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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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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 […]