Topic: History

  • For a provisional revolutionary government

    Weeks before the uprising against the Tsar, the Bolsheviks agitated for a one-day strike with the aim of advancing workers' power.

  • Nothing can be changed until it is faced

    I Am Not Your Negro is a personalized history of the civil rights and Black Power era, through the words of James Baldwin.

  • Two amazing Americans!

    President Trump was right about Frederick Douglass--he has done an amazing job and is recognized for it everywhere he goes!

  • Only a provisional government can bring peace

    With the social crisis intensifying, Russian socialists from the Mensheviks called for a provisional government to replace the Tsar.

  • The American tradition of refusing refugees

    Donald Trump's ban on Muslim refugees is part of a shameful history that includes U.S. government policies to block European Jews fleeing the Nazis.

  • The day of the people's wrath is near

    In a foreshock of the revolution to come, Russian socialists called for a protest strike on the anniversary of a previous uprising.

  • When George Wallace came to town

    Looking at the racist presidential campaigns of Alabama Gov. George Wallace can help us make sense of Trump's appeal today.

  • Who gets the bird: the hunter or the dog?

    Today's labor radicals can learn from the socialists who helped organize the CIO and mobilize the militant upsurge of the 1930s.

  • To the revolutionary students of Russia

    As the first installment in a series to mark 100 years since Russia 1917, we publish a leaflet from Bolshevik-influenced students.

  • Was America ever great?

    Donald Trump promises to "Make America great again"--which begs the question that Thanksgiving raises about the real history of the U.S.

  • The revolutionary legacy of the Black Panthers

    Founded 50 years ago, the Panthers won a mass audience for revolutionary politics on a scale unrivaled in the U.S. since the 1930s.

  • Bargaining on a revolution?

    Tom Hayden didn't "sell out" when he backed Democrats like Hillary Clinton--it was a natural consequence of his politics.

  • Eyewitness to Hungary’s revolution

    Sixty years ago, Hungarian workers rose up in defiance of intense repression and challenged the Stalinist dictatorship.

  • Unraveling America's founding myths

    A book that examines myths about Native Americans and U.S. history associated with them couldn't come out at a better time.

  • Across the color line

    The author of a newly published book about political thinker W.E.B. Du Bois explains why his legacy remains relevant today.

  • In defense of the Wounded Knee militants

    Today's resistance at Standing Rock brings to mind past Native struggles, particularly the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee.

  • Aciertos y fallas de un rebelde

    Ernesto "Che" Guevara debe ser celebrado por su valor y espíritu igualitario, y criticado por su visión autoritaria del socialismo.

  • Still fighting for our lives

    The Dakota Access Pipeline project is tied to the historic theft of Sioux lands--and so the resistance must learn that history.

  • A call for workers' power to end the war

    One hundred years ago, a leading antiwar socialist in Germany laid out the importance of a revolution to end the First World War.

  • Radical Columbia

    Though you wouldn't know it on the surface, Columbia University has a tempestuous history of resistance that shaped the campus in important ways.

  • Labor Day belongs to workers

    Labor Day was born out the most radical working-class struggles of the 19th century, and we should celebrate it today.

  • When King came up against Chicago racism

    Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King turned the attention of the civil rights struggle to the North--and endured hostility and hatred.

  • How a third party helped to abolish slavery

    Though they are reviled by liberals today, third parties have played an important part in advancing progressive causes in the U.S.

  • The myth of the nobility of war

    The Battle of the Somme is a stark example of the horror of war for a generation fed a false narrative about patriotic commitment.

  • How do you stop a blacklist?

    Opponents of the struggle for justice in Palestine are reviving the blacklist--with all its ugly history of political persecution and ruined lives.