• northsylvania commented on the diary post Anti Capitalist Meetup: The Tolpuddle Martyrs: Why them, why now? by northsylvania.

    2013-07-14 14:46:50View | Delete

    It’s possible that eventually almost everything could eventually be built by robots, but that was considered imminent by many even in the early 1900s. Granted that there has been progress in that direction, but everything from iPads to airplanes are still assembled by hand. The tragedies in the Bangladeshi clothing factories and the suicides at [...]

  • northsylvania commented on the diary post Anti Capitalist Meetup: The Tolpuddle Martyrs: Why them, why now? by northsylvania.

    2013-07-14 11:28:47View | Delete

    This is my first time to attempt publishing a firedoglake post. I post most frequently to the Great Orange, where this is cross posted, but hope for some input here. I’m a history geek so when someone says something is ‘unprecedented’, I tend to get concerned about the state of education. History is more interesting [...]

  • The Tolpuddle Martyrs, condemned and harshly punished by the biased justice system of 19th century England, were very lucky. They not only lived through their ordeal, but also became enduring symbols of resistance whose story is celebrated even now.  Next weekend, union members and their families from all over the UK will gather at the [...]

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