[London]: Printed by Illustrated Periodicals, Ltd. for Abbey Supplies, Ltd., [ca. 1937]. Illustrated wrappers (6 ” x 9 ¼”), 8 pp. Stapled neatly removed, else Fine. None in commerce (Oct. 2019); four copies in OCLC (Michigan State, Univ. of TX, Univ. of Sheffield & British Library).
A pamphlet authored by founding British Union of Fascists member, Wilfred Risdon, on the concept of “Power Action” employed by trade unions within the corporate state. Power Action was to replace the traditional modes of worker action: the outmoded and ineffectual “Strike Action” or “Political Action.” Under National Socialism, trade union membership would be compelled by law and Power Action would be “applied by the workers themselves through the Corporate Machinery of the organised state.” Concludes by enumerating the eight principles trade unions will operate under within the corporate state.
Wilfred Risdon (1896-1967) was a socialist and labor organizer who began working with Oswald Mosley when the latter first became interested in socialism. He followed Mosley into National Socialism and played a prominent within the British Union of Fascists. After being interned during WWII, he became a tireless anti-vivisection activist. Item #07031