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I’ve been interested in radical history for years – the history of struggle and change by which rights have been established. It isn’t taught in schools, this colourful history of refusal to sit down and shut up. I think that’s a great shame, and that young people would benefit enormously from knowing that much of what they have, was fought for. It’s hard not to show up and vote when you understand that people died to get that right. Knowing about the struggles of the past makes you less complacent about what we have now, and more conscious that it could be taken away.
It is being taken away.
It was with no small amount of delight that I found out about radical ancestors of place yesterday. Selsley Common, where I like to walk and sit at the burial mound, was a location for several huge Chartist gatherings seeking…
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