Utopianism for a Dying Planet: Life After Consumerism

How the utopian tradition offers answers to today’s environmental crises
23 February 2023 on-line public meeting

Speaker: Professor Gregory Claeys

Our talk will be based on Greg’s latest book, Utopianism for a Dying Planet: Life After Consumerism. (Princeton University Press, 2022), which examines the ways the expansive history of utopian thought, from its origins in ancient Sparta and ideas of the Golden Age through to today’s thinkers, can offer moral and imaginative guidance in the face of environmental catastrophe. Read on ...


New Year 2023 Volume 12 issue 1

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Articles on:

  • The biggest strike wave for a generation
  • Bermondsey Revolution by John Whelan
  • Revolutionary Lives of the Red and Black Atlantic since 1917
  • A Plaque for C.L.R. James in Southwick
  • Harold Wilson by Nick Thomas-Symonds
  • Four meetings
    • Riding Two Horses: Labour in Europe – Glyn Ford
    • Zionism During the Holocaust – Tony Greenstein
    • The Drax Family Dynasty & the Business of Slavery – Steve Cushion
    • Utopianism for a Dying Planet – Gregory Claeys
  • Stalin, Passage to Revolution by Ronald Suny
  • Living with Shadows by Merilyn Moos
  • Little River by Velma McClymont
  • Horatio Bottomley and the Far Right before Fascism by David Renton
  • Horatio Bottomley and Modern Politics
  • Socialism in the English-speaking Caribbean

The Drax Family Dynasty & the Business of Slavery

Reparations for Enslavement as a trade union issue

A London Socialist Historians seminar at the Institute of Historical Research
Steve Cushion is a Senior Research Fellow at University College London – Institute of the Americas

23 January 2023, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

The Drax family pioneered the plantation system in the 17th century and played a major role in the development of sugar and slavery across the Caribbean and the US. Read on ...

Zionism During the Holocaust

A Socialist History Society Zoom Meeting – Speaker: Tony Greenstein

19th January  2023

Tony Greenstein is a longstanding Jewish anti-Zionist and an anti-fascist activist from Brighton.

Tony is the author of The Fight Against Fascism in Brighton and the South Coast and now Zionism During the Holocaust. He has written extensively on Palestine and Zionism for, amongst others, the Guardian’s Comment is Free, the Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies, Tribune, Jacobin, Open Democracy and the Weekly Worker. Read on ...

Riding Two Horses: Labour in Europe

A Socialist History Society on-line public meeting

12th January 2023 

Riding Two Horses traces the eventful life and career of Glyn Ford, Member of the European Parliament for 25 years and erstwhile leader of its European Parliamentary Labour Party. Ford’s leadership coincided with a period when the Left was in the ascendancy across much of the globe. Read on ...