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OTD: The Stonewall Riots Bring a Sea Change in LGBT Activism

Content warning: Homophobia. Today, despite the battle for LGBT rights and liberation being far from won, its cause seems more mainstream than it has ever been. At Pride celebrations in many countries, corporations and politicians join the marchers, keen to show themselves as allies of the movement. Given that, it is remarkable to think just […]

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OTD: Los Angeles riots erupt in the face of injustice

On April 29 1992, African-American communities were shocked by the acquittal of four white police officers for assault and extreme use of force against Rodney King. Following this, Los Angeles erupted into rioting on a scale not seen since. For five days, the city was subject to unprecedented levels of assault, looting and arson, resulting […]

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OTD: The Easter Rising. British Oppression and Irish Freedom.

As down the glen one Easter mornTo a city fair rode IThere armed lines of marching menIn squadrons passed me byNo fife did hum, no battle drumDid sound its dred tattooBut the Angelus bells o’er the Liffey’s swellRang out through the foggy dew On Easter Monday, 1916 members of the Irish Republican Army, commanded by […]

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A Praxis Parable: Organised Labour and the Ludlow Massacre

Content Warning: Graphic descriptions of violence A bullet whistles by your ear. You look around to see scores of your fellow coal miners, with their wives and children in tow, sprinting for cover. You start to run, and just a few strides in front of you see a young boy, no older than 11. He […]

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Opinion

In The Post-Coronavirus Landscape, The Left Must Take The Opportunity to Build a Better World

That we are living through strange times has become the cliché of our day. Across much of the world, whole nations are in lockdown in an attempt to stop the spread of Coronavirus. This represents a total transformation in the circumstances we began the 2020s on just a few months ago, and there is increasing […]