Spokesman Classics

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Spokesman Classics

Spokesman Books published a number of pamphlets and documents before issuing its first title with an ISBN, 'Vietnam: Three Documents of the National Liberation Front', in January 1971. Previously the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation had published pamphlets, books and journals simply in its own name.

Since launching, Spokesman has published hundreds of books and pamphlets and maintains a steady output five decades on.

We plan to make PDF files of some 'Spokesman Classics' available on this website as a record of our history, which closely mirrors the political history of the last fifty years, and as an encouragement to today's writers, thinkers and activists.

<span style='font-size: 14px;'>The Politics of Community Action</span>The Politics of Community Action
by Jan O'Malley


A new printed edition, with a new foreword by Jan O'Malley, will be available to buy shortly.

First published in 1977, The Politics of Community Action focuses on community struggles in a small neighbourhood in West London over a period of eight years from 1966 to 1974. So, 50 years on, is it still relevant?

Today, similar struggles are going on in London against major regeneration schemes driven by local councils which will have the same effect of driving out many of the original inhabitants as rents in the new properties will be higher and the leaseholders will be scattered.

Price: 12.99

184 Pages | A5 Paperback
ISBN 978 0851 2488 75


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