Killing Communists in Havana – The Start of the Cold War in Latin America

Launch of a Socialist History Society Occasional Publication

Jesús Menéndez, General Secretary of the Cuban Sugar Workers’ Federation

Speaker: Steve Cushion
Author of A HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE CUBAN REVOLUTION
Socialist History Society Public Meeting
Saturday 26th November 2016 2.00pm
MARX MEMORIAL LIBRARY
37a Clerkenwell Green EC1R 0DU nearest tube Farringdon

The Cold War started early in Cuba, with anti-communist purges of the trade unions already under way by 1947. Corruption and government intervention succeeded in removing the left-wing leaders of many unions but, in those sectors where this approach failed, gunmen linked to the ruling party shot and killed a dozen leading trade union militants, including the General Secretary of the Cuban Sugar Workers’ Federation.… Read on ...

Goddesses, Empresses, Sphinxes: Matriarchy at the Crossroads to Patriarchy

Saturday 11th June 2016 2.00pm
MARX MEMORIAL LIBRARY
37a Clerkenwell Green EC1R 0DU nearest tube Farringdon
FREE TO ATTEND – ALL WELCOME
The Socialist History Society AGM will take place at 1pm in the same venue before the public meeting

In his recent book ‘Work, Sex and Power’ Professor Willie Thompson comments: ‘The history of civilisation is also the history of misogyny’. Greta Sykes will take up Willie Thompson’s thread from the age of Antiquity to explore current narratives about Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Byzantium. How did early humans experience the male-female competition for power and social control? What is the role of sexuality in this struggle?… Read on ...