June 1917: The Bolsheviks “become a power”

Meeting of the Petrograd Soviet in June 1917.

100 years since the Russian Revolution 1917-2017

90 years since Chiang Kai-shek’s Shanghai massacre

90 years since Chiang Kai-shek’s Shanghai massacre

On 12 April 1927, a bloody military coup turned the tide on the Chinese Revolution

February Revolution 1917: How Russia’s workers defeated the tsar

Toppled stature of Tsar Alexander III.

Lessons for today’s struggles against dictatorship

The Olympics, big business and dictatorship

The Olympics, big business and dictatorship

A short history of the Olympics: Rather than the Olympic movement’s self-professed ideals of ‘internationalism’ and ‘fair play’, the Games are about two at first sight contradictory forces: nationalistic flag-waving and capitalist globalisation

Indonesia 1965: 50 years since anti-communist massacres

Indonesia 1965: 50 years since anti-communist massacres

World’s third largest Communist Party crushed in US-backed military coup