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Liverpool Dockers Struggle and the Fight for a New Socialist Party

Socialist Equality Party

Liverpool Dockers Struggle and the Fight for a New Socialist Party

by Socialist Equality Party

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Published by Mehring Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History & Theory - General,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics/International Relations

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12080410M
    ISBN 101873045379
    ISBN 109781873045374

    The dockers fight. Source: Militant, no. (J Using the upheaval provoked by the jailing of the dockers; the TUC, the Labour Party and the co-op movement—all the forces of the labour movement must begin a campaign for the resignation of the Tory government and a general election and a new government pledged to socialist. A recent book on the history of the Labour Party is circulating among party members. Its author is so taken with one casual throwaway comment by Tony Benn that he even borrows it to serve as the title for his book: “The Labour Party has never been a socialist party, .

    Capitalism is an international system. That is why the Socialist Party is part of a worldwide struggle for socialism. We are affiliated to the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) linking up, learning from each other, and fighting for Marxist ideas. A native of Liverpool, Mulhearn was a member of the city council from to and also held the key role during this time of President of the District Labour Party. With Peter Taaffe, he co-authored a book detailing the struggle of the Liverpool city council called Liverpool: A City that Dared to Fight.

    The development in of the shop stewards' recognition with the National Port Shop Stewards Committee was a step forward ­ some of the leading stewards of the Liverpool dockers today were recruited as young militants at that time. But the influence of the politics of the Communist Party led towards a Broad Left strategy.   Of course, both Liverpool and Celtic’s fanbases also express their socialist views via community activism. At present, this has been amplified as a result of the Coronavirus crisis that has, unfortunately, and unsurprisingly, hit the poorest the hardest. In the past few months, The Celtic FC Foundation have put £10, towards a food parcel scheme in order to help support those unable to.


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Liverpool Dockers Struggle and the Fight for a New Socialist Party by Socialist Equality Party Download PDF EPUB FB2

From Militant to the Socialist Party covers developments from the New Labour takeover to the first rumblings of the world economic crisis ofand is the sequel to The Rise of Militant. In the aftermath of the collapse of the Stalinist regimes, capitalism’s representatives proclaimed ‘the end of.

This is a history of the Socialist Party of England & Wales, covering developments from the Blairite takeover of Labour to the first rumblings of the world economic crisis ofand is the sequel to The Rise of the aftermath of the collapse of the Stalinist regimes, capitalism’s representatives proclaimed ‘the end of history’.

There are crucial lessons to be learned from the bitter end of the long-running industrial dispute on Liverpool's Mersey docks. The action by stevedores, locked out for 28 months, ended on. From the Liverpool Dockers’ strike to the mass movements against the invasion of Iraq, this book records the fightback and highlights the lessons of these movements for today.

As Blair and New Labour implemented neo-liberal policies, the fight for working-class political representation was, and is, a fundamental battle charted out here. The dispute began in defence of the first principle of rank and file trade unionism: “Never cross a picket line”.

It was a principle the Tories thought they had buried with the miners’ defeat ten years earlier, but as Ken Loach comments, “nobody told the Liverpool dockers.” This book of images invokes the spirit of the dockers’ fight. Open Letter To Sacked Liverpool Dockers. REPRESENTATIVES OF two groups of Merseyside workers - the 47 surcharged Liverpool councillors of and the sacked Liverpool dockers - initiated a local campaign last February as a step towards building a new mass party.

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Former Militant Labour MP, Dave Nellist, spoke on behalf of the Socialist Party. Regional Socialist Party organisers: Eastern: East Mids: London: North East: North West Socialist Party national women's meeting. Beginning with an important talk on the pivotal role of women in the Russian revolution and the lessons we can learn from this a years on, 50 Socialist Party members from around the country attended a national women's meeting in London on 7 January.

Liverpool Socialism on Trial Liverpool's Socialist councillors, the Liverp recount Merseyside's battle against Thatcher in - The Liverpool 47 councillors present their own official history of Liverpool City Council's epic struggle against the hated Thatcher government. From onwards a struggle had taken place within the world movement against the abandonment of socialist internationalism by the Workers Revolutionary Party, then the British Section of the ICFI.

Realising that the creation of militant rank and file committees in Liverpool and London by the dockers, was the only way was the only way in which the dock workers could fight the bosses attacks and prevent the sabotage of their struggles by the Union “leaders”, Donovan and the Stalinists began a national campaign against these committees.

The Liverpool Dockers' dispute was a lengthy dispute between dockers, their employers Mersey Docks and Harbour Company (MDHC) and Torside Ltd, which lasted for twenty-eight months between and in Liverpool, gh dockers considered it a strike, it was strictly a dispute as the employers, Mersey Docks, sacked the dockers for breach of contract when they struck alongside.

A new book of stunning photos of the Liverpool dock dispute has been published to mark the twentieth anniversary of the struggle.

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Any fight against Unite’s corporatist lovefest would have meant a political confrontation with the TUC and Labour Party leadership—a struggle the SWP and SP are bitterly opposed to. The Communist Party (CP) had applauded the jailing under the the very same anti-communist Smith Act in of their Trotskyist opponents in the Socialist Workers Party.

Liverpool lost one of its greatest ever working-class leaders, and a great family man, when Tony Mulhearn passed away at the age of 80 on October 7. By Hugh Caffrey, Socialist Alternative (CWI in England and Wales) Tony was in many ways born a.

Ruth Cashman, who is standing for election to the Momentum National Co-ordinating Group (London region), describes how early-life experiences and reading books made her a socialist, and what socialism means to her. The first of three articles. Because my parents were socialist trade unionists — they met on an anti-fascist demo — we always talked.

Peter Taaffe and Tony Mulhearn's book depicting the struggle of the Militant-led Liverpool City Council against the Thatcher governments cuts, which draws out numeorus lessons for future struggles.

Socialist Party. Committee for a Workers International. Socialist Students. all are covered in Liverpool-A City That Dared to Fight.The fight of the Liverpool dockers had not ended even though the dispute has. A meeting of the dockers agreed to support the next social justice rally in London, to form a network of organisations in struggles and to convene a conference of militants in the TGWU.

The Socialist Equality Party in Britain is seeking to mobilise working people in a political struggle against austerity and war through the fight for a workers’ government based on socialist.