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The 1972 miners’ strike: a rank-and-file strike

An excerpt from Tony Cliff's Patterns of Mass Strike which describes the impact of the 1972 miners’ strike and the background to a wave of rank-and-file militancy and solidarity from across the working class

  • Written by Tony Cliff
  • Category: History
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1972: A great year for the workers - Tony Cliff

As part of a series of articles marking the 50th anniversary of a tremendous year for the British working class, we republish Tony Cliff’s overview of the decisive events of 1972

  • Written by Tony Cliff
  • Category: History
People's Assembly march in Manchester during Tory Party conference, September 2019 | Photo: David McAllister

John Berger: the nature of mass demonstrations

As we build for the People's Assembly national demonstration on 26 June, we republish John Berger's May 1968 article on the role of mass demonstrations in social change

  • Written by John Berger
  • Category: History