National Sections of the L5I:

Europe

'Not everything is possible': French Stalinism and the popular front 1936-38

Dave Stockton looks at the consequences of Stalinism's embrace of social-patriotism Read more...

Labours first taste of power: Bosses of workers government

Part four of a history of the Labour Party Read more...

The first world war - Labour recruits for carnage h

Part three of a history of the Labour Party Read more...

The halting march of Labour forwards? - Labour's liberal years

Part two of a History of the Labour Party by Jon Lewis and Dave Stocking Read more...

A.J. Cook –The ‘King Arthur’ of the 1920s

Arthur Scargill has justly been compared with Arthur J. Cook, the secretary of the Miners Federation of Great Britain (MFGB) from 1924 until 1931. During the miners’ great struggle of 1926 no figure came to represent the anger and determination of the miners more than A.J. Cook. He was adored by the militants in every coalfield as a tireless and selfless fighter for the cause of the miners. He was hated by the right wing trade unions leaders. He was pilloried in the bosses’ press. Read more...

Building the Minority Movement in the 1920s

A theoretical supplement published by Workers Power newspaper in the 1980s that explains the role of the National Minority Movement built by Communists in the 1920s and its lessons for trade union organising Read more...

The 1984 Miners strike, the Left and the general strike

Throughout the 1984 miners' strike, Workers Power has fought for the TUC to call a general strike. We have argued that it is necessary in order to secure a victory for the miners and to smash the entire Tory offensive that the MacGregor closure plan is merely one part of. We have been justified by events. Read more...

The unemployed struggles of the 1920s - We will not starve in silence!

Dave Garroch looks at the unemployed struggles between the Wars in a review of two books about the period – Harry McShane’s “No Mean Fighter”  (Pluto Press) and Wal Hannington’s  “Unemployed Struggles (Lawrence and Wishart). Read more...