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In Brief

(December 1973)

From International Socialism (1st series), No. 65, Mid-December 1973, p. 32.
Transcribed & marked up by Einde O’ Callaghan for the Encyclopaedia of Trotskyism On-Line (ETOL).

IN A RECENT issue of this journal, we urged readers to take out subscriptions, or otherwise obtain, the monthly paper RACE TODAY. No apologies for repeating the message even more strongly.

RACE TODAY has survived, till now, partly on the basis of cash grants from ‘liberal capitalism’. Because it has been moving rapidly to the left, these capitalist sponsors are dropping off like flies. Which leaves RACE TODAY with a dangerous future. 1974 could well be make or break year for the paper.

The editorial in the latest issue presents the paper’s task as ‘to record and recognise the struggles of the emerging forces as manifestations of the revolutionary potential, of the black population.’

For reportage of the racial situation in Britain, RACE TODAY is simply unequalled. The paper is lively, open and controversial. Every socialist should read it, and use it. The revolutionary left in Britain has a responsibility to assist in keeping RACE TODAY afloat. Subscriptions are £1.60 for 12 issues, and should be sent to: Towards Racial Justice, 184 King’s Cross Road, London WC1.

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