Urgent Appeal from the Working Class Movement Library
The Working Class Movement Library in Salford, home to some of the ILP’s archives, has launched an urgent appeal to raise funds.
Recognised at home and abroad as one of Britain’s most important collections of working class history, the library houses a vast and unique collection of books and artefacts, capturing the stories and struggles behind ordinary people’s efforts to improve their world.
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On 6 August 1914, just nine days after the start of what came to be known as World War One, the ILP published a front page appeal in its weekly journal, Labour Leader, imploring the “workers of Great Britain” to unite with those across Europe and resist the government’s call to arms.