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When Unions Spy for the State

Last month, Norman Tebbit revealed that senior figures in the old EETPU helped Thatcher's government spy on trade unionists – it's a cautionary tale about labour leaders who side with the state against their class.

Remembering Eric Gordon

Eric Gordon, who passed away this week aged 89, founded the Camden New Journal in the fire of 1970s industrial struggle – and in the decades that followed neither the paper nor its editor lost their radical edge.

The Radical Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson was born on this day in 1898. A pioneering black singer and actor, he was also a lifelong radical – and committed his life to the struggle against oppression and exploitation across the globe.