Beyond the Noise: How Red Clydeside women transformed Scotland

Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 news cycle and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.

THIS week, Jamieson is joined by Lesley Orr, feminist historian and activists and member of the Common Weal board, to discuss the central importance of women's activism to the Red Clydeside era of political radicalisation in Scotland a hundred years ago.

They discuss:

- 1:22 What was the intellectual and social movement context to the rise of women's activism in Red Clydeside?

- 9:42 How did the rent strikes emerge from the period of 'social peace' which accompanied the beginning of WW1?

- 19:55 Following victory in 1915, how did the leaders and activists of the rent strike feed into the deepening ideological radicalisation on the Clyde?

- 32: 00 What can we learn from the Red Clydeside women today?

Picture: Lorna Miller

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