Category Archives: History and Education

The Crisis is Political Not Just Economic: How to get out of this mess. 1

 [Andrew Fisher, author of The Failed Experiment – And how to build an economy that works, argues tackling inequality is key] Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century has been lauded as a work of huge importance. I’m currently making … Continue reading

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Truth & Justice for the Miners

Granville Williams, of the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom reports. ON JANUARY 29, at the end of a month which saw the Cabinet papers on the miners’ strike released, Justice for the Coalfields was launched by Barnsley East MP … Continue reading

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Bubble, panic, crash: How students are changing economics teaching

Gordon Nardell, Islington North CLP, talks to Joe Earle of Manchester University’s Post-Crash Economics Society. “GIVE ME THE CHILD for seven years and I care not who has him thereafter” boasted Jesuit founder Ignatius Loyola. Neoclassical economists might make a … Continue reading

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Black People and the Struggle for Socialism

Jackie Walker, writer and trainer, explains how the historical struggles of  black people are integral to the fight for human liberation. In discussions with CLR James in 1939, Leon Trotsky made it clear that black people were, ‘the most dynamic … Continue reading

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Learning from our history … and Essex

Andrew Fisher, LRC Joint Secretary, reports from the eleventh annual Essex Labour History conference. A Labour hall in Witham in Essex on a Saturday afternoon in October played host to an excellent discussion among Labour Party members. Organised by John … Continue reading

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Eric Hobsbawm: An Obituary

from: Barbara Humphries, Ealing – Southall CLP Eric Hobsbawm, who died last month, was the author of many fine books on the history of the labour movement and economic history written from a Marxist viewpoint. Such historians are far and … Continue reading

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