Review of the recently published book “Striking a Light” by Louise Raw, which examines one of the best known industrial disputes in labour history, the 1888 matchgirls strike at Bryant and May’s factory in Bow, East London.
An examination of the history of local anti-fascism in Southampton, when, on 18th July 1937, trade unionists in Southampton halted a Blackshirt rally.
Information and comment about events to mark the 75th anniversary in October 2011, of the Battle of Cable Street, an iconic moment in the battle against the fascists in 1930s Britain.
Ashutosh Varshney, a political scientist who divides his time between the United States and India, reflects here on the implications of the new anti-corruption movement in India, in an article first published in the Indian Express newspaper and reposted here with his and the Express’s permission.
As a participant of the 2011 Palestine Literature Festival, PalFest, publisher & writer Ursula Owen recounts her experiences travelling around Jerusalem and the West Bank.
An interview with African historian, Terence Ranger, by Diane Jeater
New approaches to the history of popular protest and resistance in Britain and Ireland, 1500-1900. A workshop at the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK, 1 July 2011.