E65-66: Building workers’ strike w/ Ricky Tomlinson

Double podcast episode on the 1972 building workers’ strike and subsequent backlash from employers and the state, which resulted in one of the biggest miscarriages of justice experienced by the labour movement in twentieth-century Britain. In conversation with two participants from the strike, Tony O’Brien and actor Ricky Tomlinson.

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E32: The Pawtucket mill strike


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.

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May 68 50th anniversary merch


2018 is the 50th anniversary of the May 68 uprising and mass strike of 10 million workers in France. So we have produced a range of high quality merchandise to commemorate the occasion and raise funds for the WCH project, using original artwork from the rebellion by the Atelier Populaire, slightly modified by us. 1968-2018, la lutte continue – the struggle continues! Get it in our online shop here. Continue reading “May 68 50th anniversary merch”