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  • E87: Class struggle in Palestine, part 2

    12 JUN 2024 · Part 2 of our double-episode podcast about workers' struggles in Palestine during the British Mandate (1920-48). In this episode, we cover the Palestinian labour movement during World War II, new Palestinian workers’ organisations, the split (along national lines) in the Palestine Communist Party, joint struggles by Arab and Jewish workers, war and the Nakba. 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, ad-free episodes, bonus episodes, free and discounted merchandise and other content. Join us or find out more at https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory In this episode, we spoke to Palestinian scholar and activist, Leena Dallasheh. Her research focuses on the history of Palestine/Israel, with a particular interest in Palestinians who became citizens of Israel in 1948. For more info on Leena and her research, you can check https://www.leenadallasheh.com/. Be sure to also check out https://www.collecteurs.com/exhibition/falastin, of which these episodes are a part. More information, including sources, further reading, images and eventually a transcript are on the webpage for this episode: https://workingclasshistory.com/podcast/e86-87-class-struggle-in-palestine/ Acknowledgements - Thanks to our patreon supporters for making this podcast possible. Special thanks to Jazz Hands, Jamison D. Saltsman, Fernando López Ojeda and Jeremy Cusimano. - Edited by Tyler Hill - Episode graphic: public domain/Library of Congress. - Our theme tune is Bella Ciao, thanks for permission to use it from Dischi del Sole. You can http://www.alabianca.it/en/store/bravo-records-en/le-canzoni-di-bella-ciao-aa-vv/ or https://open.spotify.com/album/7xD0JiZZ16DfN4RKGvlYYT
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  • E86: Class struggle in Palestine, part 1

    30 MAY 2024 · First of a double podcast about workers' struggles in Palestine during the British Mandate (1920-48). In this episode we cover the Balfour Declaration and establishment of the British Mandate, the campaign for 'Hebrew Labour', a number of workers' organisations like the Palestinian Arab Workers' Society (PAWS) and the Palestine Labour League (PLL), as well as the 1936-39 Great Palestinian Revolt. 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, ad-free episodes, bonus episodes, free and discounted merchandise and other content. Join us or find out more at https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory In this episode, we spoke to Palestinian scholar and activist, Leena Dallasheh. Her research focuses on the history of Palestine/Israel, with a particular interest in Palestinians who became citizens of Israel in 1948. For more info on Leena and her research, you can check https://www.leenadallasheh.com/. Be sure to also check out https://www.collecteurs.com/exhibition/falastin, of which these episodes are a part. More information, photos, suggested reading, sources, and eventually a transcript are on the webpage for this episode: https://workingclasshistory.com/podcast/e86-87-class-struggle-in-palestine/ Acknowledgements - Thanks to our patreon supporters for making this podcast possible. Special thanks to Jazz Hands, Jamison D. Saltsman, Fernando López Ojeda and Jeremy Cusimano. - Edited by Tyler Hill - Episode graphic: public domain/Library of Congress. - Our theme tune is Bella Ciao, thanks for permission to use it from Dischi del Sole. You can http://www.alabianca.it/en/store/bravo-records-en/le-canzoni-di-bella-ciao-aa-vv/ or https://open.spotify.com/album/7xD0JiZZ16DfN4RKGvlYYT.
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  • E85: [TEASER] May Day with Upstream

    2 MAY 2024 · Teaser extract from an episode exclusively for https://www.patreon.com/workingclasshistory. Episode produced by Upstream in conversation with John from Working Class History talking about the history of May Day, International Workers’ Day, from its modern origins in Chicago in 1886, to its mediaeval roots, and its relevance 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, ad-free episodes, bonus episodes, free and discounted merchandise and other content. Join us or find out more at https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory Made exclusively for https://patreon.com/upstreampodcast, we are happy to be able to share it with our patreon supporters as well. Listen to the full episode without adverts here: - https://www.patreon.com/posts/e85-may-day-with-103374699  More information - Check out Upstream at https://www.upstreampodcast.org/ - Support Upstream on patreon at https://patreon.com/upstreampodcast. - Learn more about the history of May Day in this book in our online store: https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/products/the-incomplete-true-authentic-and-wonderful-history-of-may-day-peter-linebaugh - Learn more about the 1886 strike and other mass strikes in US history in this book: https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/products/strike-jeremy-brecher. - Check out our May Day posters and merch https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/collections/all/may-day Episode webpage for show notes here on our website: https://workingclasshistory.com/podcast/e85-may-day-with-upstream/
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  • Introducing On This Day in Working Class History: A new daily podcast from WCH

    30 JAN 2024 · Introducing a brand-new daily podcast from the team at WCH. On This Day in Working Class History will be a brief reminder each morning of our collective struggles for a better world which have taken place on this date in history. Launching on 1 February on a trial basis, each episode will be just a couple of minutes long, highlighting one anniversary from our archive each day. It’s designed to fit into your morning schedule, alongside news headlines, and to be shared on social media with your friends, colleagues and families. Subscribe Listen and subscribe to this podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. Links to a few major apps here: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/on-this-day-in-working-class-history/id1727432630 | https://open.spotify.com/show/0EUV7EJm7O2PGvDfG2l75u | https://q4k0kx5j.r.us-east-1.awstrack.me/L0/https:%2F%2Fmusic.amazon.co.uk%2Fpodcasts%2F8e60419a-1dff-47d8-89c1-2f1fb88d3df3/1/0100018d3da46918-896f1eb0-cb04-4215-98e7-8ebd6db6803d-000000/_4RVj59i4zzWbAVAOOPyKvL87bo=358 | https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/pa8wq-2e8f87/On-This-Day-in-Working-Class-History-Podcast | https://podcastaddict.com/podcast/on-this-day-in-working-class-history/4836159 | https://www.spreaker.com/show/6070772/episodes/feed Acknowledgements - Edited by Working Class History. - Theme music by Ricardo Araya. Check out his YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/@peptoattack Learn more at https://workingclasshistory.com/blog/new-podcast-coming-soon-on-this-day-in-working-class-history/ Our work is only possible because of support from you, our listeners on patreon. If you appreciate our work, please join us and access exclusive content and benefits at https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory.
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  • E84: Angry Brigade, part 2

    18 JAN 2024 · Second in a double podcast about the Angry Brigade, Britain’s first home-grown urban guerrilla group, in the 1960s and 70s, in conversation with John Barker, who was put on trial as part of the group. 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, ad-free episodes, bonus episodes, free and discounted merchandise and other content. Join us or find out more at https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory Continuing our recent series of episodes about the UK in the 1970s, this is a re-edited, improved and re-released version of our episodes 2-3. It contains numerous additional audio clips, and written narrative to provide context and more information. More information - https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/products/the-angry-brigade-a-history-of-britains-first-urban-guerilla-group – a detailed history of the Angry Brigade. - https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/products/the-angry-brigade-1967-1984-documents-and-chronology – a pamphlet containing a detailed chronology of the organisation and the scene of which it was a part, as well as documents produced by the group - https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/products/the-angry-brigade-the-spectacular-rise-and-fall-of-britains-first-urban-guerilla-group-dvd – a DVD documentary by Gordon Carr on the history of the group. - https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/products/futures-john-barker – novel by John Barker set in Thatcher’s Britain. - https://stories.workingclasshistory.com/tag/9948/angry-brigade - https://www.theharrier.net/ – John Barker’s website including his other books and writings. - https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/products/guy-debord-anselm-jappe – the best biography of Situationist intellectual Guy Debord. - https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/collections/all/red-army-faction – a collection of books about the German RAF. - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL71HxBMvC6byAUIVUB3Hm_h4HLy26FIKr – a collection of tracks which Brigaders were listening to at the time. Acknowledgements - Thanks to our patreon supporters for making this podcast possible. Special thanks to Jazz Hands, Jamison D. Saltsman and Fernando López Ojeda. - Edited by Tyler Hill - Theme tune is ‘Bella Ciao’, thanks for permission to use it from Dischi del Sole. You can http://www.alabianca.it/en/store/bravo-records-en/le-canzoni-di-bella-ciao-aa-vv/ or https://open.spotify.com/album/7xD0JiZZ16DfN4RKGvlYYT. More information, sources, and eventually a transcript on the webpage for this episode: https://workingclasshistory.com/podcast/e83-4-angry-brigade/
    Played 44m 10s
  • E83: Angry Brigade, part 1

    10 JAN 2024 · Double podcast about the Angry Brigade, Britain’s first home-grown urban guerrilla group, in the 1960s and 70s, in conversation with John Barker, who was put on trial as part of the group. 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, ad-free episodes, bonus episodes, free and discounted merchandise and other content. Join us or find out more at https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory Continuing our recent series of episodes about the UK in the 1970s, this is a re-edited, improved and re-released version of our episodes 2-3. It contains numerous additional audio clips, and written narrative to provide context and more information. More information - https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/products/the-angry-brigade-a-history-of-britains-first-urban-guerilla-group – a detailed history of the Angry Brigade. - https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/products/the-angry-brigade-1967-1984-documents-and-chronology – a pamphlet containing a detailed chronology of the organisation and the scene of which it was a part, as well as documents produced by the group - https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/products/the-angry-brigade-the-spectacular-rise-and-fall-of-britains-first-urban-guerilla-group-dvd – a DVD documentary by Gordon Carr on the history of the group. - https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/products/futures-john-barker – novel by John Barker set in Thatcher’s Britain. - https://stories.workingclasshistory.com/tag/9948/angry-brigade - https://www.theharrier.net/ – John Barker’s website including his other books and writings. - https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/products/guy-debord-anselm-jappe – the best biography of Situationist intellectual Guy Debord. - https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/collections/all/red-army-faction – a collection of books about the German RAF. - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL71HxBMvC6byAUIVUB3Hm_h4HLy26FIKr – a collection of tracks which Brigaders were listening to at the time. Acknowledgements - Thanks to our patreon supporters for making this podcast possible. Special thanks to Jazz Hands, Jamison D. Saltsman and Fernando López Ojeda. - Edited by Tyler Hill - Theme tune is ‘Bella Ciao’, thanks for permission to use it from Dischi del Sole. You can http://www.alabianca.it/en/store/bravo-records-en/le-canzoni-di-bella-ciao-aa-vv/ or https://open.spotify.com/album/7xD0JiZZ16DfN4RKGvlYYT. More information, sources, and eventually a transcript on the webpage for this episode: https://workingclasshistory.com/podcast/e83-4-angry-brigade/
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  • E82: Workmates collective

    2 NOV 2023 · Podcast episode about the Workmates collective, a rank-and-file initiative on the London Underground using unofficial direct action and workplace assemblies to fight privatisation in the late-1990s/early 2000s. Our supporters fund our work, and in return get exclusive early access to podcast episodes, ad-free episodes, bonus episodes, free and discounted merchandise and other content. Sign up and get access to exclusive content and benefits at https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory In this episode, we speak to Andy Littlechild, a former London Underground worker and activist with the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) union. He explains how the Labour government introduced privatisation to the Underground, how the Workmates mass meetings began, the start of the Workmates delegate council, the 'Job-and-Knock' dispute, and the eventual demise of the 'Public Private Partnership'. - https://www.patreon.com/posts/e82-1-workmates-91696415: Andy discusses the politics of anarcho-syndicalism and their influence on his organising. He also tells us about a failed attempt by London Underground management to sack him for his workplace activism - More information about this episode, including sources, images, links, and eventually a transcript on the webpage for this episode: https://workingclasshistory.com/podcast/e82-workmates-collective/Learn more in our exclusive bonus episode, coming soon for our patreon supporters. Acknowledgements - Thanks to our patreon supporters for making this podcast possible. Special thanks to Jazz Hands, Jamison D. Saltsman and Fernando López Ojeda. - Episode graphic: reworked https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbuck007/3675880859/in/photolist-81FtLe-pk2S2a-Curwec-81JzLb-81JAH3-KM5u3H-81EsMc-KsJwhQ-81JCL1-8367w1-KJzwbb-81FrFK-81JA6w-8369Jd-qCkphG-83zxqq-JXiC1G-cpq8d-6APRjc by https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbuck007/ (CC BY-SA 2.0 Deed) - Edited by Jesse French - Theme tune is 'Bella Ciao', thanks for permission to use it from Dischi del Sole. You can http://www.alabianca.it/en/store/bravo-records-en/le-canzoni-di-bella-ciao-aa-vv/ or https://open.spotify.com/album/7xD0JiZZ16DfN4RKGvlYYT.
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  • E81: Miners' strikes 1972-4

    17 OCT 2023 · Podcast episode about strikes by miners in Britain in 1972 and 1974, in conversation with Dave Douglass. 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, ad-free episodes, bonus episodes, free and discounted merchandise and other content. Sign up and get access to exclusive content and benefits at https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory Continuing our intermittent series of podcast episodes about the great strike of UK miners from 1984-5, we tell the story of what came beforehand. In this episode, we look at the historical background, and learn about the national wildcat strike in 1969, as well as the huge, nationwide official strikes of 1972 and 1974, which both defeated the Conservative government and eventually brought it down. - https://www.patreon.com/posts/e81-1-miners-90247804: more about Dave’s revolutionary politics, day-to-day work in the mines, and discussion of popular images of the 1970s in the UK today. Available exclusively for our patreon supporters. - More information about this episode, including sources, photographs, links, and eventually a transcript on the webpage for this episode: https://workingclasshistory.com/blog/e81-miners-strikes-1972-4/ Acknowledgements - Thanks to our patreon supporters for making this podcast possible. Special thanks to Jazz Hands, Jamison D. Saltsman and Fernando López Ojeda. - Episode graphic: © NLA/http://reportdigital.co.uk/. - Edited by Louise Barry - Theme tune courtesy of the https://www.facebook.com/Easingtoncb/.
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  • E80: Italian resistance, part 4

    4 OCT 2023 · The fourth and final episode of our podcast series on the Italian resistance to fascism in conversation with anti-fascist partisans themselves. In this episode, we look at the postwar anti-fascist resistance: from armed partisan rebellions and the so-called ‘Triangle of Death’ to the 1960 anti-Tambroni riots in Genoa, as well as how the resistance is (mis)remembered 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, ad-free episodes, bonus episodes, free and discounted merchandise and other content. Join us or find out more at https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory - https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/en-gb/collections/clothing/italian-resistance Acknowledgements - Thanks to our patreon supporters for making this podcast possible. Special thanks to Jazz Hands, Jamison D. Saltsman and Fernando López Ojeda. - Edited by Tyler Hill - Episode graphic: public domain. - Our theme tune is Bella Ciao, thanks for permission to use it from Dischi del Sole. You can http://www.alabianca.it/en/store/bravo-records-en/le-canzoni-di-bella-ciao-aa-vv/ or https://open.spotify.com/album/7xD0JiZZ16DfN4RKGvlYYT. Show notes, along with sources, photos, further reading, and a transcript on the webpage for this episode: https://workingclasshistory.com/podcast/e77-80-italian-resistance/
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  • E79: Italian resistance, part 3

    27 SEP 2023 · Part 3 of our four-part podcast series on the Italian resistance to fascism in conversation with anti-fascist partisans themselves. In this episode, we look at the question of 'the resistance betrayed': the Togliatti amnesty, what happened to fascists and anti-fascists immediately after the war, and how Italy's fascist movement was allowed to rebuild itself. 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, ad-free episodes, bonus episodes, free and discounted merchandise and other content. Join us or find out more at https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory - https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/en-gb/collections/clothing/italian-resistance Acknowledgements - Thanks to our patreon supporters for making this podcast possible. Special thanks to Jazz Hands, Jamison D. Saltsman and Fernando López Ojeda. - Edited by Tyler Hill - Episode graphic: public domain. - Our theme tune is Bella Ciao, thanks for permission to use it from Dischi del Sole. You can http://www.alabianca.it/en/store/bravo-records-en/le-canzoni-di-bella-ciao-aa-vv/ or https://open.spotify.com/album/7xD0JiZZ16DfN4RKGvlYYT. Show notes, along with sources, photos, further reading, and a transcript on the webpage for this episode: https://workingclasshistory.com/podcast/e77-80-italian-resistance/
    Played 32m 1s

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