Alan Woodward

Black Flag 235 (2012)

With workfare in the news at the time, this issue focused on the CWU union's enthusiastic support for its use in Royal Mail, alongside articles on the economy, Scottish Independence and the potential consequences of the collapse of the BNP.

For the centre spread, Tom L offered a a slightly different tack on the union question, looking at it from the ruling class point of view, while in history Jack Ray and Iain McKay looked at the 1934 Asturian miners' strike and the Pentonville Five campaign respectively.

The NHS is 60 - RaHN

A 64-page booklet produced by the Radical History Network of NE London (RaHN) on the NHS. Marking the latter's 60th anniversary, it draws together a variety of articles on different aspects from local health services and workers' struggles to long-term medical history.

Book review - Poplar; Lessons of a historical struggle

Alan Woodward of the Radical history Network reviews Janine Booth's "Guilty and Proud of it: Poplar's Rebel Councillors and Guardians 1919-25".

Ford Visteon Enfield Workers Occupation - Alan Woodward

Gert  Arntz - Krise (Crisis), 1931

An eyewitness account of the 2009 Enfield Ford-Visteon factory occupation, written immediately after the event. The author was the only full-time occupier who was not a former worker at the plant.