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Shirley Chisholm and Bina Das

Rebellious Daughters of History #41 by Glyn Robbins (guest contribution) and ,,Judy Cox Shirley Chisholm (1924 – 2005) Shirley Chisholm was a trail-blazer for insurgent US politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She was the first black woman elected to Congress, returned by the people of her native working class Brooklyn neighbourhood in 1968. Four years later, […]

Leela Roy and Emma Tenayuca

Rebellious Daughters of History #39 by Farida Haque (guest contribution) and ,,Judy Cox Why the Statues Must Fall: Leela Roy (Bengali: লীলা রায়) (1900 – 1970) Leela was born into an upper middle class Bengali Hindu Kayastha family in Sylhet in Bengal and educated at the Bethune College in Calcutta, graduating with a gold medal […]

The Coronavirus and the Class Character of German Politics

The Pope, former UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon, Madonna and many others are in agreement: we’re all in the same boat with regard to the ‘Corona crisis’. But as the saying goes, ‘some are rowing while others steer the boat’. This article looks at German policies during the crisis from the perspective of how they […] – to Infinity and Beyond

by theleftberlin editorial team   This is the 500th article to appear on this Website. We’ve achieved quite a lot in a relatively short space of time. Our first article was an interview with Greek anti-fascist Petros Constantinou which appeared on October 3rd last year. Our layout has improved some since then, but we believe […]

Wambui Otieno and Pritilata Waddedar

Rebellious Daughters of History #38 by ,,Judy Cox Why the statues must fall: Wambui Otieno and the Mau Mau Uprising (1936-2011) Wambui was born in Kiambu District in southern Kikuyuland on 1936 to a well-off family of landowners. Her father, Tiras Waiyaki Wantoni, was a police inspector and her three elder brothers were educated in […]

Ada Wright and Claudia Vera Jones

Rebellious Daughters of History #37 by ,,Judy Cox The fire last time: Ada Wright and the Scottsboro Boys On March 25, 1931, nine young Black men—Haywood Patterson, Clarence Norris, Charlie Weems, Andy and Roy Wright, Olin Montgomery, Ozie Powell, Willie Roberson, and Eugene Williams—were arrested for raping two white women on a train in Paint […]

Kathleen Neal Cleaver and Beryl Gilroy

Rebellious Daughters of History #36 by ,,Judy Cox and Shona Pollock (guest post) America Rising: From ‘Freedom Now’ to ‘Black Power’: Kathleen Neal Cleaver (1945-) Kathleen Neal Cleaver was born in Dallas, Texas. Her parents were both activists and college graduates of the University of Michigan. When her father joined the Foreign Service, the family […]