Sylvia Pankhurst

Ideas for Freedom 2014: Radical Walking Tour

3 July, 2014 - 18:00 - 20:30

Meet at Bow Church DLR


Ideas for Freedom 2014 opens with a radical walking tour of London's East End, taking in sites of significance to working-class and women's movement struggles.

The left-wing suffragettes of Syliva Pankhurst, the Bryant & May match factory workers, and the rebel Poplar Councillors all feature, in a tour that shows that the history of East London is not one of downtrodden and benighted paupers but of self-organised working-class militants fighting for freedom.

The walk will last around two hours, and will end in a pub! Donations of £5 (£3 unwaged) are requested, to assist with the cost of running Ideas for Freedom.

Facebook event here.

Manifesto of the Revolutionary Socialist Party of Ireland, 1919


Introduction: In 1919 it looked to many - to Lenin and Trotsky, for instance - as if the capitalist system was breaking down and that a working class revolution was beginning, at least in Europe. There was tremendous working class militancy all across Europe. Short-lived Soviet Republics were set up in Hungary and Bavaria.

South London AWL: The other suffragettes - Sylvia Pankhurst and the working-class women's movement

28 October, 2010 - 21:00 - 23:00

The White Horse pub, Peckham Rye (ten minutes from Peckham Rye station)


Hosted by South London AWL.

Sylvia Pankhurst was a prominent campaigner for votes for women, who was thrown out of the official Suffragette movement for opposing British capitalism and imperialism and seeking to organise working-class women in a struggles for votes for all - not just for rich ladies. Helping to build a powerful working-class women's movement in the East End of London, she became a communist and a supporter of the Russian revolution.

Come and discuss her story, the story of the movement she helped build and its lessons for socialists and feminists today.

Some articles on Sylvia Pankhurst
"Sylvia Pankhurst: an organiser for working-class women"
"Sylvia Pankhurst and democracy"