"I Am Queen Mary konfronterer os med den 100 år gamle stilhed om Danmarks koloniale fortid. Ved at rejse en statue af en sort dronning, som gjorde modstand mod slavegørelsen, er det offentlige rum blevet til en politisk kamp i modstandens hænder." Se 31. marts nedenfor. Kilde citat + foto: https://respons.community/øvrigt/queen-mary-smadrer-det-danmark-du-kender/

Socialistisk Biblioteks Tidslinje med links til begivenheder og personer i 2018.

Se også Index over personer, organisationer/partier og værker (som bøger, malerier, mm.), steder, begivenheder, mv., der er omtalt på hele Tidslinjen, titler og indhold på emnelisterne osv.


Året 2018

Forecast for 2018: the trend and the cycles (Michael Roberts Blog: blogging from a marxist  economist, December 29, 2017)


3. januar 2018

Den indflydelsesrige anti-racistiske intellektuelle aktivist og leder af Institute of Race Relations (1973-2013) og redaktør på dets tidsskrift Race & Class, Ambalavaner Sivanandan, dør i London. (Født 20. december 1923, Colombo, Sri Lanka, dengang: Ceylon; død 3. januar 2018, London).

Forfatteren Ambalavaner Sivanandan dør 3. januar 2018.
Forfatteren Ambalavaner Sivanandan dør 3. januar 2018.

Leksikale mv.:

Nekrologer/Obituares etc:

At the interstices of race, class and imperialism: A. Sivanandan (1923-2018). By B. Skanthakumar (Socialist Project; The Bullet, February 8, 2018). “His investigations of the political-economy of racism – the racism that kills, more than the racism that discriminates – informed a generation of social workers, school-teachers, university students and lecturers, and campaigners for self-defence of black communities.”

Ambalavaner Sivanandan, 1923-2018. By Ken Olende (Socialist Review, Issue 432, February 2018). “Sivanandan talked and wrote on all aspects of racism in an anti-imperialist, Marxist framework.”

Ambalavaner Sivanandan obituary. By Gary Younge (The Guardian, 7 February 2017). “Director of the Institute of Race Relations who helped change the way Britain thought about race.”

Obituary: A Sivanandan (1923-2018). By Dominic Alexander (Counterfire, January 4, 2018). “Siva’s understanding of race, class and imperialism, and of humanity in general, will continue to inspire resistance to injustice and hope for socialism.”

Sivanandan’s socialism. By Yasmin Khan and G. R. McColl (The League for Fifth International, 4 May 1994). “His writings have shaped the outlook of a whole layer of black activists. A revolutionary socialist critique of Sivanandan’s ideas, and the strategy which flows from them, is therefore long overdue.”

All that melts into air is solid (Verso, Blog, 13 July 2017). “In this two-part essay, A. Sivanandan critiques the New Times current developed within Marxism Today, and its influence on the rhetoric of Labour in the 1990s”. The essay was first published in Race & Class (Vol.31, No.3, 1989).

Se også


20. januar 2018

Naomi Parker Fraley dør (født 26. august 1921). Hun var modellen for den ikoniske plakat for kvindelige ammunitionsarbejdere, Rosie the Riveter, under Anden Verdenskrig, “We can do it”.


Naomi Paker Faley (Wikipedia.org)

Naomi Parker Fraley på foto fra 1942 og som Rosie the Riveter på plakat i 1944. (kilde: http://time.com/5114251/rosie-the-riveter-real-identity/)
Naomi Parker Fraley på foto fra 1942 og som Rosie the Riveter på plakat i 1944. Kilde: http://time.com/5114251/rosie-the-riveter-real-identity/

Rosie the Riveter (‘Nitter-Rosie’) havde en søster i propagandaen for kvinders indsats på mænds tomme arbejdspladser i krigsindustrien som Wendy the Welder (‘Svejser-Wendy’). Plakaten blev et feministisk ikon fra 1980’erne.
Se: Rosie the Riveter (Wikipedia.dk). Dansk artikel, og en længere engelsk.

Kvinde fra ikonisk plakat er død. Af Amanda H. Alberts (Ekstrabladet, 24. januar 2018)

Obituaries: Naomi Parker Fraley, the real Rosie the Riveter, dies at 96. By Margalit Foxjan (The New York Times, January 22, 2018).

Rosie The Riveter was a tough gal, but not a feminist icon. By Glenn T. Stanton (The Federalist, June 1, 2017). “Rosie the Riveter is at once hard, strong, beautiful, and unmistakably feminine, a seeming contradiction all in one delicate frame. But she’s not who you think she is.”

Rosie the Riveter is a bogus icon of female empowerment: ‘We Can Do It!’ but what is ‘it?’. By Stephanie Buck (Timeline, April 23, 2017). “The irony being that, whereas Rosie the Riveter today might stand for a woman’s general right to choose, the poster’s first application implied she did not.”

Militarism: Revolutionary mothering and Rosie the Riveter. By Judith Deutsch (Socialist Project/The Bullet, March 1, 2017). “A Black Rosie the Riveter was featured on the cover of the New Yorker magazine. The original picture of white Rosie frequently appears as an image of women’s equality as a laborer.”

Sorry Beyoncé, Rosie the Riveter is no feminist icon. Here’s why. By 

Rosie the Riveter is an emblem of capitalism. By 

Myth-Making and the “We Can Do It!” Poster. By Gwen Sharp (The Society Pages/Sociological Images, January 4, 2011). “The image is widely seen as a symbol of women’s empowerment and a sign of major gender transformations that occurred during the 1940s.”

Reimagining Strength and Femininity: A Visual Analysis of the Iconic “We Can Do It!” Image. March 21, 2017 Curtis Newbold. Source: https://timeline.com/rosie-riveter-feminist-icon-579cfeb56e1a
Reimagining Strength and Femininity: A Visual Analysis of the Iconic “We Can Do It!” Image. March 21, 2017 Curtis Newbold. Source: https://timeline.com/rosie-riveter-feminist-icon-579cfeb56e1a


4. marts 2018

Den britiske teoretiske fysiker Stephen Hawking dør i Cambridge. (Født i Oxford, 8. januar 1942).

Stephen Hawking in the 1980s.


Stephen Hawking (Wikipedia.dk). Dansk leksikon-artikel med link til længere engelske.

A Brief History of Time (Wikipedia.org). “A popular-science book on cosmology (the study of the universe) by British physicist Stephen Hawking.”


‘Den danske Hawking’: »Verden har mistet sin mest betydningsfulde fysiker«. Af Lise Brix (Videnskab.dk, 17. april 2018). “Stephen Hawking har været et stort forbillede og inspiration for danske Arne Lykke Larsen, der ligesom Hawking lider af ALS og er teoretisk fysiker.”

Stephen Hawking (1942–2018). By Neal Ó Riain (Jacobin: Reason in Revolt, March 19, 2018). “Throughout his life he used this platform to popularize science but he never shied away from the political, a passion he inherited from his mother, who he described as a ‘free-thinking radical’.”

Cosmologist Stephen Hawking dies at 76. By Bryan Dyne (World Socialist Web Site, 15 March 2018). “Hawking never wavered on his materialist conception of the Universe. Even as his health deteriorated, his deep understanding of the laws of motion that govern matter on cosmological scales led him to reject religion and mysticism as a way of understanding the world.”

Stephen Hawking: Fighter for progressive politics. By Ben Norton (The Real News, March 15, 2018). “Scientist Stephen Hawking spoke out against wars, called for action against climate change, and defended socialist programs.”

A brief history of Stephen Hawking: A legacy of paradox. By Stuart Clark (New Scientist, 14 March 2018). “The most recognisable scientist of our age, Hawking holds an iconic status. His genre-defining book, A Brief History of Time, has sold more than 10 million copies since its publication in 1988, and has been translated into more than 35 languages.”

Revolution in science. By Duncan Blackie (International Socialism, Issue 42, Spring 1989, p.115–136). Review of Stephen W. Hawking, A Brief History of Time, from the big bang to black holes (Bantam Press, 1988). “Hawking’s book is an astonishing case in point. It’s grasp of a partial (although admittedly very sophisticated) understanding of nature makes for a very inspiring read. Yet his understanding remains partial, for it carries all the baggage of bourgeois thought along with it.”


  • Mesterværket: bag om Hawkings univers. Af Stephen W. Hawking (Klim, 2017, 201 sider).
  • Hawkings uendelige univers. Af Stephen W. Hawking (Gad, 2006, 214 sider). Oversættelse af A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes (1988).
  • Hawking og de sorte huller. Af Paul Strathern (Polyteknisk Forlag, 1997, 76 sider).


31. marts 2018

Queen Mary på Larsens Plads ved Vestindisk Pakhus. Kilde: https://travelzozo.info/chuyen-muc/queen-mary.html
Queen Mary på Larsens Plads ved Vestindisk Pakhus. Kilde: https://travelzozo.info/chuyen-muc/queen-mary.html

En statue af Queen Mary rejses ved Vestindisk Pakhus (Larsens Plads), 7 meter høj og lavet i flamingo.

I am Queen Mary (site). “… at Prizm Art Fair 2017  LaVaughn Belle and Jeannette Ehlers present their project ‘I Am Queen Mary’, a collaborative public art project that creates a monument in the city of Copenhagen that challenges the narratives around the Danish colonial history.” Bl.a. 1 times video-præsentation.

Klummen blev hans skæbne. Af Jes Fabricius Møller. (blog) Indlæg fra (Kristeligt Dagblad 3. april 2018 + (især!) svar fra hans kollega, Gunvor Simonsen, fra Saxo Intituttet på Københavns Universitet).

Se også på Socialistisk Bibliotek:


2. april 2018

Den sydafrikanske antiapartheid- og ANC-leder Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dør i Johannesburg. (Født 26.9.1936 i Bizana (Eastern Cape province).
Under apartheid-regimet var hun gift med ANC-lederen Nelson Mandela, 1958-1996.
Hun var kontroversiel som ANC-leder.

"I am the product of the masses of my country and the product of my enemy." Winnie Mandela var fængslet 1976-1985.
“I am the product of the masses of my country and the product of my enemy.” Winnie Mandela var fængslet 1976-1985.



Winnie Mandela var folkets Mandela. Af Amalie Ravn (Information.dk, 28. april 2018). “I Vesten har Winnie Mandela altid stået i skyggen af sin mand Nelson, og hendes eftermæle er broget. I Sydafrika er det anderledes – her hyldes hun i disse uger for hendes årelange kamp mod undertrykkelse og ulighed.”

A human, not a myth. By Sean Jacobs (Jacobin: Reason in Revolt, 14 April 2018). “We should resist constructing self-serving myths about political figures — even someone as heroic as Winnie Mandela.”

Winifred Madikizela-Mandela: The incarnation of the black spirit and black pride. By Thato Mmereki (Pambazuka News, April 6, 2018). “Winnie Mandela is the incarnation of black spirit and pride. She was the incarnation of the struggle of oppressed black South African under the apartheid regime. She is truly an inspiration to the younger generation.”

Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela 1936-2018. By Charlie Kimber (Socialist Worker, Issue 2599, 4 April 2018). “Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela represented some of the most courageous elements of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, but also its weaknesses.”

Winnie Mandela (1936-2018). By Sisonke Msimang (Jacobin: Reason in Revolt, 4 April 2018). “Through her fearlessness and charisma, Winnie Mandela came to be seen by the people of South Africa’s townships as the Mother of the Nation.””

Winnie Mandela was a hero: If she’d been white, there would be no debate. By Afua Hirsch (The Guardian, 3 April 2018). “Peaceful protest did not end apartheid: it took revolutionaries. And it shouldn’t be difficult to choose between a system of racial supremacy and a person who helped overthrow it.”

Winnie Mandela helped Nelson become the radical that he was. By Peter Hain (The Guardian, 2 April 2018). “At a pivotal point in South Africa’s history, Winnie urged Nelson to risk ANC alienation and embrace young activists.”

Se også på Socialistisk Bibliotek:

Linkboxen Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013


13. april 2018

Afsemning om forslaget om fusionen af LO og FTF til ny landsorganisation pr. 1. januar 2019 blev vedtaget på ekstraordinære kongresser i Odense. På en fusionskongres samme dag …..
384 delegerede i LO stemte ja, mens 11 stemte imod. LO er paraplyorganisation for 18 fagforbund. FTF er fællesforbund for 75 mindre medlemsorganisationer og har 450.000 medlemmer.


LO & FTF: Vejen mod fusion (Arbejdermuseet / Viden og samlinger / Arbejderhistoriske temaer, 12. april 2018). “I dette tema beskriver vi den historie, der er gået forud for tankerne om fusion.” Links bl.a. til: Grænsestridigheder, Politisk neutralitet?, Hvorfor fusion?


13. april 2018

Filminstruktøren Milos (Jan Tomás) Forman dør i Danbury, Conn. USA. (Født i Cáslav, Tjekoslovakiet (nu Tjekkiet) 18. februar 1932. I sit hjemland bl.a. de socialrealistiske komedier som Blondinens kærlighed (1965) og den samfundssatiriske Brandmænd i fyr og flammer (1967).

Milos Forman, 2009. Kilde: https://youtu.be/NJDWd91nlI4
Milos Forman, 2009. Kilde: https://youtu.be/NJDWd91nlI4

Efter den russiske invasion af Tjekkoslovakiet i august 1968 flyttede han til USA, og lavede her sine to Oscar-belønnede hovedværk: Gøgereden (1975) og Amadeus (1984).

Gøgereden: One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest 1975: Medicine time (YouTube.com; 3:31 min.)



Filmmaker Milos Forman (1932-2018), one of the leading figures of the Czech New Wave: Director of The Loves of a Blonde, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus. By David Walsh (World Socialist Web Site, 16 April 2018). ”

Amadeus, the most beautiful scene (YouTube.com; 3:37 min.), https://youtu.be/vCY4ryE9uFU


1. maj 2018

Den tyske økonom Elmar Altvater dør i Berlin. (Født 24. august 1938, se denne, i Kamen, Nordrhein-Westfalen,). Senere professor ved Freies Universität i Berlin (til 2004). Medstifter i 1970 af tidsskriftet PROKLA.


5. maj 2018

200-året for Karl Marx’ fødsel markeres her med en række 2018-artikler om Marx’ politik, økonomikritik og værker, under betegnelsen Marx200.

Udgivelsen af artikler og bøger har vist sig så omfattende, at vi har valgt af lave en linkbox og flyttet materialet til denne

Se på Socialistisk Bibliotek:

Linkbox Karl Marx 200

Marx 200 : en 2018, le PTB fête le deux centième anniversaire de Karl Marx. Source: Parti du Travail de Belgique - https://ptb.be/articles/marx-200-en-2018-le-ptb-fete-le-deux-centieme-anniversaire-de-karl-marx
Marx 200: en 2018, le PTB fête le deux centième anniversaire de Karl Marx. Source: Parti du Travail de Belgique – https://ptb.be/articles/marx-200-en-2018-le-ptb-fete-le-deux-centieme-anniversaire-de-karl-marx



28. juni 2018

Den italienske marxist Domenico Losurdo dør. (Født i Sannicandro di Bari i Syditalien 14. november 1941, se denne).


10. juli 2018

En af det danske ungdomsoprør i 1968’s kendte skikkelser, medstifter af partiet Venstresocialisterne og af Thylejren, forfatteren Henning Prins, dør på Hillerød Hospital. (Født i København 5. august 1939).

Henning Prins, 1970. Kilde: Tage Jensens fotos fra Thylejren; Lokalhistoriske billeder fra Thisted Kommune.
Henning Prins, 1970. Kilde: Tage Jensens fotos fra Thylejren; Lokalhistoriske billeder fra Thisted Kommune.


Kritisk portal (eget site; online på Internet Archive WayBackMachine). Indeholder omtaler/anmeldelser af egne og andres udgivelser, erindringer 1960-1970, fortællinger m.m.

Langelandsmanifestet – en skitse til Danmark (pdf). Af Ebbe Kløvedal Reich og Henning Kløvedal Prins. 1. udgave 1972  (Imladris/Tiderne Skifter, 2. udgave, 1977, 16 sider; online på Maoslyst.dk). “Langelandsmanifestet er et forsøg på at skabe en utopi for den fremvoksende kollektivbevægelse …”

Den store iværksætter og arkitekten bag Thylejren er død. Af Kristen Bjørnkjær (Information.dk, 12. juli 2018). “Henning Prins havde gennemgribende visioner for samfundet, og de lykkedes et langt stykke ad vejen med etablering af Thylejren, der blev hans masterpiece, som han bliver husket for, uanset hvad han senere foretog siden.”

Guds finger. Af Henning Prins (Afsnit 7 i Michael Perlmutter: Mit liv i Thylejren. 6. udg. (Jordhulen, 2016, side 381-390; på Facebook om Thylejrens historie). Henning Prins fortæller historien om, hvordan ideen om Thylejren blev født, fodret og realiseret.

Se også på Socialistisk Bibliotek:

Tidslinjen 4. juli 1970 Thylejren/Frøstruplejren.


19. juli 2018

Det israelske parlament, Knesset, vedtager den endelige udgave af omstridt lov: Nationalstatsloven. Den grundlæggende lov om Israel som det jødiske folks nationale stat.


‘This is our state, the Jewish state… our nation, language and flag’ – Netanyahu triumphs with new law. By the editors (Mondoweiss, July 19, 2018)

Israel’s mask slips off. By David Palumbo-Liu (Jacobin, 31 July 2018). “With its passage of the ‘Jewish Nation-State Law’, Israel is no longer hiding the fact that it is not a democracy.”

Jewish Nation-State Law: Why Israel was never a democracy. By Ramzy Baroud (Counterpunch, July 26, 2018). “Israel has made its choice and it is, unmistakably, the wrong one. The rest of the world must now make its choice as well … against Israeli Jewish Apartheid and for Palestinian rights.”

Israel’s Nation-State Law and the dead end of Zionism. By Barry Grey (World Socialist Web Site, 21 July 2018). “The passage on Thursday by the Israeli Knesset of the ‘Nation-State Law’ enshrining Jewish supremacy as the legal foundation of the state marks a new stage in the crisis wracking Israel.”

Clarity as to the reality. By Tony Greenstein (Weekly Worker, Issue 1212, 19 July 2018).
“The open racism of Netanyahu is preferable to the platitudes of liberal Zionism.”

Israel passes law entrenching apartheid. By Tamara Nassar (The Electronic Intifada, 19 July 2018). “Israel’s parliament voted early Thursday to further entrench Jewish supremacy and racial discrimination against Palestinians in its constitutional law.”

The ‘nation state of the Jewish people’ bill is just more Apartheid with a veil. By Jonathan Ofir (Mondoweiss, May 11, 2017). “Yesterday, the bill titled ‘Nation State of the Jewish People’ (NSJP) was passed by the Israeli Knesset in a preliminary vote (48-41) … The obvious question would be ‘isn’t Israel already the nation-state of the Jewish people?'”

Netanyahu’s “Jewish nation” bill enshrines an apartheid-style constitution. By Jean Shaoul (World Socialist Web Site, 1 December 2014). “The agreement by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s cabinet to present a Jewish nation-state bill to the Knesset at the beginning of December has provoked a major political crisis.”

Zionism: Quest for legitimacy (Weekly Worker, Issue 1026, 18 September 2014). “Israeli communist Moshé Machover examines the significance of Zionist claims that Israel is the ‘nation-state of the Jewish people’.”


Two States solution, by Latuff. Kilde: Gaza Carnage Archive; Gaza Cartoons. http://haimbresheeth.com/gaza/gaza-carnage-archive/gaza-cartoons/
Two States solution, by Latuff. Kilde: Gaza Carnage Archive; Gaza Cartoons. http://haimbresheeth.com/gaza/gaza-carnage-archive/gaza-cartoons/


Se også:

Se også på Socialistisk Bibliotek:



16. august 2018

Den amerikanske soulsanger og borgerrettighedsaktivist Aretha Franklin dør i Detroit. (Født 25. marts 1942 i Memphis, Tennessee).


Aretha Franklin with Martin Luther King jr. in the late 1960s. Everett Collection. Picture source: How Aretha Franklin’s commitment to civil rights and equality changed hearts and minds. By David A. Love (News, August 16, 2018). 

Souldronningen som sang om frihed. Af Emma Lundström (Socialistisk Information, 9. september 2018). “Et rankrygget, sjælfuldt, lysende liv, hvor Aretha Franklins utrolige, uforlignelige stemme blev stemmen for borgerrettighedsbevægelsen, for kvindekampen.”

The only queen we’ll respect (SocialistWorker.org, August 23, 2018). “Nicole Colson pays tribute to what made Aretha Franklin an unforgettable artist.”

Aretha Franklin (1942-2018) — a tribute to the Queen of Soul. By Hiram Lee (World Socialist Web Site, 18 August 2018). “To mourn her loss is also to recognize that she was an all-too-rare artistic type, the likes of which has not come along for some time.”

Aretha Franklin gave us a vision of struggle – and of a radically different world. By Liz Wheatley (Socialist Worker, Issue 2618, 17 August 2018). “Even if she never articulated a commitment to civil rights, her voice and songs contributed to larger political and social movements.”

Aretha Franklin — musical genius, truth teller, freedom fighter. By Farah Jasmine Griffin (The Nation, August 16, 2018). “Angela Davis, whose bond Franklin offered to post in 1970, says that the singer’s work ‘helped to shape and deepen a collective consciousness anchored in a yearning for freedom’.”

Aretha Franklin: preaching the gospel of liberation. By Yuri Prasad (Socialist Worker, Issue 2080, 4 December 2007). “A new collection of rare and previously unreleased recordings by Aretha Franklin are a powerful reminder of how she transformed popular music.”

Aretha Franklin: “Respect” – Lyrics/text

Respect, Franklin’s signature song: “… Franklin reworked and rearranged the song, transforming it into a kind of working-class woman’s answer to the original. Over its taunting guitar licks and irresistible groove, Franklin’s trumpeting voice belted out the lyrics like someone who had long grown tired of remaining quiet. She wasn’t asking for respect so much as she was demanding it, and she literally spelled it out for anyone having trouble getting her point …” (Text from the World Socialist Web Site article above).

Se også/See also:

Who will follow the example of Muhammad Ali’s principled stand in our day? By David Walsh (World Socialist Web Site, 6 June 2016).



6. september 2018

Den svenske forfatter Sven Wernström dør.

Sven Wernström (Sv.wikipedia.org)

En glødende agitator i en radikal tid: Sven Wernström (1925–2018) (Arbejderen.dk, 25. september 2018). “Forfatteren Ingemar EL Göransson skriver her om vennen og kollegaen gennem mange år.”


30. september 2018 

Spillemanden Kim Larsen, forsanger i bandet Gasolin  (1969-1978) dør i Odense. (Født 23. oktober 1945 i København). Kim Larsen var Danmarks mest sælgende og kendte musiker og tekstforfatter.

Medstifter af Himmelblåfonden, og engagerede sig i BZ’ttelsen af Ryesgade (se 14. september 1986).


Sangen m Larsen (Arbejderen.dk, 1. oktober 2018). “Kim Larsen var fri og anti-autoritær.”

Kim Larsen fortolker ‘Kringsat af fjender’, lettere omdigtet (link til originalekst af Nordahl Grieg, 1936, musik Otto Mortensen, 1952).


Anti-EU-sangen “Danas Have” af Kim Larsen (Kjukken.dk; online på Youtube.com; 4:41 min.).


Så mange var ordene: Larsen, Rifbjerg og den danske sang. Red. af Thomas Thurah  (Gyldendal, 2006, 192 sider). Samtalebog om 30 danske sange og salmer. Se anmeldelse af Birgitte Stoklund Larsen: Sange fra glemmebogen (Kristeligt Dagblad, 19. september 2006).

Kim Larsens lettere omskrivning af ‘Internationalen’ (se Tidslinjen 30. juni 1871 + tekster)


Gasolin – historien om Danmarks største rockband. Instr. Anders Østergaard (2006, 87 min.). Kan ses Dr.dk indtil



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