A few bold strokes by an artist can convey an idea more vividly and fix it more firmly in the viewer’s mind than an editorial or an article would.
This pamphlet covers the pre-history of the SWP in the Socialist Review and IS groups of the 1950s and 1960s, and the period between 1968 and the late 1970s in which the essentials of today's SWP were formed. Written by one of the very few members of the IS National Committee of 1968-71 still active, it dispels myths and identifies some of the deep-set roots of the SWP's current troubles.
Iranian trade unionist Shahrokh Zamani has been imprisoned since June 2011.
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By Max Shachtman, Hal Draper, C L R James, Leon Trotsky and others, with an introduction by Sean Matgamna. 608 pages. £8 post free. Buy online or send a cheque for £8, payable to AWL, to AWL, 20E Tower Workshops, Riley Road, London SE1 3DG.
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Readings and reflections on revolutionary socialist strategy. Buy online (£5).
Printed book out of print (second edition coming around mid-2014); e-version available below.
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