From International Socialism, 2 : 14, Autumn 1981.
Transcribed by Christian Høgsbjerg, with thanks to the Lipman-Miliband Trust.
Marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for ETOL.
The discussion on socialism and feminism, which has been carried on in earlier issues of International Socialism (and elsewhere within the SWP) occupies the latter part of this issue.
These articles are preceded, however, by two articles which are breaking somewhat newer ground.
First we have Chris Harman’s The Summer of ’81, where, based on a large and detailed amount of new material, the July riots and their relevance for the struggle for socialism, are looked at in depth.
Then there is Dave Beecham’s Updating the downturn, a comprehensive account of class struggle under the Tories.
Both these articles, but particularly the latter, highlight other areas where there is important work still to do – above all the role of the new ‘lefts’ in the unions – to which we hope to devote some discussion in future issues of the journal.
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