Marxism and anarchism

1864: the First International

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Michael Johnson

A hundred and fifty years ago, on 28 September 1864, the working-class movement took a huge step forward with the founding of the International Working Men’s Association.

A meeting at the St Martin’s Hall in London brought together radical and socialist delegates from around Europe, to set up the organisation which would become known as “The First International”.

A hundred and fifty years ago, on 28 September 1864, the working-class movement took a huge step forward with the founding of the International Working Men’s Association.

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The IRA in a West of Ireland Town in the 1930s

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Sean Matgamna

Below the great political generalities - opposition to British Imperialism, Partition, the "sell-out of Republican principles" by De Valera's constitutional Republican party, Fianna Fail - what was the IRA? Let us look at what it was in the 1930s in one area, Clare, and particularly in one town, Ennis, part of Eamonn De Valera's constituency.

We are not, in this excursion, in which we will look at the labour movement in that town, wandering off the subject: we are trying to bring the IRA of that time and of such places, and the sort of people who joined it, into clearer focus.

Below the great political generalities - Imperialism, Partition, the "sell-out of Republicanism" by De Valera - what was the IRA?

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The IRA in a West of Ireland Town in the 1930s

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Sean Matgamna

Below the great political generalities - opposition to British Imperialism, Partition, the "sell-out of Republican principles" by De Valera's constitutionalRepublican party, Fianna Fail - what was the IRA? Let us look at what it was in the 1930s in one area, Clare, and particularly in one town, Ennis, part of Eamonn De Valera's constituency.

We are not, in this excursion, in which we will look at the labour movement in that town, wandering off the subject: we are trying to bring the IRA of that time and of such places, and the sort of people who joined it, into clearer focus.

Below the great political generalities - Imperialism, Partition, the "sell-out of Republicanism" by De Valera - what was the IRA?

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Workers' Control of Industry in Bolshevik Russia

An article by John Reed, author of 'Ten Days that Shook the World', in defence of workers' control in the Russian Revolution.

A MISTAKE MADE BY BOLSHEVIKI

(From The Boston Traveler, Nov 21,1918)

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The Origins of Work’s Control of Industry in Revolutionary Russia

Article in defence of Workers Control in the Russian Revolution. Written in Feb 1918, it was published in The Revolutionary Age, an American Communist paper, in November 1918

A MISTAKE MADE BY BOLSHEVIKI
(From The Boston Traveler, Nov 21,1918)
One of the big mistakes made by the Bolsheviki in
Russia, was their failure after they got in power to

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No to physical attacks on the SWP!

At least twice in early December, anarchist students at Sussex University have carried out physical attacks on Socialist Workers Party stalls.

Sussex Autonomous Students (sussexasn.tumblr.com) report: “A few days ago the SWP turned up to one of the Sussex 5 Solidarity demos. They brought a mass of placards and papers, which they proceeded to distribute from the obligatory stall. We binned their placards, turned over their stall and burnt their papers.”

Anarchist students at Sussex University have carried out physical attacks on Socialist Workers Party stalls.

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Freedom bookshop

The anarchist and radical East London bookshop Freedom, linked to the Freedom Press publishing house founded in Whitechapel by Peter Kropotkin in 1886, was firebombed on the morning of Friday 1 February.

No-one was hurt, but the store’s stock, and the archives of the Freedom newspaper, were badly damaged. It is not yet known who carried out the attack, but Freedom has previously suffered attacks by Nazi groups due to its links with anti-fascist activism.

The anarchist East London bookshop Freedom was firebombed on the morning of Friday 1 February.

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