This week marked the 100th birthday of E. P. Thompson, the pioneer of “history from below” and activist against war and exploitation. At a rally for Palestine that day, Jeremy Corbyn and other speakers reflected on Thompson’s life and legacy.
Owen Dowling is a historian and archival researcher at Tribune.
For poet Langston Hughes, Lenin was a symbol who “walked around the world” even long after his death. Paul Le Blanc talks to Jacobin about how to understand his complex legacy.
In an interview, veteran anti-apartheid fighter Ronnie Kasrils details his years in exile from South Africa, his efforts recruiting and training activists around the world, and the crucial role of this international contingent in defeating apartheid.
Christopher Clark’s Revolutionary Spring is a gripping account of Europe’s 1848 revolutions. The questions raised by those movements and their ultimate defeat are still vitally important for socialist politics in our own time.
A new film offers a visually attractive, fair-minded, and substantial introduction to the lost world of Irish Communism, and the vision of a more just future that Irish Communists sought to create.
From its foundation in the 1920s, the South African Communist Party took up the fight against racism as a central part of its political vision. The party’s heroic record in the anti-apartheid movement has now received the historical treatment it deserves.
When Chile’s generals overthrew Salvador Allende on September 11, 1973, Britain’s Tories welcomed the coup as good news for investors. But British trade unions worked to block trade with the newly empowered Chilean fascists.