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Peterloo


The brutal history of Peterloo

30 October 2018
As director Mike Leigh’s film tells the story of the Peterloo massacre, Simon Basketter argues the events show how the ruling class reacts when its position is threatened

Peterloo film brings a class revolt to life

18 October 2018
Watching Mike Leigh's film makes you feel like you were actually there on the day the massacre took place in Manchester in 1819.

Letters

25 August 2015
Sexist media and politicians suggest women candidates in the Labour leadership election don’t look like leadership material but its the politics that needs to be challenged not their sex | Peterloo Massacre memorial | Labour Right attack Corbyn the man for the masses | 'Female Viagra' drug was approved for profit not to serve women | South African miners cleared of attempted murder after first day of trial| Rulers use racism to divide us | Buffy Sainte-Marie should blame the warmongers |

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