Category: History

Lucinda Grinnell: 100 Years After Women’s Suffrage in Latin America

How Latin American suffrage in the early 20th century shaped transnational feminist activism today

Cal Winslow: Labor’s Spectacular Revolt

On February 6, 1919, Seattle’s workers struck—all of them. In doing so they took control of the city

Ron Daniels: African Diaspora Rising

The Year of the Door of Return to Africa

Danny Sjursen: America Is Exceptional—in All the Wrong Ways

Only a country that truly, deeply believes in its own special mission could repeat the hideous policies of the 1980s and hardly notice

Juan Cole: No, Fox’s Katie Pavlich, the US wasn’t the First to Abolish Slavery

Fox Cable News’ Katie Pavlich asserted Tuesday, “They keep blaming America for slavery, but the truth is that throughout human history slavery has existed. America came along as the first country to end it within 150 years. And we get no credit for that.” There are so many things wrong with this assertion that you Read more…

Lawrence Wu: How The CIA Overthrew Iran’s Democracy In 4 Days

Over the course of four days in August 1953, Roosevelt would orchestrate not one, but two attempts to destabilize the government of Iran

Cal Winslow: Labor’s Most Spectacular Revolt

Seattle General Strike

Laurence Cox: The revolutionary challenge of “the long 1968”

The struggles of 1968 remade the landscape of social movements and popular resistance for decades to come. What do these struggles have to tell us today?

Pema Levy: 200-Year History of Using Voter Fraud Fears to Block Access to Ballot

An incomplete timeline of using the specter of fraud to deny people the vote

Vijay Prashad: The Cuban Revolution, 60 years on

Fidel had the correct attitude. It was infectious. One hopes it has infected the entire island, whose destiny rests in its creative response—60 years after the revolution—to the current crisis

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