Tag Archives: Trade Unions

Remembering the Peasants’ Revolt

Yesterday was the 634th anniversary of the bloody suppression of the Peasants’ Revolt.  Wat Tyler (an Essex boy made glorious) made the critical mistake, repeated by many since, of believing the ruling class.  They came to Smithfield to demand a … Continue reading

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Tales from the Thames

Yesterday I went to the premier of a documentary about the lighterage industry on the River Thames.  Lightermen (lately there were also some lighterwomen) maneuver the barges that move goods from ships to shore.  The trade is centuries old and … Continue reading

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Start Spreading the News

I arrived in New York yesterday.  I’m staying in Harlem, an area I know a little and it’s great to be back.  The reason for this trip is not just to bemoan the misery caused by trans-Atlantic neoliberal housing policy, … Continue reading

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