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Before the 'unity' of Grunwick: 40 years since the Imperial Typewriters strike - Evan Smith

Imperial Typewriters strikers, 1974

Article written 40 years on about the strike of predominantly East African Asian women in Leicester, with information about the relationships of the unions and the left to the strikers.

The Imperial Typewriters strike, 1974 - Ron Ramdin

Police guard Imperial Typewriters from a strike March, August 1974

An account of the three-month strike by hundreds of mostly East African Asian women workers at the Imperial Typewriters plant in Leicester, England. Although unsuccessful, it was a key moment in galvanising Asian working class resistance in the UK.

The Working-Class Movement in America: Eleanor Marx

A book detailing the working conditions and the young labour movement of the USA in the 19th Century, based primarily on the daughter of Karl Marx's fifteen week agitation tour.

Revolutionary Feminism, Communist Interventions vol. 3

The third volume of the Communist Interventions reader series, on Revolutionary Feminism. A century of debates between communist, anarchist, and radical feminist militants on women's oppression and capitalism.

A new path to gender equality - Harley Roquentin

All of us has been affected by gender. Men and women, by virtue of their label, are expected to conform to the rigid nature of their identities or else risk hypocrisy. Those of us who reach out, who try and transcend our restrictions are caught in a trap; the pervasiveness of gender has forced us not to ignore the construct, but to define ourselves against it. We have come to a point in history where the next step to gender equality is clear – it must be abolished.

The Bridport wildcat strike, 1912 - Steven Johns

The Bridport wildcat strikers

A very brief account of the wildcat strike of women workers in Bridport, Dorset.

Emma Goldman extended timeline

Emma Goldman

An extensive chronology of the life and activities of notorious Lithuanian-American anarchist, Emma Goldman.

Emma Goldman condensed timeline

Emma Goldman

A brief timeline of the key events in the life of legendary anarchist and women's rights advocate Emma Goldman.

Emma Tenayuca and the 1938 pecan shellers' strike

Emma Tenayuca with strikers in 1938

A short account of the life of Emma Tenayuca and the Texas pecan shellers' strike of largely Hispanic workers in which she played a leading role.