Read by John Graham Davies. Rushton supported American Independence, but abhorred the hypocrisy that it meant ‘white’ freedom only.
A poem celebrating the life of a Polish radical.
Rushton’s blazing poetic celebration of African anger and resistance, with a short introduction by John Davies.
Jemmy Armstrong: A ballad celebrating the life and death of an Irish republican, who refused to name names, despite torture at the hands of the English.
A poem celebrating the French Revolution.
A poem deploring the use of rape by English soldiers in Ireland.
A poem deploring the French revolution’s turn to Bonaparte, and despotism.
A poem celebrating the revolt of shackled slaves aboard ship, and their subsequent betrayal.
In the voice of the famous Haitian slave leader, this poem celebrates black resistance.
Rushton takes the Poet Laureate Robery Southey to task for claiming that the war against France is ordained by God.
A poem about the violence of the press gang.
Rushton deplores the Pitt administration’s attacks on the French Revolution.