January 27, 2020

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British bus deregulatiion

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BRITISH BUS DEREGULATION a review by   GRAHAM STEVENSON   NATIONAL ORGANISER – TRANSPORT   Transport & General Workers Union.   (2000 –  first published in pamphlet form by the International Transport Workers Federation)     [...]
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Collected short book reviews

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Collected Short Book Reviews:   These reviews first appeared first in the Morning Star at the time of publication of the books involved :     “A Very British Strike” by Anne Perkins (MacMillan)   [...]
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What’s on this site? Original works of Graham Stevenson – books, pamphlets, articles and speeches. (1) The single largest information resource is `A Compendium of Communist Biographies’, an `encyclopaedia’ of mainly deceased Communist Party members. New information [...]
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Trotskyist view of CP history

Book Critique A shorter version of this extended review was published at the time of the appearance of the book. The full version is reproduced here for the record. James Eaden and David Renton “The [...]
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In the Spotlight

Westwood, Jim Councillor

by Graham Stevenson in W 0

Councillor Jim Westwood At the age of 23, he was already a President of his branch of the Amalgamated Engineering Union and a member of its District Committee. Westwood was elected a Labour councillor on Rowley Regis Urban District Council in 1931 and would go on to be Secretary of the Labour group on the council until 1940. But increasing disillusionment over the attitude of the right wing in the labour movement over Spain and [...]

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Encyclopedia of Communist Biographies

Alley, Surat

Surat Alley was the British representative of the All-India Seamen’s Federation (AISF), who led a wave of strikes in 1939 and 1940 in British ports of Indian seafarers, when, despite repeated jailings, mass desertions by […]

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Atienza, Tony

Tony Atienza Full name Anthony David Atienza and born in Lambeth on 2 October 1921, he was the son of a Spanish bank clerk whose ancestors had been Spanish army officers. By 1939, the family […]

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Ainsworth Bill

Bill Ainsworth W S Ainsworth was born on 17 January 1917 in Birmingham to William and Emily Ainsworth. Young Bill met his wife Gwen met at a Young Communist League camp in 1935 – probably […]

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Avis Peter

Peter Avis Avis began working for the Observer in the 1960s and was with it on an off until 2003. In the 1970s he was a reporter for the Morning Star, becoming its diplomatic correspondent. […]

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Ashberry Gordon

Gordon Ashberry Ashberry was born on December 16th 1923 and became a skilled engineering worker and a member of the Communist Party in Sheffield.    He married in September 1956. Ashberry was candidate in the […]

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Atkinson Eric

Eric Atkinson: Atkinson was born on March 26th 1928 in the small village of Uphall Station, West Lothian, Scotland. It was this harsh climate that shaped the young Eric’s worldview during the 30s and 40s, which […]