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On March 11, 1811, the Luddite movement began in Arnold, Nottingham, England, when textile workers destroyed the machines where they worked as a protest against the oppression they felt as workers. This highly misunderstood early movement of workers is primarily used today by technological futurists to justify their own positions and attack those who aren’t […]

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On September 10, 2017

Congratulations to the British. From fish and chips to the traditional roast dinner, us Brits love to elevate the simplest of dishes with the help of a good sauce. But when it comes to which one we li

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On August 20, 1976, the Grunwick Strike began. This strike showed the potential of the British trade union movement to embrace immigrant workers for the first time, but its defeat was a critical moment in the rise of the vociferously anti-union Margaret Thatcher and began the decline of the British labor movement that would suffer […]
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The Enemy Within

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On September 2, 2015
I was lucky enough to be sent a copy of The Enemy Within (in Britain it is going by Still the Enemy Within). This is a powerful documentary on how Margaret Thatcher busted the coal miners’ unions in the 1980s. If this is of interest to you, I highly recommend hunting down a copy, perhaps […]
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Thatcherism

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On December 18, 2014
The leaders of Thatcher-era Great Britain were really marked by high personal moral standards: London police say they believe a claim made by a man named only as “Nick,” who alleges he saw a Conservative member of Parliament kill a boy at a child sex party in the 1980s, The Guardian reports. Nick, whose real […]

False Balance

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On July 7, 2014

Huh. Imagine if CNN or other American networks followed the path of the BBC and had directives to stop bringing cranks on the air to present absurd and scientifically bogus arguments that human-caused

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