlines how socialism and communism will only come from a total break with capitalism.

The words Socialism and Communism have the same meaning. They indicate a condition of society in which the wealth of the community: the land and the means of production, distribution and transport are held in common, production being for use and not for profit.

Towards a Communist party - Sylvia Pankhurst

Sylvia Pankhurst discusses the problems of regroupment facing British left groups, and the proposals to affiliate to the Communist International.

In The Call of February 12th Albert Inkpin, secretary to the BSP, gives an account of private unity negotiations to form a Communist Party of the four organisations which at present declare affiliation to the Third or Communist International, inaugurated at Moscow.

Co-operative housekeeping - Sylvia Pankhurst

Sylvia Pankhurst describes her experience of daily life in a co-operative home.

I haven't described our Co-operative home to you. It is built round a square garden and there is another garden round it. There is also a garden on the roof. The dining- room and kitchen are on the top floor. The school nursery, crèche, and children's garden is at the end of the block of buildings.