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Margaret Thatcher

The dawn of Thatcherism, 40 years on

When economic liberalism fused with social conservatism: Tom Whittaker looks at the origins, impacts and legacy of Thatcher's politics, four decades on

  • Written by Tom Whittaker
  • Category: History
Nato bombing of Yugoslavia. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Nato and the new imperialism

Written in June 1999, John Rees explains why the war in the Balkans was not about the plight of refugees but part of Nato’s expansion. It wanted to dominate the Balkans and eastern Europe as well as control the oil rich areas of the Caspian Sea

  • Written by John Rees
  • Category: History
Serbia's Parliament building which was stormed during the 2000 uprising. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Serbia's spring in October

Written in 2000, Lindsey German analyses the Serbian revolution and NATO's bombing of Yugoslavia which began 20 years ago today

  • Written by Lindsey German
  • Category: History
Protest for the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, 1911. Photo: Flickr/US National Archives

A history of International Women's Day

In this article, originally published in 1998, Lindsey German traces 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
Bevan banner, NHS demo, 3.1.18. Photo: Counterfire

The NHS revolution

NHS at 70: Morgan Daniels looks behind the myth and finds our rulers conceding to an emboldened working class

  • Written by Morgan Daniels
  • Category: History