The British Labour Movement in 1912

The miners’ strike was the outstanding event of the past year. While the railway strike in 1911 showed the “new spirit” of the British workers, the miners’ strike definitely marked an epoch. Despite the “war” preparations of the ruling classes, and despite the strenuous efforts of the bourgeoisie to crush the resistance of the rebellious slaves of capital, the strike was a success. The miners displayed exemplary organization. There was not a trace of blacklegging

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