Socialist Appeal (previously called Youth for Socialism)

Paper of Workers' International League WIL; then

Paper of Revolutionary Communist Party RCP

Thanks to MIA and Bill Hunter for displaying copies of Socialist Appeal

Name Number Volume Month Year OnLine
Youth for Socialism 1 1 September 1938  
Youth for Socialism 2 1 October 1938  
Youth for Socialism 3 1 November 1938  
Youth for Socialism 4 1 December 1938  
Youth for Socialism 5 1 January 1939  
Youth for Socialism 6 1 February 1939  
Youth for Socialism 7 1 March 1939  
Youth for Socialism 8 1 April 1939  
Youth for Socialism 9 1 May 1939  
Youth for Socialism 10 June  1939  
Youth for Socialism 11 July 1939  
Youth for Socialism 12 August 1939  
Youth for Socialism 1 2 September 1939  
Youth for Socialism 2 1939  
Youth for Socialism 2 2 November 1939  
Youth for Socialism 3 2 December 1939  
Youth for Socialism 4 2 January 1940  
Youth for Socialism 5 2 February 1940  
Youth for Socialism 6 2 March 1940  
Youth for Socialism 7 2 April 1940  
Youth for Socialism 8 2 May 1940  
Youth for Socialism 10 2 June 1940  
Youth for Socialism 10 2 July 1940  
Youth for Socialism 11 2 August 1940  
Youth for Socialism 12 2 September 1940  
Youth for Socialism 1 3 October 1940  
Youth for Socialism 2 3 November 1940  
Youth for Socialism 3 3 December 1940  
Youth for Socialism 4 3 February 1941  
Youth for Socialism 5 3 March 1941  
Youth for Socialism 7 3 April 1941  
Youth for Socialism 8 3 May 1941  
Socialist Appeal 9 3 June  1941  
Socialist Appeal 9 3 July 1941  
Socialist Appeal 9 3 August 1941  
Socialist Appeal 12 3 September 1941  
Socialist Appeal 2 4 Octoberr 1941 online 
Socialist Appeal 2 4 November 1941  
Socialist Appeal 3 4 December 1941  
Socialist Appeal 4 4 January 1942  
Socialist Appeal 5 4 February 1942  
Socialist Appeal 6 4 March 1942  
Socialist Appeal 7 4 April 1942  
Socialist Appeal 8 4 May 1942  
Socialist Appeal 9 4 June  1942  
Socialist Appeal 10 4 July 1942  
Socialist Appeal 11 4 August 1942  
Socialist Appeal 12 4 September 1942  
Socialist Appeal 1 5 October 1942  
Socialist Appeal 2 5 November 1942  
Socialist Appeal 3 5 December 1942  
Socialist Appeal 4 5 January 1943  
Socialist Appeal 5 5 February 1943  
Socialist Appeal 6 5 March 1943  
Socialist Appeal 7 5 Mid-March 1943  
Socialist Appeal 8 5 April 1943  
Socialist Appeal 9 5 Mid-April 1943  
Socialist Appeal 10 5 May 1943  
Socialist Appeal 11 5 Mid-May 1943  
Socialist Appeal 12 5 June  1943 online 
Socialist Appeal 13 5 Mid-June 1943  
Socialist Appeal 14 5 July 1943 online 
Socialist Appeal 15 5 Mid-July 1943  
Socialist Appeal 16 5 August 1943  
Socialist Appeal 17 5 1943

online

Socialist Appeal 18 5 September 1943 onlline
Socialist Appeal 19 5 Mid-Sept 1943  
Socialist Appeal 20 5 October 1943  
Socialist Appeal 21 5 Mid-October 1943  
Socialist Appeal 22 5 November 1943  
Socialist Appeal 23 5 Mid-Nov 1943  
Socialist Appeal 24 5 December 1943  
Socialist Appeal 25 5 January 1944  
Socialist Appeal 26 5 Mid-January 1944  
Socialist Appeal 27 5 February 1944  
Socialist Appeal 28 5 Mid-Feb 1944  
Socialist Appeal 19 5 March 1944  
Socialist Appeal 20 5 April 1944 online 
Socialist Appeal 21 5 Mid-April 1944  
Socialist Appeal 22 5 May 1944  
Socialist Appeal 23 5 Mid-May 1944 online 
Socialist Appeal 24 5 June 1944 online 
Socialist Appeal 1 6 Mid-June 1944  online
Socialist Appeal 2 6 July 1944  
Socialist Appeal 3 6 Mid-July 1944  
Socialist Appeal 4 6 August 1944  
Socialist Appeal 5 6 Mid-August 1944  online
Socialist Appeal 5 6 September 1944 online
Socialist Appeal 6 6 October 1944  online
Socialist Appeal 7 6 Mid-October 1944 online 
Socialist Appeal 8 6 November 1944 online 
Socialist Appeal 9 6 December 1944  
Socialist Appeal 10 6 Mid-Dec 1944 online 
Socialist Appeal 10 6 January 1944  
Socialist Appeal 11 6 February 1944 online 
Socialist Appeal 12 6 March 1944  
Socialist Appeal 1 7 March 1944  
Socialist Appeal 2 7 Mid-March 1944  
Socialist Appeal 3 7 April  1945  
Socialist Appeal 4 7 Mid-April 1945  
Socialist Appeal 5 7 May  1945  
Socialist Appeal 6 7 Mid-May 1945  online
Socialist Appeal 7 June 1945  
Socialist Appeal 8 Mid-June 1945  
Socialist Appeal 9 July 1945 online 
Socialist Appeal 10 Mid-July 1945  online
Socialist Appeal 11 August 1945 online 
Socialist Appeal 12 Mid-August 1945  
Socialist Appeal 13 September 1945 online 
Socialist Appeal Mid-Sept 1945 online 
Socialist Appeal October 1945 online 
Socialist Appeal Mid-October 1945 online 
Socialist Appeal November 1945 online 
Socialist Appeal Mid-Nov 1945 online 
Socialist Appeal December 1945 online 
Socialist Appeal Mid-Dec 1945  
Socialist Appeal 10 January 1946  online
Socialist Appeal Mid-January 1946 online 
Socialist Appeal 11 February  1946 online 
Socialist Appeal 20  Mid-Feb 1946 online 
Socialist Appeal 21 March  1946  
Socialist Appeal 22 Mid-March 1946 online 
Socialist Appeal 23 April  1946 online 
Socialist Appeal Mid-April 1946  
Socialist Appeal 24 May 1946 online 
Socialist Appeal 24 Mid-May 1946 online 
Socialist Appeal 25 June 1946 online 
Socialist Appeal 26 Mid-June 1946  online
Socialist Appeal 27 July 1946 online 
Socialist Appeal 28 Mid-July 1946 online 
Socialist Appeal 28 August 1946 online 
Socialist Appeal 29 Mid-August 1946  
Socialist Appeal 30 Mid-Sept 1946 online 
Socialist Appeal 31 October 1946 online 
Socialist Appeal 32 Mid-October 1946  
Socialist Appeal 33 November 1946  
Socialist Appeal 34 Mid-Nov 1946 online 
Socialist Appeal 35 December 1946  
Socialist Appeal 36 Mid-Dec 1946  
Socialist Appeal 37 January 1947 onlne 
Socialist Appeal 38 February  1947  
Socialist Appeal 39 Mid-Feb 1947  
Socialist Appeal 40 March  1947  
Socialist Appeal 41 April  1947 online 
Socialist Appeal 41 Mid-April 1947  
Socialist Appeal 42 May 1947  
Socialist Appeal 43 Mid-May 1947  
Socialist Appeal 43 June 1947  
Socialist Appeal 44 1947  
Socialist Appeal 45 Mid-June 1947 online 
Socialist Appeal 46 Mid-July 1947 online 
Socialist Appeal 47 Mid-August 1947  
Socialist Appeal 48 September 1947  
Socialist Appeal 49 September 1947  
Socialist Appeal 50 1947  
Socialist Appeal 51 November 1947 online 
Socialist Appeal 52 Mid-Nov 1947 online 
Socialist Appeal 53 December 1947  
Socialist Appeal 54 January 1948  online
Socialist Appeal 55 February  1948 online 
Socialist Appeal 56 March  1948  
Socialist Appeal 57 April  1948 onllne 
Socialist Appeal 58 May 1948  
Socialist Appeal 59 June 1948  
Socialist Appeal 60 July 1948  
Socialist Appeal 61 September 1948  
Socialist Appeal 62 1948  
Socialist Appeal 63 Mid-October 1948  
Socialist Appeal 64 November 1948  
Socialist Appeal 65 Mid-Nov 1948  
Socialist Appeal 66 January 1949  
Socialist Appeal 67 February  1949  
Socialist Appeal 68 March  1949 Online 
Socialist Appeal 69 May  1949  

 

Socialist Appeal

 

Published in London. Socialist Appeal was organ of the Workers International League and was formed in 1937 by former members of the Militant Group.

The split took around a third of the membership of the Militant Group and four of its branches, including Jock Haston and Ted Grant. The group remained in the Labour Party, where they published Searchlight edited by Gerry Healy, which in September 1938 was replaced by the magazine Youth for Socialism, which in its own turn was renamed Socialist Appeal in June 1941 as a result of the WIL's turn of focus away from the Labour Party. The group also produced a theoretical journal Workers International News. The WIL grew with recruits from the Labour Party, the Communist Party of Great Britain, the Independent Labour Party and the Militant Group.

The Fourth International was formed in 1938, and the WIL refused to merge into the newly formed official British affiliate, the Revolutionary Socialist League itself a regroupment of the Militant Group and others. They requested either affiliate or sympathiser status to the International but were rejected.

By 1944 Socialist Appeal became the organ of the new Revolutionary Communist Party, the British Section of the Fourth International

We are grateful to the web site of British Trotskyist Bill Hunter who had this limited run of Socialist Appeal digitized. The majority of the issues below were scanned by the Riazanov Library Project in 2016-2017.