Double podcast episode where we give a brief general overview of the Spanish civil war and revolution which broke out after the attempted military coup by right-wing general Francisco Franco 1936-1939.Continue reading “E39-40: The Spanish civil war – an introduction”
Special Working Class History episode produced by our friends at lefty comedy podcast Srsly Wrong, speaking with John from WCH about mutinies: rebellions in the armed forces.Continue reading “E38: Mutiny! with Srsly Wrong”
Working Class History has contributed numerous essays to the 1-31 digital collection, curated by Adam Carr at Collecteurs. Check them out after the jump. Continue reading “WCH collaboration with Collecteurs”
Podcast miniseries about the 43 Group of mostly Jewish ex-servicemen and women who battled Oswald Mosley’s fascists in Britain’s streets after World War II.
We speak with Daniel Sonabend, author of We Fight Fascists: The 43 Group and Their Forgotten Battle for Post-War Britain, as well as Jules Konopinski, who was a member of the group.
Information about and merch celebrating Loukanikos, “sausage”, the most famous of the stray Greek “riot dogs” who joined demonstrations and strikes in Athens in the 2000-2010s. Continue reading “Loukanikos, the most famous Greek “riot dog””
Double podcast episode about anti-racist Asian youth movements in Bradford, England in the 1970s and 80s. We speak to Tariq Mehmood about the Asian Youth Movement, the United Black Youth League, and his seminal trial as one of the so-called Bradford 12.Continue reading “E33-34: Asian youth movements in Bradford”
First episode of the Working Class Literature podcast, about the life and work of radical hobo author T-Bone Slim. A prolific columnist for the revolutionary Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) union in the United States, he was also a poet and songwriter as well as a barge captain working on the New York waterfront.
Continue reading “WCL E1: T-Bone Slim – the laureate of the logging camps”
One of the Working Class History team has started a new sister podcast to ours, taking a radical look at fiction and culture. Check out this short audio introduction. Continue reading “More information about Working Class Literature”
Negro Matapacos (“Black Cop-Killer”) was a famous stray dog from thestreets of Santiago who joined student protests across the city from 2010, and in particular during the 2011 movement for free education. Continue reading “Negro Matapacos: Chile’s “riot dog””
In this podcast episode, historian Joey DeFrancesco tells the story of the first factory strike in US history when in 1824, young women and girls working in the mills in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, organised themselves and walked out, winning better conditions. Joey also explains how the development of capitalist industry in the north was dependent on the labour of enslaved people in the south.