The Society takes an interest in every aspect of human history from the earliest social formations to modern society, its culture and political activities. We encourage anyone with an interest in our history to join us and participate in our activities. The Society is particularly interested in the struggles of labour, women, progressive and peace movements throughout the world, as well as the movements and achievements of working class communities, colonial peoples, black people, and other oppressed groups seeking social justice, human dignity and liberation.
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The Labour Party was established in 1900 by trade unionists and socialists as a means of giving a strong independent political voice to working men and women in Parliament and in local government. Its core socialist values were definitively defined in its classic Constitution adopted in 1918 at a time when the party was reorganising itself to become a more efficient national political machine. Read on ...
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Saturday 1st September 11 am start – to finish by 1 pm
Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX
A discussion meeting on lessons from socialist history / addressing urgent issues today
Challenges from climate change to increasing inequality show the urgent need for effective radical politics.
Bookmarks bookshop in Bloomsbury, central London, has called on
supporters to attend a solidarity event following an attack by far
Twelve men invaded the shop last Saturday, destroying displays,
wrecking books and chanting Alt-right slogans. One was wearing a
Donald Trump mask.
Since the attack Bookmarks the socialist bookshop has received
messages of support from leading figures in the trade union and labour
movements and thousands of activists from around the world. Read on ...
Wednesday 28th November @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1R 4RL
A talk by Deborah Lavin, who is an executive committee member of the Socialist History Society. Her short book Charles Bradlaugh contra Karl Marx, Radicalism vs Socialism in the First International was published by the Society. Read on ...
2pm September 22nd 2018
The Political Victims of the Nazis
with Merilyn Moos
2pm November 17th 2018
Reflections on the Legacy of 1968
with Mike MakinWaite and David Parker
MARX MEMORIAL LIBRARY
37a Clerkenwell Green EC1R 0DU
nearest tube Farringdon