Peterloo exhibition targets new generation of protesters

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Show in Manchester displays key objects shedding light on massacre 200 years ago

A piece of commemorative glass with an image of the Peterloo massacre

A piece of commemorative glass with an image of the massacre, which will feature in the exhibition. Photograph: People’s History Museum

The Scum Uppermost, a satirical cartoon of popular radical reform represented as a many-headed monster, and embroidered flags are among the objects being brought together for the first time in an exhibition marking the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo massacre.

Eighteen people were killed and 700 injured at the peaceful protest for democratic reform in Manchester in 1819, and the exhibition will chart its legacy and the ways in which the storywas suppressed. Continue reading

Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel peace prize


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Greta Thunberg, the founder of the Youth Strike for Climate movement, has been nominated for the Nobel peace prize, just before the biggest day yet of global action.

 

Thunberg began a solo protest in Sweden in August but has since inspired students around the globe. Strikes are expected in 1,659 towns and cities in 105 countries on Friday, involving hundreds of thousands of young people. Continue reading

Congo Lucha wins the 2019 OMCT Prize

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Congo Lucha, a deeply moving documentary on a group of young people promoting democracy and human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo, received the 2019 OMCT prize at the Geneva International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH).

When handing the award to its director, Marlène Rabaud, Gerald Staberock, OMCT Secretary General, said: “The Festival debated about the new threats facing human rights and asked whether we Continue reading