In the Depression-era United Kingdom, the National Unemployed Workers’ Movement mobilized thousands to resist the indignities of unemployment. We’re entering another period of massive economic crisis — and just like workers then, unemployed workers today can fight back.
Marcus Barnett is the international officer of Young Labour and the associate editor of Tribune.
In the years after the defeat of Nazism, Britain’s fascist movement alarmingly began to rebuild. But a group of young British Jews sprung into action to beat the fascists off the streets.
Boris Johnson’s government has responded feebly to coronavirus, refusing to learn the lessons of other countries. Labour ought to be hammering the Tories for their inaction — and explaining why years of austerity are hobbling the NHS’s response.
UK Labour MP and potential party leader Rebecca Long Bailey has spent her life immersed in Salford and its working-class life. The right-wing British press wants to undermine those politics by attacking the city. But Salford’s history reflects the best of British working-class culture.
Margaret Thatcher crushed the British labor movement and pushed the Left into a deep identity crisis. But today, socialism is back on the agenda — and Labour has the chance to impose a new political consensus.
Governments want us to respect World War I veterans in an apolitical way. But we should not forget the thousands of veterans who returned home to fight for their rights.
Max Levitas was a towering figure of Britain’s labor movement. A hardened enemy of the Blackshirts in the years before World War II, the Irish-Jewish communist devoted nearly a century to fighting injustice.
One year after the tragic fire in Grenfell, Labour are trying to unseat the local Tory council in today’s election. We speak to area MP Emma Dent Coad about their prospects.
In April 1932, hundreds of workers took to the hills of northern England to challenge the right of landed gentry to enclose the countryside.
As the UK Labour Party aims to organize its forgotten heartlands, it can learn from a rich history of socialist culture in working-class communities.
Ronnie Kasrils, head of intelligence during South Africa’s struggle against apartheid, on his revolutionary life and the prospects for the country’s left.
On this day in 1976, a group of Asian immigrants in London began a strike that would define an era.
Denied a shot at the title because of his skin color, Manchester boxer Len Johnson turned to labor militancy and radical politics.
Two of Labour’s newly elected MPs discuss the stunning general election results and the prospects of a Corbyn government.
Labour has offered Britain’s youth a chance at a better future — and been rewarded with a historic polling surge.
Britain’s wartime Home Guard is immortalized in popular culture — but the socialists who shaped it are forgotten.
On this day in 1943, a band of Jewish resistance fighters launched an armed insurrection against the Nazis. They were proud socialists and internationalists.
On International Holocaust Memorial Day we should remember the resistance that organized itself in Nazi death camps.