The great social achievements of the post-war generation have been systematically attacked and eroded. Historian Neil Faulkner explains why – and outlines how we can shape history in a different direction
A hundred years ago a militant suffragette was killed after she ran in front of the King’s horse at the Epsom Derby. Katherine Connelly explains why her struggle remains relevant and why a campaign has been launched in her memory
How socialists relate to the working class has always been a source of tension within the socialist tradition. Chris Bambery suggests that the early years of British Communism provide lessons that are still very relevant to debates today.
Politicians and media speak of the 'Blitz spirit' in response to the riots - John Rees looks at the reality of class divisions in wartime, from his forthcoming book Timelines, essays in the origins of the modern world (Routledge, 2012).
A new Freedom Ride in opposition to Islamophobia was announced at last week's conference against anti-muslim hatred. Alex Snowdon looks at the original Freedom Rides which began as an initiative of the American Civil Rights movement
John Westmoreland recalls the first great working class movement - the campaign for political and social change in the 1830s and 1840s known as Chartism. He explains the vital political lessons it provides.
In 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.