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VE Day – the truth about the Second World War, imperialism and Empire

VE Day – the truth about the Second World War, imperialism and Empire This week we are encouraged to celebrate VE Day, which marked an end to the bloody fighting of the Second World War in Europe on 8 May 1945.

Who will pay for the crisis now?

Who will pay for the crisis now? A global pandemic has exposed just how fragile the world economy already was. Tomáš Tengely-Evans examines why capitalism constantly creates economic crises

The myth of the ‘Blitz spirit’

The myth of the  ‘Blitz spirit’ The “Blitz spirit” was then, as now, a propaganda ploy.

The ‘national interest’ is not the interest of workers

The ‘national interest’ is not the interest of workers During times of turmoil, the ruling class will tell us to come together. Behind this is the drive to keep making profits writes Nick Clark

World on Fire—a war drama about people, not patriotism

World on Fire—a war drama about people, not patriotism Rarely do we see a war story that focuses on ordinary people rather than the event as a whole

Warsaw 44 – An uprising betrayed

Warsaw 44 – An uprising betrayed Tens of thousands of people in Warsaw rose up against Nazi rule 75 years ago this month. The heroic action was abandoned by the Allies writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

How Moon landings projected US power

16 July 2019
Were moon landings a giant leap forward for humanity, or the culmination of a growing Cold War? Gabby Thorpe boldly goes in search of the legacy of the space race

The politics of the D-Day landings

01 June 2019
As the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings sees politicians commemorate the events Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at the horrific reality of the Second World War

The Captain film points a finger at trappings of authority

25 September 2018
It’s two weeks before the end of the Second World War and the German army is disintegrating.

Dunkirk and an empire in decline

23 July 2017
The establishment claims the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) at Dunkirk was an example of people pulling together in the national interest.

Fighting on All Fronts—resisting the slaughter of war across the world

07 July 2015
Donny Gluckstein writes on the new book he has edited on those who fought both against imperialism and fascism during the Second World War

Paris was liberated by revolt in August 1944

27 August 2013
Striking workers and the French Resistance rose up to free Paris from Nazi occupation in 1944—before allied troops arrived, author Matthew Cobb tells Sarah Ensor

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