A Devilish Kind of Courage

Anarchists, Aliens and the Siege of Sidney Street

A Socialist History on-line meeting with author Andrew Whitehead
15 April 2024 at 7pm
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The tale of a notorious 1911 London gunfight, the ‘Siege of Sidney Street’, and its consequences.

On 3 January 1911, in the heart of London’s mainly Jewish East End, police discovered Latvian revolutionaries wanted for the murder of three officers. Read on ...

Decadent Women

Yellow Book Lives by Jad Adams

Chronicles the vibrant and passionate women who wrote for the 1890s journal The Yellow Book.

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During the 1890s, British women for the first time began to leave their family homes to seek work, accommodation, and financial and sexual freedom. Read on ...

The “New” Lukács

An on-line talk to mark the anniversary of the publication of History and Class Consciousness
Speaker Andrew Feenberg

The initial reception of Lukacs’s History and Class Consciousness was almost entirely negative. Non-Marxists didn’t like his Marxism and Marxist disliked his borrowings from contemporary social science and philosophy. From 1923, when the book was first published, until the 1960s when a new generation of readers discovered it, History and Class Consciousness largely disappeared from both history and consciousness. Read on ...

The Silence of Oppression

Hugh Brody and Merilyn Moos discuss how the experiences of imperialism and of exile from Nazism generate and rely on silences in both personal and political realms.
Hugh Brody’s books include Living Arctic, Maps And Dreams,The Other Side of Eden and Landscapes of Silence; his films include Nineteen Nineteen, England’s Henry Moore and Tracks Across Sand.
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