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Labor 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

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


 

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