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Fight the Power

Fight the Power

A Visual History of Protest amongst the English Speaking Peoples

A unique historical graphic novel that captures key moments in the fight against oppression through the centuries.

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£9.99

In his famous history series A History of the English Speaking Peoples Winston Churchill seemed to think that history was about wars and made by great leaders. Fight the Power! begs to differ and instead presents A Visual History of Protest Amongst the English Speaking Peoples.

Today's occupy movements are part of a long history of struggle. This book visualises key moments in history where ordinary people have risen up and fought governments, corporations, even empires. When the 99% have stood up to combatexploitation and abuse or in pursuit of freedom of action and a better life. In other words, to show times in history, just like today, when people have struggled forward to FIGHT THE POWER! This comic book covers 14 cases of such struggle over the last 200 years and in several English speaking countries including not just the US and UK but Australia, Canada, South Africa, Ireland, India and Jamaica.

Introduction by Tariq Ali
Prologue
written by Sean Michael Wilson and Benjamin Dickson,
illustrated by Adam Pasion
The Luddites and the Swing Riots, 1811-1832
written by Sean Michael Wilson, illustrated by Hunt Emerson
The Battle of Peterloo, 1819
written by Benjamin Dickson, illustrated by Hunt Emerson
Colonial Rebellions, 1836-1865
written by Sean Michael Wilson, illustrated by Adam Pasion
Irish Rebellions, 1791-1922
written by Sean Michael Wilson, illustrated by Adam Pasion
The Suffragettes, 1903-1918
written by Benjamin Dickson, illustrated by Hunt Emerson
The Australian General Strike, 1917
written by Sean Michael Wilson, illustrated by Adam Pasion
The Boston Police Strike, 1919
written by Benjamin Dickson, illustrated by John Spelling
UK General Strike and the Battle of George Square, 1918-1926
written by Sean Michael Wilson, illustrated by John Spelling
The Battle of Toledo, 1934
written by Sean Michael Wilson, illustrated by John Spelling1
Rosa Parks and the Bus Boycott, 1955-1956
written by Benjamin Dickson, illustrated by Adam Pasion
The Trial of Nelson Mandela, 1964
written by Benjamin Dickson, illustrated by Adam Pasion
Fragging, 1969-1971
written by Sean Michael Wilson, illustrated by Hunt Emerson The Poll Tax Riots, 1989-1991
written by Benjamin Dickson, illustrated by John Spelling Occupy, 2011-written by Benjamin Dickson, illustrated by John Spelling Conclusions written by Benjamin Dickson and Sean Michael Wilson,
illustrated by Adam Pasion
Authors' Notes
Rights Won
The Four Stages of Protest
written by Benjamin Dickson, illustrated by Hunt Emerson

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Page Count: 
176
ISBN: 
9781780261225
Dimensions:
6.69 x 10.24in
UK Publication Date: 
Saturday, 31 August, 2013

The compelling power of graphic narrative to efficiently, potently and evocatively disseminate vast amounts of information and seductively advocate complex issues with great conviction through layered levels has always been most effectively used in works with a political or social component. That's never been more evident than in this stunning and scholarly new graphic anthology detailing some of the most infamous and effective instances of popular protest.

Comics Review

An accessible and engaging introduction to protestors in history. If you care about social change, read it!

Mary Talbot

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