Relentless Revolutionary

12 November marks the day that Sun Yat-Sen was born in the south of the Pearl River Delta in Guangdong province, China, in 1866. His steadfast determination to modernize China and free it from dynastic and warlord rule earned …

First of 44

It was on 4 November, 2008, that Barack Obama became the first African American to be elected President of the United States. Prior to 2008, no major Party in the United States had even nominated …

Anti-Imperialist

6 October marks the birthday of John Y.F. Blake. Blake was born in Missouri, raised on the cattle ranches of Texas, and graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1880. He was …

Dynamite

On 1 October, 1910, the City of Los Angeles was rocked by a powerful explosion. When the smoke cleared, 21 persons were found dead in the wreckage of the building that housed the daily newspaper, ’The …

Go East Young Man

It was in early September 1920, that a historic conference took place in Baku, Azerbaijan. The aim was to inspire a revolutionary consciousness among the people of former Tsarist Republics and beyond, many of whom …

The Flying Column

It was on this day in 1897 that one of the most famous names in the fight for Irish Independence was born, Tom Barry. A veteran of service in the British Army in the First …