Sylvia Pankhurst

Saving the Boss - The Workers' Dreadnought (December 17 1921)

Short section from the Workers' Dreadnought (December 17 1921) on post-war German debt and hyperinflation, arguing against rhetoric of "saving Britain", "saving Europe", "saving civilization" as euphemisms for saving the capitalist system and preserving the state of the mass of workers as dependant wage slaves.

The Woman's/Workers' Dreadnought

Weekly suffragette and later left-wing communist newspaper founded by Sylvia Pankhurst, first appearing as The Woman's Dreadnought in March 1914 and then as The Workers' Dreadnought in July 1917. Scans taken from LSE Digital Library Women's Rights Collection.

Labour Advice Bureau – Workers’ Dreadnought

Labour Advice Bureau

Here is a sarcastic piece from Sylvia Pankhurst’s Workers’ Dreadnought paper in 1922, it was reprinted as follows in 1961 by the UK-based libertarian socialist group Solidarity in their Solidarity for Workers’ Power journal (vol.1, no. 8).

The British Anarchist Movement and the Russian Revolution

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A short account of how Britiish anarchists related to the Russian Revolution of 1917

Voting as Counter-Revolution – how the politicians who gave us the vote saw things 100 years ago

A hundred years ago, the British ruling class decided to extend the vote to women over thirty and to working class men. By doing this they hoped to restore people's faith in parliamentary government and thereby counter any revolutionary tendencies inspired by the Russian Revolution. As Sylvia Pankhurst said in 1923:

Sylvia Pankhurst reader

Sylvia Pankhurst demonstrating against British policy in India, 1932

An extensive compilation of the political writings of left communist Sylvia Pankhurst on class, women, communism and fascism.

Dockers boycott SS Jolly George, 1920

Commemorative stamp depicting Harry Pollitt and the boycott

A short account of UK dockworkers who in May 1920 refuse to load a ship carrying armaments bound for use against the revolution in Russia.

Solidarity for workers' power #1.08

The eighth issue of Solidarity for workers' power with articles on the opposition to nuclear arms, reprinted advice from Sylvia Pankhurst and book reviews.

A constitution for British soviets. Points for a communist programme - Sylvia Pankhurst

Pankhurst outlines her vision of how a system of soviets might be applied to Britain.