“The future belongs to Socialism, that is, primarily, to the worker and to women.” A book titled Women and Socialism written by a man may not seem promising to us in 2019. Yet August Bebel, one of the founders of the German Social Democratic Party and its chairman until his […]
What did Peterloo mean in an international context? Shirin Hirsch investigates the connections between Peterloo and a global struggle for freedom.
As the UK Labour Party charts a new direction under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, activists and historians discuss the Left in government in the latest History Workshop Podcast.
Seamus Flaherty on the history of a word which has surged back into public discourse this year.
Secretary of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign Bernard Regan gives an activist’s perspective on the history of the Cuban Revolution and explains why the Campaign continues to fight today.
Continuing our History Workshop World Cup series, Richard Mills explores the role football played in establishing diplomatic ties between Tito’s Yugoslavia and the non-aligned nations of the Third World. When Ndaye Mulamba was sent off in the 23rd minute of Zaire’s World Cup match against Yugoslavia, his team were already […]
Medals for antimilitarism. Jared Davidson on New Zealand’s Socialist Cross of Honour and the personal tales of the antimilitarist movement.
As the UK government announces plans for a dozen new “garden cities”, Sam Clevenger argues that, from their inception, garden cities were middle class attempts to civilize the bodies and health of the urban working class.
Tristram Hunt in conversation with Gareth Stedman Jones about his new biography – Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion.
The British Museum reading room opened in 1857 and was, until recently, the main reading room of the British Library. Phil Cohen gives a moving and at times very funny account of how his life as a (sometime) shoplifter, Situationist, squatter and sociologist has been deeply entwined with the British Library Reading Room and the surrounding London streets.