Legendary British Communist Bert Ramelson achieved the singular distinction of being personally denounced in the House of Commons by three different governments - so effective was the CPs industrial work under his stewardship in the 1960s and 70s. Roger Seifert and Tom Sibley delivered a worthy biography of a magnificent life, recounting Ramelson's tale with precision, depth and insight. Every thinking communist, socialist and militant trade unionist in Britain will benefit from reading it.
Three classic essays on how to change the world
A unique concept that presents these three historical manifestos in a mini-anthology - a small, accessible and inexpensive volume Renowned poet Adrienne Rich argues convincingly these are not dry, boring, or dead political tomes Offers a panorama of radical ideas for today from the most famous revolutionaries in history "Let's be realists, let's dream the impossible." Che Guevara's words summarise the radical vision of the four famous rebels presented in this book: Marx and Engels' Communist Manifesto, Rosa Luxemburg's Reform or Revolution and Che Guevara's Socialism and Man in Cuba. Far from being lifeless historical documents, the passion, inspiration and optimism of these revolutionary voices will resonate for a new generation seeking a better world.
Compiled and edited by Ken Keable. With an introduction by Ronnie Kasrils and a foreword by Z. Pallo Jordan.
The history of the Anti-Apartheid movement brings up images of boycotts and public campaigns in the UK. But another story went on behind the scenes, in secret, one that has been never told before.This is the story of the foreign recruits and their activities in South Africa, how they acted in defiance of the Apartheid government and its police on the instructions of the African National Congress. It tells of: ANC Banners that unfurled; ANC speeches that sounded through public places; Buckets that exploded and showered ANC leaflets; Transportation of weapons, communications, logistics; Helping ANC fighters to enter South Africa;
Many recruits were Young Communists, others were Trotskyists or independent socialists; from the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the USA, and they all took amazing risks. Some paid a heavy price for their support. This is their untold story.
Published by International Correspondent and People's Democracy Publications, in association with Manifesto Press. Arise in unity brings together chapters from Communists across the globe that provide an alternative perspective on the international capitalist crisis.