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Leo Tolstoy

Posted by Pete on 9th Sep 2020

On this day in 1828, Leo Tolstoy was born into the Russian aristocracy – but he wouldn’t stay there. Tolstoy renounced his privilege to become an anarchist (Picture: F. W. Taylor/Wikimedia Commons) … read more

The Roving Radical

Posted by Pete on 6th Sep 2020

Born today in 1795, Frances 'Fanny' Wright is one of the most remarkable yet least known revolutionaries we’ve ever heard of. Frances 'Fanny' Wright was just as remarkable as famous radicals like … read more

Paris, 1944: Vive la Résistance!

Posted by Pete on 25th Aug 2020

Today in 1944, after four, brutal years of Nazi occupation, Paris was liberated by a motley coalition of left-wing Partisans, Spanish Republicans, and Allied soldiers. It was a towering moment in the … read more

Symphony under Siege

Posted by Pete on 9th Aug 2020

The composer Dmitri Shostakovich died today in 1975. Decades earlier, during WW2, his Seventh Symphony became a global beacon of resistance to the Nazi empire when it was performed by a half-starved … read more

The Rebeccas Ride at Dawn

Posted by Pete on 6th Aug 2020

Nearly 200 years ago, outside the bustle of Britain’s industrial cities, the seemingly quiet Welsh countryside became a battleground in the fight against economic injustice. Depiction of the Rebecc … read more