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24 October 2018

1821 Cinderloo uprising: "The crowd thought it had nothing else to lose"

Recently, a group in Telford, Shropshire has highlighted events that took place in the county in 1821, known as the Cinderloo uprising. The very name indicates the national effects of the growing Chartist movement and the events of Peterloo two years earlier.

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21 March 2018

The Socialist inbox

Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. Corbyn's customs union; solidarity with Chris Fernandez; nerve agent hypocrisy; Saudi Arabia; Newport rising

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21 September 2016

Uncovering the class struggle behind the Rebecca Riots

Non-fiction - 'Petticoat Heroes': This is not only a modern, class analysis of the 19th century 'Rebecca riots' - but also looks at the subjects of gender and culture in relation to the riots for the first time, providing fascinating interpretations alongside meticulous research.

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11 March 2015

TV review: Valleys Rebellion

Actor and activist Michael Sheen returned to his home town Newport in South Wales for a recent TV programme, 'Valleys Rebellion', commemorating the 175th anniversary of the 'Newport Rising'.

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Part of the Newport chartist mural depicting workers struggles which was smashed up by council developers, photo by Dave Reid

Part of the Newport chartist mural depicting workers struggles which was smashed up by council developers, photo by Dave Reid

9 October 2013

Newport council destroys workers' mural

Over 500 angry people protested on 5 October against Newport Labour council and Queensberry property developers' destruction of the town's Chartist mural.

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28 October 2009

Newport Rising 1839

Feature: ON 4 November 1839, 170 years ago, the 'Chartist Rising' in Newport, south Wales, ended in bloodshed. DAVE REID explains the background to one of the first workers' insurrections in history.

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