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Nadezhda Udaltsova and Susanna Inge

Rebellious Daughters of History #12 by Judy Cox Painting the Revolution – Nadezhda Udaltsova (1885-1961) Nadezhda was one of a group of Russian avant-guard painters who were part of a great flowering of creative experimentation following the Revolution of 1917. Before 1914, Nadezhda studied painting in Paris, experimented with Constructivism and later joined the Suprematist […]

Ethel Carnie Holdsworth and Crystal Eastman

Rebellious Daughters of History #11 by Judy Cox Factory Girl, Socialist and Writer: Ethel Carnie Holdsworth (1886 – 1962), Ethel Carnie was born into a weaving family in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire. She started working part-time work in the mill at age eleven and worked full-time from thirteen. In her later articles for the Woman Worker, she […]

Dora Montefiore and Mary Mahoney

Rebellious Daughters of History #10 by Judy Cox Dora Montefiore (1851-1933): suffragist, pacifist, communist Dora Fuller was born on 20th December, 1851. She was educated at home, and then at a private school in Brighton. In 1874 she went to Australia, where she met George Barrow Montefiore, a wealthy businessman. They lived in Sydney, where […]

Sarah Parker Redmond and Anne Knight

Rebellious Daughter of History #9 By Judy Cox Sarah Parker Redmond (1826-1894) Abolitionist,suffragist and activist Sarah Parker Remond was an African American slavery abolitionist, lecturer and physician. Her anti-slavery campaign, which she began at just 16 years old, took her across America and on to Britain and Europe – where she tirelessly condemned the atrocities […]

How Palestine solidarity became a political litmus test in Germany

Germany’s attempt to muzzle thinker and philosopher Achille Mbembe on the grounds of anti-semitism amounts to an extension of Israeli apartheid, writes Majed Abusalama. When it comes to Israeli injustices, the German government is not only “turning a blind eye”, but is also acting as its European modern day saviour. Over the past few years, […]

Louise Otto Peters and Clara Zetkin

Rebellious Daughters of History #8 by Judy Cox Louise Otto Peters (1815-1895): ‘The Lace-makers’ (1840) Born in March 1819 to a middle-class family, Louise Otto-Peters was educated at home by a radical father. After his death, she established herself as a writer to support herself and her sisters, publishing volumes of socially committed novels and […]

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 […]