Starting All Over from Scratch?: A Plea for "Radical Reform" of Our Own Movement

by Sheila Cohen

1. Daniel Singer, Whose Millennium? Theirs or Ours? (NY, NY: Monthly Review Press, 1999), p264.

2. Figures from the XpertHR database show basic pay outside London as low as £5.80 an hour.

3. Singer, pp 173-4.

4. Leon Trotsky, The Death Agony of Capitalism and the Tasks of the Fourth International (NY, NY: Pioneer Publishers, 1964).

5. Trotsky, pp 11-12, emphasis in original.

6. Hilary Wainwright and Dave Elliott The Lucas Plan: A New Trade Unionism in the Making? (London: Allison and Busby, 1982).

7. Ford UK Convenors’ Committee Report, 1985.

8. Dave Gollop, "The Drive for Thirty-Five . . . And Further?" Trade Union News, 1990.

9. Maurizio Atzeni, Workplace Conflict: Mobilization and Solidarity in Argentinia (NY, NY: Palgrave, 2010).

10. Singer, pp 129-149.

11. ibid., p 139.

12. Sheila Cohen, Ramparts of Resistance: Why Workers Lost Their Power and How To Get It Back (London: Pluto Press, 2006, p 50).

13. Andy Beckett, When the Lights Went Out: What Really Happened to Britain in the Seventies (Faber and Faber, 2009).

14. ibid., p 485.

15. ibid., p 486.

16. ibid., pp 488-9.

17. Ralph Darlington and Dave Lyddon, Glorious Summer: Class Struggle in Britain (London: Bookmarks, 1972, p 174), emphasis in original.

18. ibid., pp 176-7.

19. Daniel Singer, Prelude to Revolution: France in May (NY, NY, South End Press, 1968).

20. Chanie Rosenberg, 1919: Britain on the Brink of Revolution (London: Bookmarks, 1985).

21. David Croteau, Politics and the Class Divide: Working People and the Middle-Class Left (Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1995).

22. Jeremy Brecher, Strike! (NY, NY: South End Press, 1997), pp 278, 282.

23. Jim Higgins, More Years for the Locust: The origins of the SWP (IS Group, 1997, p 88).

24. Hal Draper, Karl Marx’s Theory of Revolution: The Politics of Social Classes (NY, NY: Monthly Review Press, 1979).

25. Kim Moody, U.S. Labor in Trouble and Transition (London: Verso, 1997).