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Looking for information on the Indian Workers' Association in the UK?

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gypsy
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May 9 2010 09:52
Looking for information on the Indian Workers' Association in the UK?

I would like to know a little more about their politics? Anyone know?

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May 9 2010 11:24

The UK based group?

gypsy
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May 9 2010 12:40

Yeah the UK based group, I saw a banner in a photo of an SLP speech in Birmingham this month. So im guessing they are communists. I am wondering if they are still active?

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May 9 2010 12:54

I think they are mainly based in Birmingham and have a [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Workers_Association_(GB)]wiki entry[/url]. Connected to Harpal Brar, whose talked about at length in CPGB's Weekly Worker because he along with Scargil rigged the leadership and witch-hunted the trots out, see here, and here for a flavour of his politics.

Im not sure if they are an active group.

gypsy
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May 9 2010 13:36

Thanks October, Harpal Brar's politics are serious fucked. eek

I just found this- MS 2141 Papers of the Indian Workers Association, 1959-1998

Alot of info but provides background on the group.-

http://www.connectinghistories.org.uk/Downloads%20(pdfs%20etc)/MS2141.pdf

btw to mods I don't know why the link does not work properly. But I advise people to copy and paste to view it.