History: The Haitian Revolution and the abolition of slavery

Review of ‘The Black Jacobins’ by C.L.R. James (published 1938) Most schools teach pupils that the Atlantic slave trade went against European ‘enlightenment’ principles of rationality, equality and democracy; a horror perpetrated against docile and...

Revolutionary History: 100 years since Italy’s “Two Red Years”

One hundred years ago, Italy was shaken by the Biennio Rosso (“Two Red Years”), a revolutionary period in which armed workers took over the factories. Although much has been written to mark the anniversary...

2019: A turning point

2019 marks a definite political turning point globally. Particularly in the last months, we have seen mass struggles and general strikes around the world with revolutionary characteristics. This is a mass explosion, a result...

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