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WCH E5: Workmates – organising with agency workers on London Underground
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. Read a history of the Workmates collective here: https://libcom.org/library/workmates-direct-action-workplace-organising-london-underground Support this podcast on patreon and get exclusive access to special features and bonus audio, like an additional anecdote...
WCH4: Anti-Nazi youth movements in World War II
An interview with historian Nick Heath about anti-Nazi youth cultural movements in fascist Europe before and during World War II. In particular we look at the German Edelweiss Pirates and Swing Kids, the French Zazous and the Austrian Schlurfs. This is a playlist of tracks curated by Nick which these groups listened to at the time: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL71HxBMvC6bw3bxogFZxZQ1P8xMJ_zOBa Support this podcast on patreon here: https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory MORE...
WCH E3: The Angry Brigade, part 2
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. Support this podcast and get early access to episodes and other benefits on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/workingclasshistory Check out John’s website and buy his books here: https://www.theharrier.net/ And check out John Barker’s radical London playlist, a collection of tracks which...
WCH E2: The Angry Brigade, part 1
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. Part 2 is available now for our patreon supporters, you can subscribe here: https://www.patreon.com/workingclasshistory Check out John’s website and buy his books here: https://www.theharrier.net/ And check out John Barker’s radical London playlist, a collection of tracks which Brigaders were listening to...
WCH E1: The Grunwick strike, 1976
Firstly apologies for the audio quality of this episode. We are learning as we go, and the quality is better in later episodes so please do bear with us! Support the WCH podcast on patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/workingclasshistory FOOTNOTES For a short video history of the Grunwick strike see here on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWuB7JYo818 This is an interesting article with more information about the strike which was written while it was ongoing:...
WCH E0: Introduction to the Working Class History podcast
A short introduction to the WCH podcast and what we're about. Support the WCH podcast on patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/workingclasshistory More information about WCH on our website: https://workingclasshistory.com Edited by Tyler Hill of the Gods & Ghosts podcast: https://tylerkenthill.podbean.com/ Our theme tune is Bella Ciao, thanks for permission to use it from Dischi del Sole. You can purchase it here: http://www.alabianca.it/store/bravo-records/le-canzoni-di-bella-ciao-aa-vv/...