In 1960, the same year that Brian Behan decamped to set up his Workers Party, a separate but linked grouping was expelled from the Trotskyist Socialist Labour League.
This group, around Chris Pallis, Ken Weller and Bob Pennington (later a leading member of the International Marxist Group) styled itself “Socialism Reaffirmed” and began publication of a paper The Agitator: For Workers Power.
The Agitator was re-named Solidarity and gave its name to the group itself
This very useful dissertation gives a detailed history of Solidarity outlining its political evolution away from Trotskyism, the intricacies of its local organisation and publication history and the splits which meant that Solidarity was effectively the parent of most of the various left-communist and libertarian socialist groups in Britain.
However, we have pulled together, and attempted to organise as much of this material as we can in one place, supplementing it with some additional scans from our own collections and from items held at the Sparrows Nest.
In particular, we have tried to group together the journals of the different local and regional Solidarity groups- some of which had a greater or lesser existence- and provide a comprehensive collections of the more than 50 pamphlets for which Solidarity was well known.
The journals include Solidarity: For Workers Power which follows directly from The Agitator as a national publication, Solidarity for Social Revolution– a re-launched journal incorporating Social Revolution after the December 1977 fusion with a group of that name, and Solidarity- A Journal of Libertarian Socialism from the mid-1980s to early 1990s…
Please get in touch if you can add anything to these collections.