What’s New – 11 February 2021

11th Feb 2021

– A four-part narrated PowerPoint lecture by Barbara C. Allen focusing on the experiences of Alexander Shlyapnikov in 1934-7 during Stalin’s Great Terror. It derives from the narrator’s book, Alexander Shlyapnikov, 1885-1937: Life of an Old Bolshevik (Brill, 2015; Haymarket Books, 2016). 

Part one:

Part two:

Part three:

Part four:


A People’s History of Classics – A talk with Edith Hall and Henry Stead, Hosted by the Socialist History Society, Time & Date: 2pm, Saturday, 20th March 2021. The event is free and open to all but please register here:


John McIlroy and Alan Campbell, ‘The Socialist Labour Party and the leadership of early British Communism’, Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory, 48, 4 (2020), pp. 609–659:

See also John McIlroy and Alan Campbell, A. (2020b). The early British Communist leaders, 1920–1923: a prosopographical exploration. Labor History, 62, 5–6 (2020), pp. 423–465:


– Book Launch – “The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology” by John
Bellamy Foster, Sunday 14th February 2021, 6pm GMT [10am Oregon time],Zoom Meeting, Free, but you will need to register here:


– Now Out: Trouble of the World: Slavery and Empire in the Age of Capital has just been published by the University of North Carolina Press! It is available directly from UNC Press at the link below with 40% off using the discount code: 01DAH40.

To celebrate the book’s publication, Drexel University’s history department is hosting an event this Friday, February 12th at 11am EST with Clare Anderson, Roquinaldo Ferreira, and Nic John Ramos. A second link is also below with the zoom information.


Paul Mason, Alessandra Spano, Karel Ludenhoff, and David Black on Raya Dunayevskaya’s Intersectional Marxism, with introductory remarks by Kieran Durkin with IMHO Journal:


– Call for papers volume 13 issue 2 (November-December 2021): Rising up against institutional racism in the Americas and beyond, Issue editors: Elisabet Rasch and Heike Schaumberg, Guest Editor: Layla Brown-Vincent. The November-December 2021 issue of the open-access, online, copy left academic/activist journal Interface: a Journal for and about Social Movements (