History articles we need on libcom

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Aug 1 2017 00:48
Steven. wrote:
It would be great if this article could be put up in the library, at least in PDF format for ease. About a 17-year-old boy executed for desertion in World War I: https://runner500.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/too-young-to-go-to-war-but-old-enough-to-be-executed/

I put up a pdf of this in the library.

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Aug 1 2017 09:01

Yes I saw thanks very much!

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Sep 5 2017 19:06

Several documents and first-hand accounts on the 1949 Peekshill riot when fascists attacked a Paul Robeson concert: http://www.trussel.com/hf/peekskill.htm

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Sep 27 2017 20:18

There's a collection of the original demands of the Hungary '56 workers and student councils at http://www.hungarianhistory.com/lib/unreport/unreport.pdf - starts at page '68. Would be great to extract these into a library article

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Nov 17 2017 03:46

I don't know if this belongs in this thread but if anyone has a scribd account here is kink to the book gramsci and the anarchists https://www.scribd.com/document/51442091/Levy-Carl-Gramsci-and-the-Anarchists history of anarchist and syndicalist from the beging of 20th century to the end of Biennio Rosso

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Nov 29 2017 15:14
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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:

1965 Red Scar Mill strike (the first big 'immigrant strike' in Britain)

Hadn't seen this comment until now but have been trying to fill in some gaps with this stuff as well.

There's not loads on Red Scar Mill, the following we could piece something together from:

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=6rGHDAAAQBAJ&pg=PA135&lpg=PA135&dq=%22red+scar+mill%22&source=bl&ots=6CHjNQ9Gtp&sig=xJobsS8Aii3fkqE7GrsBooD9TL8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi3jsvEhuTXAhXD6xQKHeZoD-0Q6AEIYzAN#v=onepage&q=%22red%20scar%20mill%22&f=false

https://www.marxists.org/archive/foot-paul/1973/xx/racism.html

http://www.unionhistory.info/britainatwork/narrativedisplay.php?type=raceandtradeunions

This is a bit Labour Party focused but actually talks about the strike as opposed to it just being listed in a single paragraph.
http://londonsocialisthistorians.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/ray-challinor-and-1965-courtauld-strike.html

The longest account appears to be Paul Foot for the IRR (mentioned in the London Socialist Historians site), but can't find it online: https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/The_Strike_at_Courtaulds_Preston_22_May.html?id=PTd9twAACAAJ&redir_esc=y

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Nov 30 2017 14:17

Found this on the Mansfield Hosiery strike in Spare Rib though so have put it up: https://journalarchives.jisc.ac.uk/britishlibrary/sparerib https://libcom.org/library/women-struggle-mansfield-hosiery-strike

Also someone on twitter has said they're going to try to scan Paul Foot's article on Red Scar Mill from the LSE archives next week so if that happens it'd be good.

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Dec 12 2017 07:39

1917 mutiny by black soldiers in Houston against the police. This is on this day today. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston_riot_of_1917