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History articles we need on libcom

Here is the beginnings of a list of events/people which we need history articles on libcom.org about.

We would really appreciate any assistance from users in either writing a short article (1200-2000 words - or a longer one if you fancy!), or posting an existing article elsewhere, crediting the source, to our history section.

Also if you can think of anything else we are missing please let us know here so we or anyone else can write or post something.

1878: Max Hödel, anarchist would-be assassin http://www.executedtoday.com/2010/08/16/1878-max-hodel/
1892: Ravachol, anarchist terrorist http://www.executedtoday.com/2010/07/11/1892-ravachol-anarchist-terrorist/
1894: Sante Geronimo Caserio, anarchist assassin http://www.executedtoday.com/2008/08/16/1894-sante-geronimo-caserio-anarchist-assassin/
1894:6 anarchists executed in Barcelona http://www.executedtoday.com/2011/05/21/1894-six-anarchists-montjuich-barcelona/
1894: http://www.executedtoday.com/2009/02/05/1894-auguste-vaillant-bomb-throwing-anarchist/
1945: deportation of Chinese seamen from Liverpool: http://www.halfandhalf.org.uk/dr.htm

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1937: Yale Towne manufacturing company sit down strike: couple of photos here, not much info online https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=LxASFrmc3P8C&pg=PA63&dq=location+of+Woolworth%27s+Detroit+1937&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj346bC5szJAhWGqA4KHRgyAwoQ6AEIIjAA#v=onepage&q=location%20of%20Woolworth's%20Detroit%201937&f=false

and news snippet here: http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1937/05/02/page/26/article/labor

just a really short article with a couple of photos would be great if we can't find out anything else

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1930s: Domestic Workers Union organising efforts: https://www.nwhm.org/online-exhibits/industry/DWU.htm
1937: Hershey's strike: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania_chocolate_workers%27_strike,_1937
1937-8: New York department store strikes, other department store strikes, especially San Francisco and the Gimbel's strike: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1937_New_York_City_department_store_strikes
http://foundsf.org/index.php?title=1937_Department_Store_Strike https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=xmVsBgAAQBAJ&pg=PA626&lpg=PA626&dq=1937+New+York+department+store+strike&source=bl&ots=7mZgpopW9j&sig=Dv0-lFuNx8QcAmGLnES3JUlwca0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwii9K2Zzc7JAhVCzRoKHRhQC9kQ6AEIKjAC#v=onepage&q=1937%20New%20York%20department%20store%20strike&f=false http://www.laborarts.org/collections/item.cfm?itemid=61

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Also need articles on this miners strike in Nazi occupied France:
http://www.cheminsdememoire.gouv.fr/fr/la-greve-des-mineurs-du-nord-pas-de-calais

and the related Milk Strike in occupied Norway

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Washington DC transport wildcat strike, 1945: https://washingtonspark.wordpress.com/2015/05/10/strike-wave-at-washington-dcs-capital-transit-1945/

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So I've got in my head an idea for us to expand our content on UK black liberation politics in the postwar era. A few UK articles we'd need for that on libcom are:
1963 Bristol Bus Boycott
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_Bus_Boycott
1965 Red Scar Mill strike (the first big 'immigrant strike' in Britain)
1974 Imperial Typewriters strike
https://thoughtsofaleicestersocialist.wordpress.com/2015/08/20/the-imperial-typewriters-strike-of-1974/

1975 Spaghetti House siege in Knightsbridge
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaghetti_House_siege
Mangrove 9
http://www.blackpresence.co.uk/mangrove-9-event/
Something on all the black liberation schools in London

There are others but need to leave the house now..

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/search?q=Bristol+bus+boycott+&sa_f=search-product&suggid=

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one step ahead of you there: https://libcom.org/tags/imperial-typewriters-strike

but yes all the rest would be great

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Romani uprising in Auschwitz: http://www.romea.cz/en/news/czech/the-romani-uprising-in-auschwitz-16-may-1944#.VzlvzH7ETfE.twitter

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1816 littleport riots: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-36276197

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1937 Newton steel strike: http://www.monroelabor.org/eyes-world-were-watching-newton-steel-strike

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1913 Christmas Day riot: http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/36288-the-lost-grave-of-mexican-anarchist-rafael-adames
1966 Division Street riots in Chicago

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Jun 13 2016 22:45

We need a history of the Dutch Provo movement, and ideally a history of the Telegraph riot in 1966. Info in Dutch here: http://www.wikiwand.com/nl/Telegraafrellen

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On Provo: http://madgorilla.org/kempton/provos.pdf

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Arthur Cravan wrote:
On Provo: http://madgorilla.org/kempton/provos.pdf

thanks! If you or anyone else could post that to our history section it would be much appreciated

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Jun 14 2016 22:14

We need something about the peasants revolt (1381, UK)

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Jun 15 2016 01:10

1935 Terre Haute, Indiana general strike (lots of footnotes unfortunately)
https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/imh/article/view/10560/14831

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Juan Conatz wrote:
1935 Terre Haute, Indiana general strike (lots of footnotes unfortunately)
https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/imh/article/view/10560/14831

articles with lots of footnotes/hyperlinks etc you can still do really easily, just right click and click "view page source" (or something similar, depending on browser), then copy the HTML, paste it in the body and set the input format to be HTML no line breaks.

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Jun 19 2016 17:17

Uploaded:
http://libcom.org/history/provos-amsterdams-anarchist-revolt
Please check I've done everything right - first time adding to the Libcom library. Thanks!

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Arthur Cravan wrote:
Uploaded:
http://libcom.org/history/provos-amsterdams-anarchist-revolt
Please check I've done everything right - first time adding to the Libcom library. Thanks!

that's amazing thank you very much! Please feel free to post any other stuff which you feel would be of interest to our readers in future (basically we want everything of relevance to anarchism/class struggle, ever)

anyway back to other topics. Would be good to have something about He Zhen, Chinese anarchist, as well as any other Asian anarchists/radicals, especially women

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Jun 28 2016 18:03

http://zinnedproject.org/2013/04/barbara-johns-leads-1951-student-protest/
http://zinnedproject.org/2014/06/jacobo-arbenz-guzman-deposed/

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Jul 3 2016 15:25

1938 London rent strike: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/18387

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Aug 8 2016 09:55

Would be great to get a biography of this Spanish anarchist feminist, possibly just this translated into English: http://autogestionacrata.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/lucia-sanchez-saornil.html

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Aug 10 2016 22:10

Would be really good to get an article about Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, and a history of Women against Pit Closures

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Sep 7 2016 22:19

Would be great to have this article on the 1935 Dublin tram strike, just don't have time to copy it over right now: https://medium.com/@stewreddin/the-1935-dublin-tram-and-bus-strike-6f79ba35c62f#.t8x1r6hc5

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Sep 8 2016 13:49

Re the Lesbians and Gay Support The Miners I know one of the key people in it. Will ask him next time I see him.

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Sep 8 2016 21:39

Cheers!

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Nov 1 2016 22:10

US rail strike 1922
1972 UK miners/wildcat general strike
1974 UK miners strike

Drumheller Coal Mining Strike of 1919 of the One Big Union

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Nov 20 2016 12:30

Some of these mutinies are already in the history section as individual articles, but would be great to have all of them, edited from the main text and turned into standalone short articles: https://libcom.org/library/mutinies-dave-lamb-solidarity

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Dec 7 2016 11:56

Really want to have an article at some point on the 1977 massacre in Angola of about 25,000 people by the MPLA. There are a few good articles online but none quite in the right format for a history article, so would be good to put one together from the sources or find one good enough to go up in its entirety. Here are a few links:
http://www.africanpoliticalblog.com/ma-essays/remembering-angolas-forgotten-massacre-2/
https://martinplaut.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/joe-slovo-the-sacp-and-the-angola-massacre-of-may-1977/
https://martinplaut.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/angola-marxism-leninism-and-the-1977-massacre/
http://libcom.org/history/27-may-angola-view-below
http://www.politicsweb.co.za/news-and-analysis/the-angolan-massacre-of-may-27-1977-a-grim-portent
http://www.politicsweb.co.za/news-and-analysis/raul-castro-the-us-and-the-massacre-in-angola-in-m
Pic, from 1975: https://theibtaurisblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/cd2-angola-conflictpopper-014.jpg?w=610&h=366

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Jan 10 2017 19:39

Would be good to get this great stuff on the IWW domestic workers' union in the history section: http://www.weneverforget.org/hellraisers-journal-how-a-cold-storage-egg-inspired-organization-of-domestic-workers-iu-part-ii/#more-775

as well as this account of starting a grassroots union: http://ideasandaction.info/2017/01/grassroots-union-working-class-insurgency-early-70s/