In Britain today, it is easy to feel hopeless. Rising inequality and social injustice is rife and it seems every day we hear of new atrocities being committed both at home and abroad. However, there are places we can look to for inspiration in helping to make a more just society. In Britain we have a rich and diverse history of social movements. This history takes us from protest poetry and songs of the middle ages to the Glasgow women’s fight against rogue landlords in 1915, to the bonds forged between Wales and Birmingham, Alabama in the US Civil Rights Movement. It is a history of community, compassion, solidarity, and struggle, and one which should never be forgotten.

Please use the sidebar to explore the untold stories of people’s resistance and hope, and listen to the podcast on the bonds forged between Britain and America.


7 thoughts on “About”

  1. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find
    this topic to be actually something which I
    think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and very broad for me.
    I’m looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get
    the hang of it!


  2. A really interesting site, well presented and accessible. I was intrigued by these different threads, all unfamiliar to me and yet drawing a cohesive sense of British protest together. The site is very affirmative and encouraging. It celebrates the potential of even 1 person taking a stand. Brilliant!


  3. Really lovely website, works brilliantly on mobile for enhanced accessibility. The site is easy to navigate, simplistically laid-out, with relevant and appropriate images and photos. All of the content is really informative and the language is friendly for non-academics as well – especially loved the section on the Asian suffragettes! Excellent.


  4. A good website with lots of potential for even further development. As an active participant in protests over five decades I think an accessible and informative website like this would be really useful. The many demonstrations, strikes, occupations and protests that have happened over the years tend to get lost in the mists of time, so some means of recording them for posterity and research is a tremendous achievement


  5. Lots of information, all relevant and it really brings the topic to life with the interviews, videos and newspaper clippings, showing how we can learn lessons for solving some of today’s troubles by looking to the past and gaining inspiration. The author’s passion shines through. Very readable.


  6. Very good website ! It has given me an insight into a subject that I did not know much about . The articles use accessible language , and the illustrations really enhance them. The website is easy to navigate, with the subheadings being clear and informative .


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