An excellent and inspiring pamphlet about London's Despatch Industry Workers Union (DIWU). A radical, self-organised and direct action-oriented grouping, it lasted three years, and here the author recounts its history and analyses its successes, failures and lessons for other workers.
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Am I correct in thinking
Am I correct in thinking this was a DAM initiative?
Does anyone from Sol-Fed know
Does anyone from Sol-Fed know who wrote this booklet? I imagine the long term inmates of south London 'Sol-Fed' would have some idea?
Yeah, drop them a line and
Yeah, drop them a line and they can ask one of the longer-term members, and maybe put you in touch if possible.
I know him
I know him
A translation of this
A translation of this pamphlet was issued by the Propaganda Committee of the Swedish Anarcho-Syndicalist Youth Federation in 2002. You can find it at:
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I was a mate of Pete Fordham's, one time ACF (now the AF) member, who sadly died in a road accident on his bike. When we were designing the ACF logo, the hands and flames image was Pete's idea.