What are transnational solidarities and how do they expand our understanding of interactions beyond the nation state? Lydia Walker and Su Lin Lewis discuss with Ria Kapoor in this episode of the History Workshop Podcast.
Tag: international solidarity
Everyone should be watching Myanmar right now. The history unfolding in the country’s towns and cities is closer than some Western commentators might like to think.
After several dramatic protest confrontations with the U.S. government, by the mid-1970s radical Native American sovereignty activists had begun to regularly travel to Europe to build alliances in order to pressure the United States government from the outside to adopt a policy of Indian sovereignty. György Tóth explores friendship & solidarity in these transatlantic alliances, and shows how breaking down stereotypes & building strong interpersonal relationships was fundamental to the success of the movement.
There are many stories of friendship during the miners’ strike. The importance of this was in part the sense – in the middle of extraordinary hostility from multiple directions – that they weren’t alone. The long-term, mutual and egalitarian relationships signalled by the word ‘friendship’ during the miners’ strike should be embedded in our organising, anticipating the type of world we want to make.
How can the forgotten archive of Irish-Jewish writer, Leslie Daiken, illuminate the radical networks and transnational solidarity of the Irish Left in the 1930s?
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.
With the World Cup underway in Putin’s Russia, Raanan Rein looks back forty years to the controversies surrounding the 1978 World Cup in Argentina, and the transnational solidarity campaign that sprang up in response.