A who's-who of the murderous colonialists set in stone in Parliament Square Gardens.
Churchill is central to the Tory myth of national unit. But the historical record is clear: he was a virulent racist, a diehard colonialist, and responsible for the deaths of millions.
As Boris Johnson and others attempt to invoke the ‘spirit of the Blitz’ in response to COVID-19, Ian Birchall celebrates a recent publication that disrupts the national myths of WWII.
Pete Cannell recounts the first general strike in the history of capitalism.
Colin Revolting remembers the day 30 years ago when one of the biggest marches ever turned into a mass riot which sunk the Tory flagship Poll Tax policy and took Prime Minister Thatcher down with it.
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...