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‘Wicked and Stupid War’: Manchester Courier from August 1914

Blog from The British Newspaper Archive: The Manchester Courier takes a different view of World War One

The Peterloo Massacre, the Levellers and the Chartists: why have we forgotten our radical history?

The Peterloo Massacre, the Levellers and the Chartists: why have we forgotten our radical history? via The Peterloo Massacre, the Levellers and the Chartists: why have we forgotten our radical history?.  

New Left Project | Articles | The People Speak

‘The People Speak’- radical dissent throughout British history- article from The New Left Project: New Left Project | Articles | The People Speak.

Scandal at Congo House

Many years ago, my partner and I rented an ancient farmhouse in the hills above Hebden Bridge as a base for a Christmas walking holiday. As the weather closed in we were reduced to reading books from a motley collection of discarded titles that adorned a dusty bookshelf. That’s where it all began, with Anna’s […]

The Luddites and Peterloo

Peterloo and the politics of failure by Richard Holland Shortly after the August Riots in Manchester last year, a sparsely attended commemoration was held at the site of the Free Trade Hall in Manchester to mark the 192nd anniversary of the ‘Peterloo Massacre’. Apart from the Peterloo Memorial Campaign, also present were a gaggle of […]