‘We Are not Beasts’ The Attica State Uprising

“We are not beasts and we do not intend to be beaten or driven as such We are men! We are not beasts and we do not intend to be beaten or driven as such. The entire prison populace—that means each and every one of us here—has set forth to change forever the ruthless brutalization and…

Solidarity not Sectarianism – The Belfast Dock Strike 1907

This much delayed post was initially intended to be posted in August, on the 110th Anniversary of the 1907 Belfast dockers strike and against the backdrop of the McStrike action across the UK. In 1907 the British Labour Party held its first annual conference in the city of Belfast, in attendance was an, at the…

!No Pasaran! Womens Liberation and the Spanish Revolution

The news today is dominated by the vast gender pay gap in the ranks of the BBC – the state owned British television broadcaster that is ironically regularly attacked by the more reactionary elements of Britain’s right-wing press for its perceived overzealous culture of political correctness. Continuing the theme of the 81st anniversary of General…

“We must build a kind of United States of Europe” Churchill 1946

The weeks news in Britain has centred upon the Great Repeal Bill and has therefore been very Brexit heavy, and so by association, very European Union heavy. For a historical story of relevance to contemporary events I have opted not for one regarding the European Union directly but one regarding what could have been; one…