Labour Monthly

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Labour Monthly was a magazine associated with the Communist Party of Great Britain. It was not technically published by the Party, and, particularly in its later period, it carried articles by left-wing trade unionist from outside the Party. It was published from June 1921 to March 1981, and from its inception until his death in 1974 it was edited by leading Party member and theoretician Rajani Palme Dutt.[1] His several-page editorial, entitled Notes of the Month, represented official CPGB policy. The intention was to try to keep open a potential channel of communication to Party members in the event of the CPGB being banned at any point.

Authors published[edit]

  • 'Proletarian Poetry' (1918), Labour Monthly, Vol IV, No. 5-6, May–June 1923
  • 'The Criticism of Proletarian Art' (from Kritika proletarskogo iskusstva, 1918) Labour Monthly, Vol V, No.6, December 1923
  • 'Religion, Art and Marxism', Labour Monthly, Vol VI, No.8, August 1924


  1. ^ Playford, J. D. (1963). "Labour Monthly (London), 1921-1962". Labour History (Australian Society for the Study of Labour History) (5): 57–59. JSTOR 27507733.