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Corbyn for PM Aug 17
Two hundred years ago, demonstrators demanding the vote were set on by soldiers in Manchester, in what became known as the It inspired Percy Shelley’s poem The Masque of Anarchy, brilliantly read for us here by Maxine Peake ✊
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John Wight Aug 16
200 years after the the bastards are still murdering the poor and working class in Britain, only now with austerity. Our enemy is not their enemy. Our enemy is them.
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FBUManchester Aug 18
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Tony Walsh Aug 16
A day for reflection, remembrance and redoubling our resolve. Honoured to have been invited to present the report for . So important that young people learn this history.
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PenkyMax Aug 18
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SEP London Aug 16
50 years after Peterloo, loom worker John Wrigley who had marched that day: "Burns says that ‘Liberty’s a glorious feast.’ But the upper classes wouldn’t let us poor folk get a taste of it. When we cried… freedom of action they gave us the point of a sword.”
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Cllr Sue Moffat Aug 18
great atmosphere standing together in “imagine the fear standing here with horses galloping into the midst of you”
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Stockport Trades Union Council Aug 18
commemorating walking in the footsteps of giants.
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Touchstones Rochdale Sep 8
The only surviving banner from the 1819 is on display at our museum! We're also hosting a number of events for to spread awareness & insight into the historic event. Meet the artists of a new Peterloo graphic novel 🎟
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Brad Grant Aug 16
Commemoration events to mark the 200th anniversary of the have started here in Manchester.
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Gina Dowding MEP Aug 16
So many of us weren’t taught about the significance of the in the fight for our democracy. Now time to learn fast about how the are set on destroying it. Made easier by this excellent website..
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Matt Wrack Aug 18
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ThePnyx Aug 28
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BBC Radio Manchester Aug 16
The names of 18 people who died at the in will be read out at a special ceremony today. It is 200 years since protesters for social justice, were charged by the cavalry. 18 bells will ring from the Town Hall and 18 smoke ribbons will be released.
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Dr Beverley Jandziol Jun 18
Definitely one for the to be read pile - an important novel by a talented writer 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
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Make Votes Matter #MVM Jul 27
Next month marks 200 years since the . To commemorate this landmark event in the struggle for democracy, we're publishing a new report, holding a launch event, and taking part in 's . Find out more:
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Katie Belshaw Aug 16
Installing commemorative jugs from the collection today. Supposedly the face representing Henry Hunt was actually an American naval officer, for whom a transfer print already existed, so hastily did pottery makers work to churn out the souvenirs.
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Brad Grant Aug 16
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Coronation Street Actor Ali Briggs is teaching the crowd how to say ‘People Power’ in British sign. Celebrating Manchester as one of Europe’s first accessible cities.
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John Wight Aug 17
I commend this excellent article on the of 1819.
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Science and Industry Museum Aug 16
Today marks the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre 📷
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