The year of strikes, struggles and soviets ...
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.
Janine will be speaking alongside Siimon Webb - author of '1919: Britain's year of revolution' at Ideas For Freedom 2019.
Venue: Camden School for Girls, London NW5 2DB
An historical anecdote from the Clydeside General Strike of 1919 (pictured)
In George Square in Glasgow
Sixty thousand red rebels
are striking a scene
The sheriff takes stage
to proclaim the King's words
Required by the Riot Act
By Royal decree
clear the square in an hour
On pain of a pounding
of military power