Monthly Archives: August 2015

Anti-Fascist Action in Nazi Germany

“What of the situation outside the workplace? Hitler’s SA projected an image of strength and the Brownshirts were indeed a large organization, but the fact remains that the SPD’s paramilitary wing alone, the Reichsbanner, outnumbered them significantly. To this number … Continue reading

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The ‘Battle of Lewisham’ and the anti-fascist challenge to the Communist Party

Originally posted on Hatful of History:
On 13 August, 1977, the ‘Battle of Lewisham’ occurred on the streets on south-east London – a confrontation between anti-fascist protestors, the police and (some) members of the National Front, who attempted to march…

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IS in the 60s: May 68 and after

How can revolutionaries build an organisation from tiny beginnings? Colin Barker played a key role in the development of the International Socialists in 1960s Manchester. In the final part of this interview with Colin Wilson, he talks about the political … Continue reading

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IS in the 60s: two thousand workers with bricks: the Roberts-Arundel strike

How can revolutionaries build local groups from tiny beginnings? Colin Barker played a key role in the development of the International Socialists in 1960s Manchester. In the first two parts of this interview with Colin Wilson he’s described joining IS … Continue reading

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IS in the 60s: linking up with Manchester workers and fighting racism

How can revolutionaries build an organisation from sometimes tiny beginnings? In this second part of an interview with Colin Wilson, Colin Barker recalls how IS grew in 1960s Manchester – making links with engineers and building workers, and campaigning against racist … Continue reading

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Why zionism is antisemitism

“The Israeli army claims that it operates on a principle of the utmost respect for human life, and does everything possible to avoid Palestinian civilian casualties. If, for the sake of argument, we take them at their word here, the … Continue reading

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IS in the 60s: Building a revolutionary group from the ground up

How can revolutionaries build an organisation from sometimes tiny beginnings? Over the next four days we’ll be publishing an interview with Colin Barker by Colin Wilson that provides some answers to that crucial question. Colin Barker joined the International Socialists … Continue reading

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