‘G.D.H. Cole: A Libertarian Trapped in the Labour Party’

Socialist History Society Meeting – on-line via Zoom
The meeting is free, but you must register in advance here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclcuuqrzMqH9zH6MQ4WwengfRZmH14X7lF

11 November 2021 , 6.30pm start

A talk by David Goodway

G.D.H. Cole (1889-1959) declared forcefully at the end of his life that he was ‘neither a Communist nor a Social Democrat…but something…essentially different from both’. Read on ...

Socialism in the English-speaking Caribbean

Call for Papers

Organised workers’ movements first appeared as a significant social force in the British Caribbean Region Colonies before the Second World War. Anticolonial movements began to gather momentum in the region around the same time. Socialists and socialist ideas played a significant part in both sets of movements, particularly as they developed and began to see political success in the post-war era. Read on ...

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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Red Letters: Life and Death of a Small Radical Project

First shown 2pm Saturday 12 June
Online talk hosted by the Socialist History Society
Speaker David Margolies

About the speaker:
David Margolies was a member of the collective responsible for the journal Red Letters, published from 1976 to 1991

He is Emeritus Professor of English at Goldsmiths, University of London. Read on ...