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MARCH 4: Accident survivor swings strike


Above: Massachusetts militiamen confront strikers during the 1912 Lawrence Textile Strike.

ON THIS DATE in 1912, 30,000 mostly immigrant textile mill workers won national sympathy for their strike when a partly bald fourteen-year-old girl from Lawrence, Massachusetts, told a U.S. 242 more words

Shorts Night: Far from Home

This was published for the Frontline Club Blog

On Friday 27 March, the Frontline Club partnered with the London School of Economics to host a series of films for the… 644 more words

Europe

Migrants Risk Death to Escape to Europe

“Migrants Risk Death to Escape War and Get to Europe,” by Charlotte Mcdonald-Gibson for Times Magazine:

When sea water started seeping onto the deck of an old fishing boat as it listed under the weight of hundreds of people in the middle of the Mediterranean, Mohammed decided not to tell the other passengers.

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On migrants dying in the Med

I recently listened to an episode of The Inquiry concerning the recent reports of migrants dying in their attempts to cross the Mediterranean. More than 3000 people are estimated to have died last year. 555 more words

Politics

Coast

Braving the gale force winds on Sunday morning I headed towards the coast, figuring it might be the best place to see some birds. At Whitley Bay only a few hardy groups of… 224 more words

Rainbowbird gatherings

At this time of year small groups of Rainbow Bee-eaters gather in the forest to fuel up in readiness for their northerly migration. Each autumn this coincides with the flowering of Grey Box which attracts a diversity of flying insects, including bees, on which the Rainbowbirds can feed. 83 more words

Bird Observations

Everyday Heros: Laura Mannix Part One

Armory! Hello and welcome to the second installment of ‘Everyday Heroes’. I am so touched by all of your compliments and warm thoughts about Januaries Everyday Hero: Emily Hoskin (which you can begin reading… 2,016 more words

EVERYDAY HEROES