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Assembling for democracy: part 1, learning from the Blanketeers - by Dr Peter Evans for openDemocracy

Throughout Britain’s history her people have had to organise and assemble to fight for meaningful democracy. Blanketeers, Chartists, and Radicals; trade unions and the labour movement; suffragists and suffragettes – all of these movements over the past 200 years emerged as the people of this country recognised that they were being denied a political voice, and excluded from exercising meaningful political power. 187 more words


What Good to Humanity ~ March 1865

In the March issue, the women’s magazine with the greatest readership at the time, calls for financial support for the education of women.

March– Philadelphia, Pennsylvania– “During the past year the colleges and seminaries of this country have received liberal contributions. 930 more words

Daily History

Lex iniusta non est lex...

From the Edward Snowden AMA, a hero, and someone we should all strive to act with such boldness, clarity, and courage. Shedding light on a democracy to its people is inherently non-traitorous. 609 more words

Civil War

Happy Birthday to America's Greatest President

Happy birthday to America’s greatest president!

Abraham Lincoln

February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865

“The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. 217 more words

Daily History

Books I'm Looking Forward to Reading

There isn’t enough time for books or reading, or just quiet time, but I am looking forward to fitting these books into my daily elliptical time. 625 more words


Howard Zinn: "War is Terrorism."

Historian and educator Howard Zinn said that inspiring students to change the world should be the “modest little aim” of teaching.

January 27 marked five years since the death of the great historian and activist Howard Zinn. 1,542 more words

Social Justice

Remembering Howard Zinn: To Be Hopeful In Bad Times.

In his 2002 autobiography You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train, Howard Zinn wrote:

To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. 2,120 more words

Art Of Resistance