London Workers Group Bulletin #8 June 1980

Issue 8 of the LWG bulletin, scanned in by Sparrows Nest Archive, Nottingham.

Contents include: Provincial Newspapers Wages Struggle, Post Office struggles, Direct Action Movement conference report, British Rail, Pour Une Intervention Communiste write, LWG - first quarter of 1980, 5th Congress of the CNT-AIT.

Submitted by Fozzie on December 18, 2020

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Fozzie

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Submitted by Fozzie on December 18, 2020

Can we just take a moment to appreciate that cover, which is a brutally detourned image from the UK comic 2000AD?

Fozzie

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Submitted by Fozzie on December 18, 2020

bastarx

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Submitted by bastarx on December 19, 2020

Fozzie

Can we just take a moment to appreciate that cover, which is a brutally detourned image from the UK comic 2000AD?

So good. Who's face is on Dredd's body?

bastarx

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Submitted by bastarx on December 19, 2020

Fozzie

Can we just take a moment to appreciate that cover, which is a brutally detourned image from the UK comic 2000AD?

So good. Who's face is on Dredd's body?

Reddebrek

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Submitted by Reddebrek on December 19, 2020

Looks like Neil Kinnock, though I don't recall his hair ever looking that bouncy.

Edit, wait probably Scargill, found this photo of the two side by side,
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/07/14/article-0-00EFF37F00000191-293_468x619.jpg

Never noticed how much they looked alike before.

R Totale

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Submitted by R Totale on December 19, 2020

My first guess had been Livingstone but the small print says it's actually Ross Evans - not a name/face I recognised, but I suppose TUC heads aren't always the most recognisable figures? I like that the contents include "atrocious duplicating" as well.

bastarx

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Submitted by bastarx on December 20, 2020

R Totale

My first guess had been Livingstone but the small print says it's actually Ross Evans - not a name/face I recognised, but I suppose TUC heads aren't always the most recognisable figures? I like that the contents include "atrocious duplicating" as well.

Thanks, I could've seen that if I'd bothered to look properly. Sorry.

Splits and Fusions

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Submitted by Splits and Fusions on December 20, 2020

I have LWG Bulletin 13 and 14 (although my 14 has a big chunk missing from the cover).

I will put out feelers for the missing issues.

Fozzie

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Submitted by Fozzie on December 20, 2020

That would be appreciated! Thanks :)

lurdan

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Submitted by lurdan on January 1, 2021

The trade union leader whose head we appropriated was Moss Evans who at the time was General Secretary of the TGWU. How soon they forget.

'Ross Evans' was either a result of a flaw in the typewriter (probably the rather decrepit one in the basement of Rising Free), or possibly of a flaw in the London Worker doing two fingered typing on it. A couple of generations of subsequent reproduction have completely lost the bottom of what started out as a capital B, and thus spoiled the 'joke'. Moss Evans = Boss Evans. I'd like to say we were able to sustain this level of wit. Unfortunately...