Over a century before one internationally renowned American peace activist, Martin Luther King Jr, visited Newcastle Upon-Tyne, the city played host to another on the 13th of November 1846.
Lajos Kossuth (1802–1894) became an international icon following the Hungarian Revolution of 1848–49.
On 19 May 1851, a meeting was convened by the young Joseph Cowen at the Nelson Street Lecture Room (better known as the Music Hall).
John Morley and Jack Sadler, conscientious objectors from the First World War, were the main inspirers of the Newcastle War Resisters Group of conscientious objectors, with its motto, ‘The highest
The Italian patriot and revolutionary Guiseppe Garibaldi was already a living legend and symbol of radical politics when he arrived on board of the ship Commonwealth in South Shields on 21 March 18
By 1968, the Vietnam War was subject to substantial international protest, with students playing a major role in staging demonstrations in many countries.
Francesca Mary Wilson was a schoolteacher and humanitarian who made a substantial contribution to British and international relief efforts, both through her practical work in the field and through
The atrocities in the Congo Free State – the private kingdom ruled by the Belgian monarch Leopold II – gave rise to an international humanitarian campaign, with Britain as a particular hub of activ
For fifty years the Newcastle Socialist Society in the Old Royal Arcade (which was demolished in 1969) provided a forum for socialists of all hues to debate issues. Attendees included such as T.