[Marxism] How Thatcher smashed the unions

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Mon Apr 8 16:29:46 MDT 2013

In the 1970s, the British unions were thriving. About 50% of all workers
were members, there was a robust shop stewards movement, and delegate
structures were bursting with life and energy. Within 10 years, the
movement had lost half its members and was politically defeated.

“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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