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Iraqi protests demand democracy

Iraqi protests demand democracy

By Farah Alrajeh Academic and PhD researcher in Iraqi Literature,Sussex University Iraqis around the world are accusing the Baghdad government of crimes against humanity in a brutal crackdown against opponents. Some 300 people have been killed since demonstrations against the Abdul Mahdi regime began in early October. Iraqis are appealing to the United Nations and […]

#Remembrance Day: How a sailors’ mutiny

#Remembrance Day: How a sailors’ mutiny helped end the war

In the run-up to Remembrance Sunday, it’s time to commemorate not only the end of World War I but the revolution that forced an end to hostilities. Early in November 1918, sailors on the German fleets mutinied, refusing to attack British ships. Their anti-war revolt spread like wildfire, quickly reaching the southern state of Bavaria. […]

One hundred days that shook Bavaria

One hundred days that shook Bavaria

The Bavarian revolutions of 1918-1919 – and those in the rest of Germany – were the first to take place in an advanced capitalist country. Inspired by the Russian Revolution, whose centenary is marked this year, they challenged the German state and the established political order. What happened in Bavaria holds important lessons for those […]

Russian Revolution: A huge leap into the...

A worker Sweeping Criminals out of the Soviet Land from Russian Placards 1917-22

In the first of a series of articles to mark the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, Corinna Lotz talks to British Library curator, Ekaterina Rogatchevskaia One hundred years ago this month, stormy demonstrations of workers and soldiers broke out in Petrograd, today’s St Petersburg, then the capital of Russia. Their target was the Provisional […]

After London Bridge terror, Corbyn offer...

Armed police at London Bridge

If they demonstrate one thing above all else, the horrific terror attacks in London and Manchester are proof that policies pursued by successive governments have failed. Now it’s time to give Jeremy Corbyn’s approach a chance. Since 2000, there have been no fewer than 13 pieces of legislation related to the “war on terror”. Yet […]

May Day message from Afghanistan

May Day message from Afghanistan

We celebrate May Day at a time when capitalists and big powers are intensifying attacks on the gains and rights of the workers, youths, women and migrants around the world. It is the nature of the inhuman capitalist system, in order to prolong its parasitic life, to develop warmongering strategies and implement them widely. These strategies include […]

Vanessa Bell the pioneer

Vanessa Bell the pioneer

With Vanessa Bell, Dulwich Picture Gallery, which celebrates its 200th anniversary this year, continues to shed light on women artists of the last century. They include Winifred Knights, Emily Carr and this October, Tove Jansson. Before reaching the spaces dedicated to Bell’s paintings, visitors may be surprised to discover some tiny black and white Polaroid photos by […]