In his famous history series A History of the English Speaking Peoples Winston Churchill seemed to think that history was about wars and made by great leaders.
Fight the Power! begs to differ and instead presents A Visual History of Protest Amongst the English Speaking Peoples.
Today’s occupy movements are part of a long history of struggle. This book visualises key moments in history where ordinary people have risen up and fought governments, corporations, even empires. When the 99% have stood up to combatexploitation and abuse or in pursuit of freedom of action and a better life. In other words, to show times in history, just like today, when people have struggled forward to FIGHTTHE POWER!
This comic book covers 14 cases of such struggle over the last 200 years and in several English speaking countries including not just the US and UK but Australia, Canada, South Africa, Ireland, India and Jamaica.
The Luddites and Swing Riots (1811-1832)
The Battle of Peterloo (1819)
Colonial Rebellions (1837-1865)
Irish Rebellions (1791-1922)
The Suffragettes (1903-1918)
The Australian General Strike (1917)
The Boston Police Strike (1919)
The UK General Strike and the Battle of George Square (1918 & 1926)
The Battle of Toledo (1934)
Rosa Parks and the Bus Boycott (1955-1956)
The Trial of Nelson Mandela (1964)
The Poll Tax Riots (1989-1991)
About the authorsAdam Pasion was born in San Jose, California and has been drawing comics since he could grip a pen. He graduated with a degree in history from Azusa Pacific University, and currently resides in Nagoya, Japan where he works as a cartoonist, illustrator and designer. His recent work has been published inThe Japan Times, Hyper Hobby Magazine, Japanzine and several other publications. He is the founder of the Uzomuzo art collective in central Japan and has also published several comic books and graphic novels through his own independent imprint,Biguglyrobot. More of his work can be seen at biguglyrobot.net
Radical political cartoonist and activist Polyp has been working with campaigning organizations around the world for over 15 years, and is the author and illustrator of Big Bad World Cartoon Molotovs in the face of corporate rule and illustrator ofSpeechless: World History Without Words. He lives and works within a large Co-operative housing block in Manchester, .