In London in January? I'm running a radical left archives drop in - items on the Independent Labour Party, anarchism, social democratic federation, protests and more.
Free tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/radical-left-archives-drop-in-session-tickets-754478895687?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
We're the George Lansbury Memorial Trust, set up in 2012 to commemorate the life of George Lansbury; the life-long campaigner for social justice.
George started life as a radical Liberal, became a socialist in the early 1890s & joined the Social Democratic Federation, Independent Labour Party, and then finally a Labour MP in 1922, leading the Party in the early 1930s.
We organise events and promote his legacy
📘 Massimo Asta and Pedro Ramos Pinto edited the book "The Value of Work since the 18th Century. Custom, Conflict, Measurement and Theory".
With examples ranging across several centuries and different parts of the globe, it shows how wages are influenced by the specific organization and processes of work, conflict and power, social status and hierarchies between workers, etc.
I'm running the George Lansbury Memorial Lecture today.
We have Lord Alf Dubs talking about Britain's response to refugees. It's free and online, and if you come in person there are free drinks at the reception afterwards...https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/refugees-britains-response-and-the-global-situation-tickets-690038653187?aff=oddtdtcreator
Recently digitised and published open access online is volume 17 of George Lansbury's papers. You can view it here: https://lse-atom.arkivum.net/uklse-dl1gl01
For those who like their podcasts, a new podcast is out today called "Good George Lansbury" which covers his life: https://www.redheavenproject.com/episodes/georgelansbury
A photograph of George with his wife Bessie staring at the camera, with a crowd of people behind them all looking at the camera too. This picture was taken in Leningrad.
George photographed posing on a motorbike in a black hat. There are trees and vegetaration in the background and it looks like he is on a dirt track somewhere. This photograph was taken in the US,
A photograph of a group of man with banners and signs standing in fron of a buildling with the title "Socialist Literature Depot". One of the banners reads: "The world for the Workers. ILP Branch, Hastings". This photograph comes from the archives of the Independent Labour Party.
We've just published volume 17 of George Lansbury's archive, which covers his peace campaign up until his death. It also includes lots of correspondence about refugees. It's online here: https://lse-atom.arkivum.net/uklse-dl1gl01
We still have some tickets available for this great free event. Register now if you would like to join us for an afternoon of #labourhistory at a fantastic London venue