Solidarity national group paper

Archive of Solidarity/Solidarity for self-management, the national paper of the UK libertarian socialist group, Solidarity published from 1977 and coordinated by the Oxford Solidarity group.

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Submitted by Steven. on January 16, 2014

syndicalist

6 years 6 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

As always, interesting. Though I think the earlier stuff was better for some reason.

Steven.

6 years 6 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

syndicalist

As always, interesting. Though I think the earlier stuff was better for some reason.

yeah, it was. Journal wise, Solidarity for workers' power was the best one: https://libcom.org/library/solidarity-workers-power-journal

syndicalist

6 years 6 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Steven. yeah, it was. Journal wise, Solidarity for workers' power was the best one: https://libcom.org/library/solidarity-workers-power-journal

Yeah, younger comrades should really read their stuff.

Spikymike

6 years 6 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Agree that in general the London and other local autonomous earlier versions of the Solidarity magazine were better in being more focussed on either workplace struggles or general social theory.
This short lived trial national magazine reflected both some growing differences of opinion within the existing Solidarity network and ongoing discussions between members of that network and particularly the Social Revolution Group and to some extent the Anarchist Workers Association. Some of the articles were also more concerned with arguing out differences between Solidarity and Social Revolution during the merger 'negotiations' than presenting any coherent Solidarity politics. Although in my opinion the series of 'Solidarity for Social Revolution' magazines which followed that merger, on the basis of revised 'As We See It and 'As We Don't See It' statements, was an improvement, it continued to reflect significant theoretical and practical differences between local autonomous Solidarity groups.

Solidarity - National Group Paper #01

Solidarity - National Group Paper #01
Solidarity - National Group Paper #01

First issue of the Solidarity National Group Paper co-ordinated by Oxford Solidarity. Undated but 1977.
Articles on Noel and Marie Murray, policing, a review of "Racism - Who Profits?", the Trotopoly board game, Some Thoughts On The Crisis, Make Your Own Music.

The Trotoploy board took up the centre pages so a separate double page spread is attached as a PDF.

Submitted by lurdan on December 21, 2013

Solidarity - National Group Paper #02

Solidarity - National Group Paper #02
Solidarity - National Group Paper #02

Second issue of the Solidarity National Group Paper co-ordinated by Oxford Solidarity. Undated but 1977.
Articles on free relationships, crisis, hotel strikes, food production, masculinity, Collier Macmillan strike, review of Bob Holton's British Syndicalism, childbirth, football, leisure.

Submitted by lurdan on December 22, 2013

Solidarity - National Group Paper #03

Solidarity - National Group Paper #03
Solidarity - National Group Paper #03

Third issue of the Solidarity National Group Paper co-ordinated by Oxford Solidarity. Undated but 1977.
Articles on University technicians strike, Money, realism, tributes to Joe Jacobs and Arnold Feldman, SWP, football, fight for the right to wank, attacks on free speech, hotel strike, antifascism, positivism and socialism, Noel and Marie Murray, ideology of supernatural horror films

Submitted by lurdan on December 22, 2013

Solidarity - National Group Paper #04

Solidarity - National Group Paper #04
Solidarity - National Group Paper #04

Fourth issue of the Solidarity National Group Paper co-ordinated by Oxford Solidarity. Undated but 1977.
Articles on computers, 'Dolores Ibarruri and Federica Montseny - Personalities and Power', Oxford festival review, Left 'unity', reviews of Sheila Rowbotham's 'Socialism and the New Life', John Crump's 'Contribution to the critique of Marx' and Martin Walker's 'The National Front', Noel and Marie Murray, Money, Strikes at Tetley's, Grunwick and by Glasgow bus workers.

Submitted by lurdan on December 22, 2013

Solidarity - National Group Paper #05

Solidarity - National Group Paper #05
Solidarity - National Group Paper #05

Final issue of the Solidarity National Group Paper co-ordinated by Oxford Solidarity. Undated but 1977.
Articles on Grunwick, Sabotage at Cowley, Individualism versus Socialism, free relationships, Algeria, Noel and Marie Murray, Money, British fascism, review of Illuminatus, short reviews, short news items.

Submitted by lurdan on December 22, 2013