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 ...

Telling the Mayflower Story: Thanksgiving or Land Grabbing, Massacres & Slavery?

A Socialist History Society publication
Authors:
Danny Reilly & Steve Cushion

Buy a copy of Telling the Mayflower Story: Thanksgiving or Land Grabbing, Massacres & Slavery?
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In the autumn of 1620 the ship Mayflower, with 102 passengers, landed in North America and started the colonisation of the area that became known as New England. Read on ...

Social Histories of Revolution: the long 1960s

Steve Cushion, Workers in the Cuban Revolution,
23 October 2018, 6:30pm
Marchmont Community Centre, 62 Marchmont Street, London WC1N 1AB.

To both its supporters and detractors, the Cuban Revolution is almost universally understood as having been won by a small band of guerrillas. This talk turns the conventional wisdom on its head, and argues that the Cuban working class played a much more decisive role in the Revolution’s outcome than previously understood. Read on ...

SEVENTEENTH ESSEX CONFERENCE ON LABOUR HISTORY

The seventeenth Essex Conference on Labour History, jointly sponsored by Labour Heritage, the Essex Labour Campaign Forum and the Cambridge and South & West Essex Co-op Party Council, will be held at The Labour Hall, Collingwood Road, Witham, CM8 2EE, (adjacent to Witham rail station) from 10.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read on ...