The North Sea 4: the Blowout archive

Part onepart twopart three – Blowout archive

Blowout issue no. 1 – July 1989

Blowout issue no. 2 – September 1989

Blowout issue no. 3 – December 1989

Blowout issue no. 4 – January 1990

Blowout issue no. 5 – February 1990

Blowout issue no. 6 – April 1990

Blowout issue no. 7 – May 1990 

Blowout issue no. 8 – June 1990

More to read

The OILC/Blowout web site

Interviews: the 20th anniversary of Piper Alpha, 2008, in the Scotsman and on the BBC

Lives in the Oil Industry project – Oral History of the UK North Sea Oil and Gas Industry

Articles by Terry Brotherstone:

Terry Brotherstone, “Energy Workers against Thatcherite Neoliberalism. Scottish coalminers and North Sea offshore workers: revisiting the class struggle in the UK in the 1980s”, in Workers of the World: International Journal of Strikes and Social Conflicts, II(1), pp. 135-54. (That link takes you to the whole journal, which has other interesting stuff in it.)

(Not on line:) Terry Brotherstone, “A Contribution to the Critique of Post-Imperial British History: North Sea Oil, Scottish Nationalism and Thatcherite Neoliberalism”, in J-A. McNeish and O. Logan (eds), Flammable Societies: Studies on the Socio-economics of Oil and Gas (London, Pluto, 2012), pp. 70-97.

More on People & Nature about energy workers’ struggles:

How will we get from here to there?

Coalfield paradoxes

Support Pussy Riot by all means. But support the Kazakh oil workers too

Cover of the first edition of Blowout

Cover of the first edition of Blowout

Part onepart twopart three – Blowout archive

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One Response to The North Sea 4: the Blowout archive

  1. […] Blowout is one of the best examples of a paper that gave voice to a workers’ movement from the grass roots up. For those interested in the history of labour movements in the energy sector, we have posted PDF versions of the first eight issues. […]

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