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Revolutionaries Behind Closed Doors

Capitalism intrudes on the daily life of a mental health worker.

Trafalgar Square Riots of 1848

This page reports how disgruntled workers took over a planned peaceful protest and set off a week of rioting in central London. It names more than 100 of those arrested.

Ashton-under-Lyne rising of1848

This account of the events of 14 August 1848, when an armed Chartist “National Guard” shot dead a police officer in the town of Ashton-under-Lyne is adapted from Herbert Davies’ chapter in Victorian Ashton (Tameside Libraries and Arts Committee, 1974).

The general strike of 1842

As many as half a million workers may have been caught up in a strike wave which linked demands for the Charter and an end to pay cuts. This page tells the story and names the leaders.

Deliveroo drivers on wildcat strike

Workers for the takeaway delivery firm are taking wildcat strike action over proposed changes to their contracts, pay and conditions.

Real education: varieties of freedom - David Gribble

Dartington Hall School photo, 1986

Gribble describes several different schools around the world with pupils from all backgrounds, and demonstrates how children do better when they are allowed to think for themselves. He provides evidence that discipline, curriculum and tests are irrelevant to a child's development and that the central issues are care, respect and freedom.

Deadly silence: black deaths in custody

David Oluwale

A detailed study of deaths of people of colour in custody in the UK, published in 1991.

Heroes or villains? - Anti-Fascist Action

A barricade on Cable Street, 1936

Pamphlet produced by Anti-Fascist Action chronicling violent working class opposition to fascism in the UK over the course of the 20th century.

A history of the 62 Group

A member of the 62 group is arrested in Victoria Park, London, 1962

A special feature on the 1962 Committee, more commonly known as the 62 Group, a militant, Jewish-led anti-fascist organisation formed in London. Containing detailed personal accounts and extensive information on the far right at the time.

Protests to hit Byron after immigration raids

Byron Hamburgers restaurant in London

Gourmet burger chain which helped immigration officers detain 35 of its workers by luring them to "fake meetings" faces a wave of protests.