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Macron, the COVID 19 Crisis and Class Resistance in France

Interview with John Mullen (JM) carried out by International Socialists in the Netherlands (IS) IS : I think it’s important to start off with the current crisis. Can you say something about what’s been happening in France?  JM: The virus in France has killed nearly 30 000 people, but the sanitary and the economic  effect of the […]

Käthe Kollwitz, Constance Gore Booth and Eva Gore Booth

Rebellious Daughters of History #7 by Judy Cox The Art of Resistance: Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) Käthe Kollwitz’s artistic work depicts war and revolution and champions the dispossessed. Käthe Schmid was born in Kaliningrad, daughter of a bricklayer. Barred from studying art in her hometown because she was a woman, she moved to Berlin and Munich […]

Larissa Reissner and Eliza Cook

Rebellious Daughters of History #6 by Judy Cox Larissa Reissner (1895-1926): Writer, soldier and revolutionary Larissa Reissner was born in Lublin, Poland. Between 1903 and 1907, her family was forced to live in exile in Berlin because of her father’s activism. After 1905 Russian Revolution, the family moved to Saint Petersburg Larissa attended St Petersburg […]

Anna Wheeler and Frances Harper

Rebellious Daughters of History #5 by Judy Cox Anna Wheeler’s famous appeal Anna Wheeler (1780–1848) was one of the first socialist feminists to speak out in public to demand radical reform. Anna married Francis Massey Wheeler when she was 15 but he was an abusive alcoholic and she later left him. Wheeler’s husband died in […]

Harriet Tubman and Alexandra Kollontai

Rebellious Daughters of History #4 by Judy Cox Harriet Tubman (1822-1913): Emancipation and Liberation Harriet Tubman was one of the greatest women to fight against slavery and women’s oppression. She will be familiar to many as a leader of the underground railway but this was only one chapter in her remarkable life. Harriet was born […]

Adelaide Knight and Nathalie Lemel

Rebellious daughters of history #3 by ,,Judy Cox Adelaide Knight – From suffrage to communism Adelaide Knight was born in 1871 and lived with her working class family on Kenilworth Road in Bethnal Green. After a childhood injury she used crutches or a stick for the rest of her life. In 1894 Adelaide married a […]

Frances Wright and Jeanne Deroin

Rebellious Daughters of History #2 by Judy Cox Frances Wright (1795 –1852) Wright was a Scottish-born lecturer, writer, freethinker, feminist, abolitionist. She mixed with radical thinkers and philosophers in Britain and the US. In 1825, she became the only woman to set up a utopian community, the Nashoba Commune, Tennessee. It was the only such […]

Sojourner Truth & Elisabeth Dmitrieff

Rebellious Daughters of History #1 by Judy Cox Sojourner Truth (1797-1883) was born a slave in New York and named Isabella Baumfree. She was bought and sold four times and subjected to harsh physical labour and violent punishments. In her teens, she was united with another slave with whom she had five children. Between 1826-27 […]

What’s happening in Berlin on May 1, 2020?

Map: Authorised demonstrations on May 1st, 2020. If you want to join a demonstration, contact the organiser first to ensure that particpant numbers are not exceeded. We make no guarantee as to the accuracy of this information. May 1st — International Workers’ Day — is usually a major event in Berlin, with countless protests across […]