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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VANDAL RAPTOR? UK tour
Say Owt @ Deer Shed Festival, 21st July
Say Owt @ Great Yorkshire Fringe, York: 25th July
Working Title, Lancaster, 26th July
Nerd Punk, Edinburgh fringe @Banshee Labyrinth 19.50 13th August
Poetry Jam, Durham: 4th October
Wednesday, 31 August 2016
Sunday, 28 August 2016
Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Wat Tyler and the Peasent's Revolt 1381: Uprising against higher taxes due to the Hundred Years war and an end to unpaid serfdom
The Diggers 1649: Amidst the Civil War, they demanded anyone could work the land for the good of everyone.
The Luddites 1811-16: Used direct action to oppose machines taking their jobs in cotton and wool mills.
Peterloo 1819: Protest of 60-80,000 people protesting high corn prices, land laws and demanding more rights and the vote. Were charged by soldiers and 15 were killed, 700 injured
The Match Girls 1888: Went on strike for better working conditions in match factories
Suffragettes 1897 onwards: Women and men fighting for votes for women. Used tactics including arson, vandalism, occupation, intimidation, disrupting meetings Were often arrested and forcefed
Conscientious Objectors: Anti-war and anti-militarism has always been part of British culture. If you were bullied or pressured into joining the army or being conscripted, but refused to kill, you would be shot for 'cowardice'.
Miner's Strike 1984-85: Miner's defended their livelihoods and the working class across the UK.
Monday, 15 August 2016
Thursday, 4 August 2016
And another I wrote for a women about the Ukraine, her home country