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Show #77 Voices from the Thatcher Party

© Donnacha DeLong In case you didn’t notice, Margaret Thatcher’s funeral took place today. Last Saturday, an estimated 3,000 joined a party in Trafalgar Square, called many years ago by Class War, to...

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Show #79 – Taking on the police in the courts – and winning

© Donnacha DeLong Donnacha talks to two journalists and trade union activists, Ewa Jasiewicz – still under injunction over her arrest at the No Dash for Gas protest at the EDF West Burton power...

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Show #81 – It’s all kicking off in Turkey

Occupy Gezi protestors resting Saturday morning – image © resim77 http://www.flickr.com/photos/39967262@N07/8910863500/ Over the past week, what started as a protest against plans to turn Gezi Park in...

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Show #85 Police spies

© Donnacha DeLong In the last two years, details of undercover police pretending to be activists have slowly emerged. A new book by Paul Lewis and Rob Evans, Undercover: The True Story of Britain’s...

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Show #92 – Libel stories

On 26 October, the New Media Industrial Council of the National Union of Journalists and the Media Reform Coalition held a conference on the internet and the law at Goldsmiths, University of London....

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show #96 – The Dublin Lockout

Members of the Irish Women Workers’ Union on the steps of Liberty Hall, c. 1914. One hundred years ago this month, Dublin society had been ripped apart by one of the worst industrial disputes of the...

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Show #102 – The truth about Syria

Bonnie Newman with Syrian refugees in Lebanon © Bonnie Newman In 2011, the Syrian uprising was celebrated as one of the most amazing examples of the uprisings across North Africa and the Middle East....

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Show #107 Bosnia

Mostar school destroyed in the 1992 conflict ©Donnacha DeLong While the world’s attention has shifted to the Ukraine, Donnacha DeLong talks to a revolutionary in Sarajevo about the recent uprising in...

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Show #111 Rudolf Rocker – Irish history

Buy the book from Freedom Press Donnacha DeLong recently gave two talks – one on Rudolf Rocker at the launch of Freedom’s new edition of Anarchism and Anarcho-Syndicalism on 22 March. A week before...

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Show #115 – Barbado’ed – early slavery in America and the Caribbean

Slaves in the sugar fields of Barbados From the end of the 16th Century until the late 17th, thousands of people from England, Ireland and Scotland – from criminals and street children, to people who...

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Show #123 – Dunstan Bruce

Dunstan Bruce with his new band Interrobang‽ live in London, 2 Oct 2015. ©Donnacha DeLong Donnacha’s back with a music special. Dunstan Bruce, former member of Chumbwamba – who famously sang, “I get...

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Show #128 – Yelena Kensbourn on Ukraine

Euromaidan protest, Kyiv, Ukraine, Date 30 November 2013 ©Mstyslav Chernov As the world focuses on Syria, conflict continues in Ukraine. Donnacha is joined by Yelena Kensborn, journalist and founder...

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Show #134 – Zapatista solidarity

International Brigadas – VIVA EZLN © seven resist Donnacha talks to Lia from the Manchester Zapatista Collective about the Chiapas uprisings, the current situation on the ground and what activists can...

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Show #139 Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff has, since the early 1990s, been one of the most important writers about the internet, online business and the effect of society. His new book, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, looks...

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