This year marks the centenary of the “Great Unrest”, the years of industrial struggle which opened up before the First World War.
Strikes and trade union history
Poverty and all its associated miseries can crush and starve the human spirit, but it can also be the kindle that starts raging fires in individuals and movements. Julia Scurr (née O’Sullivan) was born into, grew up with, and lived with poverty and all the miseries it lavishly spreads so freely; but crush and starve her it did not.
Having seen a link on Facebook, and knowing nothing about either the Grunwick dispute or Jayaben Desai, I went to the Tricycle Cinema in Kilburn last Sunday to learn all about them.
“Family, faith and flag” is being promoted as Labour’s new big idea.
When Margaret Thatcher's Tories outlawed "secondary" or solidarity strikes, they knew what they were doing.
In Solidarity 3/199, we printed an “open letter to a direct-action activist” as a contribution to the debate about actions which took place around the TUC-organised 26 March “March for the Alternative”, and the relationship of those actions and the activists involved to the mass labour movement.
The Tories are scrapping our jobs, benefits and public services. Now they plan to scrap May Day bank holiday and replace it with a “UK Day”.