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Paul Foot: The triple whammy

Tonypandy Miners in 1910. photograph by Tonypandy Photographer - L. LaddPaul Foot reviews The Strange Death of Liberal England by George Dangerfield. The book covers the collapse of Liberalism in the early 20th century and growing resistance from the downtrodden.

  • Written by Paul Foot
  • Category: History

On the Trail of Clara Zetkin

Clara ZetkinIn March I visited Stuttgart on what I expected to be a routine research trip. What I found was a fascinating history of workers’ organisation, socialism and a living memorial to the life and activities of Clara Zetkin.

New Labour and the working class

Thatcher and BrownAs we enter an election campaign that may end thirteen years of New Labour government, Alex Snowden takes a look at Tony Cliff’s assessment of Labour's victory in 1997.

  • Written by Alex Snowdon
  • Category: History

Poll tax: sinking the Tory flagship

Riot policeThe movement against the poll tax was one of the most remarkable in modern Britain. Its most famous event took place 20 years ago this week when around 200,000 people marched in London, only to be met by police violence in Whitehall as they neared their rally in Trafalgar Square.

  • Written by Lindsey German
  • Category: History

A History of International Women's day

New York Garment workers protest after fire killed colleguesLindsey German on the history of International Women's Day - initially a celebration of the struggle of working women fighting back over suffrage and conditions at work.

  • Written by Lindsey German
  • Category: History

Feb 15 Iraq Protest from the air

Birdseye video footage taken of the biggest demonstration in British history - the march against the Iraq war - is published today for the first time by the-sauce.org.

  • Written by The Sauce
  • Category: History

Peach Papers

A secret report into the suspected police killing of an anti-racism campaigner 30 years ago must be published, Sir Paul Stephenson said today.

  • Written by Chris Greenwood, Press Association
  • Category: History

Sun Burn

The Sun - Mein Furher

The evil Sun front page showing NUM leader Arthur Scargill apparently giving a Nazi salute under the headline "Mine Fuhrer" has been revealed for the first time.

  • Written by the-sauce.org
  • Category: History

Obama and Iran

On Tuesday this week, in a rally celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Iranian revolution, Iranian President Ahmadinejad softened his recent more hostile stance to the US by welcoming talks based on ‘mutual respect’. This came on the back of a number of recent reports, ever since the election of US President Barak Obama last November, suggesting a historic three-decade thaw in Iran-US relations.

  • Written by Naz Massoumi
  • Category: History

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