A report on Nina Fishman

American-born English labour movement historian and political activist.

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Communist Party of Great Britain

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The largest communist organisation in Britain and was founded in 1920 through a merger of several smaller Marxist groups.

The largest communist organisation in Britain and was founded in 1920 through a merger of several smaller Marxist groups.

The CPGB's General Secretary, Harry Pollitt, gives a speech to a large crowd outside the British Museum in support for the Aid to Russia Fund, 1941
An example of a CPGB poster supporting the British war effort against Nazi Germany during WWII
Harry Pollitt gives a speech to workers in Whitehall, London, 1941
William Alexander, representing to Politburo of the CPGB receives applause from the Presidium of the Fifth Congress of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany, East Berlin, 16 July 1958.
Red Army T-55 tanks in Budapest, 1956.

Nina Fishman, Arthur Horner: A Political Biography. Volume 1 1894–1944 & Volume 2 1944–1968. London: Lawrence and Wishart, 2010.

Arthur Horner (trade unionist)

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Welsh trade union leader and communist politician.

Welsh trade union leader and communist politician.

Plaque dedicated to Horner and his wife at Golders Green Crematorium

Nina Fishman, (1996) "Heroes and anti-heroes: communists in the coalfields" in Campbell, Alan, Fishman, Nina, and Howell, David (eds). Miners, Unions and Politics 1910–1947. Aldershot: Scolar Press.

Communist Comment, ICO publication, from 1970

British and Irish Communist Organisation

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Small group based in London, Belfast, Cork, and Dublin.

Small group based in London, Belfast, Cork, and Dublin.

Communist Comment, ICO publication, from 1970

Labour party activist Nina Fishman was also a B&ICO member in the 1970s.