A new short book (40 pages + cover), written by Janine Booth and published by Workers' Liberty.
In 1919, inspired by the Bolshevik revolution in Russia, British workers took more strike action than ever before. But communists in Britain had still not formed a united party. Labour's representation in Parliament was weak.
Ian Townson reviews 'Minnie Lansbury: suffragette, socialist, rebel councillor' in Solidarity 491, 16 January 2019
Minnie Lansbury was one of the rebel Labour councillors of Poplar (East London) who in 1921 forced the Tory¬Liberal coalition government to start central government payments to equalise resources between councils in poor and in well¬off areas.
Janine Booth’s biography of Lansbury is rich in detail about her life; working¬class conditions at the time; and much more. It is a solid achievement given the scarcity of material available on Lansbury to work on.
The Duke spent the day
At home recovering from
Not having been hurt
He's not Bo or Luke
But events do suggest that
The Duke's a hazard
Breaking news just in:
It seems that there were people
In the other car
Our favourite fantastic female three-day festival is back!
Venue: Spring Farm, Duns Tew, Oxfordshire OX25 6JS
Tickets are up for our third celebration of female/female led acts in the grassroots. ALL genders welcome..
More info soon.
Venue: Bunker Theatre UK, 53a Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU
Spoken Word London celebrates its fifth anniversary by publishing an anthology of poems on the theme of 'anti-hate'. Two of Janine's poems are included - 'Real Rape' and 'Odd' - and Janine will be among the contributors giving a short performance at this launch event.
Throughout this week, Janine and other RMT activists will be visiting workplaces and carrying out other activities to make London's disabled transport workers more aware of their rights - and of the importance of getting involved in the union to enforce those rights.
For more details, email Janine.
Ever wondered why only 16% of autistic adults have a full-time job?
He worked alone, not a team player
Not a keeper or a stayer
Didn’t fit in, not really our sort
Talked about boring stuff not sport
We had to let him go