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Another document from the Spartacist League, this edition of Workers’ Hammer from 1992 clearly outlines the concerns of that formation during that period. So the front page in a piece on the Maastricht Treaty which takes that latter to task as ‘anti-working class’ has a subheading ‘Free abortion on demand!’. The rest if the page is taken up by a report on attacks by security forces in South Africa against anti-apartheid protestors.
Inside there’s part of an exchange between the Spartacist League and the Revolutoinary Internatinoal league (Britsih section of the International Trotskyist Committee). A full page is devoted to a critique of Lutte Ouvriere, the French organisation, depicting it as ‘anti-gay, anti-Trotskyist’ and exclusionary. Other pieces address the bombing of Dresden in World War Two and labour disputes in Germany. The last page is devoted to Scotland and nationalism.
As ever with the Spartacist League the style of language is idiosyncratic. The thought strikes that this document was essentially an international one with some small sections devoted to Irish conditions.