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Beyond the blockade Education in Cuba

Cuba’s education system as seen by dozens of British teachers in a series of study tours to the socialist island.
 
ISBN 978-1-907464-42-3
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Reimagining Education

edited by Lousie Regan and Ian Duckett

The Socialist Educational Association takes a comprehensive look at the education system and drawing on the experience of a wide range of education professionals offers an opportunity to reclaim education and create a system that truly meets the needs of our children and young people.

£4.95 plus £1.80 p&p

 

Spain’s “Left” Critics

spains left critics

Spain’s “Left” Critics by Daily Worker editor JR Campbell and George Orwell and Spain by Bill Alexander, who was commander of the British Battalion of the International Brigade, provide a valuable insight into the political controversies and realities of the Spanish Civil War. JR Campbell’s demolition of the ultra left delusions which infected a section of the British left at the time gives a refreshingly partisan and contemporary account of the struggle to organise solidarity with the Spanish Republic Writing many years later Bill Alexander wrote to counteract the damage that George Owell’s mendacious and highly unreliable Homage to Catalonia done to historical truth. The introduction by Tom Sibley provides a valuable context to the period and discusses George Orwell’s political views and the revelations that he ended his life as an informer who denounced his literary and political contemporaries to the British secret police. £4 per copy plus £2 p+p Bulk orders over 20 copies post free 

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Reddest of the Reds

Reddest of the Reds  
SO Davies, MP and miners’ leader
 
by Robert Griffiths
 
STEPHEN OWEN DAVIES was one of the 20th century’s great rebels.  Robert Griffiths biography tells his story.
 
From working underground at the age of 12, he rose through the ranks of the South Wales Miners Federation and the Miners Federation of Great Britain. The police and intelligence services tried to disrupt his work with the Red International of Labour Unions and the League Against Imperialism. 
 
As the Labour MP for Merthyr Tydfil and a comrade of Aneurin Bevan, he campaigned inside and outside parliament against the Poor Law and the Means Test, and for the rights of workers, women and the unemployed. During the Great Depression, his efforts helped prevent the abandonment of Merthyr Tydfil as a living, working community.
 
He went to Nazi Germany to demand the release from prison of Communists and trade unionists. 
 
Labour leader Clement Attlee disowned him when he called for the US embassy and military bases to be closed following the ‘cold-blooded murder’ of the Rosenbergs. He led the charge against the alleged use of biological weapons in the Korean War. 

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