Two links on radical history in the northwest of EnglandSarah Irving at MAFA on fascism and anti-fascism in 1930s Manchester and Phil Dickens reflecting on the rhythms of class struggle in Liverpool history.

For anti-fascists of an archival bent, see also these scans of AFA’s Fighting Talk.

From across the pond, here’s Stuart’s latest round-up of the democratic left, featuring David McReynolds, Michael Walzer, Alan Johnson, and David Osler. All good stuff.

Entdinglichung recasts the Arab spring as a Mediterranean revolt, including Spain and Greece. He has links to multilingual material on it, including the Fundacio Andreu Nin in Spanish. Here’s Carl Packman in English.

Finally, the Socialist Labour Party, Arthur Scargill’s vanity vehicle and personality cult, has taken a further step in its degeneration, depressing to those of us who saw Arthur as a hero during the miners’ strike, or who honour the memory of the original SLP, one of Britain’s most important, unsung radical movements.

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  1. You are repeating and believing right wing rags that have had it in for Arthur Scargill for years.

  2. Sorry Louise, what lies have I believed? Are you telling me Scargill is something other than a deluded megalomaniac these days, or that the SLP is anything other than his vanity vehicle and personality cult?

    He was, in many ways, a great trade union leader, a wonderful speaker, incredibly charismatic. I have a huge amount of respect for the wars he fought in the 70s, 80s and 90s. But he always had dodgy politics, and the SLP is a waste of oxygen as far as I can see.

    Correct me if I’m wrong.

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