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From The Socialist newspaper, 8 June 2006

1926 General Strike book launch

OVER 30 people gathered in Ottakar's bookshop in Walthamstow to hear 'local author' and general secretary of the Socialist Party, Peter Taaffe, launch his new book - 1926 General Strike workers taste power.

Twenty-two books were sold as people queued to get their book signed, drink a glass of wine and discuss the 1926 General Strike.

Has your branch organised its book launch yet? Plan your sales campaign now. Make sure you take the book along to your trade union branch meeting - Alec Thraves sold 14 at the recent Wales TUC conference.


General Strike book launches:

8 June, 7.30pm. Public Meeting, William Morris Centre, Greenleaf Road, Walthamstow.

8 June, 7.45 pm. West London Trade Union Centre. 33/35 High Street, Acton, W3 6ND.


Buy the book online.....

1926 General Strike - workers taste power

TO commemorate the eightieth anniversary of the 1926 General Strike in Britain, and to draw out the lessons from this movement, Peter Taaffe has written a book outlining the course of the nine days in May that shook British capitalism to its foundations. 185 pages plus illustrations - 7.50

Cheques payable to Socialist Publications PO Box 24697, London E11 1YD. Credit/debit cards tel. 020 8988 8771

email kendouglas@socialistparty.org.uk See other titles on www.leftbooks.co.uk and request our free booklist.

 

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In The Socialist 8 June 2006:

Don't let the NHS bleed to death

Save our NHS!

Pregnancy discrimination: Bosses show their dirty tricks

Iraq: Bush and Blair's deadly legacy

A 'trigger-happy' police raid?

Festival of football, carnival of cash

Education after New Labour's Education Bill

2,000 sign up to Campaign for New Workers' Party

1926 General Strike book launch

Preparing for Europride

Lecturers dispute

Socialist Party members make an impact at Wales TUC

Delegates debate DWP strikes

Unity needed to fight exploitation

Right wing fail to stop Berlin WASG

Chile: Youth take to the streets demanding action


 

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