Chrissy has been blogging about her adopted city of Manchester
since 2011, at
“Mancunian Wave.” She likes theme days
that offer plenty of scope, ambiguity and poetic licence, so she
chose “revolution” with this in mind.
The word conjures different images depending on your
might be a social protest, an uprising in the traditional sense in
your city or area; or maybe a revolutionary idea that comes from
your city – something small like a new cycle route or maybe a
medical discovery developed locally that could save lives around
Revolution also of course means going round – a public transport
system that is a loop or circular line? The wheels of a car?
A bike race through your region? Or a beautiful wind
turbine, generating green energy as it revolves?
Manchester has seen many revolutionary historical figures and some
real revolutions. Ernest Rutherford split the atom there in
1910. The Pankhurst women led the suffragette movement
enabling voting and – eventually – equal rights for women.
Marx and Engels met and worked in Manchester and based the
Communist Manifesto and other writings on the appalling working
conditions resulting from the industrial revolution that started
there two centuries ago.
The photo above was taken during current day national
protests in Manchester against welfare cuts to the masses while the
rich are given tax cuts.
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