League against Imperialism and anti-colonialism

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The League against Imperialism

Middle row: left to right, James Maxton (2nd left) and Shapurji Saklatvala (3rd), Reginald Bridgeman (6th).

Academic and author Priyamvada Gopal @PriyamvadaGopal has written a very interesting article in The Irish Times about resistance to Britain’s empire

This set me off searching for the League against Imperialism in the TUC Library and I was very excited to find numerous press releases, some publications and a photo from the 1920s and ’30s.

See our Pinterest page https://www.pinterest.co.uk/tuc_library/league-against-imperialism/

The League against Imperialism was an international anti-imperialist organization in the period between the First and Second World Wars.

Anti-Imperialist Review

It was established in Brussels in 1927, in presence of 175 delegates from around the world. It was significant because it brought together representatives and organizations from the communist world and anti-colonial organizations and activists from the colonized world. 107 out of 175 delegates came from 37 countries under colonial rule.

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