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Labour Focus on Eastern Europe
[London]

(1977-2004)


Introduction to Labour Focus on Eastern Europe by Gus Fagan

The initiative for Labour Focus came from Peter Gowan and his partner, Halya Kowalsky. The events in Poland in 1976 and the creation of Charter 77 in Czechoslovakia convinced them that it was essential for the left in the West to offer support and solidarity to those working class and democratic oppositionists in Eastern Europe suffering repression from the Communist Party regimes and to inform the working class movement and socialists in the West about the existence of these groups which were ignored by governments and media unless they were able to exploit them for Cold War purposes. Peter had already argued in an article in New Left Review in 1977 that these events and their political dynamic had significance for Eastern Europe as a whole and that this dynamic had produced "a highly explosive conjuncture in Poland and one that will increasingly demand the attention of the revolutionary left throughout Europe". (The Third Round in Poland, NLR 102, 1977, p70). [Read the full introduction here]



Supplemental indexes, pamphlets, and special supplements

Labour Focus on Eastern Europe 1977-2004 country index
Labour Focus on Eastern Europe 1977-2004 chronological index
Special Dossier Charter 77 Political Unemployment (1978)
Special Women's Issue (1978)
Supplement No 1 Nicolas Krasso Interview
Supplement No. 2 Petr Uhl Interview (1979)

Issues Labour Focus on Eastern Europe

#1, Vol. 1, No. 1, March-April 1977
#2, Vol. 1, No. 2, May-June 1977
#3, Vol. 1, No. 3, July-August 1977
#4, Vol. 1, No. 4, September-October 1977
#5, Vol. 1, No. 5, November-December 1977
#6, Vol. 1, No. 6, January-February 1978
#7, Vol. 2, No. 1, March-April 1978
#8, Vol. 2, No. 2, May-June 1978
#9, Vol. 2, No. 3, July-August 1978
#10, Vol. 2, No. 4, September-October 1978
#11, Vol. 2, No. 5, November-December 1978
#12, Vol. 2, No. 6, January-February 1979
#13, Vol. 3, No. 1, March-April 1979
#14, Vol. 3, No. 2, May-June 1979
#15, Vol. 3, No. 3, July-August 1979
#16, Vol. 3, No. 4, September-October 1979
#17, Vol. 3, No. 5, November-December 1979
#18, Vol. 3, No. 6, January-February 1980
#19, Vol. 4, Nos. 2-3, Spring-Autum 1980
#20, Vol. 4, Nos. 4-6, Winer-Spring 1981
#21, Vol. 5, Nos. 1-2, Spring 1982
#22, Vol. 5, Nos. 3-4, Summer 1982
#23, Vol. 5, Nos. 5-6, Winter 1982-1983
#24, Vol. 6, Nos. 1-2, Summer 1983
#24, Vol. 6, Nos. 1-2, Summer 1983
#25, Vol. 7, No. 1, Winter, 1984
#26, Vol. 7, No. 2, Spring-Summer, 1984
#27, Vol. 8, No. 1, Winter-Spring, 1985
#28, Vol. 8, No. 2, May 1986
#29, Vol. 8, No. 3, November 1986
#30, Vol. 9, No. 1, March-June 1987
#31, Vol. 9, No. 2, July-October 1987
#32, Vol. 9, No. 3, November 1987
#33, Vol. 10, No. 1, April 1988
#34, Vol. 10, No. 2, September-December 1988
#35, No. 1, January 1989
#36, No. 2, 1989
#37, No. 3, 1989
#38, No. 1, 1990
#39, No. 2, 1990
#40, June 1991
#41, No. 1, 1992
#42, No. 2, 1992
#43, No. 3, 1992
#44, No. 1, 1993
#45, May-August, 1993
#46, September-December 1993
#47, Spring 1994
#48, Summer 1994
#49, Autumn 1994
#50, Spring 1995
#51, Summer 1995
#52, Autumn 1995
#53, Spring 1996
#54, Summer 1996
#55, Autumn 1996
#56, Spring 1997
#57, Summer 1997
#58, Autumn 1997
#59, Spring 1998
#60, Summer 1998
#61, Autumn 1998
#62, Spring 1999
#63, Summer 1999
#64, Autumn 1999
#65, Spring 2000
#66, Summer, 2000
#67, Autumn 2000
#68, Spring 2001
#69, Summer 2001
#70, Autumn 2001
#71, Summer 2002
#72, Spring 2002
#73-74, Autumn 2002-Spring 2003
#75-76, Summer-Autumn 2003


 

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