|Other Names:||League for a Workers' Vanguard (1969–1972)|
|Groups & Sections: Info||Irish Young Socialists (1970–) … Youth Organisation|
|Documents in Archive:||1|
|International Affiliation:||International Committee of the Fourth International (1969–1978)|
|Emerged/Split from:||League for a Workers Republic|
|Article:||League for a Workers’ Vanguard / Workers’ League – 1969 to c.1978|
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The Workers’ League was established as the League for a Workers Vanguard following a split in the League for a Workers Republic (LWR) (affiliated to the International committee of the Fourth International (ICFI)) which saw members support either the Socialist Labour League (SLI) in Britain or the International Communist Organisation (OCI) in France.
The majority of the LWR supported the OCI but those in the minority founded the League for a Workers Vanguard. In 1972 following a further split in the ICFI the LWV became the Workers league. Jack O’Connor, later of SIPTU and President of the ICTU, was a leading member. The organisation went into decline and was inactive by the late 1970s. Periodicials produced by it included Marxist Journal, The Workers’ Press and News Line (the latter two printed in Britain).
Other names, groups or sections
Irish Young Socialists
The Irish Young Socialists was the youth section of the League for a Workers’ Vanguard. It published Youth Bulletin from 1970 to 1972.
|Wikipedia||Workers League (Ireland)|
A list of known publications from Workers' League, including those not represented in the Irish Left Archive collection.
|Marxist Journal||1974–1977 c.||Workers' League|
|Vanguard||1969–1970||League for a Workers' Vanguard|
|Workers League||1978 c.||Workers' League|
|Workers Struggle||1972–1974||Workers' League|
|Workers' News||1977||Workers' League|
|Youth Bulletin||1970–1972||Irish Young Socialists|
From The Irish Left Open History Project
The League for a Workers’ Vanguard was formed in Belfast in 1969, later infiltrating the League for a Workers’ Republic and leading a breakaway group.