Workers' Dreadnought

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Workers' Dreadnought
For International Socialism
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Workers' Socialist Federation
Founder(s) Sylvia Pankhurst
Publisher Dreadnought Publications
Editor Sylvia Pankhurst
General manager Harold Burgess
Founded March 8, 1914 (1914-03-08)
Political alignment Far left
Language English
Ceased publication June 14, 1924 (1924-06-14)
Headquarters 152 Fleet Street
City London
Country United Kingdom
Circulation 10,000 (as of 1917)[1]

Workers' Dreadnought was a newspaper published by variously named political parties led by Sylvia Pankhurst.

Provisionally titled Workers' Mate, the newspaper first appeared on International Women's Day, March 8, 1914, as The Woman's Dreadnought, with a circulation of 30,000.

The paper was started by Mary Patterson, Zelie Emerson, and Sylvia Pankhurst (after she had been expelled from the Suffragette movement by her mother and sister) on behalf of the East London Federation of Suffragettes.

In 1917 the name was changed to Workers' Dreadnought, which initially had a circulation of 10,000. On 19 June 1920 Workers' Dreadnought was adopted as the official weekly organ of the Communist Party (British Section of the Third International).[2] Sylvia Pankhurst continued publishing the newspaper until 1924.


  1. ^ Davis, Mary (1999). Sylvia Pankhurst: A Life in Radical Politics. London: Pluto Press. p. 55. ISBN 0745315232. 
  2. ^ 'Communist Party (British Section of the Third International)', Workers' Dreadnought, Vol VII No.14 26 June 1919 p

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