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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

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