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 ...

How do we get radical change? A discussion meeting

Saturday 1st September 11 am start – to finish by 1 pm

Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX

A discussion meeting on lessons from socialist history / addressing urgent issues today

Challenges from climate change to increasing inequality show the urgent need for effective radical politics.

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