The Legacy and Lessons of 1968

On 17th November, we had talks from Mike Maikin-White and David Parker on “The Legacy and Lessons of 1968”.

Mike referred to his recently published book: Communism and Democracy. He set out a number of dimensions of the 1968 events – the rebellion against authority and the reinvigoration of the left, the development of a new counter-culture, but also the wider global political context, with the Tet offensive in Vietnam, the assassination of Martin Luther King, the election of Ronald Reagan as governor of California, the return to power of de Gaulle in France, the student movement in Japan, massacres in Mexico and the cultural revolution in China. Read on ...

Political Victims of the Nazis

Socialist History Society Public Meeting
Saturday 22nd September 2018 2.00pm

Speaker:
Merilyn Moos
Chair of the London Retired Members branch of the University and College Union (UCU).
She is author of “Breaking the Silence, Voices of the British Children of Refugees from Nazism“, “Beaten But Not Defeated, Siegfried Moos – A German anti-Nazi who settled in Britain“, and a novel “The Language of Silence“. Read on ...

“The Labour Party in Historical Perspective”

A Socialist History Society Occasional Publication

£6 – Available from:
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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 ...

AGM and May meeting

Socialist History Society Public Meeting
Labour and Communist Politics in the City of Oxford Between the Wars
Speaker: Duncan Bowie

May 12th 2pm till 4pm for the talk, preceded by the AGM at 1pm.

Duncan Bowie is a research associate at UCL. He is a member of the executive committees of the the Socialist History Society and the London Labour Housing Group. Read on ...