The anti-poll tax movement was arguably the most successful social movement in Great Britain since the 1970s. In advance of the 30th anniversary of the poll tax riot (31 March 1990), Andrew Stone explores how political organisations and grassroots initiative interacted.
Following his earlier A brief history of the Teddy Boys, Mitch Mitchell recalls the rivalries, real and manufactured, between the Mods and Rockers.
Caliban's Revolt celebrates the capacity of the monster to terrorise the powers that be.
Merilyn Moos reviews a new biography of Werner Scholem, an uncompromising revolutionary to the end.
Going to visit the exhibition about the 1974 Imperial Typewriters strike. An opportunity to discuss the many issues surrounding the strike: the role of community support, black self-organisation within the labour movement, rank and file and the trade union leaderships, race, class and migration...
Women were a particular target of the violence at Peterloo on 16 August 1819. We publish an extract from an address by the Manchester Female Reform Society delivered shortly before the massacre.
The unfolding catastrophe of the 1930s is illuminated in new ways in a disconcerting new book by Éric Vuillard, writes Brian Parkin.
As homelessness figures have risen yet again, Mitch Mitchell looks at the history of housing in the UK the post-war period.
The Limerick Soviet (13 - 27 April 1919) was one manifestation of a wave of revolutionary crises that confronted British imperialism in the aftermath of WWI.
Not just one soldier, but the entire British state must be held to justice for its murderous record in the North of Ireland