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Background imageActivism Collection: Rosa Luxemburg, Marxist activist in Germany

Rosa Luxemburg, Marxist activist in Germany
Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919), Marxist activist in Germany. Date: early 20th century

Background imageActivism Collection: Demonstration in London -- Tariq Ali (b. 1943, centre), writer, journalist and filmmaker

Demonstration in London -- Tariq Ali (b. 1943, centre), writer, journalist and filmmaker, linking arms with others and walking along a road

Background imageActivism Collection: William Rust, British communist and newspaper editor

William Rust, British communist and newspaper editor
William Charles Rust (1903-1949), British communist activist, member of the Communist Party of Great Britain, and editor of the Daily Worker newspaper, seen here at his desk

Background imageActivism Collection: Police removing suffragettes chained to railings 1908

Police removing suffragettes chained to railings 1908
Police officers removing Edith New and Olivia Smith from the railings of 10. Downing Street. The image is interestingly captioned

Background imageActivism Collection: WW2 Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst - Womens War Emergency Council

WW2 Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst - Womens War Emergency Council
Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960) - (standing) presiding over the Womens War Emergency Council which she started immediately after the outbreak of WW2

Background imageActivism Collection: Anti-Vietnam War demonstration in Trafalgar Square, London

Anti-Vietnam War demonstration in Trafalgar Square, London. Placards read: Black Dwarf, Axel Springer Today! Cecil King Tomorrow

Background imageActivism Collection: Bertrand Russell, British philosopher and author (1872-1970)

Bertrand Russell, British philosopher and author (1872-1970), sitting on the pavement with other protesters as part of a CND demonstration in London, under a large banner: Committee of 100

Background imageActivism Collection: London march against racialism

London march against racialism
Demonstrators marching through central London under the banner united against racialism in a march from Speakers Corner to Trafalgar Square

Background imageActivism Collection: Anti-apartheid demo at Lord's

Anti-apartheid demo at Lord's
A street full of people outside Lord's cricket ground on the first day on the England v South Africa Second Test Match

Background imageActivism Collection: Protest against Lions playing South Africa

Protest against Lions playing South Africa
Anti-Apartheid Movement demonstrators picketing in Twickenham to stop the British national rugby team playing against South Africa. Their placards read don't play with apartheid'. Date: c

Background imageActivism Collection: Mike Terry Leader Speaking Annual General Meeting

Mike Terry Leader Speaking Annual General Meeting
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Background imageActivism Collection: Anti-apartheid demonstrators

Anti-apartheid demonstrators
Anti-Apartheid Movement demonstrators behind barriers, holding placards reading Freedom for Mandela, Forward to freedom in Namibia and South Africa

Background imageActivism Collection: Vanessa and Corin Redgrave, actors and political activists

Vanessa and Corin Redgrave, actors and political activists
Vanessa Redgrave (b 1937), with her brother Corin Redgrave (1939-2010) in the middle. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageActivism Collection: Vanessa Redgrave, renowned English actress

Vanessa Redgrave, renowned English actress
Vanessa Redgrave (b 1937), renowned English actress of stage, screen and television, and political activist. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageActivism Collection: Walter Sisulu, South African anti-apartheid activist

Walter Sisulu, South African anti-apartheid activist
Walter Max Ulyate Sisulu (1912-2003), South African anti-apartheid activist and member of the African National Congress (ANC). Date: circa 1960s

Background imageActivism Collection: Pete Seeger, American folk musician and singer-songwriter

Pete Seeger, American folk musician and singer-songwriter
Peter "Pete" Seeger (b 1919), American folk musician and singer-songwriter. From the 1960s onwards he has performed protest music in support of international disarmament

Background imageActivism Collection: Scargill Arthur Speaking Speech Rhetoric Left

Scargill Arthur Speaking Speech Rhetoric Left
scargill, arthur, speaking, speech, rhetoric, left, wing, politics, political, trade, trades, union, unionist, unionism, activist, activism, 1938, leader, conference, 1970s, empty, chairs, seats

Background imageActivism Collection: Sylvia Syms, English actress, in demonstration

Sylvia Syms, English actress, in demonstration
Sylvia Syms (b 1934), English actress, seen here taking part in a demonstration against the Apartheid Movement in South Africa

Background imageActivism Collection: Peter Tatchell and others, Bermondsey by-election

Peter Tatchell and others, Bermondsey by-election
Peter Gary Tatchell (b 1952), Australian-born British political activist. Seen here (second from left) as the Labour Party candidate at the declaration of votes for a by-election in Bermondsey

Background imageActivism Collection: Peter Tatchell, Australian-born British political activist

Peter Tatchell, Australian-born British political activist
Peter Gary Tatchell (b 1952), Australian-born British political activist. Seen here talking to people on the street and handing out leaflets while fighting a by-election in Bermondsey

Background imageActivism Collection: Desmond Tutu, South African activist and clergyman

Desmond Tutu, South African activist and clergyman
Desmond Tutu (The Most Rev Dr Desmond Mpilo Tutu, b 1931), South African activist and Christian clergyman. He was the first black South African Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa

Background imageActivism Collection: Jimmy Reid, Scottish trade unionist, journalist, etc

Jimmy Reid, Scottish trade unionist, journalist, etc
James "Jimmy" Reid (1932-2010), Scottish trade union activist, orator, politician and journalist. Seen here (centre) taking part in a street demonstration

Background imageActivism Collection: Linus Pauling, American chemist, peace activist and writer

Linus Pauling, American chemist, peace activist and writer
Linus Carl Pauling (1901-1994), American chemist, peace activist, author and educator, winner of two Nobel Prizes, one for Chemistry in 1954 and one for Peace in 1962

Background imageActivism Collection: Steve Biko, anti-apartheid activist in South Africa

Steve Biko, anti-apartheid activist in South Africa
Steve Biko (Stephen Biko, 1946-1977), anti-apartheid activist in South Africa during the 1960s and 1970s. He founded the Black Consciousness Movement, and died in police custody. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageActivism Collection: Martin Luther King, American civil rights leader

Martin Luther King, American civil rights leader
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968), American clergyman, political activist, and prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageActivism Collection: Jesse Jackson, Keith Vaz, Diane Abbott and Bernie Grant

Jesse Jackson, Keith Vaz, Diane Abbott and Bernie Grant
Jesse Jackson (Jesse Louis Jackson Sr, b 1941), American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. Seen here at a press conference table alongside Keith Vaz (Nigel Keith Anthony Standish Vaz)

Background imageActivism Collection: George Galloway Bruce Kent 1954 Scottish British

George Galloway Bruce Kent 1954 Scottish British
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Background imageActivism Collection: Billy Bragg, singer, songwriter, and political activist

Billy Bragg, singer, songwriter, and political activist
The singer, songwriter, alternative rock musician and left-wing political activist Billy Bragg (Stephen William Bragg, b 1957). Seen here singing and playing an electric guitar. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageActivism Collection: Cartoon, The New Marshal (George Potter)

Cartoon, The New Marshal (George Potter)
Cartoon, The New Marshal -- a comment on a large and turbulent demonstration by the Reform League in Hyde Park which had taken place some months earlier

Background imageActivism Collection: Christabel Pankhurst defending herself in court 1908

Christabel Pankhurst defending herself in court 1908
Christabel Pankhurst shown defending the " rush" on the House of Commons and her role in it at Bow Street Magistrates Court, London

Background imageActivism Collection: Processions of suffragists in London 1908

Processions of suffragists in London 1908
Women and men protesting womens right to vote in London, notably a procession leaving Parliament Square for Hyde Park. The image is titled " woman more militant than ever"

Background imageActivism Collection: Roger David Casement, diplomat and Irish nationalist

Roger David Casement, diplomat and Irish nationalist
Roger David Casement (1864-1916), diplomat, humanitarian activist, poet, Irish nationalist and leader of the Easter Rising of April 1916

Background imageActivism Collection: Speaker at an anti-nuclear demonstration in Trafalgar Square, London

Speaker at an anti-nuclear demonstration in Trafalgar Square, London. Date: late 1960s

Background imageActivism Collection: Speakers at an anti-nuclear demonstration in Trafalgar Square, London

Speakers at an anti-nuclear demonstration in Trafalgar Square, London, with several photographers alongside. A large banner behind them reads: Scrap Polaris. Date: late 1960s

Background imageActivism Collection: Demonstration outside Gamages department store, Holborn, London

Demonstration outside Gamages department store, Holborn, London, with struggles between protesters and police. Date: late 1960s

Background imageActivism Collection: Demonstration in London -- young protesters walking purposefully along a road

Demonstration in London -- young protesters walking purposefully along a road. Two of the banners belong to the Hyde Park Diggers, a land ownership campaigning group. Date: late 1960s

Background imageActivism Collection: Anti-nuclear demonstration in Trafalgar Square, London. One placard reads: Scrap Polaris

Anti-nuclear demonstration in Trafalgar Square, London. One placard reads: Scrap Polaris, Build For Peace. The banner in the lower left belongs to the Hyde Park Diggers

Background imageActivism Collection: Demonstration in London -- the man with his arms raised is probably Sid Rawle (1945-2010)

Demonstration in London -- the man with his arms raised is probably Sid Rawle (1945-2010), nicknamed King of the Hippies, founder of the Hyde Park Diggers

Background imageActivism Collection: Demonstration in London -- the man on the left is probably Sid Rawle (1945-2010)

Demonstration in London -- the man on the left is probably Sid Rawle (1945-2010), nicknamed King of the Hippies, founder of the Hyde Park Diggers

Background imageActivism Collection: Demonstration in London -- the man at the centre is probably Sid Rawle (1945-2010)

Demonstration in London -- the man at the centre is probably Sid Rawle (1945-2010), nicknamed King of the Hippies, founder of the Hyde Park Diggers

Background imageActivism Collection: CND demonstration in London -- a crowd of people with banners. Date: late 1960s

CND demonstration in London -- a crowd of people with banners. Date: late 1960s

Background imageActivism Collection: Demonstration in Chesham Place, Belgravia, London

Demonstration in Chesham Place, Belgravia, London, with a struggle between protesters and police. Date: late 1960s



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