Workers News
1987-1997


We are concerned here with the Workers International League which, according to its Wikipedia entry, split from the Torrance-led WRP (Newsline) group in 1987.

The Encyclopedia of Trotskyism Online has a page here on the Leninist-Trotskyist Tendency, of which the WIL was the British affiliate.ltt-fi

We present a near complete run of the WIL’s paper Workers News which ran for 60 issues and was notable for its combination of agitational articles and movement reports with long theoretical, historical and polemical articles which ran over several issues- including Bob Pitt’s monumental series on the rise and fall of Gerry Healy in no fewer than 26 parts!

Additionally, the paper issued at least ten Theoretical Supplements, of which we present 8.

In a future post we will look at the pamphlets issued by the WIL, under its Prinkipo Press imprint, and also the magazine Workers Action which superseded Workers News.

If any reader should have a copy of Workers News 47 or 60 or the theoretical supplements 3 and 4, we invite them to get in touch!

These files were provided by Rob Madsen of the Red Mole Rising Project and the Splits & Fusion blog.

Contents by Issue


No. 1, Apr, 1987
No. 2, May, 1987
No. 3, Jul, 1987
No. 4, Sep, 1987
No. 5, Nov, 1887
No. 6, Dec, 1987
No. 7, Feb, 1988
No. 8, Apr, 1988
No. 9, May-Jun, 1988
No. 10, Jul, 1988
No. 11, Sep, 1988
No. 12, Oct-Nov, 1988
No. 13, Dec, 1988
No. 14, Feb, 1989
No. 15, Apr, 1989
No. 16, May, 1989
No. 17, Jun-Jul, 1989
No. 18, Aug, 1989
No. 19, Sep, 1989
No. 20, Oct-Nov, 1989
No. 21, Dec, 1989
No. 22, Feb, 1990
No. 23, Mar-Apr, 1990
No. 24, May, 1990
No. 25, Jul, 1990
No. 26, Sep, 1990
No. 27, Oct-Nov, 1990
No. 28, Dec, 1990 – Jan, 1991
No. 29, Feb, 1991
No. 30, Apr, 1991
No. 31, May-Jun, 1991
No. 32, Jul, 1991
Theoretical Supplement no1 July 1991
No. 33, Sep, 1991
Theoretical Supplement no2 September 1991
No. 34, Oct-Nov, 1991
No. 35, Dec, 1991 – Jan, 1992
No. 36, Feb, 1992
Theoretical Supplement no5 February 1992
No. 37, Mar-Apr, 1992
No. 38, May-Jun, 1992
Theoretical Supplement no6 May June 1992
No. 39, Jul, 1992
No. 40, Sep, 1992
No. 41, Nov, 1992
No. 42, Dec, 1992 – Jan, 1993,
Theoretical Supplement no7 December 1992
No. 43, Feb, 1993
No. 44, Mar-Apr, 1993
Theoretical Supplement no8 March 1994
No. 45, Jun-Jul, 1993
No. 46, Aug, 1993
No. 48, Dec, 1993 – Jan, 1994, 1993
No. 49, Mar-Apr, 1994
No. 50, May-Jun, 1994
No. 51, Aug-Sep, 1994
No. 52, Nov-Dec, 1994
Theoretical Supplement no9 November 1994
No. 53, Feb, 1995
Theoretical Supplement no10 February 1995
No. 54, Jun-Jul, 1995
No. 55, Aug-Sep, 1995
No. 56, Mar-Apr, 1996
No. 57, May-Jun, 1996
No. 58, Oct-Nov, 1996
No. 49, Apr-May, 1997



 

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