All articles by: Mark Metcalf

Books: Chartist struggle in Yorkshire

Published: October 11, 2016
Written by Mark Metcalf

Halifax 1842:?A Year Of Crisis by Catherine Howe Breviary Stuff £14.50 Catherine Howe has done an incredible job by discovering a significant piece of West Yorkshire history that very few …

Books: A struggle for women’s rights

Published: September 24, 2016
Written by Mark Metcalf

Women Workers & The Trade Unions by Sarah Boston Lawrence &?Wishart, £20 This is a revised version of a book originally written in 1980 and which now covers from the …

Fighting spirit of working women

Published: July 13, 2016
Written by Mark Metcalf

Northern ReSisters by Bernadette Hyland Mary Quaile Club £5.95 Manchester’s Bernadette Hyland quotes Eddie Frow, who cofounded the Working Class Movement Library with Ruth Frow, as the inspiration behind her …

A burning issue to address

Published: September 28, 2015
Written by Mark Metcalf

Infant mortality rates are higher nearer some incinerator sites than others, but a study into this had been delayed Mark Metcalf reports

Everyday Borders

Published: July 2, 2015
Written by Mark Metcalf

Mark Metcalf views Everyday Borders, a new 50-minute documentary film on how immigration controls are moving from the margin into everyday life.

Rich seam from new mine

Published: June 16, 2015
Written by Mark Metcalf

Plans are advanced for a new coal mine in Yorkshire to be operated by a workers’ co-operative. Mark Metcalf reports

A lifetime’s fight on the left

Published: April 24, 2015
Written by Mark Metcalf

Mark Metcalf says International Brigader and influential trade unionist Tom Jones fully merits his place in the labour movement hall of fame

Organsiser ‘alarmed’ over IPPC silence

Published: April 18, 2015
Written by Mark Metcalf

The organiser of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign is “alarmed” that the Independent Police Complaints Commission will not indicate whether it will conduct a full investigation into events outside …

Doctors denounce patient surveillance plan

Published: May 31, 2014
Written by Mark Metcalf

Government plans to force GP practices to appoint someone responsible for counter-terrorism in order to receive extra funding have been condemned by doctors as bureaucratic and a threat to their …

Bread & work

Published: March 13, 2014
Written by Mark Metcalf

Introduction to Chile: A Cartoon History by Chris Welch Chile 40 Years On, £8