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Socialist
Socialist
Worker is the name of a number of newspapers currently or formerly associated with the International Socialist Tendency
International Socialist Tendency
(IST). It is a weekly newspaper published by the Socialist
Socialist
Workers Party (SWP) in the United Kingdom, a monthly (and daily web site) published by the International Socialist Organization (ISO) in the United States, a monthly published by the International Socialists in Canada, a biweekly published by the Socialist
Socialist
Workers Party in Ireland, a quarterly published by the International Socialist
Socialist
Organisation in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
and was a monthly published by the former International Socialist
Socialist
Organisation in Australia. Socialist
Socialist
Worker was also the name of an IST political group in Aotearoa/New Zealand.[1]

Contents

1 United Kingdom

1.1 History 1.2 Production and distribution

2 United States 3 Canada 4 Other countries 5 See also 6 References and sources 7 External links

United Kingdom[edit]

Socialist
Socialist
Worker

Type Weekly newspaper

Format Tabloid

Editor Charlie Kimber

Founded 1968

Political alignment Socialist Trotskyist

Website socialistworker.co.uk

Although Socialist
Socialist
Worker sales/circulation data is not publicly available, John Molyneux estimated the circulation of the paper in 2006 to be under 8,000.[2] Special
Special
"bumper" issues have a circulation approaching 10,000 it was claimed in an article containing an interview with Judith Orr in April 2013.[3] History[edit]

Old format, headline after the September 11 attacks

Originally titled Industrial Worker, and then Labour Worker, it was founded by the Socialist
Socialist
Review Group (which became the International Socialists, then the SWP) in 1961 in London (Cliff 78).[citation needed] The newspaper was renamed Socialist
Socialist
Worker in 1968 and moved to weekly production; its first editor was Roger Protz (Higgins 90). Its language and general approach was modelled on The Daily Mirror
The Daily Mirror
but aimed to provide a very different set of ideas (Harman 40). Writers included Paul Foot, Duncan Hallas
Duncan Hallas
and Eamonn McCann plus reports of strikes and other struggles from across the country sent in by readers. The editor from 1974 to 1978, Paul Foot
Paul Foot
(Foot xii) later went to work for the Mirror, though he continued to contribute to Socialist Worker until his death in 2004. It was edited between 1982 and 2004 by Chris Harman.[4] After 2004 it was edited by Chris Bambery, who was succeeded by Charlie Kimber
Charlie Kimber
in 2009, and Judith Orr late in 2010.[5] When Margaret Thatcher died, the newspaper printed "Rejoice" over her headstone, gaining much international comment.[3]

The Socialist
Socialist
Worker being sold on Briggate
Briggate
in Leeds
Leeds
in 2009

The paper gained mainstream attention for itself when it published an article which seemed to mock the death of a 17-year-old who was mauled to death by a polar bear, on the basis that he was attending Eton.[6][7] Writing in The Guardian, Owen Jones commented that instead of expressing sadness or empathy over the death of a young person, the newspaper was "evidently delighted." Jones said the end of the article "was even more gratuitous," because it said "Now we have another reason to save the polar bears." Jones suggested that "the official organ of the Socialist
Socialist
Workers party (SWP) apparently fantasises about an army of polar bears leaving the playing fields of Eton soaked blue with posh blood."[8] Working for the newspaper has proved to be an apprenticeship for many prominent journalists at the onset of their careers, including Gary Bushell[9] and the brothers Christopher[10] and Peter Hitchens.[11] Production and distribution[edit] The paper is published on behalf of the party by Sherborne Publications Limited,[12] current directors Charlie Kimber
Charlie Kimber
and Joseph Choonara.[13] United States[edit]

Socialist
Socialist
Worker

Type Monthly newspaper

Format Tabloid

Founded 1977

Political alignment Socialist Trotskyist

Website socialistworker.org

Shortly after its foundation in 1977, the ISO began publishing a monthly titled Socialist
Socialist
Worker, modelled after the British publication of the same name and the biweekly Workers' Power, then published by the International Socialists. The paper became a daily web site on May Day
May Day
2008. The print version is published monthly. The ISO left the International Socialist Tendency
International Socialist Tendency
in 2001.[citation needed] Since 13 April 2001, the ISO has also published a Spanish language supplement to Socialist
Socialist
Worker, titled Obrero Socialista. Publication was irregular until 2005, since when it has been bimonthly.[citation needed] Canada[edit]

Socialist
Socialist
Worker

Type Monthly (bi-weekly from 1995-2006) newspaper

Format Tabloid

Founded 1968 (as Workers' Action)

Political alignment Socialist Trotskyist

Website www.socialist.ca

Socialist
Socialist
Worker is the publication of the International Socialists, the Canadian IST affiliate. The newspaper was originally called Workers' Action and was published monthly from 1975 until 1985. After 108 issues, it was renamed Socialist
Socialist
Worker. In 1995 Socialist
Socialist
Worker started publishing every two weeks, except for triweekly issues in May, July and December.[citation needed] In recent years, the newspaper has been published sporadically. It was published triweekly for a time and is currently on a monthly schedule. Articles from the paper (from 1999 to the present) can no longer be found on the paper's web site, but are accessible through the "Way Back Machine" -- [1] Socialist
Socialist
Worker is twelve pages and printed in black and red. A French-language monthly, Résistance!, was also published by the IS and claimed a circulation of 300, most of it in Quebec. It has now ceased publication. The Agitator, a monthly student bulletin was published from 2007 to 2009.[citation needed] Other countries[edit] The Irish SWP's fortnightly Socialist
Socialist
Worker styles itself as a "paper of the movements".[citation needed] Similar publications with the same title were formerly published in Australia and New Zealand. The Australian International Socialist Organisation's paper sales dwindled to 422 an issue by 2000.[14] By 2001, when the paper went weekly, sales had dropped by almost 300.[15] The paper ended with the merger of the ISO and two other socialist groups which formed Solidarity in 2008.[citation needed] See also[edit]

List of Socialist
Socialist
Newspapers in the United Kingdom International Socialist
Socialist
Tendency

References and sources[edit]

References

^ UNITYblogNZ ^ SW Kenning, "A loyal rebel", Weekly Worker, No. 606, 5 January 2006. ^ a b Ian Burrell "Why we had to rejoice after Margaret Thatcher's death, by the editor behind provocative Socialist
Socialist
Worker front page", The Independent, 12 April 2013 ^ John Molyneux "Chris Harman: Editor of ' Socialist
Socialist
Worker' whose intellectual stature gave him an influence beyond party ranks", The Independent, 19 November 2009 ^ Peter Manson "Another one bites the dust", Weekly Worker, 6 January 2011 ^ Adam Withnall " Socialist
Socialist
Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’", The Independent, 10 July 2014 ^ Claire Duffin "Outcry after socialist paper mocks death of Eton schoolboy in polar bear attack", Daily Telegraph, 10 July 2014 ^ Owen Jones "Mocking an Eton boy's death is the worst politics of envy", The Guardian, 14 July 2014 ^ Ross, Deborah (25 June 2001). "Garry Bushell: For Garry, England and St George". The Independent. Retrieved 5 February 2008.  ^ Lynn Barber "Hitch-22: A Memoir by Christopher Hitchens", The Sunday Times, 16 May 2010 ^ "Peter Hitchens", Debretts online ^ " Socialist
Socialist
Worker Rejoices In Death Of Eton Schoolboy Killed By Polar Bear", The Huffington Post, 11 July 2014 ^ SHERBORNE PUBLICATIONS LIMITED companiesintheuk.co.uk, 20 March 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2014. ^ Armstrong, Mick. "The Origins of Socialist
Socialist
Alternative", Marxist Left Review. Number 1, Spring, 2010, p.125. ^ Armstrong, Mick. "The Origins of Socialist
Socialist
Alternative", Marxist Left Review. Number 1, Spring, 2010, p.131.

Sources

Tony Cliff
Tony Cliff
(2000) A World to Win. Bookmarks, London, ISBN 1-898876-62-2 Paul Foot
Paul Foot
(1990) Words as Weapons, Verso, London, ISBN 0-86091-527-1 Chris Harman
Chris Harman
(1991) The Revolutionary Paper, SWP, ISBN 0-905998-78-2 Jim Higgins (1997) More years for the Locust, IS Group, London, ISBN 0-9530607-0-5 Complete text

External links[edit]

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Worker (Zimbabwe) Compilation of articles about the paper's goals and the history of socialist newspapers (US Socialist
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Socialist
Socialist
Workers Party (UK)

General

Revolutionary Communist Party The Club Trotskyism Entryism Democratic centralism Third Camp International Socialist
Socialist
Tendency Socialist
Socialist
Workers' Student Society

National Leadership

Tony Cliff
Tony Cliff
1950—2000 Chris Harman
Chris Harman
1977-2004 Duncan Hallas
Duncan Hallas
1968-1995 Alex Callinicos
Alex Callinicos
1980s-present John Rees 1982-2009 Lindsey German
Lindsey German
1982-2009 Martin Smith 2004—2011 Charlie Kimber
Charlie Kimber
2011—present

Publications

Socialist
Socialist
Worker Socialist
Socialist
Review International Socialism

Electoral alliances

Socialist
Socialist
Alliance (1999—2004) Respect – The Unity Coalition (2004—2007) Left Alternative (2008—2009) Trade Unionist and Socialist
Socialist
Coalition (2010—present)

Affiliated

Vietnam Solidarity Campaign Anti-Nazi League Rock Against Racism Stop the War Coalition Unite Against Fascism Love Music Hate Racism Pluto Press Bookmarks Stand Up to UKIP Unite the Resistance Stand Up To Racism

Splinter groups

Spartacist League of Britain Alliance for Workers' Liberty Workers' Power Revolutionary Communist Group Revolutionary Communist Party Red Action (later Independent Working Class Association) International Socialist
Socialist
Group London Black Revolutionaries International Socialist
Socialist
Network

Related

Far-left politics in the United Kingdom European Anti-Capitalist Left Red Lion Square disorders

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Far-left politics in the United Kingdom

Groups

Extant

Marxist-Leninist

Communist Party of Britain Communist Party of Britain
Communist Party of Britain
(Marxist–Leninist) Communist Party of Great Britain
Communist Party of Great Britain
(Marxist–Leninist) Communist Party of Scotland EPSR Supporters New Communist Party of Britain Revolutionary Communist Group Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain
Communist Party of Britain
(Marxist–Leninist) Stalin Society

Trotskyist

Alliance for Workers' Liberty Communist League
Communist League
(1988) International Socialist
Socialist
League Red Flag Platform Socialist
Socialist
Action Socialist
Socialist
Appeal Socialist
Socialist
Equality Party Socialist
Socialist
Party Socialist
Socialist
Party Scotland Socialist
Socialist
Resistance Socialist
Socialist
Workers Party Solidarity (Scotland) Spartacist League Workers' Fight WIRFI Supporters Workers Revolutionary Party

Left-anarchist

Anarchist Federation Freedom Press London Action Resource Centre Solidarity Federation

Miscellaneous

Communist Party of Great Britain
Communist Party of Great Britain
(Provisional Central Committee) (Incl. Communist Students) Communist Workers Organisation Independent Working Class Association Industrial Workers of the World London Black Revolutionaries Socialist
Socialist
Party of Great Britain Socialist
Socialist
Studies World Revolution (UK)

Defunct

Marxist-Leninist

Association of Communist Workers British and Irish Communist Organisation Committee to Defeat Revisionism, for Communist Unity Communist Labour Party (Scotland) Communist League
Communist League
of Great Britain Communist Organisation in the British Isles Communist Party of Great Britain Communist Workers League of Britain (Marxist–Leninist) English People's Liberation Army Revolutionary Communist League
Communist League
of Britain Revolutionary Internationalist Contingent Revolutionary Marxist–Leninist League Revolutionary Policy Committee South Wales Socialist
Socialist
Society Workers' Institute of Marxism–Leninism–Mao Zedong Thought Workers Party of Scotland Working People's Party of England

Trotskyist

The Club Communist Forum Communist League
Communist League
(1932) Communist League
Communist League
(1990) International Group International Marxist Group International Socialist
Socialist
Group International Socialist
Socialist
Group (Scotland) International Socialist
Socialist
Movement International Socialist
Socialist
Network League for Socialist
Socialist
Action Left Alternative Left Fraction Leninist League Marxist Group Marxist Party Marxist Worker Militant Group Militant Tendency Movement for Socialism Peace and Progress Party Permanent Revolution Red Action Revolutionary Communist League
Communist League
(Chartist) Revolutionary Communist Party (1944) Revolutionary Communist Party (1978) Revolutionary Democratic Group Revolutionary Socialist
Socialist
League (1938) Revolutionary Socialist
Socialist
League (1957) Revolutionary Socialist
Socialist
Party Revolutionary Workers' Party Scottish Militant Labour Socialist
Socialist
Democracy Group Socialist
Socialist
Group Socialist
Socialist
Labour Group Socialist
Socialist
Solidarity Network Socialist
Socialist
Unity Network Workers' International League (1937) Workers' International League (1985) Workers' Internationalist League Workers League Workers' Socialist
Socialist
League

Left-anarchist

Angry Brigade Class War King Mob Movement Against the Monarchy Space Hijackers United Socialist
Socialist
Movement WOMBLES

Miscellaneous

Anti-Parliamentary Communist Federation Big Flame British Advocates of Industrial Unionism Communist Bulletin Group Communist League
Communist League
(1847) Communist League
Communist League
(1919) Communist Party (British Section of the Third International) Communist Party of South Wales and the West of England Communist Unity Group Industrial Syndicalist Education League Labour Emancipation League Red Party Respect Party Socialist
Socialist
Labour Party (1903) Socialist
Socialist
League Solidarity Workers' Socialist
Socialist
Federation

Electoral alliances

No2EU Red Front Socialist
Socialist
Alliance Socialist
Socialist
Environmental Alliance Socialist
Socialist
Green Unity Coaliti

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