February 17, 2019

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Collected Speeches

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Some of the major set-piece speeches by Graham Stevenson, follow: NORTH-EAST MAY DAY MAY 3RD 2008 WOLVERHAMPTON MAY DAY 2007 DERBY SOCIALIST FORUM – APRIL 2007 DERBY TRADES COUNCIL RALLY – MAY DAY SPEECH 2007 [...]
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Trotskyist view of CP history

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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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The Great Money Trick

An edited version in play format, by Graham Stevenson, of a section of Tressell’s book, for use by political groups as an educational tool…. THE GREAT MONEY TRICK – A PLAY IN ONE ACT: ADAPTED FROM [...]
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Site Guide

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 (but not all) Communist Party [...]
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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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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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Alergant Joyce

Joyce Alergant  Born around 1918, Joyce Alergant left school at the age of 14 to work as a shop assistant. After a period of unemployment, she worked in a Liverpool slum area where she saw […]

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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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Abbott Dorothy

Dorothy Pauline Abbott (Knight) Born Norwich October 26th 1920, Dorothy Abbott (she later married and adopted the name Knight) was seconded by the Department of Overseas Trade to be employed as a shorthand typist to […]

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Aaronovitch David

David Aaronovitch   Born in 1954, Aaronovitch was the son of a rather more grounded leading member of the Communist Party, the father being Sam Aaronovitch (see separate entry). David Aaronovitch was also a member […]

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Andrews Bill

Bill Andrews W H Andrews was the first General Secretary of the Communist Party in South Africa. But he was born in Suffolk in 1870 into a working-class family and was a member of the […]

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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. […]