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Rebellions

A Special Métier
In mid-October 1737 Cornish tin miners rose up in arms to prevent the exportation of corn. Cornish tinners were premier food...
Arab Revolt
The Arab Revolt in British-Mandate Palestine broke out on 15 April 1936 with an attack on a Jewish truck convoy. In many towns...
Shining Path
On 17 May 1980, the eve of Peru's presidential election, groups of armed youths attacked polling places in the southern Andean...
Famine Rebellion
1848 was a year of revolutions throughout Europe. In Ireland, the Great Famine reigned. On 29 July 1848 miners, tradesmen and...
Revolutionary Society
During the last week of August 1896 - the exact date and location are disputed -, the Philippine Revolution against Spanish rule...
The Weavers
In early June 1844, hundreds of cottage workers, armed with clubs and fence posts, stormed the homes and business of their...
Pirate's Ideology
Come all you sons of Freedom, a chorus join with me,I’ll sing a song of heroes, and glorious liberty.Some lads condemn’d from...
Balinese Revolt
In September 1782 a group of 79 Balinese slaves on board the Dutch East India Company ship Mercuur, sailing between Java and...
Cape Rebel
Significant social conflict took place in the Cape Colony in the late 18th century. There were various mutinies on Dutch East...
Peasant's Uprising
The English peasant's uprising of 1381 began in response to a tax levy, but was not only about money. It involved the right to...
Cease Fire With the Zapatistas
The Mexican Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) started its uprising at the beginning of January 1994. It occupied some...
Commemorating the Peasant Uprising of Telengana
The peasant rising in 1946 in Telengana (in Hyderabad, South India) was directed against forced labour and feudal oppression....
Rotten Meat on the Potemkin
Not the socialist ideal, but rotten meat triggered the mutiny of the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin on June 14, 1905....
Holland and Belgium Divorce
Belgium and Holland were married in 1815 by order of the great European powers. Belgium was most discontented with this union....
Potato Eaters Shot
A shortage of potatoes, the well-known main Dutch food, caused a bloody riot in Amsterdam towards the end of June 1917. It was...
Tiananmen Square, Beijing
Since 13 May 1989, students demonstrating for democratic reforms had occupied Tiananmen Square in Beijing. The government warned...
Commemoration of the Paris Commune in New York
Exiled French citizens throw a party in the "Germania" meeting hall in New York. They commemorate the Paris Commune, the...
Failed Attack on Moncada
In 1953 Fidel Castro and a group of rebels attacked the Moncada barracks, a military headquarters in the south. Dictator Batista...
End of Somoza
A national strike started in Nicaragua on 24 January 1978 that would end in the demise of dictator Somoza. By having the leader...
Verdaguer Shot
Photographer Eugène Appert was allowed to take pictures in 1871 of the arrested Communards in prison. Among the more than 300...
Don't Shoot!
Armoured cars and tanks surrounded the most important government buildings in Moscow on 19 August 1991. President Mikhail...
Teheran Students Demonstrate for Political Freedom
In 1999 students in Tehran launched a campaign for political freedom. At first this centred on freedom of press, as the...
Sandinistas succeed
The Sandinistas, named after the resistance leader Cesar Augusto Sandino, started their struggle in Nicaragua in 1962. In the...
Paris, May '68
The posters from the May '68 Paris student movement became immediate collectors' items. An explosion of creativity accompanied...
Tiananmen Square 1989
The Chinese people's movement started as a demonstration by Beijing University students in April 1989, and in seven weeks grew...
High-cost Activism and the Worker Household
High-cost Activism and the Worker Household: Revolutionary Activism among Phillippine plantation workers....
Wertheim Centenary
A freelance seminar on Blind Spots and Preoccupation in Dutch and Indonesian Historiography on Decolonization that revives the...
Maoist Insurgencies in Asia and Latin America
Workshop The aim of the workshop is to compare Maoist insurgencies in various Asian and Latin American countries by addressing...
1968 - A view of the protest movements 40 years after, from a global perspective
International Conference of Labour and Social History (ITH) When we look back on the 68er protest movements, we are dealing with...
Mutiny and Maritime Radicalism in the Age of Revolution: A Global Survey
The conference explored the transnational dimensions of mutiny and maritime radicalism during the great cycle of war and...
War in Eritrea 1980
Photos by Frits EisenloeffelJournalist Frits Eisenloeffel was invited by the EPLF (Eritrean People's Liberation Front) to...
Rebellious Families
The question why people rebel is one of the most important questions historians and social scientists have been grappling with...
Refugees and Famine in Sudan 1980 and 1985
Photos by Frits EisenloeffelIn November-December 1980, Frits Eisenloeffel visited  the border region of Sudan/Eritrea where he...
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