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  • #98809
    imposs1904
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    More additions to the blog. Once again, cheers to Graham in Denmark for all the hard graft: Socialist Standard July 1988Link: Review of a biography of the famous ILPer James MaxtonSocialist Standard June 1928Link: An editorial on the aforementioned James MaxtonSocialist Standard November 1983Link: A bourgeoisie in waitingSocialist Standard February 1929Link: The Family Allowances fraudSocialist Standard November 1980Link: Labour's power struggleWorld Socialist Winter 1985-6 issueLink: D. H. Lawrence and the abolition of moneyWorld Socialist Winter 1984 issueLink: Spanish Social Democracy – how it became reformistWorld Socialist '69Link: Primitive Communism reassessedSocialist Standard April 1980Link: The economics of capitalismSocialist Standard February 1982Link: Selling the Standard 

    #98810
    imposs1904
    Participant

    Some more recent addtions to the blog. Thanks to Graham and ALB for the scans: Socialist Standard September 1954Link: The Sterility of Labourism by Ted WilmottSocialist Standard January 1996Link: Ecology & SocialismSocialist Standard February 1996Link: Ecology and ScienceSocialist Standard March 1980Link: Book Review about the average soldier in World War One.Socialist Standard September 1954Link: Those were the daysSocialist Standard December 1968Link: Book Review Marxism in the USASocialist Standard March 1919Link: Labour unrest by Jack FitzgeraldSocialist Standard January 1996Link: They say, we saySocialist Standard December 1968Link: Book Review Middle Class RadicalsWorld Socialist Number 2 (1985)Link: State capitalism in Russia

    #98811
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Darren, you are doing a great job and there has been quite a few gems in what you have posted. I hope you can keep the momentum going and don't burn yourself out. 

    #98812
    imposs1904
    Participant
    alanjjohnstone wrote:
    Darren, you are doing a great job and there has been quite a few gems in what you have posted. I hope you can keep the momentum going and don't burn yourself out. 

     Of course I will burn out and fade away. Just enjoy it while it's here.

    #98813
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Just like Celtic FC will then 

    #98814
    Anonymous
    Inactive
    imposs1904 wrote:
    alanjjohnstone wrote:
    Darren, you are doing a great job and there has been quite a few gems in what you have posted. I hope you can keep the momentum going and don't burn yourself out. 

    Of course I will burn out and fade away. Just enjoy it while it's here.

    Before that time comes would you like to join the Internet Committee? 

    #98815
    imposs1904
    Participant
    gnome wrote:
    imposs1904 wrote:
    alanjjohnstone wrote:
    Darren, you are doing a great job and there has been quite a few gems in what you have posted. I hope you can keep the momentum going and don't burn yourself out. 

    Of course I will burn out and fade away. Just enjoy it while it's here.

    Before that time comes would you like to join the Internet Committee? 

    Thanks for the kind offer of the posioned chalice but I'll have to politely decline.

    #98816
    imposs1904
    Participant

    Recent additions to the Socialist Standard Past & Present blog includes a series of write-ups of SPGB Public Meetings that appeared in the Hackney Gazette in the mid-1960s. The write-ups were penned by Israel Renson, who was a longstanding SPGB sympathiser in the London  area from the 1920 onwards. Some list members may know of him because he co-authored the pamphlet, 'Money Must Go' in the 1940s. A very early attempt to explain revolutionary socialism in language not weighed down with jargon and terminology. Renson and Phillips were basically doing in pamphlet form what Capitalism and Other Kids Stuff was trying to do fifty years later in video form.With regards to the meetings themselves, if nothing else, they are a curio of the sort of meetings the SPGB were holding during this period, and give a flavour of language employed and the SPGB speakers who were doing the propaganda rounds during that period.Cheers to ALB for providing the clippings, and for transcribing the majority of the reports.Adam Buick speaking on The SPGB and the Unions (May 24th 1966)Link: http://socialiststandardmyspace.blogspot.com/2014/01/spgb-and-unions.htmlHarry Baldwin speaking on 'The "Money" System" (August 12th 1966)Link: http://socialiststandardmyspace.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-money-system.htmlJohn Crump speaking on Lenin and the Russian Revolution (September 6th 1966)Link: http://socialiststandardmyspace.blogspot.com/2014/01/lenin-and-russian-revolution.htmlAnne Waite speaking on 'America through Socialist eyes' (September 27th 1966)Link: http://socialiststandardmyspace.blogspot.com/2014/01/america-through-socialist-eyes.htmlSolomon Goldstein speaking on The Economics of Capitalism (October 11th 1966)Link: http://socialiststandardmyspace.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-economics-of-capitalism.htmlF. C.  Manning speaking on War, Waste and Want (October 26th 1966)Link: http://socialiststandardmyspace.blogspot.com/2014/01/war-waste-and-want.htmlHarry Baldwin speaking on Labour Government's failure (November 8th 1966)Link: http://socialiststandardmyspace.blogspot.com/2014/01/labour-governments-failure.htmlEddie Grant speaking on Spain and Democracy (December 6th 1966)Link: http://socialiststandardmyspace.blogspot.com/2014/01/spain-and-democracy.htmlJoe McGuinness speaking on Trade Unions and the Public Interest (April 7th 1967)Link: http://socialiststandardmyspace.blogspot.com/2014/01/trade-unions-and-public-interests.html From the World Socialist number four, Link: an excerpt from Philoren's 'Money Must Go'.    

    #98817
    imposs1904
    Participant

    Just posted on the blog, a two-part article from the November and December 1964 Socialist Standards, where an old Austrian comrade reminiscences about the early history of the SPGB. I thought some list members might find it of interest, especially the titbit about interned 'alien' comrades during the First World War holding socialist meetings in the internment camp where they were imprisoned:Link 1: Reminiscences of an old member (part 1)Link 2:  Reminiscences of an old member (part 2)

    #98818
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Indeed a riveting read. Also very illumnating in these times of migration and the issue of open borders. 'As one could in those days travel right across the whole European Continent without let or hindrance, without passports or labour permits,''As I have mentioned before, in 1902 there was no thought or fear of war that was to come; you could travel across Europe without passports, you could work in any country without labour permits. In all my wanderings in Germany, Switzerland, France and England, the first time I ever had to report my presence to a police office was in London at the outbreak of the first war. What a change indeed has come over all this! Today people are hedged in everywhere by frontiers, barriers and police guards, exacting and scrutinizing your personal documents…'

    #98819
    imposs1904
    Participant

    First editorial from the first ever issue of the Socialist Standard.LINK: Editorial

    #98820
    imposs1904
    Participant

    Just a wee update with regards to the Socialist Standard Past & Present blog. It's been out of action for the past month because of a kaput laptop and personal commitments, but it is now up and running again.Once again, I invite list members to bookmark and/or subscribe to the blog. The overwhelming majority of articles, book reviews and sundry other stuff will eventually turn up on this website but if you subscribe to the blog you can steal a march on other interested parties, and be the hypest socialist in your branch, group or that dark corner in the Starbucks where you make a coffee last an hour whilst you keep refreshing the forum page to see if there any new messages on the 'rebranding the spgb in the 21st century' thread.  Some recent – and not so recent additions – to the blog:LINK: July 1997 Review of Steve Coleman's Stilled TonguesLINK: October 1982 Review of Alan Parker's Pink Floyd filmLINK: March 1977 'Carrying the platform ten thousand miles'LINK: January 1976 Why I joined the SPGBLINK: October 1973 Obituary for Sam OrnerLINK: October 1997 Book Review 'Communist Kids'LINK: World Socialist short story from the late, great Richard MontagueLink: World Socialist article Socialism and uneven developmentLink: John Crump article: Japan – the other side of the miracleLINK: June 1978 Sociology or Socialism?LINK: December 1980 Book Review of Anton PannokoekLINK: April 1973 Glasgow in the 19th Century

    #98821
    imposs1904
    Participant

    A few more additions to the blog:Link: May 1993 Roots of gay oppressionLink: March 1993 Two anti-LeninistsLink: June 1985 Praise Marx (TV Review)Link: August 1979 Book Review Marge PiercyLink: November 1964 Editorial on the Labour Government of the dayLink: May 1986 Stereotypes in printLink: March 1977 Book Review of Robert Barltrop's biography of Jack LondonLink: October 1973 Book Review of Jean BarrotLink: April 1976 An article on Jimmy ReidLink: August 1987 Film Review of Lizzie Borden's Working GirlsLink: August 1974 Article on Jack London's People of the AbyssLink: November 1974 Article of the notorious Glasgow novel, No Mean CityLink: January 1975 Article on the Welsh novel These Poor HandsLink: February 1975 Article on Walter Greenwood's Love on the DoleLink: February 1971 Obituary for 'Tom King', who had been the last surviving founder member of the SPGB

    #98822
    jondwhite
    Participant

    Are these taken from the Standard archive here or vice versa?

    #98823
    imposs1904
    Participant

    They're articles that have yet to appear in the Socialist Standard archive. Rob W is working on it.

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