The history of the workers' movement from Index Books
these books is written by a leader who writes not as an eye-witness,
as an active participant and leading fighter for a socialist
and the emancipation of the working class. These books include accounts
of struggles in Vietnam before and during the second world war, in
and in Britain.
. . and Red is the Colour of our Flag
The life of a
in Nazi Germany.
978-1-871518-02-3 305pp. £9.95
In a few short
black people's contribution to British history is outlined.
978-1-871518-04-70 56pp. £5.99
Peter Fryer's book The Politics of Windrush was reprinted in 2018.
worker who took on the bureaucrats and bosses
An important source
understanding the break-up of the former Soviet union and the role of
organisations and struggles, by a trade union leader.
978-1-871518-17-7 67pp. £2.50
and other writings on the 1956 Hungarian revolution
New edition of Peter
classic account of the armed confrontation between the Hungarian people
and the Stalinist regime in 1956. Peter Fryer wrote this account soon
the events of 1956, and after the refusal of the Communist Party
which had sent him to Hungary, to publish his reports. This edition is
expanded to include Fryer's other writings of the period which show how
the shock waves affected the Communist Party in Britain.
978-1-871518-14-6 192pp. £11.99
life and times of a revolutionary, Volume 1, 1920-1959
A document of social
in which Hunter describes growing up in a miner's family in the Durham
coalfield before the war, and how he became a leader of the Trotskyist
movement in the 1940s and 1950s.
original edition 978-1-871518-13-9 440pp. £10.00
The fullest account
1984-85 miners' strike in Scotland by a militant pit deputy from
Essential reading on postwar British labour history.
978-1-871518-01-6 99pp. out of print
They Could Not Break:
The Fight for the Fourth International in Indochina 1930-1945
modest work by a veteran Vietnamese Trotskyist
978--871518-07-8 234pp. £11.99
Staying Red: why I remain a socialist
Norman Harding's evolution as a
up for socialism against the betrayals of Stalinism. In 1985 he had no hesitation in standing against corruption
and abuse in the heart of the party to which he had given the best
of his life. His account is the only one written by a participant in
explosion that expelled Party leader Gerry Healy from the Workers Revolutionary Party.
What little there is on the internet and elsewhere in print is inaccurate and
to grasp both what the party achieved and how its members dealt with
978-1-871518-25-3 300pp. £12.99 out of print
They Knew Why
struggles and leadership on the docks 1945-1989
This is a passionate
full of lively anecdotes as it seeks to explain the struggle for a
union leadership in one of the hardest industries in postwar
978-1-871518-09-2 141pp. £7.99