“The Labour Party in Historical Perspective”

A Socialist History Society Occasional Publication

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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 ...

1917 The Russian Revolution, Reactions and Impact


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The Russian Revolution of 1917 changed the world forever. For once, it appeared that the oppressed workers were within grasp of the levers of state power and for a while the prospect of permanently ending exploitation seemed a real possibility. The revolutionary mood swept across continents and its impact was felt far beyond the parties of the left and the organised labour movement. Read on ...

Climbing Mount Sinai: Noah Ablett 1883-1935

Socialist History Occasional Publication 40
by ROBERT TURNBULL

Noah Ablett has been described as the ultimate organic intellectual. An accomplished autodidact, scholar, polemicist, orator and teacher; he was one of the most outstanding, but controversial labour activists to emerge from the period of unprecedented industrial, political and social turmoil which convulsed the South Wales coalfield in the years preceding the First World War. Read on ...