History

Battle of Blair Mountain: When miners took on the US state

By Chris Clough One hundred years ago, a five-day bloody battle raged in the US. A million rounds of ammunition were fired, and planes flew overhead dropping bombs and poison gas. This battle, the largest since the Civil War, is rarely mentioned in the history books and the centenary passed by without most politicians even […]

Chris Clough  ·  10 October 2021

The Paris Commune at 150: Blueprint for a proletarian state

150th anniversary of the Paris Commune.

Red Flag  ·  18 March 2021

Friedrich Engels at 200

By Gerald Falke and Dave Stockton The 200th anniversary Friedrich Engels’ birth, gives us an opportunity to look back over his remarkable life and recall the importance of his contribution to what became known as Marxism and to the formation of the political parties of the working class. In many assessments, he appears merely as […]

Red Flag  ·  28 November 2020

How the German Revolution was lost

A review of Pelz's A People's History of the German Revolution.

Tim Nailsea  ·  28 October 2020

1920: the Irish war of independence

100 year anniversary.

Bernie McAdam  ·  15 October 2020

The Jarrow Crusade – a model to follow?

1930s unemployed movement.

Joy Macready and Dave Stockton  ·  08 October 2020

The unemployed struggles of the 1920s – We will not starve in silence!

HIstory of the National Unemployed Workers Movement.

Red Flag  ·  08 October 2020

Murder and whitewash: the case of David Oluwale

Hounded to his death by Leeds police.

Rebecca Anderson  ·  08 October 2020

From Allende to Corbyn: lessons in reformism 1970-2020

Lessons from the parliamentary road.

Tim Nailsea  ·  11 September 2020

The lessons of Chile; Popular Unity 1970-1973

The history of the Chilean revolution.

Red Flag  ·  08 September 2020

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