History

The opiate of the people? - Eduardo Galeano

The late Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano on some intellectuals and their views on football.

1997-1998: AIDS activists (ACT UP) demand federal funding for needle exchange programs

During the takeover, activists chained and barricaded themselves inside Thurman'

Account of the 18 month long protests to overturn government bans on clean needle exchanges which contributed to the spread of diseases and thousands of deaths per year.

1994-5: ACT UP activists resist New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s AIDS policies

Account of the year long struggles to save social services and support for AIDs patients from budget cuts.

2012-14: Liberian Public School Teachers Struggles

Account of strikes by Liberian public school teachers over pay and conditions.

Migrant Partisans: the Internationalist Resistance Against Italian Fascism

Migrant Partisans: the Internationalist Resistance Against Italian Fascism.

Wu Ming Foundation deconstruct the myth of an Italian resistance to foreign Nazi occupation that was entirely white and nationalist, showing it instead to have involved thousands of migrants from all corners of the globe fighting Italy's homegrown fascism to create a better world for everyone.

1970-71: Australian Opposition to Consription and Involvement in the Vietnam War

Account of the largest protests in Australian history, with protestors demanding an end to conscription and Australian involvement in the war in Vietnam

2012: Georgian students protest against prisoner abuse

Leaked videos of prisoners being tortured and sexually assaulted sparked massive protests on the streets of Georgian cities in solidarity.

CW: descripitions of graphic violence and sexual assault.

1953: Uprising at the Norilisk Labour Camp

Monument to victims of Gulag in Norilsk

Account of a mass strike by inmates at the Norilag Gulag against executions and enforced labour.

1974: The Brockwell 3

Account of student protests against the assault and arrest of three Black youths in 1970s Brixton.

1918: Ireland's Anti-Conscription Campaign

Account of the opposition movement to the imposition of conscription on Ireland by the British Government during the First World War.