March 22, 2019

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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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The Communist Party in the 1980s

THE BRITISH COMMUNIST PARTY IN THE 1980s: REVISIONISM, RESISTANCE AND RE-ESTABLISHMENT                                        The background to the falling apart of the CPGB was deeply rooted in controversies about which direction the Party should go; should [...]
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Collected short book reviews

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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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 [...]
In the Spotlight

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by admin in Encyclopedia of Communist Biographies 0

There are many individual Communist Biographies in this section of this site, adding up to hundreds and hundreds of thousands of words! Work on newly researched biographies is on-going and suggestions, new information, additions, corrections, and queries from readers are always welcome. Reminiscences that readers have are particularly interesting. Use the contact me tab to get in touch. “Man’s dearest possession is life. It is given to him but once, and he must live it [...]

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Ashbee Felicity

Felicity Ashbee Felicity’s father, Charles Robert Ashbee, was an influential figure in the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th century.  In his ‘Mile End Experiment’, he attempted to remake society – at least […]

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Ainley Ted

Ted Ainley Secretary of the Communist Party’s cultural committee in 1960s, he was for many years editor of the Party’s weekly journal World News (later called Comment). Ted Ainley was born in Manchester of a […]

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Abley Tom

Tom Abley Tom Abley was an engineering worker and union convenor of shop stewards at the Sunbeam Talbort factory at Acton, West London. A key union organiser at the factory, he led the opposition to […]

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Ainley Ben

Ben Ainley was a long-standing Manchester Communist and a teacher with 50 years of activity in the NUT and peace movement behind him.   After his retirement, he became involved in Unity Arts, a plan […]

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Ambatielos Betty and Tony

   Betty and Tony Ambatielos   Tony Ambatielos in the flesh (left) and a campaign image (right) as a political prisoner drawn by Paul Hogarth    Born Elizabeth R M Bartlett in Pontypridd in O style=”float: […]

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Ashleigh Charles

Charles Ashleigh   Ashleigh (left, speaking at the funerals of three martyred Wobblies in the USA) was already interested in radical politics when he emigrated from Britain to Argentina as a very young man in […]