Social contract must go under - Anarchist Worker

An article about Labour's attack on the social contract from issue number 34, April 1977 of the Anarchist Worker. Scanned by and gratefully taken from The Sparrows' Nest.

Submitted by wojtek on November 29, 2012

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Battlescarred

11 years 6 months ago

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Submitted by Battlescarred on November 29, 2012

Ah, memories. i think i wrote the front page article, among other articles in this issue.

wojtek

11 years 6 months ago

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Submitted by wojtek on November 29, 2012

Coolio, were you part of an anarchist group?

Battlescarred

11 years 6 months ago

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Submitted by Battlescarred on November 29, 2012

Errmm,sorry I was in the Anarchist Workers Association at the time. What an odd question.

wojtek

11 years 6 months ago

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Submitted by wojtek on November 29, 2012

No it's just I didn't know who published the newspaper.

The Anarchist Workers Association

At the beginning of 1975 ORA changed its name to the Anarchist Workers Association, which it was felt implied more of a class committment, although others criticised this change as a mistake, implying workerism, and a too narrow obsession with the workplace. It was true that most of the membership in this period were heavily involved in workplace activity.

By 1976 the AWA had 50 members, most of them active, with 3 groups in London, groups in Oxford, Yorkshire, Leicester, and Scotland. The paper now called itself Anarchist Worker, was a regular monthly with sales of 1,500-2,000, mostly street sales. It was to some extent ‘a libertarian version of Socialist Worker’ but the coverage was wider, for example covering the struggles of claimants and squatters and provocatively questioning the work ethic.

http://libcom.org/library/anarchist-communism-in-britain-1870-1991

Battlescarred

11 years 6 months ago

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Submitted by Battlescarred on November 29, 2012

Anarchist Worker was the monthly of the AWA.

Steven.

11 years 6 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on November 29, 2012

I saw a couple of these on the Sparrow's nest website, however unfortunately they didn't seem good enough quality to have in the library. Now I don't know if I'm missing anything, but this only seems to have half of some of the pages. Is that right?

klas batalo

11 years 6 months ago

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Submitted by klas batalo on November 30, 2012

No Keep it. It's cool.