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#OtD 28 Sep 1846 British troops opened fire on starving food rioters in Dungarvan, Ireland, killing one. The Great Famine lasted until the 1850s, killing around a million people and forced even more to emigrate, while food was exported for profit.

A heads up that our two-part podcast episode with Ricky Tomlinson about the 1972 building workers' strike now has a full transcript to go alongside it. Be sure to check it out, along with sources, photos and more info, here:

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