The Comunidad del Sur (Montevideo, Uruguay, 1955-1975; Stockholm, 1977-1984; Montevideo, 1984-present) is a self-managed commune with activities in agriculture, printing and publishing. Poster of conference in Montevideo.
The Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) was founded in 1920 and tried but failed to affiliate to the Labour Party. At the 1922 election Communists like Shapurji Saklatvala stood as individual Labour candidates. The Labour Party’s 1924 Conference banned individual Communist membership, so Saklatvala stood again the North Battersea Division and won as a Communist with local Labour Party support. This made him Britain’s second Communist Party MP and third Black MP.
The Spanish Civil war 1936-1939 received much attention in the international media. The Finnish Labour Archives has c. 400 photos and 33 posters connected with it. Most of them belong to the official propaganda of the Spanish republican government. The photos and posters were used e.g. in the support campaign exhibition of the Social Democratic Women’s League.
Tarja Halonen campaigned with distinct social democratic themes in the presidential elections. She got 53,0 % of the votes in the second round and was elected the first female president of Finland.
In 1954 general elections the main opponent was the Agrarian Party. General Secretary Leskinen formed the winged themes of SDP:”Cross the hegemony of the Agrarian Party” and “Cut short Kekkonen’s way to power”. Urho Kekkonen was the then Prime Minister and the strong man of the Agrarian Party. He became President in 1956 and held the office for 25 years.
Low cost athletic activities like wrestling and boxing were popular among working class youth. In 1934, when this arrangement took place, the Norwegian labour sport organisation Arbeidernes Idrettsforbund (AIF) could celebrate its 10th anniversary with a membership figure of more than 50 000. Five years later the figure was doubled. Measured by number of members, AIF was the largest culture organisation in the labour movement. In 1936 an agreement was made with the traditional sport movement, and after the war the two groups merged.
Poster celebrating resistance by the American Indian Movement (AIM). AIM was formed in 1968 to combat police brutality and corruption at the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). In 1973 AIM supported a group Oglala Sioux opposed to the dictatorial rule of BIA supported tribal chairman. For over two months AIM, armed with shotguns and .22 rifles held out against elements of the 82nd Airborne Division, Federal Marshals, and Phantom jets. Wounded Knee had also been the site of a brutal massacre of the Sioux - mostly women, children and elderly men - by the U.S. Army in 1890.
This poster links the struggles of international liberation movements, in this case Viet Nam, to the women's movement. Depicting the figures holding the flag climbing a hill, the poster combines the text below with the figures through several cross references. Using the vibrant yellow and red colors of the Vietnamese flag in the women's liberation banner, and the linked figures are a visual statement of the text below, linking the struggles in more than words.