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Practical History

Beasts of burden - Antagonism and Practical History

An attempt to rethink the separation between animal liberationist and communist politics.

No war but the class war: remembering and reflecting ten years after - Practical History

Account of a participant involved in the No War But The Class War group at the time of the first Gulf War.

South London stress - Practical History

Leaflet distributed at a Reclaim The Streets party in South London in June 1998, to place the event in context, and explain the radical history of the South London area.

Reclaim the streets for children - Practical History

Leaflet distributed before and during the Reclaim the Streets party in Brixton, South London in June 1998, looking at how streets and car culture effect the lives of children.

War damages health...and the Health Service: health workers and the 1991 Gulf war - Practical History

Detailed account of the impact of the 1991 Gulf War on the health service in Britain, including anti-war leaflets produced by health workers and a brief account of the impact of the war on health in Iraq.

Churchill, the Cenotaph and May Day 2000 - Practical History

This response to the graffitiing of official monuments in London on May Day 2000 looks at the origins of war memorials in the social conflicts at the end of World War One and at the myth of the Second World War as an anti-fascist crusade. See also A good day out in London? for further reflections on May Day 2000.

A good day out in London? Some reflections on May Day 2000 - Practical History

Reflections on the May Day 2000 actions in London and the development of the anti-capitalist movement.

Flowers for Homestead at Dulwich Picture Gallery - Practical History

Leaflets distributed at a talk on Henry Frick's art collection, reflecting on the 1892 Homestead strike, and the origins of the wealth of the industrialists whose collections founded many of Britain's major art galleries.

William Blake takes on GlaxoSmithKline - Practical History

Report of a 2001 action at the Tate Britain Gallery in London, against a William Blake exhibition sponsored by the pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.

Straight Outta Luton

Luton Town Hall before and after the Peace Day riot

A potted timeline of radical history of Luton and the surrounding areas produced for the Free the Spirit festival organised by the Exodus Collective in September 2000. An exhibition based on it was displayed as part of the South London stage at the festival, which was held on land next to the M1 Motorway in Bedfordshire. It was distributed as a leaflet and published on the Practical History website.