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A Tough Nut to Crack: Andersonstown, Steve Corbett

A Tough Nut to Crack: Andersonstown, Steve Corbett

Voices from 9 Battery Royal Artillery in Northern Ireland, November 1971-March 1972

This book gives us an inside view of what it was like to be part of a British Army unit in Northern Ireland at the height of the troubles. The unit in question was an unlikely choice to be posted to a difficult urban environment – 9 (Plassey) Battery, Royal Artillery, but its men performed impressively during their time in Northern Ireland. The book is a follow-up to the author’s own published diaries, and focuses on one part of his experiences – a tour of duty in Andersonstown in the winter and spring of 1971-72. The author provides the narrative framework, and twenty of his fellow soldiers contribute their memories of events. Although the battery was present in one of the most difficult areas during one of the worst periods of the troubles, the mood isn’t entirely dark, but we do get a vivid picture of the sort of constant pressure they were under.

This book covers the period of the Bloody Sunday shoots, so we get to see how the troops reacted to the initial news and then to the developing story, as well as the impact on the streets of Andersonstown. The initial reaction was to assume that the incident had been just another of the apparently endless sequence of gun battles between the Army and the IRA, but that turned to horror when it became clear that the victims had been unarmed civilians. When the Paras appear elsewhere in the story there is an underlying feel that they were a bit of a law to themselves. The aftermath demonstrates very clearly why any military force involved in peacekeeping operations has to be incredibly careful to avoid similar disasters, as it triggered a massive rise in the level of violence and unrest in Andersonstown, aimed at the Army, the Police, and perhaps inevitably against the community itself, with shops burnt out and property damaged in the prolonged riots.

One particularly valuable aspect of this book is that each day we get a list of those people who died as a result of the troubles, with a brief explanation of who they were, how they died and who killed them. The infamous McGurk’s Pub Bombing, where loyalist terrorists murdered fifteen civilians came almost at the very start of their tour, but it took some time for it to become clear who had actually carried out that particular atrocity. A rough count taken from these snippets gives an idea both of the intensity and of the widespread and indiscriminate nature of the killing. The two branches of the IRA and other Republican groups were the most deadly, killing sixty people, just over half of them members of the security forces and just under half civilians (killed in a mix of bombings, deliberate shootings and during attacks on the security forces). Most remarkably, the IRA was responsible for the largest number of deaths amongst their own members, with around 19 killed either in accident shoots or when their own bombs blew up. The various loyalist terror grounds killed twenty civilians. The Army killed eighteen civilians, mainly on Bloody Sunday. Finally the Army killed seven IRA members during this period. This isn’t entirely typical of the troubles as a whole, although the Republicans were always the biggest killers, and killed twice as many civilians as the total number of deaths attributed to the Security Forces, and the loyalist groups almost entirely concentrated on killing civilians. This gives us a feel for the sort of environment within which the men of 9 Battery were operating – one in which violent death was constantly present, with themselves as the main targets.

The author has made a great deal of effort to provide a balanced account of this period. He and most of his fellow soldiers were angered and disgusted by the callous, violent attitude of the terrorists on both sides, but were inevitably angrier with the Republicans with whom they came into regular contact. However the book includes newspaper clippings from both sides and extracts from the IRA’s own newssheet, The Volunteer, so we do get some idea of how the other side saw the same events.

The impression one gets is of a well led unit, whose commanders were aware of the pressures on their men, and took steps to make sure they didn’t boil over. This includes at least one occasion when the men were kept in their barracks in the aftermath of an incident to give them time to cool down. Several of the individuals involved demonstrate the sort of attitude needed to operate in this sort of environment – don’t fire unless you are absolutely sure you have a valid target, don’t go out of your way to alienate the local community. This book will be of use to anyone who is about to carry out a similar duty, and also serves as an important reminder of the value of the peace process in Northern Ireland.

1 - Shock news and ceremonial duties
2 - Training to 'keep the peace' and playing for real
3 - November: Deployment in Andersonstown
4 - December: More injuries and the first successes
5 - January: An escalation in the attacks
6 - February: All-out war
7 - March: The capture of two top Provos

Author: Steve Corbett
Edition: Paperback
Pages: 272
Publisher: Helion
Year: 2015

A Tough Nut to Crack: Andersonstown Voices from 9 Battery Royal Artillery in Northern Ireland, November 1971 - March 1972

On the outskirts of west Belfast in Northern Ireland, and in the shadow of the Black Mountain, is situated the predominantly Catholic community of Andersonstown. Between November 1971 and March 1972 this small area of land, which is just two miles long by one mile deep, became the scene of many gun-battles between the men of 9(Plassey) Battery, Royal Artillery and 1st Battalion Belfast Brigade, Irish Republican Army.

This book is a record of the violent clashes which took place on an almost daily basis on housing estates which looked no different than those found on mainland Britain. After the events of ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Londonderry on the 30 January 1972 in which thirteen civilians were shot dead, the attacks against the soldiers intensified to an unprecedented scale. The whole community of Andersonstown appeared to rise up against the small band of men from 9 Battery.

There are truly terrifying accounts from twenty of the men who took part in the struggle to maintain the peace on the streets of Andersonstown. They describe how it felt to face the rioters, and how it felt to be under attack from the Provo gunmen. Contemporary newspaper reports have been used to illustrate the viewpoints of both sides involved in the conflict. The book contains many recently discovered photographs of the arms and explosives found by the battery in their searches. None of these images have ever been published before. There are also reproduced statements issued by the Provisional IRA which originally appeared in the ‘Volunteer’ news sheet issued around the estates, and these serve to corroborate some of the astonishing tales told by the soldiers.

This is the only book about the Troubles in Northern Ireland which covers just one single tour of duty as seen through the eyes of the men who were there. By the end of the tour in March 1972 the IRA in Andersonstown had been almost completely destroyed as a fighting force. The 110-strong unit of men of 9 Battery were given a task to do, to crack The Toughest Nut – and they gave it their all.

“ … a historical gem capturing Belfast’s street level the “kinetic” that at times approached firefights of Helmand levels … It is an extraordinary account of a particularly punchy tour of Northern Ireland written by a soldier at the coalface.” Soldier Magazine

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A Tough Nut to Crack: Andersonstown, Steve Corbett - History

On the outskirts of west Belfast in Northern Ireland, and in the shadow of the Black Mountain, is situated the predominantly Catholic community of Andersonstown. Between November 1971 and March 1972 this small area of land, which is just two miles long by one mile deep, became the scene of many gun-battles between the men of 9(Plassey) Battery, Royal Artillery and 1st Battalion Belfast Brigade, Irish Republican Army.

This book is a record of the violent clashes which took place on an almost daily basis on housing estates which looked no different than those found on mainland Britain. After the events of &lsquoBloody Sunday&rsquo in Londonderry on the 30 January 1972 in which thirteen civilians were shot dead, the attacks against the soldiers intensified to an unprecedented scale. The whole community of Andersonstown appeared to rise up against the small band of men from 9 Battery.

There are truly terrifying accounts from twenty of the men who took part in the struggle to maintain the peace on the streets of Andersonstown. They describe how it felt to face the rioters, and how it felt to be under attack from the Provo gunmen. Contemporary newspaper reports have been used to illustrate the viewpoints of both sides involved in the conflict. The book contains many recently discovered photographs of the arms and explosives found by the battery in their searches. None of these images have ever been published before. There are also reproduced statements issued by the Provisional IRA which originally appeared in the &lsquoVolunteer&rsquo news sheet issued around the estates, and these serve to corroborate some of the astonishing tales told by the soldiers.

This is the only book about the Troubles in Northern Ireland which covers just one single tour of duty as seen through the eyes of the men who were there. By the end of the tour in March 1972 the IRA in Andersonstown had been almost completely destroyed as a fighting force. The 110-strong unit of men of 9 Battery were given a task to do, to crack The Toughest Nut &ndash and they gave it their all.

About The Author

Steve Corbett has had a lifelong interest in military history and the collecting of artefacts from the Great War. At the age of 12 he joined the local Army Cadet unit in Hulme, Manchester and remained a member until he decided to join the Regular Army in


&ldquo &hellip a historical gem capturing Belfast&rsquos street level the &ldquokinetic&rdquo that at times approached firefights of Helmand levels &hellip It is an extraordinary account of a particularly punchy tour of Northern Ireland written by a soldier at the coalface.&rdquo

- Soldier Magazine

"This book gives us an inside view of what it was like to be part of a British Army unit in Northern Ireland at the height of the troubles."

- History of War

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No. 264, Mar 25, 1972, London
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Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

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Angry teachers turn their backs on Mrs Thatcher

Building workers protest against &lsquolump&rsquo

No. 269, Apr 15, 1972, London (actually No. 267)
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

Jenkins bails out Tories, by Roger Protz

Dockers defy law, by Roger Rosewell

Sit-in workers set on victory (photo)

  • The bribes and bullets that back profits, by Chris Harman
  • Briefing:
    [Egypt breaks diplomatic relations with Jordan]
    [Killing of Sheikh Karume of Zanzibar]
    [New Czech Writers&rsquo Union]
    [New privileged elite in Bangladesh]
    [13 South Africans convicted under Terorism Act]
    [New Philadelphia mayor well known for savage methods as police chief]
    [Strike by Sherpa porter of Mount Everest expedition]
    [Gypsies &ndash new scapegoat of Slovakian CP]
    [Imperialism literally sucks blood in Haiti]
  • Vietnam struggle enters new phase, by Ian Birchall
    The crew of a South Vietnamese tank flee (photo)
  • Czech repression: 285 arrested, by Dale Fox

&ldquoThis is your BBC reporter in Northern Ireland . &rdquo (cartoon), by Evans

Cottons Yarns

  • The Willies
    Whitelaw (photo)
  • [The rich hang on to their loot]
  • Public Eyesore
  • [No room for sentiment . ]

Children of the battlefield

Liveliest Letters on the Left

  • Labour dances to the bosses&rsquo tune, from Alan West
  • [Thanks from The Bugle], from Chrissie Maher
  • The lessons of the Easter Rising, by Praful C. Desai
  • Left priorities, from Jim Higgins
  • Living in dream world, from Terry Rodgers

The wobbling of Dr Allende, by Jose Martinez

  • The President: Rapture . (photo)
  • . has turned to rupture with militant workers (photo)
  • Centres of MIR activity (map)

King Billy&rsquos Orange hoax, by Brian Trench

  • Craig (photo)
  • Billy Hull . inspecting the Vanguard (photo)
  • The Vanguard youth battalion on the march (photo)

Nothing new about the sinister knock in the night, by Peter Hitchens

Shop Stewards in World War One

  • Arming the war workers . when the union leaders did a bunk, by Sabby Sagall
  • John Hodge (photo)

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

  • Dossier for total change? by Gerry Dawson
  • Films of the Third World
    A &lsquostill&rsquo from the film Mexico: The Frozen Revolution
  • TV: That Special relationship, by David Pearson

What We Stand For

Spike (column), by Ron Knowles

Antrim tyre battle on wages, by Mike Miller

Sit-in wages battle nears the crunch, by Glyn Carver

Left students call for anti-Tory fight

2,000 carworkers vote for occupation

No. 268, Apr 22, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

Resist Tory blackmail, by Chris Harman

Nixon steps up airborne terrorism

  • Iceland fights for her fish, by Ian Birchall
  • Argentina: End of the honeymoon
    The kidnapped Fiat executive Sallustro (photo)
    South America (map)
  • Italy: jobless over a million
  • Briefing:
    [Dean of Johannesburg acquitted]
    [EEC Commission report on labour cost]
    [Insurance policy in Italy against loss of parliamentary seats]
    [66 Cairo textile workers still in prison]
    [Albania&rsquos friendship with China waning]
    [Little enthusiasm in Moscow for victories of Vietnamese liberation forces]

&ldquoYou&rsquore right, Corporal &ndash morale is low . &rdquo (cartoon), by Evans

Cottons Yarns

  • Brown and Mac
    Macmillan (photo)
  • [Distorted vision]
  • Hanging party
  • Evil times
  • [Heaton&rsquos Transport hardly passes muster as &lsquolaw-abiding&rsquo company]
  • Foreman doctor
  • [5 bullet-proof jackets purchased by Thames Valley police]
  • His story
  • Call the lift

Liveliest Letters on the Left

  • Away with the dogsbody image! from Sandra Peers
  • Some light on IS support for IRA, from Mary Crampse & Jenny Davison
  • Refuse to build these slums, from M. Dean Sherwin
  • What abour John McLean? from Allan Laidlaw
  • Union tactics against the Act, from Paul Lewis
  • Dismissal not political, from Gavin Williams

The great sit-in battle, by Roger Rosewell

  • Scanlon (photo)
  • Manchester workers reading weekly bulletin (photo), by Red Saunders
  • Worker with bulletin (photo), by Red Saunders
  • What to fight for

Science &ndash for us or against us?

Beer &ndash the bitter truth, by Laurie Flynn

  • Maxwell Joseph (photo)
  • How to launch a new beer (cartoon), Evans
  • Counter-revolution by red keg men
    What&rsquos the difference? Nothing &ndash except the price . (beer mats)

Tory homes plan is green light for slum landlords, by Geoff Woolfe

Shop Stewards in World War One

  • 2. Why was there no 1917 revolution in Britain, by Sabby Sagall
    Where the working class was leading (photo)
    H.M. Hyndman (photo)

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

  • Spain 1936: How close was the socialist revolution? by Chris Harman
    Citizen Army volunteers on the way to the front (photo)
  • Nine loaves and a copy of the Communist Manifesto, by Roland Muldoon

What We Stand For

In the City (column), by T.H. Rogmorton

The Student Scene

  • Militant challenge to NUS leaders
    NUS president Digby Jacks
  • Sit-in broken
  • Nine charged

Blacking goes on despite court threat, by Steve Emms

Free Derry still solidly behind IRA struggle, by Eamonn McCann

The Rents Battle

Ferranti attack union rights

Sack threat sets Parsons alight

Picket Lines

  • Toolroom strike goes on
  • [BSC management refuses to reveal plans for River Don Steelworks]
  • [Nearly 700 building workers marches through Glasgow]
  • [2,000 workers at Cowley car body plant give strike notice]
  • [4 IS members found guilty of using &lsquoinsulting words and behaviour&rsquo]
  • [650 engineers at GEC Blackheath on strike]

Shoe factory occupation now in firth week

Scanlon stalls as engineers&rsquo wage struggle spreads, by Glyn Carver

Sit-ins cross the Pennines

No. 269, Apr 29, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists
No. 270, May 6, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

May Day rally packs them in (photo)

Vietnam: US facing total defeat

  • Sheikh shifts towards the right, by John Ashdown
    A poster of Mujib (photo)
  • Briefing:
    [South African government determined to destroy resistance of militant Ovambo workers]
    [Greek junta&rsquos reign of terror beginning to break]
    [Chinese interpreters refuse to shake hands with Nixon]
    [ISUS active in rank and file movements]
    [Egyptian government to close 400 luxury shops]
    [Lutte Ouvrière fete]
    [8 Bombay workers shot by police]
  • Kwame Nkrumah: death of a myth, by W. Enda
  • May Day greetings from Spain, from Accion Communista
  • Police bullets sharpen the struggle

Industrial Relations Act (cartoon), by Evans

Cottons Yarns

  • No joyride
  • [&lsquoGroups who used their power against the interests of the community&rsquo]
    Barber (photo)
  • Star turn
  • [It&rsquos possible to turn a somersault in 24 hours]
  • [Making a clean breast of it]
  • Miracle Humph

Liveliest Letters on the Left

  • On trial for politics, from Stoke Newington 8 Defence Group
  • IRA: what we mean by support, from Mike Heym
  • Give troops a &lsquoroyal&rsquo welcome . from John Ormsby
  • Kennedy, from B.J. Burden

When the dockers smashed union law, by Jules Townsend

McGovern &ndash man of &lsquopeace&rsquo who backs the war, by Michael Stewart

Race setback for bosses, by a special correspondent

How the TUC sold the pass, by Laurie Flynn

The best law money can buy, by Raymond Challinor

The task of revolutionary party, by Sabby Sagall

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

  • 1972: the catch is the same, by Jill Branston
    US soldier hits Vietcong prisoner . in face (photo)
  • Dishonest on film, by Philip Eastman
  • Sedgwick and Laing (continued)

What We Stand For

Spike (column), by Ron Knowles

Report from the South, by Brian Trench

Union backs &lsquolawbreakers&rsquo at Parsons

Frank Chapple in power struggle

Technicians at the crossroads

The Rents Battle

No compromise on hours and pay say sit-in workers

Dockers face their toughest battle, by Bob Light

Car workers . at London&rsquos May Day march (photo)

Sweat shop workers call a halt

Picket Lines

  • Round the clock picket backs strike
  • [Plessey plan to axe half the labour force]
  • [London overseas telephonists turn down militant action]
  • [Third annual conference of the Building Workers&rsquo Charter]
No. 271, May 13, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

Vietnam: one last bloody fling by Nixon&rsquos outlaws

Why Tory law must be smashed

  • £20 million fine threat kills strike, by Paul O&rsquoFlinn
  • Briefing:
    [Demonstration in Spain on May Day]
    [&lsquoHow to spot urban guerrillas&rsquo in Argentina]
    [Celebrities breaking South African cultural boycott]
    [More trouble for Allende]
    [South African &lsquodescent to the sewers]
    [French CP launches new attack on leftists]
    [Icelandic students protest against Vietnam War]
    [Portuguese difficulties violating Tanzanian air space]
    [Private enterprise flourishes in Russia]
    [Student strike in Athens]
  • Thousands protest against Zambian anti-strike move, by a correspondent in Lusaka

&ldquoDon&rsquot be nervous &ndash I&rsquom an army doctor&rdquo (cartoon), by Evans

Cottons Yarns

  • Beeb ban
  • [Fouls . in front of the Queen]
  • Shamrocked
    Eamonn to that (illustration)
  • SSussed out
  • [Affiliation]
  • Sweet talk

Cleaners start to mop up London&rsquos offices, by Valerie Clark

Liveliest Letters on the Left

  • Internment under a new name hits N. Ireland, from Dennis Cassin
    A May Day greeting card produced by Long Kesh prisoners
  • Role of the masses, from Bob Dent
    Comment, by Chris Harman
  • Kennedy whitewash: fats paint a blacker picture, from Ian H. Birchall
  • Don&rsquot let Labour off the hook, from Barry Woodling
    SW&rsquos front page (facsimile)
  • Derry: who gave the order, from Chris Jones

How Wilson smashed the seamen, by Chris Harman

In the City (column), by T.H. Rogmorton

Report from the South, by Brian Trench

U.C.S &ndash a balance sheet on the sit-in, by Roger Rosewell

  • The work-in on the Clyde . won massive support from workers . (photo)
  • How the jobs were slashed on the Clyde (map)
  • Jimmy Reid, Jimmy Airlie, Dan McGarvey, Wedgewood Benn (photos)

Tory joy for land sharks as all controls are ripped up, by Irene Bruegel

&lsquoInferior&rsquo blacks: this pernicious myth . by Troy Langley

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

  • A prophet revealed, by Peter Sedgwick
  • Coming soon: Planet of the Mugs
    CAST (photo)
  • Gay lib: fighting against oppression, by Don Milligan

What We Stand For

Lame shareholders bailed out in Belfast, from a special correspondent

Dubious army role in killings, by Mike Miller

The Rents Battle

  • Don&rsquot be fooled by Tories&rsquo trickery
  • Labour: promises, promises?
    Part of an advertisement placed in the London Evening Standard

Another union off the register

Move to tone down TASS policies

No court boycott, Jenkins tells ASTMS confewrence, by Roger Rosewell

Picket Lines

  • 250 out at sweet factory
  • [Wingrove and Rogers in Kirkby occupied by workers]
  • [1,400 workers at Glasgow Caterpillar factory vote their strike into third week]
  • [Workers at Hill Construction in Eastleigh locked out for 7 weeks]
  • [Engineers in many Sheffield factories working to rule or banning overtime]
  • [Bulletin produced for Hoovers in Perivale]

Dockers tell Tories the crunch is near, by Bob Light

Sit-in after sacking threat

Press silence over engineers&rsquo struggle, by John Deason

Militant call for conference

No. 272, May 20, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

&lsquoI&rsquod rather go to jail than appear before the NIRC&rsquo

Railmen: big &lsquoyes&rsquo vote needed

  • Vietnam: back to the Goldwater Era, by Ian Birchall
    Gifts from world&rsquos richest people to some of the poorest (photo)
  • Briefing:
    [2 Left-wing organisations virtually wiped off Italian electoral map]
    [Russian authorities trying to suppress clandestine publication]
    [Indian industrial relations law]
    [South African government attempts to restore tribal society]
    [Turkish government executes 3 young militants]
  • Burundi power struggle breaks into tribal war
  • The attacks of Zion, by Edward Crawford

&ldquoThis chap&rsquos come from the union to withdraw your credentials Sid . &rdquo (cartoon), by Evans

Spike (column), by Ron Knowles

Cottons Yarns

  • [Market in discarded reformist principles in Tottenham]
  • [Impartiality of the law]
  • [BOC offers Green Shield Stamps for snooping]

Pit prop profiteers mine fortune with numbers game, by Arthur Malone

Liveliest Letters on the Left

  • Appeal of an old&rsquoun, from J.J. French
  • Right politics rule out atrocities, from Duncan Macpherson
  • Use your power to stop building disasters, from Kathy Sims
    Ronan Point (photo)
  • From P.H. Clarke
  • Wrong figures, from Pete Harvey
    Reply, by Editor
  • Are the doomsters right? from Aidan Foster-Carter

George Wallace: Trickster with a mask of hate, by James Coleman

Enough to make old Owen turn in his grave, by Terry Ward

Dockland&rsquos battle for survival, by Laurie Flynn

  • Dockers are pawns in profits scramble
    Docks (photo)
  • The danger, the dirt, the cold, the wet &ndash they earn every penny
  • Devlin&rsquos &lsquomilk and honey&rsquo leaves a bitter taste
    Devlin, Jones, Mikardo (photo)

The Struggle for Britain&rsquos Unions (series), by Bernard Ross

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

  • BBC: The Greeks have a word for it
    Ian Hendry and Wanda Vertham filming in Crete for the Lotus Eaters (photo)
  • History from bottom up

What We Stand For

Compromise at Parsons, by Malcolm Reid

Postal union conference may end headlong retreat

Backlash rocks press union

The Rents Battlefield

  • Labour councils ready to betray to Tories
    Crosland (photo)
  • Angry crowd blocks council
    [13 Labour council members suspended by Labour group]
    [300 angry Islington tenants pack public gallery]
    [Dagenham tenants leaders meeting shop stewards]
    [20 Scottish councils say they will refuse to raise rents]
    [Federation of Camden Tenants Association set up]

Overtime ban hides retreat on 35 hours

Picket Lines

  • [Lockout at the Erith works of GEC Osram entering fifth week]
  • [500 maintenance workers at the Wolverhampton Goodyear factory strike]
  • [Sit-in at Woodhead Springs in Ossett]
  • [Workers at M.C. Hives in Wolverhampton win victory]
  • [Workers at Laurence Scott and Electromotors in Norwich return to work]
  • [5,000 workers at Singers in Clydebank on strike]
  • [Humberside&rsquos first sit-in strike in defence of jobs]

Four pickets arrested (photo)

Pupils and teachers fight the system

Barricades rise again after attack on pub

No. 273, May 27, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

Heath will try new sell-out with Smith

Black stays on say dockers (photo)

  • Black militants speak out against integration, by John Lea
  • Briefing:
    [Clashes between police and demonstrators in Tananarive in Malagasy Republic]
    [Assassination of notorious police officer of Milan political bureau]
  • S. African students revolt, by W. Enda
    Ramothibi Tiro (photo)
    [Not the first student demonstrations in South Africa against the system] (photo)
  • Jamaica: where the cream goes to the parasites

Redundant Railwaymen &ndash 2nd Class &ndash 1st Class (cartoon), by Evans

Cottons Yarns

  • Foul play
    Best (photo)
  • [Edinburgh&rsquos Blenheim Rooms]
  • Uncivil
  • [A case for the NIRC?]
  • Steel yourself

Workers taking over whole towns . Canada&rsquos May Days 1972, by Paul O&rsquoFlinn

Liveliest Letters on the Left

  • Irish trade unionist behind bars, from Patrick McCusker
    Lond [sic!] Kesh concentration camp (photo)
  • Against Labour or Tories (1), from Anthony Arblaster
  • Against Labour or Tories (2), from Martin Barker
  • Left unity, from S. Smith
  • In support of gay lib, from Joanna Bornat & Richard Bornat

This bribe for getting sacked, by Roger Jackson & Jim Kincaid

Learn to speak topsy-turvy Toryese in one easy lesson

Bent coppers &ndash Corruption swept under the carpet, by Paul Foot

Angela &ndash Frame-up by the state, from Workers Power

The Struggle for Britain&rsquos Unions (series), by Bernard Ross

  • 2. The winning of the dockers&rsquo tanner
  • One of the great marches through London (photo)
  • Frederick Engels, Ben Tillett (photos)

Our Norman (comic strips), by Evans

  • War and peace, by Taku Ogawa
  • Who killed Stephen McCarthy? by Nigel Fountain
    Chief Superintendent Forrest, police violence, Wormwood Scrubs, [Stephen McCarthy] (photos)
    [Mrs McCarthy with family on a recent march] (photo)
  • Wilcox farewell gives Man Alive a chance

What We Stand For

Unions: the noose tightens, by Dave Lyddon

Big steel cut-back threat to workers, by Peter Ingham

Police force against schools demo, by Steve Forey

Belfast battles take new pattern

The Rents Battle

Cocktails à la Mac, by T.H. Rogmorton

Fine Tubes strikers plan mass demo

TGWU leaders fight to get off the hook

Engineering unions all set for pay talks somersault, by Roger Rosewell

  • Manchester struggle coming to an end, by Glyn Carver
    One of Manchester&rsquos deserted shop floors (photo)

Picket Lines

  • [75th conference of the TSSA]
  • [1,400 workers at Glasgow Caterpillar to continue]
  • [School students in Tottenham harassed again by police]
  • [7 women picketing James Galt in Cheadle]

Sit-in follows lay-off threat at Wembley

No. 274, Jun 3, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

Vital battle for the docks

Wembley sit-in strikers fight-on (photos)

  • The &lsquosoviet&rsquo facade cracks a little, by Chris Harman
  • Vietnam: riches versus poverty, by Ian Birchall
    South Vietnamese soldiers flee (photo)
  • Big fete draws 15,000
  • Briefing:
    [Events in Cambodia]
    [&lsquoLiberalisation&rsquo in Portugal]
    [Women&rsquos Liberation has now arrived in Israel]
    [Shorter working hours for manual workers on Common Market]

&ldquoHe&rsquos here every week . &rdquo (cartoon), by Evans

Cottons Yarns

  • The puke of Windsor
    Knotty problem for the ruling class
  • Country gazumping .
    [&lsquoUnique country cottage&rsquo in St Albans] (facsimile)

Spike (column), by Ron Knowles

Liveliest Letters on the Left

  • Civil war danger, from Emanuel Kelly
  • Fighting organisation is needed, from Jim Butterfield
  • Why the matchgirls struck a light, from T.J. McCarthy
  • Life on the farm must be exposed . from Kathleen Basnett
    Out in the cold (photo)
    [Response, by Editor]
  • [Correction on Italian elections], from R.E. Rawles
  • Sites for sore eyes, from Robert Hair
  • Floating the Tories, from G. Spink
  • Politics and race, from Terence Ward

Why Willy walks the German tightrope, by our correspondent in Frankfurt

In the City (column), by T.H. Rogmorton

Greed: the ABC of RTZ, by David East

Homes racket, by Jim Kincaid

  • The escalating cost of private housing . (photo)
  • The escalating cost of council rents . (photo)
  • Julian Amery (photo)

The Struggle for Britain&rsquos Unions (series), by Bernard Ross

  • 3. Bosses&rsquo counter-attack but the new unions march on
  • Mass demonstration during the big transport strike of 1912 (photo)

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

  • Tribute to a strike, by Laurie Flynn
  • The cobra that ruled Egypt
    The symbols of Egypt ruled by Tutankhamun (photo)
    A gold and jewelled brooch found in the king&rsquos tomb (photo)
  • Reproduction line (poem), by D.R. Brown

What We Stand For

Electricians&rsquo leaders play the power game
Fred Gore (photo)

Immigrant workers fight exploitation

The Rents Battle

  • Camden
  • Lambeth
  • Redditch
  • Greenwich
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Scotland
  • Crediton

Lung disease: NCB ready to fight miners

Sit-in fights strike-breaking machinery

Sit-ins &ndash the sting in the tail

N. Ireland: peace at what price? by Chris Harman

Building protestor heads for the top (photo)

Picket Lines

  • Breakthrough as parts factory is occupied
  • [School walk-outs in Sussex]
  • [Demand for more democracy in ATTI]
  • [Workers at D&E Plastics factory in Coventry in 7th week of strike]

Postmen snub union leaders

No. 275, Jun 10, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

Support grows for Ossett sit-in, by John Charlton

Angela is free &ndash but the fight goes on . by Mike Caffoor

  • [The International Socialist stall at the Lutte Ouvrière fete] (photo)
  • US-backed crackdown snuffs out democracy, by Salvadoran reolutionaries and students in England
  • Shipyard threat to Franco, by Vic Richards
  • Shoot-out masks real German isues, by our Frankfurt correspondent
  • Briefing:
    [US war veterans facing unemployment]
    [Chilean government facing challenge on its left]
    [To compete in US presidential elections you need lots of rich friends]
    [Lack of clear political leadership in Quebec strike]
    [The Uruguayan guerrillas, the Tupamaros, suffer setback]
    [Yugoslav professor groping towards a Marxist analysis of the society he live in]

For sale &ndash To let (cartoon), by Evans

Cottons Yarns

  • Naked truth
  • [Police taken short]
    A Grosvenor Square flasher (photo)
  • As you were &ndash 1
  • As you were &ndash 2
  • [Celebrating 100th birthday]
  • Pole-axed
  • Cottons Power

Rangers&rsquo fans put the boot in, by Peter Bain

Liveliest Letters on the Left

  • Union toughness in short supply, from D.J. Delaney
  • &lsquoTory bashing&rsquo avoids the crucial issues, from Dave Hughes, Godfrey Webster, Gerry Kelly, Paul Holborough, Gerry Kelly & Granville Williams
  • Victory? Don&rsquot shoot too soon, from Mark Dougal
    Don&rsquot let councillors off the hook
  • Trafford Park, from George Taylor
    [Reply], by Glyn Carver
  • [Thank you for your review], from Conrad Atkinson

On your marks for the price spring, by John Palmer

  • Mr Rising Price (cartoon)
  • The great grub scandal &ndash how your weekly bill has soared, by Lionel Sims

Notting Hill: the slumlords laugh all the way to the bank, by Laurie Flynn

  • 21 Powis Square (photo), by Nancy Hellborn
  • Joseph Alix (photo), by Nancy Hellborn
  • 1 to 9 Colville Gardens (photo), by Nancy Hellborn
  • Grants boost profit rake-off (table)

Dirty Alex, spy the workers kept in the cold, by Raymond Challinor

The Struggle for Britain&rsquos Unions (series), by Bernard Ross

  • 4. Why the unions keep turning right
  • Ernie Bevin (photo)
  • Pilkington militants on the march (photo)

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

  • Parity fight recharged Dagenham batteries, by Sabby Sagall
    Leaving Dagenham . at the start of the nine-week strike (photo)
  • Kubrick takes the pith . by Nigel Fountain

What We Stand For

Militants set pace on building site

Campus occupation scene of students and workers unity

Engineers strike &ndash against their own union

The Rents Struggle

  • Labout to urge backdown
  • Kent miners and London building workers (photo), by Mike Cohen
  • Birmingham

AUEW snub for Tories&rsquo court, by Rob Clay

Workers take-over to win pay claim

Docks steward call strike

Picket Lines

  • [In Glasgow 1,400 Caterpillar Tractor workers return to work]
  • [Building workers on the Thamesmead site on strike]
  • [In Harlow 800 workers at United Glass on strike]
  • [Swansea Trades Council to set up Tenants Committee]
  • [The whole workforce at Crepe Sizes in Nottingham on picket line]

Metal Box fights on for vital claim, by Glyn Carver

[A section of the IS contingent on Vietnam demonstration in London] (photo)

Work sharing call to fight sackings

No. 276, Jun 17, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

Pay: use your muscle for more

&lsquoCourt won&rsquot stop our fight&rsquo &ndash defiant dockers

  • Murder by pollution in Vietnam, by Tim Shallice
  • Cape Town: Habits die slow, by W.Enda
    South African police beating women students with batons (photo)
  • Allende turns to &lsquolaw and order&rsquo

The price of meat continues to rise . (cartoon), by Evans

Cottons Yarns

  • Meanyful
    Meany (photo)
  • [Vic Feather at the Haldane Society]
  • Landslide
  • Orange squash
  • [Touching scene in Belfast]
  • Ginger wine
  • Out of court
  • Dead line

Liveliest Letters on the Left

  • Labour and unions . from Ken Muller
  • Democracy &ndash crucial issue for the Liaison Committee, from Ted Parker
  • [Tenants want somebody to tell them how to take effective action], from Tom Braddock
  • Who decides? from M. Pearce

Spike (column), by Ron Knowles

Two Years on Strike! by Laurie Flynn

  • . and all for the right to be trade unionists .
  • Convenor Frank Clark (photo), by Red Saunders
  • &rsquoUnions must reimpose blacking quickly and oficially&rsquo (photo), by Red Saunders
  • Collecting strike pay (photo), by Red Saunders

Every baby must be a wanted baby . by Wendy Henry

  • [Working-class women living in cramped conditions . ] (photo)
  • Another dumped, abandoned baby (facsimile), from last week&rsquos Daily Mirror
  • Women on the march (photo)

The continuing sage of deformed profiteers, by Paul Foot

The I.R.A. &ndash confusion in the ranks after political somersault, by Brian Trench

  • Another new strategy (photo)
  • Members of the Officials taking part in the Provisional-run peace march (photo)

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

  • TV goes cap in hand, by Barry Ellis
  • A play that grabs you roughly by the collar, by Roger Huddle
  • The effluent society, by Ken Montague
    Poison leaks from a drum washed up on the South Coast from a wreck (photo)

What We Stand For

No real lead in the fight to kill Tories&rsquo law

Victory over anti-union boss, by Harry Tait

Loyalists open up danger of civil war, by Mike Miller

Left defeated at conference

The Rent Struggle

  • Shock for 200,000 tenants &ndash London rents to double
  • Hammersmith

Sackings loom againcover Upper Clyde shipyards

Dockers defy &lsquostop blacking&rsquo order, by Bob Light

Building workers picket the World&rsquos End site in Chelsea, London (photo)

Glass factories on strike

Picket Lines

  • 2,500 workers take on whisky giant
  • Wembley
  • Sheffield
  • Bristol
  • Glasgow

Thousands join &lsquoEuro-strike&rsquo

No. 277, Jun 24, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists
  • Monday&rsquos mass meeting of London dockers at Tower Hill (photo)
  • &rsquoA great victory&rsquo
    Alan Williams (photo)
  • The Queen shakes bloody hands, by Ian Birchall
    Iranian students cover their faces while demonstrating against the Shah (photo)
  • Briefing:
    [Allende&rsquos government proud of record on civil liberties]
    [French CP daily L&rsquoHumanité in acute financial difficulties]
    [Iraqi government nationalises Iraq Petroleum Company]
    [Croatian fascist Ustashi bombs of political opponent in Australia]
    [French Defence Minister defends nuclear tests in the Pacific]
    [18-year-old Israeli draft resister imprisoned for refusing to serve in occupied territories]
    [Dozen Czechoslovakian actors prematurely retired]
  • Terror rules on in Turkey, by a correspondent
  • University students challenge Greek junta, by George Gionis

&ldquoWe&rsquore tightening up on on the company medicals, Parker . &rdquo (cartoon), by Evans

Cottons Yarns

  • Sweethearts
  • [Student action, Argentina-style]
  • Cheeky
  • [Sad sight in Stoke Newington, London]
  • Blockbuster
    Cunningham (photo)
  • Gale force

In the City (column), by T.H. Rogmorton

Liveliest Letters on the Left

  • Tying Labour with reforms, from Duncan Hallas
  • Farm workers need all our support, from Ron Hale
  • Unions must back us, from G. Spink
  • Abortion (1), from Gloria Murphy
  • Abortion (2), from Ellen Reynolds
  • Why the Mail is afraid, from Tony Greenstein

The bureaucrats &ndash union leaders who prefer the white flag to the red when under fire, by Mike Heym
Vic Feather (photo)

Arms race: rival giants menace the whole world, by Chris Harman

  • [Vietnam] (photomontage), by Red Saunders
  • Bombs and the balance of terror
    [Missile] (photo]
  • War economy &ndash a bid to ward off slumps
    Shut down in the 1930s (photo)
  • The race goes on despite Moscow

Algeria: devastation of the &lsquocivilisers&rsquo, by Ian Birchall

  • A mass demonstration of French settlers in Algeria (photo)
  • A copy of Revolution, the FLN&rsquos bulletin

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

  • Rank-and-file power, by Julian Harber
  • Where do the miners get their splendid solidarity? by Richard Croucher
    [Miner] (photo)
    [Pithead] (photo)

What We Stand For

The press quietly hides its gag, by Laurie Flynn

Jobs in advert were being killed

Ireland: Danger of sell-out increases

The Rents Battle

  • They can jail me says Labour man, by Ross Hill
  • Inverness
    Port Talbot

Critical wage struggle is ignored at conference

We&rsquoll defeat Act, pledge 800 stewards, by Steve Jefferys

No union aid for black strikers, by Anne Clark

National glassworks strike in the offing

Town hall workers&rsquo union moves towards the left

Picket Lines

No. 278, Jul 1, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

Sack threat to Wembley engineers

  • Russian police arrest anti-Stalinist critic, by Ian Birchall
  • Briefing:
    [Meeting of solidarity in London with Spanish students]
    [Walkout by black students South Africa&rsquos University of the North]
    [Chilean CP minister slaps workers]
    [Workers&rsquo assemblies in Cuba to grade fellow workers]
    [Chiang Kai-shek still has friends in the United States]
    [More setbacks for Uruguay&rsquos urban guerrillas]
  • Italy: How far to the revolution? by John Palmer
    The riots in Reggio Calabria (photo)
  • Arab guerrilla groups still in disarray, by Ted Crawford

Rio Tinto Zinc Co. (cartoon), by Evans

Cottons Yarns

  • Border war
  • [Say that again?]
  • Cpl punishment
  • [Nice work if you can get it department]
  • Gamekeeper
  • Blackballed
    Jane-Anne Peppler (photos)
  • On spec

Liveliest Letters on the Left

  • Abortion:
    The big talking point . from Nancy Hellebrand
    Piffling, from Domhnall Mac Amhlaidh
    Forced, from Valerie Clark
    A right to life, from Wendy Henry
    Prevention, from Trevor M. Shaw
  • Backslaps, from Dave Strutt
  • Now a word from the ABS, from D.A. Hearn
  • Did China get lost in the smog? from Bill Fakes

Spike (column), by Ron Knowles

Peace? In a state built on violence, by Brian Trench

Noise: it&rsquos about time someone shouted, by Laurie Flynn

What happens if the Tories fail . by Duncan Hallas

  • It sounds like a good slogan (photo)
  • Wage freeze on the menu (photo)
  • Last Word (cartoon), Evans

£ &ndash Panic in hight places as sterling comes under the hammer, by Chris Harman

Algeria &ndash Victory and defeat, by Ian Birchall

  • The myth ofmotherhood, by David Widgery
    An advert for Mother magazine (facsimile)
    The perfect family, advertisers&rsquo eye view (facsimile)
    The advertiser&rsquos view of childhood (facsimile)
  • In a legal blind alley, by David East

What We Stand For

On your Marks for a police state, by Laurie Flynn

Provos call off armed struggle, by Mike Miller

Strikers end sit-in after court order, by Anne Clarke

The Rents Battle

  • Labour leaders bid to undermine tenants&rsquo fight
  • Llantrissant
    East Kilbride
    [Socialist Worker pamphlet]

Victory for the dockers! by Bob Light

North-east rocked by steel strike, by Rob Clay

Print unions back workers&rsquo takeover at colour works

Shop stewards lead fight to defend union rights

Picket Lines

  • Strikers seal off shipyard
  • Chesterfield
    East London
No. 279, Jul 8, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists
  • Chilean government swings further to the right, by Vic Richards
  • French left vote pact hedges bets, by a correspondent in Paris
    A strike meeting at Renault (photo)
  • Briefing:
    [&lsquoVietnamising&rsquo the Vietnam War is cheaper]
    [In West Germany Springer press denounces book published by Spinger company]
    [Mao Tse-tung greets Mrs Bandaranaike]
    [Struggles of British dockers widely reported in Scandinavia]
    [Izvestia shows how Russia&rsquos so-called planned economy works]
    [South African building workers pelt police with bricks]
    [Nigerian Union of Teachers conducting militant campaign on wages and conditions]

&ldquoNo fun, these union leaders &ndash they don&rsquot fight!&rdquo (cartoon), by Evans

Cottons Yarns

  • Razer&rsquos edge
  • [Last word on . Harry Hyams]
  • Last Post
  • [Newspaper placard]
    Windsor and friend (photo)
  • Marking time

Liveliest Letters on the Left

  • Point the way &ndash don&rsquot patronise, from David Booth
  • We know about the SS, from Andrew Capp
  • Attack on the IRA &lsquosheer bloody nonsense&rsquo, from Des O&rsquoHagan
    Rescuers search the rubble of a bombed bar (photo)
    [Comment], by Socialist Worker
  • The dangers of &lsquocommunity control&rsquo, from Laurie Landy
  • But is there a socialist solution, from Simon Partridge
  • Don&rsquot keep NALGO down! from Sandy Rose

Engineers&rsquo pay fight at the crossroad, by Roger Rosewell

  • Workers wearily waiting at the Social Security offices (photo), by Red Saunders
  • Scanlon & McGarvey (photos)

In the City (column), by T.H. Rogmorton

Fakenham: the shoe is on the other foot

Coughing up a fortune, by Laurie Flynn

  • An advert in the journal Tobacco (facsimile)
  • [Health warning] (photomontage], by Red Saunders
  • How Labour stubbed out the anti-smoking reforms

Black in Britain (series), by John Lea

  • 1. Race Act gives green light to the police
  • [Black men] (photo), by John Silver
  • [Black children] (photo), by John Silver
  • Pernicious &ndash this &lsquoscientific racism&rsquo

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

  • Bringing it all back home, by David Widgery
  • At last it can be told, by Nigel Fountain
    Best-selling writers: . Guy Thorne, Erskine Childers, Ian Hay, Warwick Deeping & Michael Arlen (photos)
  • The Other Catalogue

What We Stand For

Report from the South, by Brian Trench

  • Green Tories shaken by wages defeat
  • Socialist republicans demonstrate at gates of the Curragh Camp

Electricians&rsquo union still on the register, by an electrician

The Rents Battle

  • Labour ready to abandon tenants
  • Scotland
    Newcastle under Lyme

Social workers back squatters, by Mike Heym

Protesters hit big army recruiting show, by Colin Falconer

Now Loyalists take to the barricades, by Mike Miller

Steward: We&rsquove been betrayed

Building workers set for a long fight, by Glyn Carver

A thousand on Briants&rsquo march

Picket Line

We&rsquoll deregister &ndash Printers

No. 280, Jul 15, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

MPs knee deep in filth, by Martin Tomkinson

Tory dirty work in the docks, by Laurie Flynn

  • Private cops at Midland Cold Stores . hide their faces (photo), by Mike Cohen
  • A picketing docker explains their case to a lorry driver (photo), by Mike Cohen
  • The horse-traders&rsquo convention, by Hannah Shoemaker
    The jockeys . McGovern, Humphrey, Wallace & Nixon (photos)
  • S. African students sack president, by W. Enda
  • Will the French left be Messmerised? by Ian Birchall
    Messmer (photo)
  • Briefing:
    [US forces moved from South Vietnam to Thailand]
    [All industries are key industries in Ceylon]
    [Social Security employees in French West Indies on strike]
    [Story in Izvestia shows ho Russia&rsquos bureaucracy works]

&ldquoThat office block we built is still ahead of us, Pat!&rdquo (cartoon), by Evans

Cottons Yarns

  • Stern gang
  • [Talking of Peter Walker . ]
    Walker (photo)
  • Yug up
  • [Pay off . ]
  • Black money
  • [Headline in Morning Star . ]

Liveliest Letters on the Left

  • The limits of militant action, from Keith Jackson
  • [Hallas contradiction], from John Devonshire
  • Why the strike pay was cut to £1, from M.R. Pierce
  • They tell us we don&rsquot need unions . from Mrs S.W.
  • Solidarity, not politics, from Tom Braddock
  • Hierarchy to blame, from Barry Docherty
  • Safe smoke, from Dave Pearson
    [Socialist Worker article] (facsimile)

Spike (column), by Ron Knowles

Fifty years as a revolutionary, by Edinburgh International Socialists

The rat race&rsquos non-starters, by Audrey Kincaid

India: the motor falters . by Nigel Harris

When tenants won the battle of Quinn Square, by Margaret Falshaw

The day the police invented a crowd, by Steve Jefferys

Black in Britain (series), by John Lea

  • 2. Jobs &ndash immigrants get the rawest deal
  • The wealth that is beyond their reach (photo), by John Silver

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

  • Neighbours, by Chris Searle
    The clock seller (photo), by Ron McCormick
    The schmaltz herring shop in Montague Street (photo), by Ron McCormick
  • Pabst&rsquos call to action, by Laurie Flynn
  • Poor Marx, New Left, by Stuart Morgan

What We Stand For

Miners&rsquo leaders dodge wage hook

Workers oppose grants fiddle, by Dave Peers

5,000 march on big anti-closure demo, by Granville Williams

The Rents Battle

Nuclear site workers strike

Tin works staff refuse £175 offer

Sit-in as bosses break offer

Wages strike in 24th week, by Steve Jefferys

Ireland on brink: Tories aid bloodbath, statement by the Executive Committee of the International Socialists
Catholics who tried to move into Andersonstown (photo)

No. 281, Jul 22, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

British Army backs terror in Belfast, by Mike Miller

Mr Maudling takes his pot of gold, by Paul Foot

  • East tells West: Why don&rsquot we share profits, by Peter Hitchcock
    The bosses (photo)
  • Denmark: Workers say no to six, by Rasmus Rasmussen
  • Police claim to have broken the Left, by Vic Richards
  • Briefing:
    [Japanese seamen&rsquos strike stayed solid for more than 13 weeks]
    [Plan to relax France&rsquos medieval restricitons on contraception &ndash but not in France]
    [US to redefine &lsquofull employment]
    [More and more Australian workers win 35-hour week]
    [Students demonstrate in Lima in solidarity with students in southern Peru]
    [South Korean regime survives by promoting anti-Communist hysteria]

Bogside Parachute Packers Ltd (cartoon), by Evans

Cottons Yarns

  • Nark it
  • [Open grave]
  • Bristol clipper
  • Rising Star
    Heffer (photo)
  • [Without comment department]
  • Dead cell
  • Emergency ward

Labour puts up the facade, by Stephen Marks

Letters on Ireland

  • Statement &lsquoa diatribe against those it should be defending&rsquo, from S. McSweeney, E. McWilliams, D. Stocking, A. Prout, D. Silcock & B. Coppock
  • Any &lsquoUnited Ireland&rsquo policy is barrier to socialism, from Paul O&rsquoMahony
  • IRA has right to expect support, from Sara Carver

Manchester: Victory or defeat? by Glyn Carver

  • Workers who occupied Laurence Scott & Electromotors factory (photo)
  • Greater Manchester Engineer bulletin on the picket line (photo)

In the City (column), by T.H. Rogmorteon

Organise women and the TUC doesn&rsquot want to know . interview with Pat Sturdy, conducted by Anna Paczuska

Equal Pay, by Margaret Renn

  • . we want it now
    [Women workers] (photos)
  • Two million women in industry &ndash just think what they could achieve
    Edna Roach

Black in Britain (series), by John Lea

  • 3. Housing: exploited both as workers and as blacks
  • . exploited by slum landlords and factory bosses (photo), by John Silver

Ssh! Not a word about the biggest buggers . by Roger Protz

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

  • Know your enemy, by Frank Roberts & Tony Boyle
    Major General Frank Kitson (photo)
    A British soldier in Northern Ireland
  • Sport TV breaks its narrow limits, by Barry Ellis
  • Provo&rsquos view goes on film

What We Stand For

Bosses want workers in cold storage, by Laurie Flynn

Big strike on site for potash mine, by Rob Clay

Revolt over sweatshop conditions spreads

12,000 take on tobacco giant

The Rents Battle

  • Tenants prepare for October, by Hugh Kerr
  • Lewisham
    Clay Cross

Blacking support for Fine Tube strikers

Dockers: why we fight on, by Bob Light

12,000 builders in big wage battle, by Gerry Kelly

Printworkers occupation now in fourth week

Statement on Ireland, by IS Executive Committee

Docks Special, Jul 22, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

Dockland&rsquos Battle for Survival, by Laurie Flynn

  • Dockers are pawns in profits scramble
  • [Docklands] (photo)
  • The danger, the dirt, the cold, the wet &ndash they earn every penny
    Dockers loading a barge (photo)
  • Devlin&rsquos &lsquomilk and honey&rsquo leaves a bitter taste
    Devlin, Jones & Mikardo (photos)

The men behind Midland Cold Storage

Collapse of divide-and-rule ploy

No. 282, Jul 29, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

Victory &ndash but the fight goes on

Docks report blueprint for heavy redundancies, by Arthur Malone

&ldquoThe Industrial Relations Act must go . &rdquo, by Keith Bell (actually Keith Jackson)

&ldquoOh no &ndash this looks like a case for . &rdquo . &ldquoOfficial Solicitor!&rdquo (cartoon), by Evans

Cottons Yarns

  • Stamped on
    Freedom to snoop (facsimile)
  • [Laurie Flynn&rsquos new world record]
  • Summing up
  • [Who believes the class system is dead?]
  • Square peg
  • [Harold Wilson&rsquos pet labrador]
  • Timber!
  • Flying high

The council that took 20 years to put in hot water, by Sue Jackson

£½ million profit then 1,500 sacked, by Granville Williams

. as Lord Plowden prates about &lsquothe affront of unemployment&rsquo

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

Liveliest Letters on the Left

  • Labour leadership shows its colours, from from Chris Russell
  • How socialist is the IRA? from Brian Trench
  • Ireland: our duty is to criticise, from Sean Treacy
  • Call for equal work, from Eve Brook & Annie Bridgwood
    Part of last weeks centre spread article (facsimile)
  • Bombing and the Provos, from Keith Dattrey, John Newsinger, Stuart Riches & J. Riches
  • Indiscriminate violence not the way to socialism, from Terry Ward

Spike (column), by Ron Knowles

What We Stand For

Truth abour the dock cowboys, by Laurie Flynn

&lsquoMake or break&rsquo for Fine Tubes

Army on offensive after big bombing by Mike Miller

[Printworkers marched through London] (photo)

College attacks ATTI chairman

The Rents Battle

  • Tenants must go it alone
  • Bootle
    Long Eaton
  • Council houses: £100,000

Solidarity: Fleet Street workers spark militant stoppages all over Britain

  • Section of Tuesday&rsquos giant crowd at Tower Hill (photo)
  • London

Sites strike hots up after paltry offer, by Gerry Kelly

No. 283, Aug 5, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

Dockers lead fight for jobs

  • Printers and dockers picketing (photo)
  • Backing for printers (photo)
  • Dockers appeal

Forget the &lsquoRed scare&rsquo &ndash but there was certainly a plot

  • &lsquoMan-made&rsquo famine kills thousands, by Chris Harman
  • Italian socialist party breaks up, by Ian Birchall
  • Workers&rsquo manifesto group arrested
    A recent demonstration in Greece (photo)
  • Judgements on Republican Movement &lsquoarise out of ignorance&rsquo, from Des O&rsquoHagan
  • Nothing but a yarn, from Don Bateman

&ldquoAs Marx once said history repeats itself &ndash the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce!&rdquo (cartoon), by Evans

Cottons Yarns

  • Red-faced
    [Poster] (facsimile)
  • [New recruits to volunteer scab labour force]
  • Beefy Para
  • Crossed line
  • Distorting

[8-page Socialist Worker during summer holidays]

The road to Pentonville, by Laurie Flynn

  • The five who went to prison (photos)
  • Mass meeting at London&rsquos Tower Hill (photo)
  • White Feather of &lsquodo nothing&rsquo TUC leaders, by Roger Protz
  • The battle is won, but the war goes on, by Tony Cliff
    [Tony Cliff] (photo)

The high price of Prentice, by James Fenton

Robens&rsquo big cover-up for factory death toll, by Arthur Malone

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

Union orders members to scab

The Rents Battle

Jobs stolen from the dockers, by Diana Parker & David Gibbens

Now builders call for all-out strike, by Gerry Kelly

Picket Lines

[Dockers&rsquo victory organised by IS in East London] (photo)

The day the British troops &lsquofreed&rsquo Free Derry, by Eamonn McCann

Children used to unload fish

No. 284, Aug 12, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

Uganda threat brings out the racists, by Mike Caffoor

Press lies to back docks, by SW Industrial Correspondent

Builders stop union retreat &ndash now all out for full claim

  • Allende&rsquos retreat is turning into a rout, by Vic Richards
    Chilean farmers occupy land seized from from big landowners (photo)
  • Party stops left newspaper
  • Romance

All&rsquos not well in Ladywell, by David East

  • A journalist&rsquos appeal to Fleet Street, from Eric Winter
  • Thanks for help with fines, from Steve Jefferys

Cottons Yarns

  • Easy Ryder
  • [The story that workers are responsible for all the ills of the world]
  • Exposure?
  • [&lsquoSocialism . can even perform miracles&rsquo] (facsimile)
  • [The most expensive-ever council flat]
  • Breakable
  • Black eye

The Rot on the Sites, by Laurie Flynn

  • [Crane] (silhouette]
  • Building: Britain&rsquos jungle of corruption
  • &ldquoNothing about us in the papers again . &rdquo (cartoon), by Evans
  • Building workers on the march (photo)

The holiday racket, by Martin Piper

Unions against the law: it had to be broken, by Joseph Black

Our Norman and &ldquoHuman Nature&rdquo (comic strip), by Evans

The Rents Battle

  • Silence as Rents Bill becomes law
  • Tenants in Halifax demonstrating (photo)
  • Neath

Belfast riot is &lsquofirst of many&rsquo, by Eamonn McCann

Workers fight anti-union bosses

Police arrest 19 on shipyard picket

Boilermakers sign and UCS yard is sold

Dirt in high places, by Paul Foot

Police arrest pickets at strike-breaking wharves

Picket Lines

No. 285, Aug 19, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists
  • Police and pickets clash at Neap Wharf (photo)
  • &lsquoGoing to the NIRC was diabolical&rsquo &ndash Chobham steward
    Churchman (photo)

The props fall away from mining profiteers, by Arthur Malone

  • Manifesto calls for struggle, from Workers Power
    Brezhnev (photo)
  • Political prisoners on hunger strike
  • Corruption year in Vietnam too, by Ian Birchall
  • Something wrong

Powell politics pay off, by Peter Rankin

&ldquoVery good, Parkinson!&rdquo (cartoon), by Evans

Cottons Yarns

  • Shepherd&rsquos flock
  • [Obituary]
  • Orange abuse
  • [Forget the Test Match]
  • Warpath
  • Dropped brick
  • Dropped brisk
    Strike that never was (facsimile)
  • [The ferry service across the River Tyne]
  • Turned off

It&rsquos exploitation that speeds Grand Met to those big profits, by Laurie Flynn

So you don&rsquot think the workers could run the country?

Builders: &lsquoIt&rsquos a backs to the wall fight&rsquo

In the City (column), by T.H. Rogmorton

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

Stanmore engineers left high and dry by union

Top union man named in Poulson, by Martin Tomkinson

Youth take over empty office, by Sara Carver

Transport men protest over job loss threat

We&rsquoll back rent strike say factory workers, by Tony Boyle

Kangaroo courts against dockers

Picket Lines

Round-the-clock sit in wins pay increase

No. 286, Aug 26, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

TUC secret deal with Tories

Gad! They&rsquore even on strike at the Commons

Docks: now for Round 2, by Bob Light

  • Come back Juan &ndash to hoodwink left, by Vic Richards
    Peron and Argentinian supporters (photos)
  • It&rsquos time we learnt to go Dutch . by Edward Crawford
  • Japanese rail battle
  • Expose bosses&rsquo propaganda, from Arnie Prout
  • From M.J. Reid
  • Unjustified attack, from Paul Denham
  • Combat &lsquolaw and order&rsquo nonsense, from Keith Jackson

&ldquoTell them how independent you are!!&rdquo (cartoon), from Evans

Cottons Yarns

  • [Why newspapers often ignore important political stories]
  • Bristol fashion
  • [Small ad in Leicester Mercury]
  • Shining Light
  • [Postscript to the docks strike]
    Jones (photo)
  • Cracked China

The next threat to your pay &ndash &lsquoincomes policy&rsquo con game, by Sabby Sagall

Amin race attack is cover up for plight of Africans, by Roger Tembo

Bootle &ndash where 17 men fight bosses and union, by Roger Rosewell

Labour loyalists combat mine militants, by Bill Message

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

By George! Look who&rsquos made the Morning Star, by John Bell

Engineers get miserly deal, by Dave Lyddon

Manbre militants stick out (photo)

Plymouth strikers go it alone, by Paul Foot

Engineers locked out for 11 weeks, by Dave Peers

Sites strike spreads and rocks bosses

Loyalist rift widens, by Mike Miller

Picket Lines

Top profiteers threaten to close four factories, by Glyn Carver

Stronger links necessary in key Jaguar fight

No. 287, Sep 2, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

Racist bid to split workers, by The Editor

A bigger paper &ndash plus Paul Foot

  • Morocco: Nothing for the people, by Norah Carlin
    General Oufkir with King Hassan (photo)
  • Allende warns Left: We&rsquoll use force, by Vic Richards
  • [CGT stops interfering with the distribution of Lutte Ouvrière]
    [Thirty-seven Russian intellectuals . ]
    [The Nagas, a people fighting for independence from India]
    [Cult of personality of Kim Il Sung]

&ldquoNow if only we could get the electricity to go faster!&rdquo (cartoon), by Evans

Cottons Yarns

  • Frank speaking
  • WOW! &ndash caption in Sunday Times (photo)
  • [Anglo-Russian cooperation on containerisation]
  • Police exposure
  • Con men
  • [Lowestoft Labour Party & non-union tilers]
  • Corruption: how they tried to buy one Labour MP, from Tom Braddock
  • [Uncritical article], from Brian Trench

On the threshold of new pay danger, by Chris Harman

In the City (column), by T.H. Rogmorton

Balance sheet on docks strike, by Tony Cliff

From Blackpool to Brighton .

  • Year of the seaside flounder . by Laurie Flynn
  • Fether and friend at Number Ten (photo)
  • Just for the record . (quotes)
    Jackson (photo)
  • Why Sunday is a busy day for two top CBEs
    Cooper & Smith (photos)

Pay defeat for engineers, by Roger Rosewell

A quiet night for the army in Unfree Derry, by Eamonn McCann

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

  • When the unions held the reins, by Roger Rosewell
    Will Paynter (photo)
  • Only a dream hero, by Neil Springven
    Jimmy Cliff (photo)
  • Printed by Briant workers in occupation

What We Stand For

The Rents Battle

British Leyland talks end

Trade unionist is stabbed at demo, by Brian Parkin

Army get free hand to step up terror, by Mike Miller

Councils unanimous in refusing Tories&rsquo Rent Act

Car men fight &lsquono sackings&rsquo fraud, by Dave Lyddon

Upper Clyde bosses set yet another deadline for unions

&rsquoI&rsquod shoot them&rsquo . why Lord Cooper has murder in his heart

Deals could divide building strikers

  • Building workers in Bristol (photo)
  • Massive no to sell-out bid

Picket Lines

  • West London
  • Yorkshire
  • Birmingham
  • Wolverhampton
  • Wigan

No. 288, Sep 9, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

Rents battle on the boil, by Hugh Kerr

TUC: the carthorse turns a cartwheel, by Laurie Flynn

  • Police link with chain of brothels revealed, by Norah Carlin
  • Britain gave Africa racism, special report from Lusaka
    A Ugandan Asian woman with her child . at Heathrow (photo)
  • Legal robbery
  • Briefing:
    [Raul Sendic, leader of Tupamaros, wounded and captured in Uruguay]
    [Peruvian bishop forced out for support of Indians]
    [Two Italian neo-fascists indicted for Bologna bombing]
    [21 French die of poisonous talcum powder]
  • Chile: the downward spiral continues, by Vic Richards

&ldquoAll your tonsils need is a good rest . Mr Powell&rdquo (cartoon), by Evans

Cottons Yarns

  • Under the bridge
  • [Miner&rsquos order refused]
  • [French comrades&rsquo difficulty distinguishing British Party leaders
    Edouard Heath [actually Harold Wilson] (photo)
  • Four-letter ed
  • Come again?
  • [Bryn Jones &lsquoradical&rsquo?]
  • Discredited
  • [MPs&rsquo expenses]

Spike (column), by Ron Knowles

  • Inflaming opinion on the Asians, from Mohinder Farma
  • Eight on political trial call for funds, from Stoke Newington Eight Defence Group
  • Builders: Stop distorting the facts, from Rosaline Kelly & John Coates
  • The cancer, from Tony Greenstein
    [Reply], by Editor

Immigrants, by Ian Birchall

  • A Ugandan Asian family (photo)
  • Vincent Flynn condemns the REAL parasites, statement by Vincent Flynn

BBC: Truth in the balance, by Robert Harrington

Driving us mad, by Sabby Sagall

  • Suicide (table)
  • The crack-up: &lsquoThere I was, crying like a baby . &rsquo, by Ginny West
  • [Cuts] (photomontage), by Red Saunders
  • Dealing with the symptoms &ndash but not with the cause, by Delores Raymond

Solidarity pays: The workers&rsquo message reaches through the prison bars, by Laurie Flynn

Whose finger on the computer button, interview with Mike Cooley

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

  • Civilisation . Huh!, by Ken Montague
    Marcel Duchamp&rsquos touched up Mona Lisa (picture)
  • Would the real Lenin stand up, by Fred Hall

What We Stand For

The lessons and lost jobs of UCS, by Peter Bain

Sack for 1,000 R-R aircraft workers

Wages: Britain is being left behind

Army repression is growing daily, by Mike Miller

Victory for gas depot strikers, by David Gibens

Lucas staff strike for parity, by Ken Appleby

Counter-demo meets racist campaign

Jaguar strikers settle for £44, by Dave Lyddon

Pickets shut big cement works

Journalists spike pay offer (photo)

No. 289, Sep 16, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

Middle East: the real butchers, by Chris Harman

Low pay: the figuresd fiddle .

  • Briefing:
    [Olympic Games in Mexico City and Munich]
    [China&rsquos opposition to Bangladesh at the UN]
    [Rocks in the path of left unity in France]
    [Piet Koornhof, South African Minister of Immigration . ]
  • Nixon rats on &lsquoGreat American Dream&rsquo
    Behind the American Dream (photo)
  • Dockers get legal lesson, by Rasmus Rasmussen
  • Brazil&rsquos crazy circus spins on

&ldquoStop these Blacks coming to Britain!&rdquo (cartoon), by Evans

Cottons Yarns

  • . at the brotherly briny
  • [To-ing and fro-ing between CP and Jack Jones]
    Jones (photo)
  • [Tribune held a meeting at the TUC]
  • [Special treat for the Electricians&rsquo delegation at TUC]
  • [For the last word, back to George Smith]
  • Ireland: Let them fight it out? from Mrs C. Walters
    [Reply], by Editor
  • Romantic myths from the Left, from Eirlys Hudson
  • Strike pay and the SS, from Adam Buick
  • Not enough just to counter lies, from Tony Greenstein
  • In defence of defence? from John Ormsby

When the only passport was to death . by Roger Protz

  • Goebbels (photo)
  • The Many: Concentration camp victims
  • The Few: Refugees arriving in Britain

In the City (column), by T.H. Rogmorton

Crisis in the Air, by Coventry and Bristol International Socialists

  • Weinstock is BAC hatchet man
    [BOAC plane] (photo]
  • Shop floor links are vital
    Rolls Royce stewards on a recent picket line (photo)
  • Conky &ndash built by the many for the few
    [Concorde] (photo)

Talk, talk, talk, as the TUC avoids the battle, by Laurie Flynn

The SDLP, a rickety crutch for British rule in Northern Ireland, by Eamonn McCann

Political trial strips mask from &lsquoimpartial&rsquo law, by David Widgery

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

  • Keeping it in the family, by Martin Tomkinson
    Brando as head of the . sssh! (photo)
  • A chilly reception for &lsquodemocratic socialism&rsquo, by Chris Harman

What We Stand For

The Rents Battle

  • We will not pay the rises, say tenants
  • Councils sell-out won&rsquot stop fight
  • Estates prepare for rent strikes
    A float entered by Buxton tenants for the annual carnival (photo)

Army raids end loyalists&rsquo little tea party, by Mike Miller

Boilermakers go it alone on the Tyne, by Dave Peers

Building workers break up racist meeting

Two-month lock-out in battle for union righrs

Immigrants help to win strike victory

Builders leaders plan dirty deal

  • Con trick they call a &lsquomodel&rsquo
  • Building workers giving mock Nazi and fascist salutes during their counter-demo to a Birmingham racist march (photo)
    One of the banners used by British Campaign to Stop Immigration . there was a Tory election poster underneath (photo)
  • Engineers join march
  • &lsquoWe stay out&rsquo vote

Lorry drivers fight the spy in the cab

No. 290, Sep 23, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

Threat to jobs and meat prices, by Laurie Flynn

  • Frelimo fighting on a new front
    Rafael Romoja, Frelimo head of personnel, addressing a village meeting (photo)
  • Briefing:
    [New Arizona laws to break farmworkers&rsquo unions]
    [Peruvian revolutionary Hugo Blanco in prison in Buenos Aires]
    [Philippines government launching drive against homeless people]
    [McGovern getting rough treatment from Saigon television]
    [Trade agreement being settled between Spain and Russia]
    [Traffic warden arrested in New York for issuing ticket to cop car]
    [Amnesty International issues report on political prisoners in Brazil]
    [Reason for coup in Bolivia last summer]
    [Empress Farah of Iran visiting China]
  • Spain: strikers close down a town, by Vic Richards

&ldquoI suppose she gets the crumbs from the government . &rdquo (cartoon), by Evans

Cottons Yarns

  • Crime report
  • Labour Party membership rising (graph), from Tribune
  • [Bother over Myra Hindley]
  • Absent friends
  • [Crystal ball at the London Evening Standard]
  • Off-white film
  • [Stealing hot water worth 15p]
  • Asians: It&rsquos their class, not their colour, that I really object to, from Tony Galley
    [Reply], by Editor
  • Paper needs wider appeal, from Mrs Rosalind Goss
    [Response], by Editor
  • Funny ha-ha, or funny peculiar? from Sara Harvey, Wendy Henry, Glyn Carver, Davey Purdy & Judith Gray
    Our Norman (cartoon), by Evans
    [Reply], by Editor
  • Racist ideas have to be fought, from Ian Birchall
  • [Reply to Tony Greenstein], from Gordon Blair

Spike (column), by Ron Knowles

The people they call terrorists . by Chris Harman

  • Refugees in Syria living in a cramped tent . (photo), by Red Saunders
  • Refugee huts blasted in the Israeli raids (photo)

[Trade unionists in the &lsquocorridors of power&rsquo], by Raymond Challinor

Overcrowding: city that gives lie to racist nonsense, by Murray Armstrong

Harry McShane: It&rsquos not a question of black and white, but one of unemployment (interview), conducted by Steve Jefferys

Overpopulation: The myth of &lsquoinevitable&rsquo poverty, by Peter Rankin

Bosses who have a stranglehold on a town, by Dave Stark

Secret list of &lsquodanger&rsquo power stations, by Paul Foot

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

  • Solzhenitsyn: Searching for the roots of his oppression, by Alan Purkiss
    [Solzhenitsyn] (photo)
  • Hancock&rsquos Half Hour

What We Stand For

Union elections the family way, by Dave Peers

Briant workers face threat of eviction

The Rents Battle

  • Dockers will strike to support tenants, by Hugh Kerr
  • Glasgow
    Clay Cross

Willie Whitelaw starts the chat show to background of UDA murder campaign, by Mike Miller

We want work cry as plant occupied

York IS region ships into gear, by Dave Gibson

Fine Tubes call vital conference

Wave of protest at builders pay deal, by John Fontaine

Five hundred socialists march in support of Ugandan Asians (photo)

Picket Lines

BAC: 600 more for the chop, by Bob Whitfield

No. 291, Sep 30, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

Rent Strike!

Mass action ready to fight the Tory swindle, by Hugh Kerr

Striking Merseyside building workers (photo)

Bigger paper &ndash month to go

  • Dictator on the tightrope, by W. Enda
    The Uganda-Tanzania border area (map)
    General Amin (photo)
  • Briefing:
    Salary increases for top bureaucrats at European Commission]
    [Japanese railway unions run 7-day &lsquogo slow&rsquo]
    [Spanish workers strikjing in Vigo meet vicious repression]
    [International solidarity action in Holland and West Germany stop closures]
    [Danish ruling class ropes in astrologers to held win Common Market referendum]
    [Salary increases for top bureaucrats at European Commission]
    [Customs controls reintroduced between East Germany and Czechoslovakia]
    [Angela Davis refuses to criticise Eastern European regimes]
    [West German Christian Democrats censor primary school civics book]
    [Proposal to reunite French students unions]
  • Workers&rsquo struggle grows in Ceylon, by Edward Crawford

Securichop (cartoon), by Evans

Cottons Yarns

  • Masked truth
  • [Tribune carries ad for scab &lsquounion&rsquo
  • [Memo to devout Christian Lord Longford]
  • Eye, eye
  • [Poster outside Shoreditch Church]
  • White lies

Asians get quick taste of &lsquoapartheid&rsquo, by R.K. Nelson

  • Labour: It&rsquos a long history of betrayals, from S. Smith
  • Sowing seeds of doubt, from John Somerset
  • [Crude analysis of China], from Elliott Gingold & David Evans
  • [Attempt to diproves Malthus fails], from Peter Marsden
  • [Working for the People&rsquos Republic], from Margaret Falshaw
  • Leap backwards, from Phil Evans
  • Travesty of facts, from Dr Harry F. Bugler
  • Orange and Green still divide Scots workers, from D. Tierney

Rent strike . by Lee Kane & Richard Reiser

GEC: The &lsquothirty sackings a day&rsquo bosses

Labour&rsquos charade: it&rsquos time to check the record, by Martin Barker

  • The Labour treatment for wages (photo)
  • Harold Wilson (photo)
  • The shambles they call housing policy
    [Housing] (photo)
  • Wedgwood Ben with UCS stewards (photo)
  • Labour&rsquos parliamentary thorn, interview with Dennis Skinner, conducted by Laurie Flynn
    Dennis Skinner (photo)

A whiff of burning books . by David East

A graveyard road to socialism, by Sabby Sagall & Chris Harman

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

  • The extent of the crisis, by David Purdy
  • TV:
    The old idiot, lifetime dupe of the bosses, by Susan Barnett
  • Do you sincerely want to kill people? by Nigel Fountain
    [American patrol in Vietnam] (photo)

What We Stand For

UCS split endangers the struggle

The Rents Battle

  • Row over &lsquounfair&rsquo rents ad
  • Neath

New Courts just a smokescreen, by Mike Miller

Bid to deport victim of US frame-up

Setback for car workers&rsquo jobs fight

Keeping tags on the bosses

Bosses attack key building sites

Striking engineers take over offices, by John Deason

Flying picket succeed at Fine Tubes, by Colin Barker

Vestey may stir up docks again, by Bob Light

Textile occupation goes on

90 sacked for joining strike

No. 292, Oct 7, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

Labour funds aid Tories, by Paul Foot

Tax bonanza for the rich, by Jim Kincaid

Police attack anti-racists

  • Martial law as president aims for dictatorship, by Nigel Harris
    Soldiers guard the Hilton Hotel in Manila (photo)
  • Briefing:
    [US Ambassador causing stir in South Africa]
    [Background to Swedens &lsquogenerous&rsquo offer to take 300 Ugandan Asians]
    [14 illegal strikers in South Africa deported to Transkei Bantustan]
    [Words of love from Uganda to Transkei]
    [Report of Fidel Castro on revolution in Chile]
    [Leading Argentinian trade unionist released]
    [French Maoist paper Le Cause du Peuple removes Mao&rsquos picture from cover]
  • Why Norway voted &lsquoNo&rsquo, by Ian Birchall
  • Rent rises international

Poulson Holidays Ltd (cartoon), by Evans

Cottons Yarns

  • Pardon?
    Amery (photo)
  • [The tightness of big farmers]
  • Flying high
  • [In the footsteps of industry]
  • Muted trumpets
  • [Republicans recruits fail US Army intelligence test]
  • TTFN

Spike (column), by Ron Knowles

  • Propaganda seeks to isolate militants, from Mal Collins
  • The sell-out that wasn&rsquot, from Lee Kane & Richard Reiser
  • PR for the Provos? from Keith Daultry, Mike Gilbert, John Newsingerr & Stuart Riches
  • Class interest immigration, from Robert Neville-Archbold
    [Reply], by Editor
  • China and socialism, from Ian Birchall
  • [&ldquoTirade against Chinese Revolution counter-revolutionary&rdquo], from Julian Davis
  • False testament, from J. McGibbon

Fight Racism!

  • Stop the machine &ndash I want to get my finger out, by Roger Kline & Trevor Shaw
    Pickets outside Crepe Sizes . and the imposing front of the factory (photos)
  • On the offensive against attacks on blacks

In the City (column), by T.H. Rogmorton

The Great Rents Battle

  • Involve all tenants &ndash that&rsquos the key to victory, by Hugh Kerr
    [Fighting tenants] (photo)
  • High rise racket, by Audrey Kincaid
    Hyams (photo)
  • Why Labour ratted on council fight, by Jim Kincaid
    Crosland (photo)

Danger: new road ahead, by Jean Parkin

Terrorism &ndash no short cut to socialism, by Chris Harman

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

  • The rebels who rocked the 50s, by Ted Parker
    Elvis: before and after the injection of money (photos)
  • A few more twitching liberals, by David Widgery

What We Stand For

Bosses out to break rank and file, by Dave Gibson & Neil Davies

Mr Eric Hammond (correstion)

Parsons: blow for &lsquoelite&rsquo unions, by Dave Peers

GEC strikers reject offer

Heath limbers up to hit at miners, by Bill Message

Sacking sparks strike, by Eve Brook

NALGO militants push for rents action

Docks cold war set to boil up again, by Bob Light

Thousand-strong counter-demo stops racist march

Rent strikes sweep estates

  • Some of 2,500 protestors at . Fair Rents demo in Trafalgar Square (photo)
  • Canterbury
    South Wles

Picket Lines

Back Fine Tubes campaign grows

No. 293, Oct 14, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

We reveal secret rundown plans &ndash Big threat to steel jobs, by Bob Clay

Profit boom for big business, by Paul Foot

500 challenge racists (photo)

  • Election campaign begins amid corruption allegations, by a correspondent in Frankfurt
  • &lsquoSlump&rsquo fear swings vote, by Rasmus Rasmussen
  • Ceylon: big protests against repression, by Edward Crawford
  • Briefing:
    [Three revolutionaries, two Jews and one Arab, arrested by Israeli authorities]
    [New repressive press laws in South Vietnam begin to bite]
    [Jewish immigrants to Israel from Georgia return to Russia]
    [Strike by Citroen workers in Spain ended]
    [Black children allowed to ride donkeys in Johannesburg zoo]
    [Lutte Ouvrière announces negotiations for election agreement]
    [Edward Gierek, Polisch CP boss, gives interview to Le Monde]

&ldquoI suppose people without cars will travel by post . &rdquo (cartoon), by Evans

Cottons Yarns

  • Andy capped
  • [Chinese government banquet for delegation from Times Newspapers Ltd]
  • [How Transport Union fights Industrial Relations Act] (facsimile)
  • Bed sores
  • [Make love, not war . ]
  • Jermyn&rsquos treat
  • Ticked off
  • China: check the record not the rhetoric, from Peter Martin
  • Opponent of Taiwan terror faces 32 years in US jail, from Tzu-Tsai Cheng Defence Committee
  • Sectarian violence in Six Counties: redressing the balance, from Mike Miller
  • We&rsquore laughing at the nastiest jokes, from Joanna Bornat & Richard Bornat
  • Porn: the wrong target, from Bob Kornreich

The B Men return, by Mike Miller

Heath&rsquos pay fraud must be smashed, by Tony Cliff

News on a Slant

  • Freedom of the press &ndash freedom for a few powerful men, by Sabby Sagall
    Murdoch (photo)
  • Lord Thomson swallows the Times (cartoon), by Gerald Scarfe, from Private Eye
  • Forget the &lsquoconspiracy&rsquo theory . by Carla Greene
  • Newspapers attack the workers, by Ginny West
    Lord Thomson (photo)

Ford: Nothing less than £10 will do, by Colin Beadle

  • The big walk-out (photo)
  • Is this value for money?
  • Millionaire Henry Ford II (photo)

City where immigrants are made the easy scapegoat, by David Evans

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

  • Prime candidat for the chop, by Philip Eastman
    Lee Marvin (photo)
  • In every worker there is a human being trying to get out, by Colin Barker

What We Stand For

The Rents Battle

  • Irish tenants call for big strike, by Michael O&rsquoConnor
  • Victory on the picket line
  • Bosses versus tenants
  • More on strike as Tories get tough
  • Militancy spreads: 400 tenants storm town hall
  • Miners back action

Leyland: crucial talks continue

Work-in leaders call it a day &ndash with a compromise, by Steve Jefferys

&lsquoFight to finish&rsquo &ndash Tyne boiler men, by Dave Peers

Tenants in Hackney . picketing local rent office (photo)

Picket Lines

Strikers stage union sit-in

Workers fight closure threat

No. 294, Oct 21, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists
  • Army Court jails bomb militants, by George Gionis
  • Briefing:
    [Australian general election set for 2 December]
    [Stirring words from Mao&rsquos man at the UN]
    [Chou En-lai talking to Wall Street Journal about Taiwan]
    [South African government hopes to stop coloured students acting solidarity with black and Indian brothers]
    [Statement on treatment of prisoners in Gaza prison]
    [China to send delegate to &ldquoscientific management&rdquo conference]
  • Israel is getting richer
  • Black servants ordered back to the ghettos, by W. Enda
    Armed police evict an African family (photo)

&ldquoIt was Ted&rsquos idea, actually . &rdquo (cartoon), by Evans

Cottons Yarns

  • Unpopular Front
    Feather (photo)
  • Change partners
  • [AUEW matches]
  • Warm red
  • Price right
  • Final reel
  • Thanks for the support that helped us win, from Yarrow, BSC, Babcock & Wilcox workers, Drax Power Station construction site
  • Get your priorities right . from Brian J.Martin
  • Provos, from John Newsinger
  • Population, from J.W. Ford
  • Battle for ideas, from David East

Spike (column), by Ron Knowles

Mr Mogg want Taverne in the town, by Paul Foot

How Godfather Vestey puts country democracy into cold storage, by R.K. Nelson

Today&rsquos Lesson Is Obedience

  • Education keeps you in the right class, by Chanie Rosenberg
    &ldquoPlease, Miss &ndash what&rsquos milk?&rdquo (cartoon)
  • School students fight back, by Mary Attenborough
  • [School students] (photo)
  • The school that tried to break out, by Michael Duane
    [Risinghill sign] (photo)

The army&rsquos killer snipers, by Mike Miller

The Prices Fiddle, by Jim Kincaid

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

  • Trotsky&rsquos killer &ndash ours not to reason why? by Paul Foot
    Alain Delon as Trotsky&rsquos murderer (photo)
  • Making the dramatic into a drama, by Celia Deacon

What We Stand For

The Rents Battle

  • Flying pickets protect tenants, by Tony Boyle & Micky Keating
  • Another Labour council surrenders
  • A member of Liverpool Scotland Road tenants (photo)
  • Estates up in arms at increases
  • Council promises: no evictions
  • &rsquoTraitors&rsquo shout
  • Students refuse

Sit-in is strength in fight for jobs

&rsquoBack to work&rsquo order, but electricians strike on

Student demo &lsquowas distorted&rsquo, by Neil Hutton

Union delay stabs miners in the back, by Bill Message

6,000 walk out in protest against top Tory

Dockers&rsquo pickets defy union orders

Workers at the gates of CAV, at Fazakerly, Liverpool (photo)

£2 Low paid workers in revolt

Thousand steelmen claim £8 rise, by Rob Clay

No. 295, Oct 28, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

2,000 on demo to rebuff racists (photo)

Vital boost for Fine Tube strikers

Big price hoax, by Paul Foot

  • Allende is forced to back down at home and abroad, by Vic Richards
    President Allende (photo)
  • Socialists challenge Nixon at the polls, by Ian Birchall
  • Briefing:
    [The Right in Israel has proposed moves to counter Arab &lsquoterrorism&rsquo]
    [Apartheid Israeli style]
    [Biography of de Gaulle to be published in Russia]
    [Chinese leadership moving away from policies of Cultural Revolution]
    [Portuguese socialists picketed Portugues Embassy in London]

Army seeks peace with Loyalists, by Mike Miller

Witch Hunt! We Nail

  • How the News of the World launched its campaign (facsimile)
  • News of the World distortions, by Gerry Kelly
    Chapple (photo)

Foot Prints (column), by Paul Foot

  • Grey&rsquos elegy
    Dai Davis (photo)
  • (&ldquoLeicester is our city!&rdquo says National Front leaflet from Croydon)
  • Mug&rsquos game
  • Leading blight
  • [Embarrassing mentions of Andrew Cunningham, GMWU boss in North East]
  • Post waste
  • Extracting the urine (facsimile)
  • General twit
  • [Rivers of tears in Cardiff]

Beware of muggers (cartoon), by Evans

In the City (column), by T.H. Rogmorton

Fight the Tories!

Scotland, by Murray Armstrong

  • On the dole in Glasgow (photo)
  • The fight back against scourge of unemployment, by Peter Bain
  • Motorways before homes, by Jennifer Ross
    A Glasgow slum (photo)

Che Guevara: the myth begins to fade . by Ian Birchall

Safety scandal: these men are 200 ft up . by Peter Ingham

News in View

  • Plot to murder railways, by Laurie Flynn
  • Tories plan to divert more dangerous chemicals on to the roads (photo)
  • British Rail&rsquos Advanced Passenger train (photo)
  • [If a British Roadway&rsquos Board existed, its 1967 accounts could have looked like this (diagram)

Out of Your Mind (column), by Duncan Hallas

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

  • Books:
    Back in the fold? by David Widgery
    Herbert Marcuse (photo)
    The tree of tyranny, by Peter Marsden
    Bookworm&rsquos eye view
  • Interview:
    Johnny in full Speight, conducted by Nigel Fountain
    Speight with Warren Mitchell (photo)
  • Pop:
    Get-up-and-fight, Lennon, by Tony Tait

What We Stand For

  • &rsquoUltra-left&rsquo attack, by Bob Williams
  • Need for socialist ideas in the unions, by Roger Rosewell
  • Distorting the facts in the Six Counties, from Stuart Morgan
  • Violence, from Bill Swanson
  • Trotsky, from Sam Rohdie
  • Too many misses won&rsquot make a hit, from T. Read
    [Reply], from Editor

Raymond Challinor (column)

  • [Raymond Challinor]
  • Oh! for the days when Labour men had backbones
  • AB Heath
  • Royal ride
  • Obscene

Solidarity link by car plant strikers

Dunlop men strike to save jobs

Stnd-by ban by social workers

White-collar workers hit by Heath&rsquos £2 deal, by Mike McGrath

[Workers occupying the Gainsborough Cornard factory in Great Yarmouth] (photo)

Tories refuse &lsquostep in&rsquo plea, by Dave Peers

[The Rents Battle]

  • How house prices have zoomed
  • Rent rises: Tories set to move in
  • We&rsquoll back you, miners promise tenants
  • Strike prepared

Big power crisis is looming, by Colin Barker

Tribune Group throws in the towel

&lsquoSpineless&rsquo Labour slammed on race

Picket Lines

No. 296, Nov 4, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

Victim of the profits scramble (photo)

  • Doctors strike after &lsquoTupamaros&rsquo swoop
  • Briefing:
    [Irish-American protest against Mrs Richard Nixon]
    [Books forbidden by Israeli authorities on West Bank]
    [Chinese praise Common Market]
    [Pamphlet about Ceylon]
    [&ldquoWe will not point firearms at . union representatives&rdquo]
    [Token strikes against fascism by 14 million Italian workers]
    [New contribution to Prayer Book]
  • Vietnam: all over &ndash bar the shooting, by Ian Birchall
    America weaponry (photo)

The killer bridge, by Arthur Malone

  • Men fighting to rescue their workmates from the wreckage (photo)
  • The chaos after the collapse (photo)

That election revival is racist, not Liberal, by Julian Harber

Foot Prints, by Paul Foot

  • Black Liberals
    Cyril Smith (photo)
  • [Not made you holiday plans yet?]
  • Heavy boys
  • 12 men good and true couldn&rsquot tell them apart. Can you?
    Sir Gerald Nabarro & Mrs Margaret Mason (photos)
  • Worcester sauce
  • Down under
  • [Lonrho &lsquofeasibility study&rsquo]
  • Prize Dick
    Richard Briginshaw (photo)
  • Holding their fire

&ldquoHe says it&rsquos fair because his wage-increase will be the same as ours . &rdquo (cartoon), by Evans

Raymond Challinor (cloumn)

  • [Raymond Challinor] (photo)
  • Spare a job for the boss
  • Sorry, folks, it&rsquos not gold
  • For whom is justice swift?

Cuba 1962: when the world was on the brink, by Chris Harman

Fight the Tories

  • &ldquoSpaghetti Junction&rdquo (photo)
  • Brum: No pipe dream, by Hester & Larry Blewitt
  • This is the real Southall, by John Rose
  • Leisure for rich and overtime for poor
  • The slogan on the wall says it all (photo)
  • The program has a massive mtorway programme (photo)

News in View

  • Fishy fingers in the Cod War . by Laurie Flynn
    Landing the catch at Seyoisfjorour, Iceland (photo)
    [Iceland] (map)
    Trawlers (photo)

Nixon: Most corrupt president . since LBJ, by Ian Birchall

Out of Your Mind (column), by Duncan Hallas

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

  • Books:
    Russia&rsquos poverty line, by Chris Harman
    Students on the street, by Martin Shaw
    Bookworm&rsquos eye view
  • Artists:
    Artists set up union, by Laurie Flynn
  • Trotsky:
    Trotsky in power (photo)
    Trotsky: A Documentary Record, by CH
  • Television:
    TV on the workers&rsquo side, by Alvaro Miranda

What We Stand For

  • No fight at top as miners face attack, by John Charlton
    Gormley (photo)
  • Setback for printers, by Russ Pritchard
  • Don&rsquot cover up for the Provos &lsquomistakes&rsquo, from Bob Harrison
  • Priorities of bigger paper, from Roger Kline
  • Trotsky film: What is reality? from Ian Birchall
  • In pain words, from Julian Wells & Peter Smith
  • Piggery jokery, from Pete Firmin
  • Privileges, from Keith Daultrey
  • Assessment, from Ruth Morton
  • Taxes, from Sandra Wells

Spike (column), by Ron Knowles

Tenants heckle Tory Minister

Councillor hits at &lsquoLabour quislings&rsquo, by Tony Goodchild

Policy of words, not deeds

Scotland: Unions to back big rally against Rent Act

Shouts of &lsquotraitors&rsquo as councils put up rents, by Dick Williams

Did you see this man arrested? (photo)

Big backing for Fine Tubes, by James Fenton

  • George McCormack . speaking at . conference (photo), by Mike Cohen
  • Bill Freeman, Jnr (photo), by Mike Cohen
  • Five hundred delegates resolved .
  • Quotes

Tories turn back on Stormont, by Mike Miller

Indians stage big pay fight

Picket Lines

Hospital workers angry (photo)

Strikers appeal for union help

Stirling students fight witch-hunt

No. 297, Nov 11, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

Striking mother who gets 20p a week Social Security (photo)

  • Briefing:
    [Israeli Army pursuing illegal Arab child labour]
    [Alec Douglas Home in China]
    [Workers&rsquo conference in France]
  • &lsquoBosses&rsquo strike&rsquo is threat to Allende, by Ian Roxborough & Vic Richards
  • Trudeau on the brink, by Norah Carlin
    Canadian premier Trudeau (photo)
  • Italy: Workers&rsquo struggle hots up

Freeze &ndash rich will get richer

  • Prices: vital loopholes for profiteers
  • How freeze aids shares (diagram)
  • Reshuffling the board of Britain Ltd, by Paul Foot

Old Bailey trial: eight say police framed them, by Robin McKenzie

Foot Prints (column), by Paul Foot

  • Silent service
  • [Double-faced Sunday Times]
  • White Reiss
    Reiss (photo)
  • Room boom
  • No joyride fro Jomes
    Wish you were here (photo)
  • Vic&rsquos kicks
  • Unlocked
  • Making Hay
  • Sankey panky

&ldquo&ndash nor will we change our position on equality for women . &rdquo (cartoon), by Evans

Raymond Challinor (column)

  • [Raymond Challinor] (photo)
  • Bed and board for the Villiers
  • What Labour cannot do
  • The price of a prefab
  • Just who is paying whom?

Fight the Tories

The £25 breadline (photo), by Mike Cohen

Labour&rsquos Record (series), by James Fenton

Rip van Winkle union at Little Snoring, by Jenny Hawke

Justice wilts in the Garden, by Paul Foot

  • 1. A very grave offence
    A Garden House manager examines the broken windows (photo)
  • 2. No one to blame
    Firemen lower the body of a victim of the Garden House blaze (photo)

News in View

  • Green paper, Orange flavour, by Eamonn McCann
    [Whitelaw] (photo)
  • The men the Tories consulted .
    Faulkner, Paisley & Fitt (photos)

Out of Your Mind (column), by Duncan Hallas

  • Books:
    That sound like snapping concrete, by Colin Barker
    For a shorter working week, by R. Croucher
    Bookworm&rsquos eye view
  • Cartoons:
    Pow! Cartoons against Tories, by David Widgery
    The Builders Story (comic strip), by Peter Kirkham & somebody else, from Mole Express
    The Industrial Relations Act (comic strip), from Liverpool Big Flame
    Varoomshka,Beryl and Florrie . (cartoon, from The Women&rsquos Newspaper
    Varoomshka (comic strip), from The Guardian
  • Orwell and others:
    End Piece (column), by Peter Sedgwick

What We Stand For

  • &rsquoBlackshirt&rsquo smear on print union militants
    Lawrence (photo)
  • Power-man Chapple &ndash key pillar of the right
    Chapple (photo)
  • Keeping fingers off the Pulse, from Philip Jackman
  • Don&rsquot blame union chiefs, from R. Williams
  • &lsquoTwo nations&rsquo theory ignores Irish reality (1), from John Molyneux
  • &lsquoTwo nations&rsquo theory ignores Irish reality (2), from Kevin O&rsquoDoherty
  • Sick society, from Jack D. Martin
  • East&rsquos best, from Stephen White
  • Don&rsquot ignore party that&rsquos a barrier to socialism, from Judy Smith

In the City (column), by T.H. Rogmorton

Boss uses strike to get more cash

Power claim sellout is big setback, by Colin Barker

  • IS Meetings
  • Other Meetings
  • Notices

Strike threat saves jobs for 400 printers

The Rents Struggle

Letter shows how far union is betraying dockers

Blacking call in fight to same 1,200 jobs, by Roger Rosewell

The Strife Makers: another lie

Court threat to Engineers&rsquo Union

Teachers robbed by pay freeze

Solidarity strike spreads

Mass walk-out after sacking

No. 298, Nov 18, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

&lsquoPension up&rsquo &ndash strike call, by Peter Ingham

Help us step up ant-Tory fight .

  • Germany: The choiceless election, by Ian Birchall
  • Nixon&rsquos crack-down ahead, by Sy Landy
    Nixon (photo)
  • Briefing:
    [Former Nigerian finance minister awarded damages against The Economist]
    [9,000 cotton workers in Karachi take over mill]
    [Delegates from IS attended conference organised by Lutte Ouvrière]
    [Michael Harrington resigns from American Socialist Party]
    [Israel &lsquoearned&rsquo £8,820,000 in 1972 from occupation of Arab territories]

Courtauld spinning lies in Lancashire, by Steve Emms & Laurie Flynn

Equal pay, Newcastle sets the pace, by Sandra Peers

Foot Prints (column), by Paul Foot

  • Commons touch
    Amery (photo)
  • Cooperation
  • National fuzz
  • The laugh makers
    Facsimile from News of the World
  • Men in hard hats
  • In the pink
  • Biggles?
  • [Labour camps in Britain?]
  • Van men
  • Jail tails

Raymond Challinor (column)

  • [Raymond Challinor] (photo)
  • That lie in was against the law
  • The scandal of cancer research

Sinking roots in Yorkshire, by John Charlton, Bill Message, Kevin Schirn & Sheila McGregor

  • The Battle for Neap House Wharf (photo)
  • Miners set the pace
  • Rent Act rebel tears up party card
  • Militant views
  • Throwing down the gauntlet to race-hate peddlers
    Inside a modern textile mill (photo)

Labour&rsquos Record (series)

Clay Cross &ndash rent &lsquono go&rsquo area, by Nick Howard

The police: muggers at work, by John Phillips, Paul Foot & David Widgery

Out of Your Mind (column), by Duncan Hallas

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

  • Books:
    Wintour of our discontent, by Roger Protz
    The nature of capitalism, by Chris Harman
    Bookwork&rsquos eye view
  • Films:
    Chaplin with a red flag, by Laurie Flynn
  • Television:
    The war that came in from the cold, by Nigel Fountain
  • End Piece (column), by Peter Sedgwick

What We Stand For

  • Curious case of the 350 miners&rsquo ballot papers, by a Yorkshire miner
    Arthur Scargill (photo)
  • Danger strings in MDW deal, by an Austin worker
  • National campaign can defeat Fine Tubes, from Roger Cox
  • How to get round the freeze, from K.G. Davies
  • French Left and unions, from J.R.
  • Bridge disaster: were we right to publish? from Vic Tambling
    Flashback to our November 4 front page (photo)
  • Bedfellows, from Tony Westall
  • Veterans&rsquo farewell to a &lsquogood fighter for mankind&rsquo, from Hugo Dewar & Harry Wicks

Spike (column), by Ron Knowles

The man who was sacked by a kangaroo court . by Dave Peers

Lead poisoning plant belches on, by Mary Phillips

  • IS Meetings
  • Other Meetings
  • Notices

Chrysler 4,000 win sacking reversal, by Andrew Sayers

Big picket keeps car plant closed

Victimised militant now faces union &lsquocharges&rsquo

Wome machinists strike for sacked convenor

Hospital workers in revolt, by Gerry Dawson

Tenants sent eviction notices

Some of 2,000 marchers on Anti-Internment League protest in London (photo)

Picket Lines

Four-hour sit-in protests against the wage freeze, by Mike Balfour

Textile strike in third week

No. 299, Nov 25, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

400 strikers shake bosses and unions (photo)

  • Briefing:
    [10,000 striking workers in Nigeria return to work]
    [Statisitics on industrial accidents in Italy]
    [Brezhnev&rsquos interpretation of American presidential election]
    [President Suharto of Indonesia give explanation for concentration camps]
    [No more registered letters in Brazil]
    [Interesting light on working class conditions in Poland]
  • U.S. gets ready to ditch South Korea, by Nigel Harris
  • Can Pewron fool the workers? by Vic Richards
    General Peron (photo)

Ancvhor death toll now at seven, by Laurie Flynn

Danger of dodgy spuds, by Ian Gibson

More victims of police muggers

Foot Prints (column), by Paul Foot

  • Three just men
  • Trust house
  • [Law and order department] (cuttings), from the Daily Telegraph
  • [ &lsquoMen&rsquos wages should be brought down to that of women&rsquo]
  • Stone cold
  • [Ford&rsquos tangible &lsquothank you&rsquo]
  • Cherry ripe
    Mr John Bairstow
  • Ho-Ho-Ho
  • By thumb
  • At the inn

&ldquoIt&rsquos all your fault!&rdquo (cartoon), by Evans

Raymond Challinor (column)

  • [Raymond Challinor] (photo)
  • While the rich just stood by laughing
  • Hoist with his own phrasing
  • Trouble is brewing
  • Shades of Dirty Alex

How would you like to have £16,000, by Colin Barker

Labour&rsquos Record 3, by Hugh Kerr

Shachtman &ndash renegade with a proud past . by Robert James

News in View:
The Aldershot File
, by Eamonn McCann

  • A victory for the &lsquocivilised society&rsquo
  • The men sent to prison: Francis Kissane, Noel Jenkinson & Michael Duignan (photo)
  • The officers&rsquo mess at Aldershot after the explosion (photo)
  • This is a coppers&rsquo nark
    John Park (photo)

The key speech the press ignored, by Bernadette Devlin

Out of Your Mind (column), by Duncan Hallas

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

  • Books:
    Getting inside the revolution, by Nigel Fountain
    Uprooted into crime, by Juliet Ash
    Bookworm&rsquos eye view
  • Television:
    One man&rsquos fiftieth anniversary gift: The sack, by David Widgery
    Is Aunty ready for a pension? by Robert Harrington
    Tommy Handley, of ITMA, celebrating the end of the war (photo)

What We Stand For

  • Postmen in union clash over sorting machines, by a London postman
    Jackson (photo)
  • Teachers in thick of anti-freeze fight, by Chanie Rosenberg
    Morris (photo)
  • Simplifying union fight, from Tony Warren
  • Irish left must sink differences, from Tom Gallagher
  • Don&rsquot build a wall round China, from Barry Turner
  • Sudan, from some socialists in Sudan
  • Rank and file paper needs your support, from Frank Allaun MP, Norman Atkinson MP, Lawrence Daly, Michael Foor MP, Brian Nicholson, Ernie Roberts & Ken Graham
  • Taxes, from Bern Harrison

In the City (column), by T.H. Rogmorton

Big victory at World&rsquos End

Dublin repression against IRA leaders, by Brian Trench

  • IS Meetings
  • Other Meetings
  • Notices

Lead: dusty answer for tenants, by Mary Phillips

Steward threatened with court action

Wage freeze challenged steelmen, by Roger Rosewell

Sackings plan proves BSC lies, by Bryan Rees

Asbestos workers out on strike

&lsquo100 rates of pay&rsquo strike in fifth week

Big breakthrough by Indian workers, by Paul Foot

British Rail provoke strike move

Clay Cross rent rebels under fire

Picket Lines

No. 300, Dec 2, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

Heath-Lynch crackdown, by Chris Harman

Our fund appeal: cash is urgent

Pensions strike is historic (photos)

  • Vietnam: split over peace move, by Ian Birchall
  • Briefing:
    [National conference of independent community organisations in Italy]
    [Greek colonels want new power station in East Macedonia]
    [Telephone company in New Orleans forced to withdraw increases]
    [Israeli government attempts to remove Arabs]
    [Report of FAO Review that in many countries people worse off]
  • General strike hits Lebanon
    Demonstration in the centre of Beirut (photo)
  • Militancy a year after murder, by W. Enda

£¼m &ndash the high cost of Robert Carr&rsquos door, by David Widgery

Racists take to the hustings

Foot Prints (column), by Paul Foot

  • Fred the Red
    Peart (photo)
  • Ghose writer
  • Poor marks
  • Show Oleg
  • [Future of the New Statesman]
  • Free man and slaves
    [John Freeman] (photo)
  • Georgy gorgy

Science, by Tim Shallice

Socialism on the map in Manchester, by Wendy Henry & Glyn Carver

  • 3,000 Oldham tenants on the march (photo)
  • Racism: IS takes up the challenge others ignore
    Police in action on the Blackburn antii-fascist march (photo)

&lsquoA fighting socialist party is the only way forward&rsquo

  • Mike Smith (photo)
  • Trafford Park workers hold SW discussions, by Ron Murphy

Labour&rsquos Record (series)

Stirling &ndash in the hands of the money men, by Laurie Flynn

  • A section of last week&rsquos massive solidarity march at Stirling (photo)
  • Unbiased reporting in the Mirror (facsimile)

Starvation wages, by Jenny Hawkes & David Feldman

  • Out in all weathers (photo)
  • . but without them we&rsquod starve
  • Blackmail holds back a fight
  • Norfolk [. ] (photo)

Out of Your Mind (column), by Duncan Hallas

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

  • Books:
    Chances they missed, by Ross Pritchard
    Getting ready for the struggle, by Peter Goodwin
    Bookworm&rsquos eye view
  • Theatre:
    Please knock the Tories . by Roland Muldoon
    A character from The General Will&rsquos play
  • Film:
    The End Piece (column), by Neil Hamilton
  • John Berger&rsquos challenge, by John Berger

What We Stand For

  • Two-faced Tories dodge Equal Pay issue, by Margaret Renn
    Macmillan (photo)
  • Teachers&rsquo leaders attack militants, by Hester Blewitt
  • Resolutions:
    Glasgow Central EEPTU
    Neath No. 1 AUEW
    Bradford Trades Council
    NUJ Magazine and Book Branch
  • Brief look at China is not the final word, from Norah Carlin
  • Forgotten workers on the land, from Geoff Hobson
    [Comment], by Editor
  • One man&rsquos life on the &lsquomodern&rsquo railways, from L.N.H.
  • Fine Tubes, from R. Williams
  • Putting the Bootle in, from T. Henderson

Spike (column), by Ron Knowles

&lsquoEmergency only&rsquo byn by Essex firemen, by Terry Segars

Workers step up sit-in battle, by Steve Emms

Teachers say &lsquoNo&rsquo to freeze

&lsquoFriendly&rsquo firm to sack 720

  • IS Meetings
  • Other Meetings
  • Notices

2,000 strike to back &lsquohigher pensions&rsquo call, by Bill Message

Tenants call for total rent strike

Hospitals: rank-and-file anger grows

Sit-in workers win back day&rsquos pay, by Harry Tait

Treachery! So Indians strike again

Tees steelmen locked out, by Roger Rosewell

Victory for sit-in in defence of closed shop

Bosses&rsquo bid to break picket fails

Socialists killed in car crash

No. 301, Dec 9, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

The most important worker in Britain .

  • Briefing:
    [Justice, Italian style]
    [Nixon&rsquos new Secretary of Labour]
    [General meeing of Israeli League for Human and Civil Rights broken up . ]
    [80 African miners in South Africa deported to Mozambique after striking]
  • Toothless sanctions let Smith step up apartheid, by Roger Tembo
    Rhodesia (photo)
  • Right and left line up in Dutch elections, by Edward Crawford

Why we need £30,000, by Jim Nichol

Nigerian&rsquos brush with British justice

Dublin bomb blasts: were they Jack Lynch&rsquos &lsquoReichstag fire&rsquo?

Foot Prints (column), by Paul Foot

  • Tall, white and have none
    Jonathan Guinness (photo)
  • [Ad for family house in North London] (facsimile)
  • Banda ban
  • [The Daily Express and Martin Bormann]
  • Justice
  • [&lsquoTrouble-shooter&rsquo with troubles]
  • Vic&rsquos kickback
  • [Selling Kerrygold Butter to the English]
  • Con&rsquos con
  • Cell sell
  • [Accountant&rsquos praise for Jimmy Reid and Jimmy Airlie]
    Jimmy Reid & Jimmy Airlie] (photos)
  • Fiery words
  • Heath Robinson
  • [Chief fire officer confirms SW report]

In the City (column), by T.H. Rogmorton

Jobs go west in East Kilbride, by Steve Jefferys

Delay caused one man&rsquos agony

£3 for a 60 hour a week, by Paul Foot

  • Miners receive their food at one of Consolidated Gold&rsquos compounds (photo)
  • Carr, Powell, the Archbishop of Canterbury & Lord Widgery (photos)

Labour&rsquos Record (series)

A town under the axe . by Colwyn Williamson

  • [Ebbw Vale] (photo)
  • Davies, Melchett & Foot (photos)
  • Malcolm Bourton & Keith Brookman (photo)

Ireland: the tradition of bloody terror, by Mike Heym

Out of Your Mind (column), by Duncan Hallas

Our Norman (comic strip), by Evans

  • Books:
    Bookworm&rsquos eye view
    Part of the Irish problem, by Mike Heym
    Now for the seven-hour day, by Chris Harman
  • Television:
    Ding-a-ling: is Mary off her trolley, by David East
  • End Piece (column), by Peter Sedgwick
  • Film:
    Blowing my soul through a white man&rsquos machine, by David Wild
    The black experience (photo)
  • Film Cuts:
    [Next week . ]
    NFT galore

What We Stand For

  • Sugar on anti-union act leaves bitter taste
  • Roberts to contest AUEW vote for top post, by Roger Rosewell
    Conway & Scanlon (photos)
  • Works committee thanks I.S.
  • Miners leaders back down from action for tenants
  • Hiding the truth on women, from Melanie Landells
  • Remember Derry dead, from Fenner Brockway, Donald Soper, Gwynfor Evans, Stan Newens, Tony Smythe, Gordon McLennan, Digby Jacks, Peter Hain, Bill Jones, Ernie Roberts, Joan Maynard, Brian Nicholson, Ken Coates, Collin Sweet, Louis Eaks, John Berger, Adrian Mitchell, Malcolm Caldwell, Joan Gabriel, Chris Farley & Pat Arrowsmith
  • Parker: the union view, from Tim Fell
    [Comment], by David Widgery
  • Palestoinian resistance, from Louis Eaks
  • [Hunger-striker], from Miss Maria Turner & Mrs Anne Turner
  • Illegal action by police, from Susan Bruley

Raymond Challinor (column)

  • [Raymond Challinor] (photo)
  • Of mine and men
  • Barbarianss
  • The Unofficials

Shipyard workers ready for bosses&rsquo offensive

&lsquoFight farm wages freeze&rsquo call in Norfolk

Big London rally scores in campaign against the Tories (photos), by Jeff Pick

  • IS Meetings
  • Othere Meetings
  • Notices

Sacking in bid to break union, by Dermot Smyth & Derek Moffatt

Student &lsquoguilty&rsquo despite evidence

Massive demo backs council rent defiance, by Nick Howard

Anti-union air firm sacks four

Angry health workers decide: We strike

Motorbike firm tries to sack shop steward

More blacking of Fine Tubes

Teesside steel lock-out longest in twenty years

Now union turns on Chrysler militant, by Martin Bramham

World&rsquos End steward victimised

Women strike for union recognition

Three councillors back rent strike

No. 302, Dec 16, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

Strikes can beat Tory fines!

Pensioners boost our fighting fund

  • How the colonels persuade voters, by George Gionis
  • US firms disrupt Chile copper sales, by Vic Richards
    Miners at El Teniente, the largest of Chile&rsquos copper mines (photo)
  • Briefing:
    [The affair of the Lyons brothel keepers and their police protectors]
    [French footballers on strike]
    [Wage cuts in Yugoslavia]
    [Call on Italian housewives in Florence to fight rising prices]
    [Israeli school for &lsquofund activists&rsquo]
  • Vietnam: murder raids go on

Labour bows to racists&rsquo hate message, by Mike Caffoor

Education on the cheap &ndash that&rsquos new Tory plan
Mrs Thatcher (photo)

Hospitals revolt over pay and jobs, by Gerry Dawson
Health workers demonstrating outside their union headquarters (photo)

Foot Prints (column), by Paul Foot

  • 12 Angry Brigades
  • [Remington Rand backdates price rise] (postmark)
  • [Lawrence Daly put name to NCB sales brochure]
  • Tender trap
  • Clockwork Orangemen
    Graham Fyfe, Rangers player . dropped from the team (photo)
  • [Jack Jones at the Savoy]
  • Clapped out
  • Tittle Tatler
    Extract (facsimile)

Wages &ndash Prices (cartoon), by Evans

Old Bailey verdict a warning to police bomb-planters, by David Widgery

Slum in the middle of nowhere, by Bill Message

Taking the council for a ride, by R.K. Nelson

By gum! &ndash welfare cuts begin to bite, by Lionel Sims

Yakir may be star of latest show trial, by Chris Harman

Report from the South, by Brian Trench

  • Lynch stays as IRA dithers
  • In the North, workers march against political repression (photo)

News in View

  • Union in a tangle . by Paul Foot & Victor Knight
  • Mansfield Hosiery strikers and their families occupied the union&rsquos office . (photo)
  • Wisdom at the top: Prendergast, Gibson & Roma Dexter (photos)

Out of Your Mind (column), by Duncan Hallas

  • Books:
    Pop go the pundits, by David Widgery
    [Bob Dylan] (photo)
    Official seal of approval
    Countess Markievicz (photo)
  • Interview:
    Critic who wants to overturn &lsquoculture&rsquo, conducted by Laurie Flynn
    John Berger (photo), courtesy of Penguin Books
  • Films:
    Films, festivals and funerals, by Marc Karlin

What We Stand For

  • After Cooper, GMWU looks for new image
    Lord Cooper (photo)
  • IS banned by clerks union in big clampdown, by an APEX Action member
  • Libel charge
  • Stop sneering at &lsquogays&rsquo, by Don Milligan
  • Discussion is vital, by Chris Small
  • OAPs angry over licence, from Ernest Offen
  • Youth need your help, from Chris Tyndale
  • Damage, from Ena Coyne
  • &lsquoAnti-Chinese ravings&rsquo, from S. Nwosu

Spike (column), by Ron Knowles

We fight again in 1973, say steelmen, by Roger Rosewell

Anti-union firm gives in as neighbours join picket

Strikers hold out against scab labour

The Rents Battle

  • Tories start to get tough with rebels
  • Tenants against the auditor
  • 7,000 refuse to pay rent rise
  • £20,000 threat to pit village
  • Put up rent ultimatum
  • Eviction move stalled
  • IS Meetings
  • Other Meetings
  • Notices

Late Letter

Counter-demo dwarfs racists

Face yet another con trick, by John Charlton

24 hour stoppage backs stoppage

Left wobbling aids the right, by Roger Rosewell

Picket Lines

No. 303, Dec 23, 1972, London
Socialist Worker Weekly Paper of the International Socialists

Bust freeze move by low paid

Eviction threat to 5,000 tenants by Labour Council

Pickets at Marks & Sparks (photo)

  • Briefing:
    [Bulletin of Committee to Defend Czechoslovak Socialists]
    [Two French revolutionary socialist organisations to run 309 candidates]
    [Committee of Egyptian parliament attacks gopvernment]
    [In Italy top state officials given a magnificent Christmas present]
    [Trybuna Ludu complains about widespread absenteeism in Polish factories]
    [French army called to clear rubbish Paris after dustmen&rsquos strike]
  • Pay cut threat in Yugoslavia, by Peter Hitchcock
    Tito (photo)
  • Vesteys feel the breeze in Argentina
    Grove (photo)
  • Union buster bosses back off, by Richard Kirkwood

Bomb Squad&rsquos new victim, by John Telfair

Foot Prints (column), by Paul Foot

  • Fishing or Goading
    [Letter from Guildford Conservative Association] (facsimile)
  • Directly, sir
  • News of the World and violence
  • Double beds
  • Wise guy
    Professor Swann (photo)
  • Swann song
  • Anchor man
  • [Bradford Labour Party call for proscription of International Socialists]

Ding-dong merrily on high, the cash tills are ringing! by Laurie Flynn


Im Gegensatz zu einsprachigen sind die zweisprachigen Lernerwörterbücher eine relativ neue lexikographische Erscheinung, deren Theorieschreibung noch in ihren Anfängen steckt. Obwohl Wörterbücher neben Grammatiken zu den wichtigsten Arbeitsmitteln von Fremdsprachenlernern und -lehrern gehören, verfügen viele Benutzer nur über wenige lexikographische Kenntnisse. Zunächst erfolgt eine Einführung in die Grundlagen der zweisprachigen Lexikographie sowie in die Theorie der zweisprachigen, alphabetisch geordneten Lernerwörterbücher. Daraus wird ein Fragenkatalog zur allgemeinen Bewertung zweisprachiger Lernerwörterbücher erarbeitet, auf dessen Grundlage das "Langenscheidt Power Wörterbuch Französisch" und das "PONS Express Wörterbuch Französisch" umfassend exemplarisch analysiert werden. Außerdem wird ein Beitrag zur Weiterentwicklung der Theorie der zweisprachigen Lernerwörterbücher geleistet. Dieses Buch wendet sich nicht nur an die lexikographische Fachöffentlichkeit, sondern vor allem an Fremdsprachenlehrerinnen und -lehrer, um nicht nur die Grundlagen der Lexikographie kompakt zu vermitteln, sondern auch Entscheidungshilfen bei der Auswahl geeigneter Wörterbücher zu geben.

Isabell K. Braun, angehende Lehrerin für Englisch und Französisch Studium der Anglistik und Romanistik für das Lehramt an Gymnasien an der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen.

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