Fight the Power!
A Visual History of Protest Among the English-Speaking Peoples

Wilson, Sean Michael; Dickson, Benjamin; Emerson, Hunt; Spelling, John; Pasion, Adam; cartoons Polyp
Publisher:  New Internationalist
Year Published:  2013
Pages:  192pp   ISBN:  978-1-78026-122-5
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX16011

Throughout history, ordinary people have risen up against oppression and injustice. Fight the Power visualizes 14 key moments in the last 200 years when people across the English-speaking world stood up and fought for a better life for all.


Table of Contents

Introduction by Tariq Ali
The Luddites and the Swing Riots, 1811-1832
The Battle of Peterloo, 1819
Colonial Rebellions, 1836-1865
Irish Rebellions, 1791-1922
The Suffragettes, 1903-1918
The Australian General Strike, 1917
The Boston Police Strike, 1919
UK General Strike and the Battle of George Square, 1918-1926
The Battle of Toledo, 1934
Rosa Parks and the Bus Boycott, 1955-1956
The Trail of Nelson Mandela, 1964
Fragging, 1969-1971
The Poll Tax Riots, 1989-1991
Occupy 2011-
Authors' Notes
Rights Won
The Four Stages of Protest

Subject Headings

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