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Puerto Real

Direct Action #46 (February 1988)

Issue #46 of Direct Action, with articles on NHS disputes, unofficial strikes at Ford, Linda Bellos overseeing "left Labour" cuts in Lambeth, abortion rights and sackings of pregnant workers, Clause 27/Section 28, a post dispute being called off, a call for a rank-and-file council workers group, an interview with Dave Douglass, the USI and struggles in Italy, the first Intifada, women in the Puerto Real struggle, a Moroccan miners' occupation, anarchism and theory with reviews of The Heavy Stuff, Attack and a pamphlet on animal liberation, the divided working class in Northern Ireland, and more.

Direct Action #43 (October 1987)

Issue #43 of Direct Action, with articles on the Keetons dispute in Sheffield, disability rights, a DAM conference, welfare restructuring, the arms race, death squads in Northern Ireland, the poll tax, racial divisions in schools, cuts by Hackney's left Labour council, a victory for Bolton's Unemployed Workers Centre, the Dead Kennedys court case, bread riots in Romania, the CNT and the Puerto Real struggle, tulip growers in Holland, an interview with Eastenders actor Tom Watt, the Haymarket martyrs, gentrification and more.

Direct Action #42 (September 1987)

Issue #42 of Direct Action, with articles on a strike support group conference, strikes by Frickley miners and London bus drivers, an occupation at Salford Plastics, state racism and the immigration system, reproductive rights, Reagan's "Star Wars" plans, anti-deportation campaigns, union "broad lefts" holding back action, the Midlands Trader dispute, a meat factory occupation in County Antrim, the COBAS movement in Italy, the CNT struggle in Puerto Real, a Wall Street Journal article on slowdowns, the Iran-Iraq War, a report of a tour about the Mujeres Libres and a play about Emma Goldman, repression against South African unionists and more.

Direct Action #41 (July-August 1987)

Issue #41 of Direct Action, with articles on the Coleman strike in Manchester, a conference of strike support groups, a strike over compulsory overtime at HFW Plastics in Gateshead, the racism of the British state, riots in Leeds, media coverage of cervical cancer, a defeat for the NF in Thurrock, the CNT struggle in Puerto Real, international news, the collapse of a joint union pay campaign in the civil service, sackings at Salford Plastics, the prosecution of two Leicester unionists involved in the Wapping dispute, Jewish anarchism in the East End, the Mujeres Libres, sectarianism in Northern Ireland, an interview with the French CNT, and more.

Anarcho-syndicalism in Puerto Real (review)