Asbestos can still be found in tens of thousands of public buildings, including housing, schools and hospitals, across the UK. Tom White explores the nationwide call to 'raise the dust' in the anti-asbestos movement.
May Ayim was key to the Black German civil rights movement in the 1980s and 1990s. But how did her work across borders exemplify cosmopolitanism from below? Tiffany N. Florvil explores the life and networks of a visionary.
Sixty years after breaking into a government bunker to expose secret state planning for nuclear conflict, Nic Ralph speaks for the first time about an extraordinary piece of direct action that genuinely worked.
In 1977, the UN established the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. How was the struggle for national self-determination supported by global solidarity, anticolonial movements, and international institutions?
The term 'racial capitalism' has been widely used by activists and historians. Catherine Hall turns to the 18th century entanglements between Jamaica and England to reflect on the shifting forms of racial capitalism across generations.
Why did the British labour movement come to advocate state insurance at the turn of the 20th century? Maya Adereth examines transformations in worker benefit schemes through the lens of Friendly Societies.
How can we build a trade union that works for all its members? Mark Pendleton on how it was not only strikes and solidarity in Australia that made him, but also his family's conservatism and lifelong distrust of unions
In 1995, 8000 US feminists went to Beijing for the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women. Lisa Levenstein finds that this conference had huge impact on grassroots feminism in the US for years to come.