Category Archives: History

Remembering the Falklands

Thirty years ago today the Argentine war ship General Belgrano was sunk on Thatcher’s orders killing 321 young argentine sailors (and two civilians) – the single biggest loss of life during the Falklands war.

Remembering the Falklands

Thirty years ago today the Argentine war ship General Belgrano was sunk on Thatcher’s orders killing 321 young argentine sailors (and two civilians) – the single biggest loss of life during the Falklands war.

Bloody Thursday

An account of the 1934 West Coast Waterfront Strike Two black draped trucks, bearing a coffin each, headed the 1,000 strong funeral procession as it made its way slowly through the San Francisco streets lined with 50,000 people who

Bloody Thursday

An account of the 1934 West Coast Waterfront Strike Two black draped trucks, bearing a coffin each, headed the 1,000 strong funeral procession as it made its way slowly through the San Francisco streets lined with 50,000 people who

I am a Megaphone

Interview from 23rd May 1968 with Daniel Cohn-Bendit, a then student radical, who was part of the massive student uprising in Paris that year against a repressive French government. Q: How do you describe your political position?

I am a Megaphone

Interview from 23rd May 1968 with Daniel Cohn-Bendit, a then student radical, who was part of the massive student uprising in Paris that year against a repressive French government. Q: How do you describe your political position?

Mayday and the lessons of the Haymarket Martyrs

The Chicago anarchists still have something to teach us about political expression The origins of Mayday as international workers day are embedded in anarchist tradition, not least because of the

Mayday and the lessons of the Haymarket Martyrs

The Chicago anarchists still have something to teach us about political expression The origins of Mayday as international workers day are embedded in anarchist tradition, not least because of the

Anarchists of the East End

Joe Jacobs, communist organiser and anti-fascist, recounts his first encounter with the anarchists, in an extract from his autobiography Out of the Ghetto Memory can play tricks on you and you will forgive me if my dates are not always

Anarchists of the East End

Joe Jacobs, communist organiser and anti-fascist, recounts his first encounter with the anarchists, in an extract from his autobiography Out of the Ghetto Memory can play tricks on you and you will forgive me if my dates are not always

Gypsy life, Gypsy tears

A movement of persecution and survival In the UK, gypsies so-called are recognised as coming from two separate and distinct ethnic origins, the Irish travellers’ (known as either Pavee or Minceir) and the Romani whose beginnings are traced back

Gypsy life, Gypsy tears

A movement of persecution and survival In the UK, gypsies so-called are recognised as coming from two separate and distinct ethnic origins, the Irish travellers’ (known as either Pavee or Minceir) and the Romani whose beginnings are traced back

The Battle of Saltley Gate

On one cold February morning in 1972, as planned, they marched down to the big iron gates of the Saltley Coke Depot in the centre of Birmingham. They began arriving early that morning thousands upon thousands of them, stretched down

The Battle of Saltley Gate

On one cold February morning in 1972, as planned, they marched down to the big iron gates of the Saltley Coke Depot in the centre of Birmingham. They began arriving early that morning thousands upon thousands of them, stretched down