Our latest podcast, on the West Virginia mine wars 1902-1922. We speak with Catherine Moore and others from the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum, as well as some striking West Virginia teachers about the conflicts, and how they are remembered today. Continue reading “WCH E7: The West Virginia mine wars, 1902-1922”
Episode about the early history of the revolutionary Industrial Workers of the World union in the United States, 1905-1918. In conversation with Peter Cole, coeditor of the new book Wobblies of the World: a Global History of the IWW. Continue reading “WCH E6: The Industrial Workers of the World in the US, 1905-1918”
An interview with Andy Littlechild, a rail track charge hand and rail workers’ union official, about Workmates: a fighting organisation of permanent and agency contract workers on London Underground in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Continue reading “WCH E5: Workmates – organising with agency workers on London Underground”
Podcast episode with historian Nick Heath about anti-Nazi youth cultural movements in fascist Europe during World War II. In particular we look at the German Edelweiss Pirates and Swing Kids, the French Zazous and the Austrian Schlurfs. Continue reading “WCH4: Anti-Nazi youth movements in World War II”
Second of our two-part interview with John Barker, Angry Brigade prisoner, covering the arrests, the sensational trial, his time in prison and the political situation upon his release in the late 1970s.
The first of a two-part interview about the Angry Brigade, Britain’s first urban guerrilla group, with John Barker, author who in 1972 was convicted for being part of the organisation. Continue reading “Episode 2: The Angry Brigade, part 1”
This is the first episode of the new WCH podcast on the Grunwick strike of East African Asian women workers in London 1976-8. Continue reading “Episode 1: The Grunwick strike, 1976”
We are very happy to launch the WCH podcast! Listen to a brief intro here. Continue reading “Podcast introduction”