Teesside Solidarity Movement (TSM) is a new explicitly anti-capitalist/anti-cuts group, seeking to engage in direct action, whilst developing bottom-up organisation, hopefully on a sustainable basis.
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The SR Group 1950-5
SR and state capitalism
Cliff on Russia and China
SR and ISL
SR in the Labour left, late 1950s
SR and peace campaigning
The turn to “Luxemburgism”
From the Labour orientation to the shop stewards
“Linking the fragments” mid and late 1960s
1968: growth and demagogy
The dispute on Europe 1971
We can periodise IS, and the Socialist Review group which came before it, in the following fashion.
Earlier this month Italy’s final appeal court upheld a previous guilty verdict on twenty-four of the most senior police officers involved in the planning and execution of the shocking acts of police violence at the 300,000-strong G8 protests in Genoa in 2001.
Readers may find it useful to adapt or amend this text for motions on the banking scandal in their union branches, etc.
On 14 July activists meet for the first big public event of the “Anti-Capitalist Initiative” set up on 28 April and primarily initiated by a group of people who had just quit the Workers Power (WP) organisation.
On the night of 14 June, Occupy protesters were evicted from Finsbury Square by bailiffs supported by the Metropolitan Police.
On 28 April seventy or eighty activists came together in London, at a meeting primarily organised by a group of people (Simon Hardy, Luke Cooper, and others) who had just quit the Workers' Power organisation. The meeting set up an "Anti-Capitalist Initiative".
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, London
In a rare visit from the USA, Michael Albert, author of ‘ParEcon: Life After Capitalism’, 'Realizing Hope: Life Beyond Capitalism' and co-editor and co-founder of the influential US publication ‘Z Mag’, will deliver an introductory overview of the theory and practice he has developed over 30 plus years of activism.
Drawing on his own experiences and extensive knowledge he will address the key problems facing the revolutionary left today and suggest solutions for more effective organising.
An activist from No Sweat will introduce the talk and discuss experiences in the anti-capitalist movement in Britain.
‘ParEcon: Life After Capitalism’, 'Realizing Hope: Life Beyond Capitalism' is available from Housmans Bookshop here:
Lucas Arms, 245a Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8QZ (5 mins walk from King's Cross station)
Faced with a massive financial crisis, Greece's Labour-equivalent PASOK government responded by attempting to force through savage cuts and austerity measures aimed to make the working class pay for the capitalist crisis. Greek workers have responded with massive general strikes, accompanied by huge social upheaval on the streets.
How can we support Greece's workers? What are the economics behind the crisis? And is workers’ power a real possibility?
Martin Thomas will speak for the AWL and Greek Marxist economist Costas Lapavitsas has also been invited.
Committee Room, Victoria Hall, Chapel Walk (city centre)
A public meeting of Sheffield AWL to discuss how the working class can formulate a programme to fight for the reorganisation of society on a democratic, socialist basis. Speakers include local trade union militants.