Friday, 1 April 2011


Save Glasgow University department of adult and continuing education

1. Write to the Principal of the University and the Head of the College of Social Sciences.
2. In your letter, briefly explain how adult education has benefited you.


Professor Anne Anderson, Head of the College of Social Sciences

cc to

Jarrow to London march against unemployment

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

What Have The Unions Ever Done For Us?

Unionization at Ford in 1930s and early 1940s

Interviews with key figures in successful unionisation drive at Ford.

Boston Police and Air Traffic Controller Strikes

Triangle: The Fire that Changed America

On March 25, 1911, 147 victims of the Triangle Shirt Waist tragedy, the largest part of them young girls, either crashed to death in panic stricken leaps from ledges 100 feet above the ground or, were trapped within the building, having no way of opening the doors that had been locked to prevent theft.

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire 1911 New York City Reenactment ILGWU

Centenary this year of Triangle fire disaster

1798 Rebellion Campaign analysis

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Photos from March 26th TUC Demo in London

Half million on TUC demo 2011 - Socialist Party video

I don't agree with some of what The Socialist party say and do, and their
members have not always acted like class fighters particularly on the PCS
Executive and within the National Shop Stewards Network but the basic points
Peter Taafe makes here about the need for industrial action and politically fighting with the Government and Councils - well this is obviously correct.

For better politics see:

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Bruce Haley : Sunder - photojournalism, documentary on Vimeo

Bruce Haley : Sunder - photojournalism, documentary on Vimeo

A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present by Howard Zinn

A People's History (The 20th Century) - Howard Zinn [1/53]

Peoples History - Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn on Anarchism and Marxism

Howard Zinn's Philosophy

Petes' Radical Poetry site

Radical Poems, Songs ,Satire ,Links ,debate. Please comment on Poems and suggest links etc

Labor Protests Spread: Thousands Rally Against Anti-Union Bill in Ohio

Labor Protests Spread: Thousands Rally Against Anti-Union Bill in Ohio

All Middle East stories from Real News

Supporting Libyan Revolution, Opposing Foreign Intervention

Supporting Libyan Revolution, Opposing Foreign Intervention

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Bruce Springsteen: THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND

Woody Guthrie-This Land Is Your Land

Jesus Christ - Woody Guthrie

Billy Bragg -There Is Power In A Union

Billy Bragg - Which Side Are You On?

pete seeger which side are you on

Solidarity Forever (Pete Seeger)

The union non-union gap

The war against unions

Unions in America

Unions need to organize unemployed workers

Nigerian doctors still on strike

Wisconsin Police Union Announces Solidarity with Occupation of State House

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Striking Egyptian Workers

Striking Egyptian Workers Fuel the Uprising After 10 Years of Labor Organizing. 1 of 3

Part 2

Part 3

More on Egyptian workers' actions

Meeting to establish an Egyptian workers solidarity campaign, 17 February

Submitted on 11 February, 2011 - 14:32

Start: 17 Feb 2011 - 6:30pm
End: 17 Feb 2011 - 8:30pm

Unite headquarters, 128 Theobald's Road, London WC2 (Holborn tube)

The huge strike wave, and the launch of a new independent union federation, in Egypt are facts of enormous significance. They may herald a reawakening of workers' struggle across North Africa and the Middle East.
Our sisters and brothers in Egypt need solidarity. Please come and join the discussion on setting up a campaign to support them.
Called by Middle East Workers' Solidarity and activists from a variety of unions.
For more information email

LabourStart Egypt

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Amber Online

Amber is a film & photography collective based in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North of England. Amber Films, Side Gallery and Cinema are all part of it. This website brings together a full sense of the activity, history and collections for the first time...

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Friday, 14 January 2011

General Strike 1926

General Strike 1926

Gwyn Thomas recalls his memories of the General Strike 1926

Articles on General Strike


Miners Strike 84-85.wmv

Miners strike 1984 A tribute to the miners and their families

Miners strike (working class hero)

Coal miners strike

BBC news Miners strike picketts fight police 1984

The Battle of Orgreave - 52 min documentary

More articles on Miners Strike 84/85

[CU09]Lessons of the Miners' Strike 1984-85 (Dave Douglass and Mark Fisher on strike


Tiananmen Square - Holding Up A Tank

BBC News - June 4, 1989, Tiananmen Square Massacre

China labour strikes gain momentum

101 East - China's labour pains

More on China


Romanian Revolution of 1989

Ceausescu execution ITN 1989

The Revolutions Of 1989

revolution in czechoslovakia 1989

Solidarity -Poland

Solidarity Poland 1981

Solidarność 1980-1989

Solidarnosc - 25 years ago

Poland: A Polish Petrograd

Zbigniew Kowalewski, a former leader of the left-wing in Solidarnosc, describes how Solidarnosc fought for workers' control in Lodz in 1980-1. This is an abridged translation of a chapter from his book, 'Rendez-nous nos usines'.

1905 (rare russian footage)

Bloody Sunday 1905

Москва в снегу 1905


Thursday, 13 January 2011

Stalin's Secret Police in 6 parts

Stalin's Secret Police: I

Stalin's Secret Police: II

Stalin's Secret Police: III

Stalin's Secret Police: IV

Stalin's Secret Police: V

Stalin's Secret Police: VI

More on Stalinism

Stalinism in depth - a series of articles on Stalinism

Seven Days to Remember - 53 min Documentary

Battle of Prague (1968)

Czechoslovakia and Russian inbreak 1968

Battle of Prague (1968)

1956 - Hungarian Revolution

Hungarian Revolution crushed by Soviets - 1956 (still worth viewing in spite of Yankee spin)

1956 - Soviet troops crushed the Hungarian uprising

HUNGARY 1956: "An Solas/Workers Republic" Editorial [November 1966]

East German uprising

When the workers rose up against Stalinism