Armistice Day and the Poppy

Posted on Nov 10, 2016 in latest | Comments Off on Armistice Day and the Poppy

  The 11th of November is marked as Armistice Day when the guns of the Western Front fell silent at 11.00 AM, the eleventh hour of the eleventh day. 102 years after Britain entered (or was it stumbled) into World War 1 on the 4th August 1914 many Veterans have expressed unease at the Poppy, […]

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Jews, Irish and Socialists of Cable Street

Posted on Oct 4, 2016 in latest | Comments Off on Jews, Irish and Socialists of Cable Street

Trouble was brewing in Cable Street, London 80 years ago on this day. In the early morning of October 4th, 1936, thousands of black-shirted fascists mustered around the Tower of London. Awaiting them in the East End were Jews, union men and communists. Oswald Mosley, leader of the British Union of Fascists, had declared October […]

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Remember Peterloo

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 in Britain | Comments Off on Remember Peterloo

  Today 16th August marks the 197th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre at St Peters Field in Manchester. As once again in Britain workers rights and their ability to organise and strike are being attacked we should remember Peterloo, one of the darkest days in Manchester’s history it is a milestone in our hard fought […]

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Black Muslim Immigrant steals Olympic Gold Medal

Posted on Aug 14, 2016 in Britain | Comments Off on Black Muslim Immigrant steals Olympic Gold Medal

There has been outrage among Daly Mail and Daily Express readers and reports of dangerously high blood pressure readings after a black Muslim Immigrant called Mohammed stole a Team GB Olympic Gold Medal. Doctors said that the blood pressure readings were concerning as the readers were largely elderly with impaired brain function. The very black […]

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Bloody Foreigners

Posted on Jul 3, 2016 in latest | Comments Off on Bloody Foreigners

This weekend, Europe commemorates the Battle of the Somme, and by extension, the 17 million people who died in World War I. Within 20 years, the Maginot Line would succeed the Hindenburg Line in maps and imaginations. Another generation of Europeans would die in the Marne, Verdun. Incredibly moving scenes here at Waterloo as hundreds […]

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The Legacy of Byzantium

Posted on May 29, 2016 in latest | Comments Off on The Legacy of Byzantium

The 29th May 1453 is the most momentous date in the history of Western Civilisation in the second Millennium of the modern age. That is the date which marks the end of the Middle Ages, the beginning of the Renaissance and the beginning of the Age of Discovery where the search for an alternative sea […]

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Larbi Ben M’hidi and French Civilisation

Posted on Mar 3, 2016 in latest | Comments Off on Larbi Ben M’hidi and French Civilisation

Mohammed Larbi Ben M’hidi, a prominent leader of the Algerian war of independence, was tortured to death by the French on 3-4 March 1957. French General Marcel Bigeard, said of Ben M’hidi:  “If I had 10 men like him amongst my troops, I would have conquered the world”. He was tortured and murdered by the […]

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The Fascists in Spain

Posted on Mar 2, 2016 in latest | Comments Off on The Fascists in Spain

42 years ago today, at 9:20 am on 2 March 1974, the execution by garrotte of Salvador Puig Antich, 25-year-old anarchist, began in a cell at La Modelo (The Model) Prison in Barcelona despite a widespread international campaign to spare his life. It took him almost 20 minutes to die, as the medieval device slowly […]

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Sophie Scholl and the White Rose Group

Posted on Feb 21, 2016 in latest | Comments Off on Sophie Scholl and the White Rose Group

Seventy three years ago Hans and Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst were guillotined by the Nazis in Munich for bravely opposing the Fascist Tyranny. Named after a Spanish novel (Rosa Blanco). The Group coordinated efforts on Campus for Civil Rights and Opposition to Nazi policies. Among their efforts on campus were weekly discussion groups, painting […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day

Posted on Jan 25, 2016 in latest | Comments Off on Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year. It’s a time for everyone to pause to remember the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. On HMD we can honour […]

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The Eagle On London

Good old Guy Fawkes!

Posted on Nov 5, 2019 in Britain | Comments Off on Good old Guy Fawkes!

Tube Tunes

Posted on Aug 29, 2019 in latest | Comments Off on Tube Tunes

Schools to Prison on the Tube

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Happy Birthday Karl Marx

Posted on May 5, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Happy Birthday Karl Marx

The Eagle on Ireland

In Darkest Midwinter

Posted on Dec 22, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on In Darkest Midwinter

The murder of Canon Magner

Posted on Dec 15, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The murder of Canon Magner

The Boys of Kilmichael

Posted on Nov 28, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Boys of Kilmichael

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Posted on Nov 22, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on John Fitzgerald Kennedy