Daring to Hope

A personal history of the politics of the 1970s
A meeting of the Socialist History Society with historian Sheila Rowbotham

The SHS is pleased to announce that our first talk of 2022 was with historian Sheila Rowbotham who discussed her involvement in the women’s liberation movement, left-wing politics and the “alternative” culture of the 1970s. Read on ...

The Workers’ Movement and Revolution in Egypt since 1919

Socialist History Society Meeting – on-line via Zoom
14th October, 6:30pm
Speaker Anne Alexander

Anne Alexander is the co-author, with Mostafa Bassiouny, of Bread, Freedom, Social Justice: Workers and the Egyptian Revolution (Zed, 2014). She is a founder member of MENA Solidarity Network, the co-editor of Middle East Solidarity and a member of the University and College Union (UCU).

The Communist Party of Great Britain and Anti-Racism

Speaker Dr Evan Smith
2pm, 18th September.

British Communism and the Politics of Race explores the role that the Communist Party of Great Britain played within the anti-racism movement in Britain from the 1940s to the 1980s. As one of the first organizations to undertake serious anti-colonial and anti-racist activism within the British labour movement, the CPGB was a pioneering force that campaigned against racial discrimination, popular imperialism and fascist violence in British society.
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