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Radical Tea Towel UK Blog

The Bristol Bus Boycott of 1963

Posted by Pete on 30th Apr 2021

When we think of the Civil Rights Movement we think of the United States - but it happened here too...Rosa Parks's refusal to leave her seat in 1955 made waves not just across the United States, but a … read more

Breaking Ranks

Posted by Pete on 25th Jan 2021

Born today in 1770, Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Baronet of Bramcote, was a radical you might not have expected. The decades either side of 1800 – the so-called 'Age of Revolutions' – were a time o … read more

Only the good die young

Posted by Pete on 28th Dec 2020

Today, in 1936, John Cornford was killed near the town of Lopera in the south of Spain. Children preparing for evacuation from Spain, during the Spanish Civil War, some giving the Republican salute … read more

Camus and Moral Choices

Posted by Pete on 7th Nov 2020

Born today in 1913, Albert Camus tried to place morality above all else. Albert Camus in 1957 (Picture: Wikimedia Commons) "The choices we have to make are always essentially moral choices." … read more