Debates about the use of confrontational collective action in the Anti-Poll Tax Movement remain relevant for struggles today.
The anti-poll tax movement took on and defeated a Tory government at the height of its powers. Andrew Stone explores the ways that protestors developed political justifications for resistance.
When it comes to delivering an education system without exams the government has flunked the test.
The 30th anniversary of the Trafalgar Square riot is a good time to reflect on Simon Hannah’s engaging account of the movement that scuppered Thatcher’s poll tax, writes Andrew Stone
The anti-poll tax movement was arguably the most successful social movement in Great Britain since the 1970s. In advance of the 30th anniversary of the poll tax riot (31 March 1990), Andrew Stone explores how political organisations and grassroots initiative interacted.
The struggle against worsening conditions and cuts in education continues. Andrew Stone, 6th form college teacher and District Secretary of Wandsworth NEU, writes in a personal capacity about an upcoming strike and a ballot in Tower Hamlets.
Educators in the sixth form sector prepare for 3 days of strike action over funding and pay beginning Thursday 17 October.
Mark Galeotti's alternate perspective on Putin, as presented in his recent book We Need to Talk About Putin, provides an interesting read.
The newly formed National Education Union is currently balloting for action. What are the prospects for the new union and the left within it?
An interview with Lois Weiner about the flowering of militancy in the US education system
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