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Monday, August 20, 2012

Peterloo, finally facing up to Peterloo

As massive over-reactions to political protests go, the Peterloo Massacre in my old home town of Manchester is one of history's biggies. Yet it's never been properly commemorated by any kind of monument  or memorial at the site. Now there is a campaign aiming to change that. Read about it here in Socialist Worker.

And let's not forget that the massacre has resonances in the present day.

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