22 November

What were you doing when Texas governor John Bowden Connally Jr was shot?

November 22, 2009 · 1 min read

Assuming you are old enough to have been alive at the time, it was probably the same as you were doing when US president John F Kennedy was shot because they were both hit in the same shooting that killed the president on 22 November 1963.

Connally survived, despite being wounded five times by one bullet, which entered through his chest, exiting below the right nipple, then hitting his right wrist and going through the radius bone before coming to rest in his left thigh. He went on to quit the Democratic Party and join the Republicans at the height of the Watergate scandal that led to Richard Nixon’s resignation as president.


The Socialist Olympics of 1936

Radical workers’ sporting organisations and the 1936 People’s Olympiad illustrate the role of sport in fighting oppression, writes Uma Arruga i López.

Review – You’re History: The Twelve Strangest Women in Music

Lesley Chow argues for a new kind of music criticism that re-evaluates women musicians and "meaningless" music, writes Rhian E Jones

Lying through their legacy-speak

Olympic ‘legacy’ has greased the path for enormous, upward transfer of wealth to the global propertied classes, writes Jules Boykoff


SWexit: What are exit schemes for sex workers missing?

If earning money is a fundamental reason for entering the sex industry, it is also essential to leaving it, writes Marin Scarlett.

Failure to deliver

Major financial institutions have cited Deliveroo’s employment practices for its disastrous public share launch. Alice Martin and Tom Powdrill look at what went wrong and what it might mean for workers’ rights

Power on the picket line: remembering the Burnsall Strike

Almost 30 years on, Sarbjit Johal recalls supporting the strike, which consisted of mostly Punjabi women workers

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