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Editors: Lucy Bland and Richard Carr

This volume offers a series of new essays on the British left – broadly interpreted – during the First World War. Dealing with grassroots case studies of unionism from Bristol to the North East of England, and of high politics in Westminster, these essays probe what changed, and what remained more or less static, in terms of labour relations. For those interested in class, gender, and parliamentary politics or the interplay of ideas between Britain and places such as America, Ireland and Russia, this work has much to offer. From Charlie Chaplin to Ellen Wilkinson, this work paints a broad canvass of British radicalism during the Great War.

Richard Dunphy and Luke March

and reliable partner for the GJM (Hanley, 2008 : 146; Karatsioubanis, 2010a ). • The prospect of strengthening the anti-war movement against US militarisation in Afghanistan and Iraq. • The prospect of articulating a pan-European defence of the European social model, seen as the core of European identity. • The perceived need to accelerate EU integration (in particular Eastern enlargement) by freeing it from ‘Euro-Atlanticism’ and from President Bush's calls for ‘a united Europe under an expanded NATO’ (Trigazis, 2003 ). • Reflecting the aforementioned

in The European Left Party
Greta Fowler Snyder

as part of a global resistance. For instance, participants in the United States said that ‘the global [anti-war] movement was a source of inspiration for those of us who spoke out. We gained confidence and strength in knowing that we were standing with the vast majority of the world's people’ (Gillan and Pickerill 2008 ). Global protest events enable what Gillan and Pickerill call ‘imagined solidarity’ in

in Recognition and Global Politics
David Starr Jordan, eugenics and the Anglo-American anti-war movement
Gavin Baird and Bradley W. Hart

12 The Stanford connection: David Starr Jordan, eugenics and the Anglo-American anti-war movement Gavin Baird and Bradley W. Hart As Europe descended into the abyss of war in the late summer of 1914, one of the world’s best-known peace advocates was visiting the genteel surroundings of Cambridge University. Shocked by the rapid escalation of violence and realising that his life’s mission of preventing young men from being sent to die on the battlefield had failed, this high-profile academic bemoaned that the mere ‘incident’ of Franz Ferdinand’s assassination

in Labour, British radicalism and the First World War
A short account of the Revolutionary Communist Party
Michael Fitzpatrick

militarism’. This initiative sought to build a new anti-war movement to challenge ‘the moral rearmament of imperialism’ and to combat the drive towards war. The manifesto challenged the revival of nationalist 228 Waiting for the revolution sentiments in Western countries and the presumption of moral superiority over peoples in other countries. It called for resistance to racist policies against immigrants and refugees. These themes were pursued in numerous articles in Living Marxism and in campaigning responses to particular conflicts. It was clear to the RCP that the

in Waiting for the revolution
Johanna Söderström

councils and the chamber of representatives, maintaining her M-19 ideals: “I think that the commitment with M-19 is the one that has defined my whole life” (C9). An example of a resilient Vietnam veteran is Charles, who was 22 when he went to war in 1967. His life diagram can be seen in Figure 3 . Charles grew up in a rather apolitical family, and his political interest was awakened by the Vietnam War. When he returned home, he became active in the anti-war movement. The Kent State massacre, when on May 4, 1970 a number of students were shot by the

in Living politics after war
People, parties and pressure groups
Janet Clark

, on occasions, events for honoured guests. A conference held to frame a response to fascist anti-semitism towards the end of 1936 was attended by more than 300 invited delegates from widely varied national and local organisations, including Labour Party branches, the Fabian Society, the London Liberal Federation, the National Peace Council, the NUWM, the Teachers’ Anti-War Movement and Communist Party headquarters.9 It promoted its work and its campaigns through newsletters, pamphlets and its journal, Civil Liberty. The membership of the NCCL was diverse and

in The National Council for Civil Liberties and the policing of interwar politics
Fiona Simpkins

trade-union movement and other socialist bodies (such as the Social Democratic Federation and the Fabian Society) in 1900 when the Labour Representation Committee was formed. It The conflicting loyalties of the Scottish Labour Party was finally rebranded as the Labour Party six years later and was able to draw much of its support in Scotland through the period of mass industrial unrest referred to as Red Clydeside, the anti-war movement and the Glasgow rent strikes which contributed to the development of the labour movement and the radicalisation of the Scottish

in Labour united and divided from the 1830s to the present
Jack Southern

summarised this shift by arguing that ‘The coming generation needed them. This was England’s call to Englishwomen.’45 The challenges to trade unionism and labour The anti-war movement was linked to an undercurrent still actively engaged in women’s suffrage. Some groups had ceased activities during the war, and indeed softened their ideological position as a sacrifice.46 Yet in others, such as in Nelson, women campaigners took a more visibly prominent role. The increased female presence in the public arena resulted in successes locally in women’s issues such as local

in Labour, British radicalism and the First World War
The milieu culture of DIY punk
Peter Webb

against and move beyond the rigidity of class politics and personal class position. By the time Crass had started work on their fourth album, Christ: The Album (1982), however, Margaret Thatcher’s new-right regime had taken a firm hold on the UK. Mass unemployment had reached 3 million; there were riots in many of Britain’s major cities, trade union disputes, H-Block protests in Ireland and an economic recession. Crass, though, had been creating a large audience for the anti-war movement. The band’s anarchism was being taken The milieu culture of DIY punk -111

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