London Workers Group Bulletin #8 June 1980

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.

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Comments

Fozzie
Dec 18 2020 17:38

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

Fozzie
Dec 18 2020 20:35

bastarx
Dec 19 2020 01:08
Fozzie wrote:
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
Dec 19 2020 01:09
Fozzie wrote:
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
Dec 19 2020 05:22

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-0-00EFF37F00000191-29...

Never noticed how much they looked alike before.

R Totale
Dec 19 2020 11:07

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
Dec 20 2020 10:23
R Totale wrote:
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
Dec 20 2020 13:04

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
Dec 20 2020 14:10

That would be appreciated! Thanks smile

lurdan
Jan 1 2021 08:11

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...