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History isn't made by kings and politicians, it's made by all of us. This podcast is about how we, together, have fought for a better world.

History isn't made by kings and politicians, it's made by all of us. This podcast is about how we, together, have fought for a better world.

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United States

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History isn't made by kings and politicians, it's made by all of us. This podcast is about how we, together, have fought for a better world.

Language:

English


Episodes

E49: Anti-Racist Action in Minneapolis

1/11/2021
As a far-right mob storms the Capitol in Washington DC, learn more about the history of opposition to white supremacy in the US. This podcast episode tells the story of Anti-Racist Action, a militant anti-fascist organisation in Minneapolis, Minnesota founded in the 1980s. Our podcast is brought to you by our patreon supporters. Our supporters fund our work, and in return get exclusive early access to podcast episodes, bonus episodes, free and discounted merchandise and other content. Join...

Duration:01:01:22

The green bans, part 2

12/8/2020
Concluding part of our double podcast episode about green bans by building workers in Australia from 1970 to 1975 which held up billions of dollars of development which would have been harmful to the environment, or working class and Aboriginal communities. Our podcast is brought to you by our patreon supporters. Our supporters fund our work, and in return get exclusive early access to podcast episodes, bonus episodes, free and discounted merchandise and other content. Join us or find out...

Duration:00:58:52

The green bans, part 1

11/23/2020
Double podcast episode about green bans by building workers in Australia from 1970 to 1975 which held up billions of dollars of development which would have been harmful to the environment, or working class and Aboriginal communities. Our podcast is brought to you by our patreon supporters. Our supporters fund our work, and in return get exclusive early access to podcast episodes, bonus episodes, free and discounted merchandise and other content. Join us or find out more at...

Duration:00:51:16

E46: The movement against the Vietnam war, part 4

11/4/2020
Third of our four-part miniseries on opposition to the Vietnam war in the US, in conversation with five former participants in the movement. This week we look at anti-war organising with US prisoners of war, labour organising, increasing militancy of the movement, the end of the war and lessons for today. Our podcast is brought to you by our patreon supporters. Our supporters fund our work, and in return get exclusive early access to podcast episodes, bonus episodes, free and discounted...

Duration:01:01:43

E45: The movement against the Vietnam War, part 3

10/27/2020
Third of our four-part miniseries on opposition to the Vietnam war in the US, in conversation with five former participants in the movement. This week we look at the intersection between the Black liberation movement and the anti-war movement, hear the experiences of a draft resistor, and learn more about the increasing state repression. Our podcast is brought to you by our patreon supporters. Our supporters fund our work, and in return get exclusive early access to podcast episodes, bonus...

Duration:00:45:06

E44: The movement against the Vietnam War, part 2

10/15/2020
Second of our four-part miniseries on opposition to the Vietnam war in the US, in conversation with five former participants in the movement. This week we examine their tactics, tax resistance, draft resistance, and organising with Vietnamese women. Our podcast is brought to you by our patreon supporters. Our supporters fund our work, and in return get exclusive early access to podcast episodes, bonus episodes, free and discounted merchandise and other content. Our patrons can listen to all...

Duration:00:38:33

E43: The movement against the Vietnam war, part 1

10/6/2020
First of our four-part podcast miniseries about opposition to the wars in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos in the United States. We speak with Cora Weiss, Vivian Rothstein, Omali Yeshitela, Michael Novick and Joe Maizlish about their participation in a movement which grew from being a small fringe to having the support of the majority of the population. Our podcast is brought to you by our patreon supporters. Our supporters fund our work, and in return get exclusive early access to podcast...

Duration:00:42:08

E42: The Portuguese revolution, part 2

9/14/2020
Concluding part of our double podcast episode about the Portuguese revolution of 1974-5 which followed anti-colonial uprisings in Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau. Also known as the Carnation Revolution, it overthrew the Portuguese empire and the right-wing Estado Novo regime. Our podcast is brought to you by our patreon supporters. Our supporters fund our work, and in return get exclusive early access to podcast episodes, bonus episodes, free and discounted merchandise and other...

Duration:02:00:30

E41: The Portuguese revolution, part 1

8/31/2020
First of a double podcast episode about the Portuguese revolution of 1974-5, also known as the Carnation Revolution, which overthrew the Portuguese empire and the right-wing Estado Novo regime. We speak with two participants in the revolution, Jorge Valadas and Phil Mailer, as well as historian Raquel Varela about the events. Our podcast is brought to you by our patreon supporters. Our supporters fund our work, and in return get exclusive early access to podcast episodes, bonus episodes,...

Duration:02:08:47

E40: The Spanish civil war: an introduction, part 2

7/21/2020
Concluding part of our double episode giving 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. Our podcast is brought to you by our patreon supporters. Our supporters fund our work, and in return get exclusive early access to podcast episodes, bonus episodes, free and discounted merchandise and other content. Join us or find out more at https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory...

Duration:00:51:23

E39: Spanish civil war: an introduction, part 1

7/7/2020
Part 1 of a 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. In these episodes, we speak with Catherine Howley and Nick Lloyd about the tensions in Spanish society which exploded in 1936, about the military coup attempt, the civil war and the social revolution by workers and peasants. These episodes give an introduction to the conflict and...

Duration:00:49:48

E38: Mutiny! With Srsly Wrong

5/27/2020
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. We thought we would do something a bit different this time, and release a collaboration episode. One of us spoke with Srsly Wrong about the history of mutinies and why they’re important, looking primarily at World War I and the Vietnam war. They produced the episode and we are releasing it on both of our feeds. See full...

Duration:02:12:58

E37: The 43 Group, part 3

3/24/2020
Final part of our 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. You can support this podcast, and listen to 2 exclusive bonus episodes on patreon here: https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory You can get...

Duration:00:48:14

E36: The 43 Group, part 2

3/11/2020
Second of a three-part 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. You can support this podcast, listen to all 3 parts +2 exclusive bonus episodes on patreon here:...

Duration:00:44:28

E35: The 43 Group, part 1

3/2/2020
First part of a 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. You can support this podcast and listen to all 3 parts plus 2 bonus episodes on patreon: https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory The bonus...

Duration:01:06:26

Seasons' greetings and an appeal from WCH

12/19/2019
A happy holidays and New Year message from WCH, alongside an appeal for people to support our work on patreon so we can continue our work in 2020 and beyond. Find out more, support us and get access to exclusive content at https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory You can also support our work by using our online store, where we still have 2020 wall calendars available at https://shop.workingclasshistory.com Thanks for listening in 2019, and catch you all in 2020!

Duration:00:03:03

E34: Asian youth movements in Bradford, part 2

11/20/2019
Concluding our double episode on the Asian Youth Movement and United Black Youth League in conversation with Tariq Mehmood. This episode Tariq tells the story of the sensational Bradford 12 trial, and explains how the organisations developed. Full show notes including sources, photographs and links to more information here on our website: https://workingclasshistory.com/2019/09/18/e28-29-asian-youth-movements-in-bradford/ This episode was brought to you by our patreon supporters. You can...

Duration:00:56:54

E33: Asian youth movements in Bradford, part 1

10/28/2019
First part of our double 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 the his seminal trial as one of the so-called Bradford 12. This podcast is brought to you by our patreon supporters. You can support us as well and get access to exclusive content, like part 2 and a bonus episode with Tariq now at https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory These will be...

Duration:00:52:01

WCL E01: T-Bone Slim – the laureate of the logging camps

10/14/2019
Repost to WCH of the 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. In this episode WCL speak to Dr Owen Clayton from the University of Lincoln and Slim’s great-grandnephew, John Westmoreland. More info, photos and full...

Duration:00:58:06

E32: The Pawtucket mill strike

9/23/2019
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. Our podcast is brought to you by our patreon supporters. Our supporters fund our work, and in return...

Duration:01:13:15