During 1914 and 1918 women learned skills and independence, and, in most Allied countries, gained the vote within a few years of the war's end.
"Oh the frightfulness of it all. To think that these fragments were once sweethearts, maybe, husbands or loved sons, and this was the end."
A new history of the 1919 race riots locates the dynamics of racism in the context of class, imperialism and wider popular struggles.
The endless dispossession of Palestinians from their own land, which continues today, was begun by decisions colonialists took in 1917.
The remarkable Elsie Inglis worked among the poor, campaigned for votes for women, and organised Scottish women who went to the front line in WW1.
If we want to remember the war dead, perhaps we should spare a thought for the one-million plus dead in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and elsewhere.
A century ago, the U.K.’s Balfour Declaration set in motion the human rights disaster of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but which Theresa May will hail as a brilliant success.
With each year, the run up to Remembrance Sunday seems to become less about paying tribute to the fallen and more a litmus test for a particular sort of nauseating pub bore nationalism
Balfour laid the seeds of catastrophe but the Palestinian people have not given up on their quest for self-determination.
Britain still fails to acknowledge its complicity in Israel's denial of the Palestinian right to national self-determination.
Participating in remembrance without the application of lessons learnt is insulting, tokenistic, self-gratifying and hollow.
Theresa May wants British people to feel 'pride' in the Balfour Declaration. What exactly is there to be proud of?
In 1917, the BalfourDeclaration initiated a policy of British support for Israel which continues to this very day, to the detriment of the occupied Palestinians and those driven from their land.