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The Futility of Reform

The Futility of Reform

Editorial: The Futility of Reform
Socialist Standard, Issue 2. October 1904

Union claims victory as Birmingham bins strike suspended

Birmingham striking refuse workers

Birmingham's two-month long bin strike has been suspended following talks between the council and the Unite union via conciliation service, ACAS, with the union declaring a victory for its members.

The Story of William Cuffay, Black Chartist

An excerpt from Peter Fryer's Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain on William Cuffay, black tailor and leader of the London Chartists. Reprinted with footnotes by Past Tense in 2005.

16th August 1848 - the last attempted armed rising on English soil?

Seven Dials in 1836

A short history of the attempted armed uprising of Chartists at Seven Dials in London, which was foiled by police.

Freedom Spring 2016

Reduced paper focusing on reproductive rights, homelessness and the Panama papers.

Corbynism: Leftists Illusions about Labour

Some of those who support Corbyn’s Labour do so with the idea that “it’s the least worst option” but many more actually believe that Labour can reform capitalism in favour of those who create the wealth that is enjoyed by a minority. This article is mainly directed at their distortions.

Racial discrimination in employment? The Bristol bus boycott of 1963

Some of the leaders of the boycott

A student dissertation with lots of information about the 1963 boycott of Bristol's buses against the ban on recruiting workers of colour enforced by the TGWU union and the state-owned Bristol Omnibus Company.

Black and white on the buses: the 1963 colour bar dispute in Bristol

Bristol bus boycott demonstration

A detailed pamphlet by Madge Dresser on the Bristol bus boycott, when a mass campaign defeated the TGWU union's bar on black and Asian people working in bus crews.

Hospital workers continue striking for fairer pay

St Bart's hospital staff continue to fight for fairer pay

Workers at St Barts hospital trust in London are set to continue one of the largest ever hospital strikes in the UK.

LGBT refugee wins legal battle to stay in UK

Aderonke Apata

Aderonke Apata was accused of faking her sexuality, but has now won her 13 year battle for asylum.