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The Newsletter


The Newsletter was the journal of The Club, a Trotskyist group in the United Kingdom. It operated inside the Labour Party and was the official section of the Fourth International from 1950 until 1953 when, after the FI split, it became part of the International Committee of the Fourth International. Led by Gerry Healy, it published the newspaper Socialist Outlook until this was banned by Labour, whereupon it began selling Tribune, and eventually began a new paper, The Newsletter. In 1959 it was reconstituted as the Socialist Labour League.

Former Newsletter supporter Norman Harding describes The Newsletter this way:

The Newsletter was launched at a time when thousands of communists were appalled by the events in Hungary after The Hungarian Revolution of October 1956 and were seeking ways to recreate socialist internationalism. The weekly newspaper appeared thanks to a massive commitment, especially by former Daily Worker journalist Peter Fryer who had witnessed the suppression and murder of Hungarian communists in Budapest by Stalinist forces.

The Newsletter unified thousands of CP members, the Left within the Labour Party, socialists generally and, vitally important, workers engaged in huge battles with the Macmillan Tory government. The period from 1956 to 1958 was astonishing in many ways, as this archive reveals. It finishes where it does simply because all later issues are archived at Glasgow Caledonian University Library. But coincidentally, in Issue 80 the Editorial Board announced a new member, one G. Healy, who within 9 months had driven Peter Fryer and others from the paper to make it increasingly his own vehicle.

The Encyclopedia of Trotskyism On-Line would like to extend our comradely thanks to Norman Harding and Steve Drury.
Steve donated the labor to digitize The Newsletter. All the issues from 1957 through 1958 of The Newsletter listed here were copied from Staying Red with their kind permission. All of 1962 were digitized by the Riazanov Library Project.

1957 — Volume 1

Announcement Newsletter Flyer for April 1957

Volume 1, No. 1, May 10, 1957

Volume 1, No. 2, May 17, 1957

Volume 1, No. 3, May 24, 1957

Volume 1, No. 4, May 31, 1957

Volume 1, No. 5, June 7, 1957

Volume 1, No. 6, June 15, 1957

Volume 1, No. 7, June 22, 1957

Volume 1, No. 8, June 29, 1957

Volume 1, No. 9, July 6, 1957

Volume 1, No. 10, July 13, 1957

Volume 1, No. 11, July 20, 1957

Volume 1, No. 12, July 27, 1957

Volume 1, No. 13, August 3, 1957

Volume 1, No. 14, August 10, 1957

Volume 1, No. 15, August 17, 1957

Volume 1, No. 16, August 24, 1957

Volume 1, No. 17, August 31, 1957

Volume 1, No. 18, September 7, 1957

Volume 1, No. 19, September 14, 1957

Volume 1, No. 20, September 21, 1957

Volume 1, No. 21, September 28, 1957

Volume 1, No. 22, October 5, 1957

Volume 1, No. 23, October 12, 1957

Volume 1, No. 24, October 19, 1957

Volume 1, No. 25, October 26, 1957

Volume 1, No. 26, November 2, 1957

Volume 1, No. 27, November 7, 1957 Part 1

Volume 1, No. 27, November 7, 1957 Part 2

Volume 1, No. 27, 7 November 7, 1957 Part 3

Volume 1, No. 27, 7 November 7, 1957 Part 4

Volume 1, No. 28, November 16, 1957

Volume 1, No. 29, November 23, 1957

Volume 1, No. 30, November 30, 1957

Volume 1, No. 31, December 7, 1957

Volume 1, No. 32, December 14, 1957

Volume 1, No. 33, December 21, 1957

1958 — Volume 2

Volume 1, No. 34, January 4, 1958

Volume 2, No. 35, January 11, 1958

Volume 2, No. 36, January 18, 1958

Volume 2, No. 37, January 25, 1958

Volume 2, No. 38, February 1, 1958

Volume 2, No. 39, February 8, 1958

Volume 2, No. 40, February 15, 1958

Volume 2, No. 41, February 22, 1958

Volume 2, No. 42, March 1, 1958

Volume 2, No. 43, March 8, 1958

Volume 2, No. 44, March 15, 1958

Volume 2, No. 45, March 22, 1958

Volume 2, No. 46, March 29, 1958

Volume 2, No. 48, April 12, 1958

Volume 2, No. 49, April 19, 1958

Volume 2, No. 50, April 26, 1958

Volume 2, No. 51, May 3, 1958

Volume 2, No. 52, May 10, 1958

Volume 2, No. 53, May 17, 1958

Volume 2, No. 54, May 24, 1958

Volume 2, No. 55, May 31, 1958

Volume 2, No. 56, June 7, 1958

Volume 2, June 14, Special Strike Bulletin

Volume 2, No. 57, June 14, 1958

Volume 2, No. 58, June 21, 1958

Volume 2, No. 59, June 28, 1958

Volume 2, No. 60, July 5, 1958

Volume 2, No. 61, July 12, 1958

Volume 2, No. 62, August 2, 1958

Volume 2, No. 63, August 9, 1958

Volume 2, No. 64, August 16, 1958

Volume 2, No. 65, August 23, 1958

Volume 2, No. 66, August 30, 1958

Volume 2, No. , September Special , 1958

Volume 2, No. , Special Portworkers supplement

Volume 2, No. 67, September 6, 1958

Volume 2, No. 68, September 13, 1958

Volume 2, No. 69, September 20, 1958

Volume 2, No. , September 27, 1958

Volume 2, No. 71, October 4, 1958

Volume 2, No. 72, October 11, 1958

Volume 2, No. 73, October 18, 1958

Volume 2, No. 74, October 25, 1958

Volume 2, No. 75, November 8, 1958

Volume 2, No. 76, November 15, 1958

Volume 2, No. 77, November 22, 1958

Volume 2, No. 78, November 29, 1958

Volume 2, No. 79, December 6, 1958

Volume 2, No. 80, December 13, 1958

Volume 2, No. 81, December 20, 1958

1959 — Volume 4

Volume 3, No. 83, January 3, 1959

Volume 3, No. 84, January 10, 1959

Volume 3, No. 85, January 17, 1959

Volume 3, No. 86, January 24, 1959

Volume 3, No. 87, January 31, 1959

Volume 3, No. 97, April 11, 1959

Volume 3, No. 100, May 2, 1959

Volume 3, No. 101, May 9, 1959

Volume 3, No. 102, May 16, 1959

Volume 3, No. 104, May 30, 1959

Volume 3, No. 105, June 6, 1959

Volume 3, No. 106, June 13, 1959

Volume 3, No. 107, June 20, 1959

Volume 3, No. 108, June 27, 1959

Volume 3, No. 109, July 4, 1959

Volume 3, No. 110, July 11, 1959

Volume 3, No. 112, July 25, 1959

Volume 3, No. 113, August 15, 1959

Volume 3, No. 114, August 22, 1959

Volume 3, No. 115, August 29, 1959

Volume 3, No. 116, September 5, 1959

Volume 3, No. 117, September 12, 1959

Volume 3, No. 118, September 19, 1959

Volume 3, No. 119, September 26, 1959

Volume 3, No. 120, October 3, 1959

Volume 3, No. 121, October 13, 1959

Volume 3, No. 122, October 17, 1959

Volume 3, No. 123, October 27, 1959

Volume 3, No. 124, October 31, 1959 [missing pages 304,305,308,309]

Volume 3, No. 125, November 7, 1959

Volume 3, No. 126, November 14, 1959

Volume 3, No. 127, November 21, 1959

Volume 3, No. 128, November 28, 1959

Volume 3, No. 129, December 12, 1959

Volume 3, No. 131, December 19, 1959

Volume 4, No. 149, April 30, 1960

Volume 4, No. 150, May 7, 1960

Volume 4, No. 151, May 14, 1960

Volume 4, No. 152, May 21, 1960

Volume 4, No. 153, May 28, 1960

Volume 4, No. 154, June 4, 1960

Volume 4, No. 155, June 11, 1960

Volume 4, No. 156, June 18, 1960

Volume 4, No. 157, June 25, 1960

Volume 4, No. 158, July 2, 1960

Volume 4, No. 159, July 9, 1960

Volume 4, No. 160, July 23, 1960

Volume 4, No. 162, August 13, 1960

Volume 4, No. 163, August 20, 1960

1960 — Volume 4

Volume 4, No. 132, January 2, 1960

Volume 4, No. 133, January 9, 1960

Volume 4, No. 134, January 16, 1960

Volume 4, No. 135, January 23, 1960

Volume 4, No. 136, January 30, 1960

Volume 4, No. 137, February 6, 1960

Volume 4, No. 138, February 13, 1960

Volume 4, No. 139, February 20, 1960

Volume 4, No. 140, February 27, 1960

Volume 4, No. 141, March 5, 1960

Volume 4, No. 142, March 12, 1960

Volume 4, No. 143, March 19, 1960

Volume 4, No. 144, March 26, 1960

Volume 4, No. 145, April 2, 1960

Volume 4, No. 146, April 9, 1960

Volume 4, No. 147, April 16, 1960

Volume 4, No. 148, April 23, 1960

1962 — Volume 6

Volume 6, No. 230, January 6, 1962

Volume 6, No. 231, January 23, 1962

Volume 6, No. 232, January 20, 1962

Volume 6, No. 233, January 27, 1962

Volume 6, No. 234, February 3, 1962

Volume 6, No. 235, February 10, 1962

Volume 6, No. 236, February 17, 1962

Volume 6, No. 237, February 24, 1962

Volume 6, No. 238, March 3, 1962

Volume 6, No. 239, March 10, 1962

Volume 6, No. 240, March 17, 1962

Volume 6, No. 241, March 24, 1962

Volume 6, No. 242, March 31, 1962

Volume 6, No. 243, April 7, 1962

Volume 6, No. 244, April 14, 1962

Volume 6, No. 245, April 21, 1962

Volume 6, No. 246, April 28, 1962

Volume 6, No. 247, May 5, 1962

Volume 6, No. 248, May 12, 1962

Volume 6, No. 249, May 19, 1962

Volume 6, No. 251, June 2, 1962

Volume 6, No. 252, June 9, 1962

Volume 6, No. 253, June 16, 1962

Volume 6, No. 254, June 23, 1962

Volume 6, No. 255, June 30, 1962

Volume 6, No. 256, July 7, 1962

Volume 6, No. 257, July 14, 1962

Volume 6, No. 258, July 21, 1962

Volume 6, No. 259, July 28, 1962

Volume 6, No. 260, August 18, 1962

Volume 6, No. 261, August 25, 1962

Volume 6, No. 262, September 1, 1962

Volume 6, No. 263, September 15, 1962  [should be dated for September 8, not Sep. 15]

Volume 6, No. 265, September 8, 1962  [should be issue 264]

Volume 6, No. 265, September 22, 1962

Volume 6, No. 266, September 29, 1962

Volume 6, No. 267, October 6, 1962

Volume 6, No. 268, October 13, 1962

Volume 6, No. 269, October 20, 1962

Volume 6, No. 270, October 27, 1962

Volume 6, No. 271, November ,1962

Volume 6, No. 272, November 10, 1962

Volume 6, No. 273, November 14, 1962

Volume 6, No. 274, November 21, 1962

Volume 6, No. 275, December 1, 1962

Volume 6, No. 276, December 8, 1962

Volume 6, No. 277, December 18, 1962

Volume 6, No. 278, December 22, 1962

1964 — Volume 8

Volume 8, No. 334, February 22, 1964

Volume 8, No. 336, March 7, 1964

Volume 8, No. 339, March 28, 1964

Volume 8, No. 340, April 4, 1964

Volume 8, No. 344, May 2, 1964

Volume 8, No. 346, May 16, 1964

Volume 8, No. 347, May 23, 1964

Volume 8, No. 348, May 30, 1964

Volume 8, No. 349, June 6, 1964

Volume 8, No. 351, June 20, 1964

Volume 8, No. 352, June 27, 1964

Volume 8, No. 353, July 4, 1964

Volume 8, No. 354, July 11, 1964

Volume 8, No. 355, July 18, 1964

Volume 8, No. 356, July 25, 1964

Volume 8, No. 357, August 15, 1964

Volume 8, No. 358, August 22, 1964

Volume 8, No. 359, August 29, 1964

Volume 8, No. 360, September 5, 1964

Volume 8, No. 361, September 12, 1964

Volume 8, No. 364, October 3, 1964

1965 — Volume 9

Volume 9, No. 376, January 2, 1965

Volume 9, No. 377, January 9, 1965

Volume 9, No. 378, January 16, 1965

Volume 9, No. 379, January 23, 1965

Volume 9, No. 380, January 30, 1965

Volume 9, No. 381, February 6, 1965

Volume 9, No. 382, February 13, 1965

Volume 9, No. 383, February 20, 1965

Volume 9, No. 384, February 27, 1965

Volume 9, No. 385, March 6, 1965

Volume 9, No. 386, March 13, 1965

Volume 9, No. 387, March 20, 1965

Volume 9, No. 388, March 27, 1965

Volume 9, No. 389, April 2, 1965

Volume 9, No. 390, April 10, 1965

Volume 9, No. 391, April 17, 1965

Volume 9, No. 392, April 24, 1965

Volume 9, No. 394, May 8, 1965

Volume 9, No. 395, May 15, 1965

Volume 9, No. 396, May 22, 1965

Volume 9, No. 397, May 29, 1965

Volume 9, No. 398, June 5, 1965

Volume 9, No. 399, June 12, 1965

Volume 9, No. 400, June 19, 1965

Volume 9, No. 401, June 26, 1965

Volume 9, No. 402, July 3, 1965

Volume 9, No. 403, July 10, 1965

Volume 9, No. 404, July 17, 1965

Volume 9, No. 405, July 24, 1965

Volume 9, No. 406, August 14, 1965

Volume 9, No. 407, August 21, 1965

Volume 9, No. 408, August 28, 1965

Volume 9, No. 409, September 4, 1965

Volume 9, No. 410, September 11, 1965

Volume 9, No. 413, October 2, 1965

Volume 9, No. 414, October 9, 1965

Volume 9, No. 415, October 16, 1965

Volume 9, No. 416, October 23, 1965

Volume 9, No. 417, October 30, 1965

Volume 9, No. 418, November 6, 1965

Volume 9, No. 420, November 20, 1965

Volume 9, No. 421, November 27, 1965

Volume 9, No. 422, December 4, 1965

Volume 9, No. 423, December 11, 1965

Volume 9, No. 424, December 18, 1965


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