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SPGB Conference and delegate meeting reports

SPGB 1949 delegate meeting cover

The Socialist Party of Great Britain (SPGB) conference and delegate meeting reports archive.

The 1912 Leeds Anarchist Conference

Carrying on a regional tradition common in the 1890s and early 1900s(for example in Scotland), anarchists met for what was the first known UK wide conference in 1912.

We here reproduce a text by Joseph Buckman who appears to be a historian of working class struggles and immigration especially of the jews.

West-London Solidarity Network - Steps towards a local proletarian association - An update

Self-defence against bosses, migration police, racist scumbags and other enemies of the working-class doesn’t fall from the sky. Weekly drop-ins and individual support are first necessary steps - and they can be laborious. If you live in London and want to get involved in our west-London solidarity network or want to set up your own network, please get in touch.

Report on the 2018 IWW Organising Summit

My notes on the UK IWW's organising summit in Sheffield.

The View from the Picket Line: Reports from the food platform strike on October 4th

Reports from UberEats couriers on strike in London, Cardiff, Bristol, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle. This report was first published by Notes from Below as part of their issue on "a month of revolt in the service sector".

Not Tesco Finest - Warehouse workers' report

An article for the upcoming issue of WorkersWildWest, a free working class paper from west London

Spanish anti-fascist ‘prisoners of war’ in Lancashire, 1944–46

Spanish anti-fascist prisoners in Chorley

Fascinating and detailed paper by Richard Cleminson examining the appalling treatment of Spanish anti-fascist resistance fighters during World War II being detained in internment camps in Britain alongside Nazi and fascist prisoners.

Who was Harry Cowley?

PDF pamphlet about the life and times of Harry Cowley, a chimney sweep, antifascist and working class hero from Brighton, England.

IWW Couriers Network: Why We're Striking on October 4th

The IWW Courier Network has called for a UK-wide strike of food delivery couriers on October 4th. Cities confirmed to be taking part so far include London, Glasgow, Cardiff, Bristol, Newcastle and Plymouth. Couriers in other cities are currently in discussion about joining the action.

Two jobs with one stone - Reports about working at London Linen and Skinny Bakery

A friend of ours summarised his experiences about working at two west London workplaces as a temporary worker…