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Harold Wilson and British Socialism: upcoming Kingston History Dept talk by Kevin Hickson

The Labour leader and Prime Minister Harold Wilson, who held the top job in British politics in 1964-70 and again in 1974-76, will be the subject of a talk by Dr. 198 more words

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Reflections on the Battle of Cable Street after 80 years

This week saw the 80th anniversary of the famous ‘Battle of Cable Street’, which took place on 4th October, 1936, in London’s East End. Many Jews, Socialists, liberals, trade unionists and various other people, both men and women, young and old, from across the local community in Stepney, united together to prevent a march by Sir Oswald Mosley and his British Union of Fascists (BUF). 911 more words

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Lord Haw-Haw in Chiswick

In September, 2015, I blogged about William Joyce (1906-1946), otherwise known by his critics as ‘Lord Haw-Haw’, who broadcast for the Germans during World War Two, and was executed as a traitor shortly after the War.  1,094 more words

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Lost versus Elite: Bonnie Greer brings historical perspective to current trends

The Chancellor of Kingston University, Bonnie Greer, has given a historical perspective on the passions that seem to be stirring the current rise of populism in politics, both in Europe and the USA. 708 more words

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Two Years Bike-Centric

Today marks my two year anniversary of returning to Charlotte and of living bike-centric in Charlotte. I’ve biked over 3,000 miles so far this year and nearly all of those miles are commuting to places that I need to be. 1,580 more words


The MacServe Series: Welcome Inn (an Interview)

Over at Pop the Bubble this summer, we’ve focused a lot on what there is to see, do, and explore in Hamilton. We’ve shown you some of the nicest spots to grab a scoop of ice cream from, where all of the most #instaworthy waterfalls are, and showcased some of Hamilton’s newest and most innovative restaurants. 1,022 more words

Donald Trump and 'America First': recycling the past?

With his incendiary populist rhetoric and highly stage-managed mass rallies, Donald Trump has sent a chill down the spine of many observers outside America, myself included. 1,283 more words

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