Posts Tagged ‘ Feminism ’

Watch Online: Suffrage Stories from the Leeds Convention

Oct 10th, 2017 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The 100th anniversary of an historic Labour and Socialist Convention held in support of the Russian Revolution at Leeds Coliseum in 1917 was marked by a one-day event in the same city on 3 June this year. And now one of the key discussions from that event is available to watch online.



Celebrating Radical Women

Aug 3rd, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

The battles and achievements of working-class women in the drive to achieve a fairer and more balanced society will be celebrated in a one-day conference at the Working Class Movement Library on Saturday 17 September.



A Day for Ada

Jul 18th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

The Labour left today could do with a few members like Ada Salter, the quietly-spoken, peace-loving ILPer whose pioneering work transformed south-east London in the early decades of the 20th century. MATTHEW BROWN attended the first Ada Salter Day.

There have been many reasons in recent weeks to yearn for a different kind of left, and a different kind of Labour Party. The inaugural Ada Salter Day provided yet more cause to reflect on what a committed, campaigning, credible and radically-minded Labour movement can achieve, at its best, and how much is now under threat from its current sad state and potential demise.



Funds Needed for Sylvia Pankhurst Statue

Apr 13th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The campaign to build a London statue to the socialist suffragette, Sylvia Pankhurst, is calling for donations towards its goal of erecting a monument outside the Marx Memorial Library on Islington’s Clerkenwell Green.



Ada Salter Talk at Marx Memorial Library

Mar 29th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Author Graham Taylor will deliver a Socialist History Society lecture on the pioneering ILPer and feminist Ada Salter at London’s Marx Memorial Library on Tuesday 26 April.



ILP@120: Enid Stacy – Bristol Pioneer of Peace and Socialism

Oct 14th, 2013 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

RAE STREET unveils the life and work of Enid Stacy, a young woman from Bristol whose contribution to the spread of early socialist ideas has often been overlooked.

To understand how Enid Stacy, a young woman in Victorian society, became an active socialist and anti-war activist against the Boer War, we need to look at her family and the ambience of her youth.



ILP@120: Dorothy Jewson – Norwich Socialist and Suffragette

Sep 12th, 2013 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

FRANK MEERES reveals how the daughter of a famous builders’ merchant from Norwich became a suffragette and ILPer, and one of the Labour Party’s first women MPs.

Dorothy Jewson was born on 17 August 1884, the daughter of George and Mary Jewson of Braemar, on the Thorpe Road in Norwich. She was christened Dorothea but used the form Dorothy in her political career.



ILP@120: Storm in the Making

Jul 12th, 2013 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Forum, Frontpage

DAVE WALSH profiles Whitby-born novelist Storm Jameson, the socialist, feminist and activist who was an early ILP supporter and lifelong campaigner for a better society.



ILP@120: Isabella Ford – Socialist, Feminist and Peace Campaigner

Jun 26th, 2013 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

JUNE HANNAM traces the life of Isabella Ford, the Leeds ILPer whose tireless campaigning for women’s rights, ‘new life’ socialism and peace remains an inspiration today.

Isabella Ford was one of a small number of middle-class women who joined the Independent Labour Party in the 1890s; for her, the struggle for socialism was inextricably bound up with the two other causes that she campaigned for throughout her life, women’s rights and peace.



ILP@120: Keir Hardie – Labour’s champion

May 2nd, 2013 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

PAUL SIMPSON examines the life and politics of ILP founder Keir Hardie, uncovering staunch principles, distinct traits and personal contradictions.

James Keir Hardie was born in Lanarkshire in Scotland in August 1856. At seven he began work as a message boy and by the age of 10 he was working in a mine as a trapper, one of the boys who opened doors to let a coal cart through. At 17 he signed the temperance pledge.