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Socialist Appeal
[London]

(1941-1946)



Published in London. Socialist Appeal was organ of the Workers International League and was formed in 1937 by former members of the Militant Group.

The split took around a third of the membership of the Militant Group and four of its branches, including Jock Haston and Ted Grant. The group remained in the Labour Party, where they published Searchlight edited by Gerry Healy, which in September 1938 was replaced by the magazine Youth for Socialism, which in its own turn was renamed Socialist Appeal in June 1941 as a result of the WIL's turn of focus away from the Labour Party. The group also produced a theoretical journal Workers International News. The WIL grew with recruits from the Labour Party, the Communist Party of Great Britain, the Independent Labour Party and the Militant Group.

The Fourth International was formed in 1938, and the WIL refused to merge into the newly formed official British affiliate, the Revolutionary Socialist League itself a regroupment of the Militant Group and others. They requested either affiliate or sympathiser status to the International but were rejected.

By 1944 Socialist Appeal became the organ of the new Revolutionary Communist Party, the British Section of the Fourth International

We are grateful to the web site of British Trotskyist Bill Hunter who had this limited run of Socialist Appeal digitized. The majority of the issues below were scanned by the Riazanov Library Project in 2016-2017.




1941

Vol. 4, No. 1, October 1941

1943

Vol. 5, No. 12, Jun, 1943

Vol. 5, No. 17, July 1943 [BL]

Vol. 5, No. 18, September 1943 [BL]

1944

Vol. 5, No. 20, Apr, 1944

Vol. 5, No. 23, mid-May, 1944

Vol. 5, No. 24, Jun, 1944

Vol. 6, No. 1, mid-Jun, 1944

Vol. 6, No. 5 [supplement], mid-Aug-1944

Vol. 6, No. 5 , September 1944 [BL]

Vol. 6, No. 7 [supplement], Oct, 1944

Vol. 6, No. 7, November 1944

Vol. 6, No. 8, Nov 1944 [BL]

Vol. 6, No. 9, December 1944 [BL]

1945

Vol. 6, No. 11, February 1945

Vol. 7, No. 6, mid-May, 1945

Vol. 7, No. 9, Jul, 1945

Vol. 7, No. 10 [supplement], mid-Jul, 1945

Vol. 7, No. 11, Aug, 1945

Vol. 7, No. 13, Sep, 1945

[NOTE: no more volumes numbers noted after this date]

Mid-Sep, 1945

Oct, 1945

Mid-Oct, 1945

Nov, 1945

Mid-Nov, 1945

Dec, 1945

1946

Jan, 1946

Mid-Jan, 1946

Feb, 1946

No. 20, Feb, 1946

Mo. 22, Mid-Mar, 1946

No. 23, Apr, 1946

No. 24 (a), May, 1946

No. 24 (b), May, 1946

No. 25, Jun, 1946

No. 26, Mid-Jun, 1946

No. 27, Jul, 1946

No. 28, Aug, 1946 [BL]

No. 30-Mid-Sep, 1946

No. 31, Oct, 1946 [BL]

No. 34-Mid-Nov, 1946

1947

No. 37, Jan, 1947 [BL]

No. 41, Apr, 1947

No. 43, Mid-May, 1947 [BL]

No. 41, Jun, 1947

No. 45, Mid-Jun, 1947

No. 46, Mid-Jul, 1947

No. 51, Nov, 1947

No. 52, Mid-Nov, 1947 [BL]

1948

No. 54, Jan, 1948

No. 55, Jan, 1948

No. 57, Apr, 1948 [BL]

No. 58, May, 1948 [BL]

1949

No. 68, Mar, 1949


 


 

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