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Germany: 30 years of reunification, nothing to celebrate

The big celebration in Potsdam for Germany's Day of Unity had to be cancelled because of the pandemic. Read more...

The 80th anniversary of the death of Leon Trotsky

It is 80 years today since Leon Trotsky, aged 60, died at 7.25 pm in a hospital in Mexico City from a wound inflicted the day before by Ramón Mercader, an agent of Joseph Stalin the then all-powerful Read more...

The Stonewall Rebellion 50 Years On

At 1:30 in the morning, on June 28, 1969, NYPD officers, led by deputy inspector Seymour Pine burst into the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village shouting "Police! Read more...

China: Tiananmen, 30 years on

100 years of the Chinese revolution

On 4 May, 1919, in Beijing, some 3,000 students demonstrated outside the home of the Minister of Communications, a notoriously pro-Japanese figure. Read more...

The Macedonian Referendum and its background

At the NATO security conference in Munich, the leaders of the Greek and newly renamed North- Macedonian governments were honoured for “setting aside” long standing differences over the name of the rep Read more...

Fifty years of the struggle against the Orange state

Fifty years ago, on October 5, 1968, a peaceful civil rights march was savagely beaten off the streets of Derry by the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC). Read more...

100 Years since Germany's November Revolution

Part II The Road to Defeat

The Role of the USPD Read more...

100 Years since Germany's November Revolution

Part 1: War and Revolution Read more...

The Crisis in South Africa

Many schools, Labour councils and community groups will be celebrating Black History Month by re-telling the inspiring story of the anti-Apartheid struggle. And so they should. Read more...

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