Posts Tagged ‘History’

An interview with…a Wobbly

Posted on September 16th, 2012 by RebelBull

The Heckler continues to find out about local and national campaigns and social-change groups, this time interviewing a member of the Bristol branch of the workers union, the Industrial Workers of the World (or Wobblies). Heckler: Could you briefly explain what the Industrial Workers of the World is, what you aim to achieve and how […]

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International Workers Day 2012 – In Pictures

Posted on May 7th, 2012 by RebelBull

Here’s a few snapshots of May Day protests from around the world…            

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Review – ‘Soccer vs. the State: Tackling Football and Radical Politics’ by Gabriel Kuhn

Posted on March 10th, 2012 by RebelBull

Football. It’s something that us at the Heckler are very passionate about. At any radical political gathering you will almost always find football being talked about by some, and avoided like the plague by others. Within the revolutionary Left and anarchist movements opinion is divided over the ‘beautiful game.’ It is seen by some as […]

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New radical bookshop opens in Bristol

Posted on November 27th, 2011 by RebelBull

Hydra Books, a new radical bookshop, coffee shop and meeting space was opened in Bristol, on Saturday. Events were held over the weekend to kick off the opening, including a talk by veteran anarchist, Ian Bone, on Saturday. “As well as selling some of the best coffee and cake in the city, we stock ‘radical‘ literature on […]

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Hereford International Brigade Volunteer

Posted on October 6th, 2011 by RebelBull

This year marks 75 years since the Spanish Civil War began. Up to 35,000 people from around the world volunteered to fight against Franco and his fascist forces, with many joining the ‘International Brigades.’ Alongside Spanish anarchists, communists, socialists, trade unionists and freedom-loving people, the International Brigades played an important role in the war.Amongst them were 2,000 […]

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Forest Of Dean Riots – 1831

Posted on February 9th, 2011 by RebelBull

Hereford Heckler Radical History #6 – Warren James and the Forest of Dean Riots of 1831 The threat of forest privatisation is nothing new to the folk of the Forest of Dean. Over the centuries they have challenged every move to deny them access to the forest, sometimes they have succeeded sometimes not, but they have […]

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The 1914 Herefordshire Teachers’ Strike

Posted on August 18th, 2010 by RebelBull

During the winter of 1913-14 the discontent felt by school teachers in Herefordshire, as the poorest paid anywhere in the country, took a more militant turn when teachers resigned en masse while demanding increased wages and a new pay scale. The immediate reaction of the Local Education Authority (LEA) was to bring in scab labour […]

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The Whitson Riot of 1605

Posted on February 22nd, 2010 by RebelBull

Hereford’s Radical History–part one At 5 o’clock in the morning on the Tuesday of Whitson 1605, the vicar of Allensmore, Richard Heyns, was woken by a commotion. From the window of the vicarage he saw 40 heavily armed people carrying out a funeral ceremony. The deceased was Alice Wellington, who, being a Catholic, had been […]

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