thegonzokid's blog

General strike conference and a lesson in the arrogance of trade union leaders

In September 2012, TUC Congress overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling for co-ordinated national action, up to and including a general strike.

I was a teenage SWP member

A personal account of life in the Socialist Workers Party.

Barcelona diary: Celebrating radical history

Recently I was lucky enough to take part in a meeting of radical historians in Barcelona. The event was billed as “a meeting of colleagues and comrades, all active in interpreting and bringing out the radical history of the place where they live”.

Wigan celebrates its radical communist heritage

Several hundred people converged on the centre of the lovely town of Wigan to celebrate the life of local radical Gerrard Winstanley (1609-1676) and the Diggers' (True Leveller) Movement that he played a central role in establishing.

Justice for the Shrewsbury Pickets - the fight continues

The 40th anniversary of the 1972 builder's strike has been marked with a conference held at the Unite union building in Liverpool.

1911: Liverpool in Revolt public meeting (audio+images)

Last year, around 50 people attended a public meeting hosted by Liverpool Solidarity Federation to discuss and commemorate the 1911 Liverpool general transport strike.

Kronstadt - a short film

A short film about the Kronstadt rebellion of 1921 against the Bolshevik dictatorship.

Ryanair Don't Care protest at Everton v Man City game

Ryanair Don't Care campaigner John Foley handcuffed himself to the goalposts during last night's Premier League match between Everton and Man City at Goodison Park.

Ryanair Don't Care week of action (commencing March 12th 2012)

The Ryanair Don't Care campaign is calling for a week of action against exploitation and recruitment-scamming by Ryanair starting on March 12th 2012.

From Barcelona With Love: The spectre of Spanish anarchism in Liverpool

A look at the early influence of Spanish anarchism on Merseyside.