Students in Beijing rallied during the May Fourth Movement.
Asia & Oceania

100 years of the Chinese revolution 

On 4 May 1919, in Beijing, some 3,000 students demonstrated outside the home of the Minister of Communications. After pelting its residents with eggs, they broke in, trashed the building and then torched it. This violent, but rather small scale, incident turned out to be one of the key turning points in 20th Century history, in many ways the real beginning of the Chinese Revolution.

David Kirkwood and Willie Gallacher being detained by police during the 1919 Battle of George Square on 31 January 1919.
History

Review: Glasgow 1919

One hundred years ago, tanks rumbled on the streets of Glasgow, howitzers were positioned at strategic points of the city, army snipers aimed fire from the rooftop of the Post Office.

Marxist Theory

What is the Working Class?

What makes someone working class? How does the working class fit into capitalism? This resolution provides a political economic analysis of the working class under capitalism. Resolution on the Characterisation of the Working Class 1.