The Rights, and Wrongs, of History

‘Each generation writes history anew’. Circumstances change, ideas change, the world changes. Events of the past still have resonance and life, they have power; they may illustrate class struggle or express class interest. Therefore there are at least two views, that of the ruling class, and of the working class, of the rich and ofContinue reading “The Rights, and Wrongs, of History”

Riots, Rebellion and Machine Breaking

It’s widely believed that the Captain Swing riots started in Kent in August 1830 in Lower Hardres a parish and village just south of Canterbury. There had been widespread agrarian rebellion in East Anglia in 1816 and 1822. There were incidents of rick burning and machine breaking throughout the period. Bad harvests made the situationContinue reading “Riots, Rebellion and Machine Breaking”


Agriculture, production, distribution, capital, capital accumulation, circulation of commodities, warehouses, railway systems, satellite communications, global internet technologies, TCP/IP, application layer, presentation layer, session layer, transport layer, network layer, data link layer, physical layer. High speed train journey, Ashford to London, Thursday 20 May 2021. The ships are Pauline (top two photographs), ro-ro cargo and theContinue reading “Commuting”