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Black Flag 234 (late 2011

Coming out after the London riots, austerity and mass rebellion were the defining themes of this issue.

Black Flag vol 05 #04

The May 1978 issue of Black Flag started by calling for the abolition of the TUC, asking "why feed a watchdog that bites only its owner?" It covered the murder of a young anarchist in a Madrid cell, Augustin Rueda Sierra, and carried an extensive piece by black political prisoner Herman Bell, then incarcerated in Illinois, IS. This issue is noteable for its heavy concentration on international affairs in China, Spain, France and Greece.

Anti-fascists call for boycott of neo-Nazi linked vegan cake shop

Italian neo-Nazis out drinking in Camden

Anti-fascists in London are calling for an active boycott of a vegan cake shop in Camden which has links to a violent gang of Italian neo-Nazis. The gang are believed to be be responsible for attacks in London.

Reflections on a rowdy picket line: The July 20th Ritzy strike

Cinema workers have been some of the leading lights of the class struggle in London. A primarily young workforce, they've been active in forming unions and going on strike. How are we, as radicals, to relate to this new wave of struggle that encompasses both self-organisation and trade unionism?

Rock bottom or GTFO

On Big Issues and Big Society.

The monument: the story of the Socialist Party of Great Britain - Robert Barltrop

The Monument: The Story of the Socialist Party of Great Britain is about a group of people who emerged from the nineteenth century declaring hostility to the official Labour movement and all reforms. They were self-educated working men and their watch-word was ‘no-compromise’. They stood almost alone against the 1914-18 war, and foretold the state capitalist outcome of the Russian Revolution. We disagree with their electoralism but reproduce this text for reference.

The truth behind Britain’s rush to war, 1914 - Douglas Newton

In all the debates about which country was most responsible for the horrors of World War One, Britain invariably escapes any serious blame. That is until now. Douglas Newton has written the definitive account of Britain’s rush to war in the summer of 1914. It is 'only' a liberal anti-war account but as such a thorough account has never been written before it is still extremely useful. This is the concluding chapter of his book, The darkest days.

A day in the life of an anxious non-native TEFL teacher

A comic strip on the daily anxieties faced by an overly anxious non native TEFL teacher.

The call centre diaries, part 1

The Call Centre Diaries will be a semi regular series detailing my experiences as a precarious worker. To kick things off I’m going to share my experiences of working at Manpower, a major UK recruitment agency. Hopefully this won’t just touch on my experiences as a worker but also how the environment fostered in the kind of companies that thrive in economies structured around temporary contracts is adversely affecting the lives of both their own workers and the unemployed they are supposed to be finding work for.

10 July pay strike in Kirklees

A report of the industrial action by public sector workers in Huddersfield and the surrounding area.