Durham University History in Politics

A Durham Students’ Union Society


Latest From Our Blog

The Double-Edged Cutlass of the Grenada Revolution 

Cuba was not the only Caribbean nation to experience a revolution and adopt communist ideologies in the twentieth century. The February Revolution of 1970 in southern neighbour Trinidad and Tobago proved the desire of many young Caribbeans to demolish colonial institutions and Euro-American capitalist power systems. It was Grenada’s revolution from 1979-1983, however, that truly … Continue reading The Double-Edged Cutlass of the Grenada Revolution 

Industries of exploitation: The ‘Radium Girls’ and the state of industrial working conditions today

In the early 1900s, radium became a prolific consumer product in the US. Used in a variety of products, including cosmetics and tonics, it was most famously worked into dials and clock faces.  Now, despite its far-ranging consumption, radium had only been discovered in 1898 and knowledge of the element was limited. Safety guidelines, hence, … Continue reading Industries of exploitation: The ‘Radium Girls’ and the state of industrial working conditions today

Our Own COINTELPRO: The Black Britons under surveillance by the Black Power Desk

On the 8th of March 1971, a small group from the Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI – an American political organisation – raided the FBI’s office in Media, Pennsylvania. During the raid, they burgled over 1,000 documents about Operation COINTELPRO. COINTELPRO was a series of illegal and covert projects conducted by the FBI against … Continue reading Our Own COINTELPRO: The Black Britons under surveillance by the Black Power Desk

Durham University History in Politics Society / Association is a Durham SU student group whose details are: Durham Students’ Union (also known as Durham SU or DSU) is a charity registered in England and Wales (1145400) and a company limited by guarantee (07689815), and its principal address is Dunelm House, New Elvet, DURHAM, County Durham, DH1 3AN.