Revolutionary History, Vol. 10, No. 4 [European Revolutionaries and Algerian Independence, 1954-1962] (2012)

Revolutionary History,

vol. 10, No. 4 [European Revolutionaries and Algerian Independence, 1954-1962],

Socialist Platform/Merlin Press, London 2012, pp. 418, £ 20,00




- «Editorial».




I - Ian Birchall, «Introduction»;

II - Sylvain Pattieu, «The Comrades of the Brothers» (2002).

III - Additional Material: The Far Left

ú The Lambertist Current:

- Pierre Lambert, «Let the Algerian People Speak. Independence by Stages and the Constituent Assembly» (from La Vérité, 16 December 1953);

- Pierre Lambert, «Silence Becomes Complicity» (from La Vérité, 17 October 1957);

- Ian Birchall, «A Note on the Committee for the Release of Messali Hadj and the Victims of Repression».

ú Voix Ouvrière:

- «Tail-Ending» (from Lutte de Classe, No. 15, 30 May 1961);

- «Once There Was a Party…» (from Lutte de Classe, No. 27, 15 November 1961).

ú Socialisme ou Barbarie:

- Ian Birchall, «Socialisme ou Barbarie and the Algerian War».

IV - Aspects of the War

- Ramon Gomez, «The Algerian War Seen from Renault-Billancourt» [An interview with some Trotskyists and Stalinists] (from Expression Immigré(e)s-Français(es), No. 74, October 1993, and No. 76, April 1994);

- «Save the Reservists of the Gare de Lyon from Military Justice» (from La Vérité des Travailleurs, October 1955);

- «A Reminder of Principles» (from Vérité Pour, No. 17, 26 July 1960);

- Bernard Randon, «The Great Refusal» (from Vérité Pour, No. 15, 24 March 1960);

- Ian Birchall, «A Note on the MNA [Mouvement National Algérien]»;

- Ian Birchall, «Mitterrand’s War».

V - Solidarity in Europe

- Fritz Keller, «Solidarity Action in Austria» (2010);

- John Plant, «John Baird: A British MP Who Supported the Algerian Revolution».

VI - Past and Future

- «Report to the Second North African Interfederal Communist Conference on 24 September 1922» (from Bulletin Communiste, 7 December 1922);

- «Communism and the Colonial Question» (from Bulletin Communiste, 14 December 1922);

- Hadjali Abdelkader, «Colonial Action» (from Bulletin Communiste, 14 December 1922);

- Robert Louzon, «A Disgrace» (from Bulletin Communiste, 4 January 1923);

- Manus McGrogan, «From the Algerian War to May 1968 and After: The Roles of Left Radicals and Their Press».

VII - Bibliography

- I.H.B., «Some Further Readings»;

- I.H.B., «A Note on Some Novels Dealing with the War».




- «CERMTRI’s Digital Library»;

- Ted Crawford, «The Marxist Internet Archive and John MacLean»;

- Gerd Callesen, «The Complete Works of Marx and Engels».




- Bridget St. Ruth, «Robert J. Alexander (1918-2010)»;

- Bridget St. Ruth, «Robert Barcia [Hardy] (1928-2008)»;

- David Broder, «Jean-René Chauvin (1918-2011)»;

- Mike Davis, «Martin Conway Cook [1951-2010]»;

- J.J. Plant, «Robert V. Daniels (1926-2010)»;

- Charles Wesley Erwin, «Sitanshu Das (1926-2010)»;

- John Palmer, «Will Fancy [1933-2009]»;

- Alternative Libertaire, «Georges Fontenis [1920-2010]»;

- «Francisco Gómez Palomo (1917-2008)»

- Michel Lequenne, «Hoàng Đôn Trí (1916-2011)»;

- «Edmond Kovacs (1924-2010)»;

- Ian Birchall, «Claude Lefort (1924-2010)»;

- Corula Star, «Moshe Lewin (1921-2010)»;

- Ben Sisarion, «Bess Lomax Hawes (1921-2009)»;

- Socialist Studies, «Bongani Mkhungo (1953-2009)»;

- Ian Birchall, «Jakob Moneta (1914-2012)»;

- Bridget St. Ruth, «Hugo Gonzáles Moscoso (1922-2010)»;

- Charles Wesley Erwin, «Vinayak Purohit (1927-2009)»;

- J.J. Plant, «Corin Redgrave (1939-2010)»;

- G.R.A., «Friederike Schlesak [Friedl] (1912-2011)»;

- Bridget St. Ruth, «Irwin Silber (1925-2010)»;

- Charles Wesley Erwin, «Mahendra Singh (1923-2010)»;

- J.J. Plant, «Wilebaldo Solano (1916-2010)»;

- Corula Star, «Richard Stites (1931-2010)».




- Mike Jones, «Georg Adler-Peter Hudis-Annelies Laschitza (eds.), The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg (2011)»;

- J.J. Plant, «Ross Bradshaw and others (compilers), Remembering Colin Ward, 1924-2010 (2011)»;

- Fritz Keller, «Gerd Callesen-Wolfgang Maderthaner (eds.), Victor Adler-Friedrich Engels Briefwechsel. Dokumentation Verein für die Geschichte der Arbeiterbewegung (2009) – Gerd Callesen-Wolfgang Maderthaner (eds.), Victor Adler-Friedrich Engels Briefwechsel (2011)»;

- Ben Lewis, «Richard B. Day-Daniel F. Gaido (eds.), Witness to Permanent Revolution: The Documentary Record (2011)»;

- Jean-Jacques Marie, «Karl Kautsky-Jean Jaurès, Le socialisme et la Révolution française (2010)»;

- Robin Blick, «William J. Fishman, The Insurrectionists (2009)»;

- Harry Ratner, «Pierre Frank, The Long March of the Trotskyists (2010)»;

- Ian Birchall, «Daniel A. Gordon, Immigrants and Intellectuals (2012)»;

- J.J. Plant, «John Gorman, Stratford: Another East End (2009)»;

- Fritz Keller, «Ernst Hanisch, Der große Illusionist. Otto Bauer (1881-1938) (2011)»;

- Theodor Bergmann, « Annelies Laschitza, Die Liebknechts. Karl und Sophie (2007)»;

- Terry Liddle, «Deborah Lavin, Bradlaugh Contra Marx: Radicalism and Socialism in the First International (2011)»;

- J.J. Plant, «Dorian Lynskey, 33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs (2010)»;

- Ian Birchall, «Merilyn Moos, The Language of Silence (2010)»;

- Cheney Longville, «David North, In Defense of Leon Trotsky (2011)»;

- Paul Flewers, «Joshua Rubenstein, Leon Trotsky: A Revolutionary’s Life (2011)»;

- Ian Birchall, «Victor Serge, Retour à l’Ouest. Chroniques (juin 1936-mai 1940) (2010)»;

- Julian Alford, «Alan Thornett, Militant Years: Car Workers’ Struggles of the 60s and 70s (2011)»;

- J.J. Plant, «Paul Trewhela, Inside Quatro: Uncovering the Exile History of the ANC and SWAPO (2009)»;

- Reiner Tosstorff, «Jürg Ulrich, Kamenev: Der gemäßigte Bolschewik. Das kollektive Denken im Umfeld Lenins (2006)»;

- Sheila Lahr, «Ben Watson, Adorno for Revolutionaries (2011)»;

- J.J. Plant, «Larry Wayne, Union Bread. Bagels, Platzels and Chollah: The Story of the London Jewish Bakers’ Union (2009)»;

- Bridget St. Ruth, «Mary K. Wilmers, The Eitingons: A Twentieth-Century Story (2009)»;

- Bridget St. Ruth, «Alan Woodward, Life and Times of Joe Thomas: The Road to Libertarian Socialism (2010)».




- Charles Wesley Erwin, «Trotskyism in Sri Lanka» (6 May 2009).



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