History

WSA "Common Program" Class Struggle Proposal (1986)

As the 1980s crisis continued to ravage American workers, the W.S.A. sought to bring together, in a working common alliance, "those anti-bureaucratic and anti-centralist forces" within the class, "both workplace and political organizations". The goals were the "renewal and reconstruction of the American labor movement from the bottom up".

Manifesto on the Russian Revolution

Exiled Russian and Ukrainian anarchist-communist views on the Russian Revolution issued in 1922.

Readings and photos from the student uprising at Chomsky’s university, MIT, 1967-1972

1969 student protest at Chomsky's university, MIT

The protests that erupted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the late 1960s were an important part of the student unrest that shook the US in this period.

Noam Chomsky has talked sympathetically about these protests, which focused on MIT's development of both nuclear weapons and weapons used in the Vietnam war. However, Chomsky also has a strong loyalty to MIT – at one point describing the university as ‘the freest and the most honest and has the best relations between faculty and students than any other ... [with] a good record on civil liberties’ – and it seems this loyalty has prevented him from giving a full account of these events.

Timeline of direct action against the Iraq war, 2002-2004

Invasion of USAF Fairford, 2003

A timeline of direct action which took place against the second Gulf War in the UK and Ireland up to 2004, compiled at the time by the Anarchist Youth Network.

"No Blood for Oil!"

Text from a simple poster issue by the ACF in the Spring of 1980. At that time the Carter administration was seeking to reintroduce the military draft (which had been suspended since the end of the Viet Nam war).
The USSR had invaded Afghanistan and blood hell was going on in Lebanon (between Christians, supported by Israel, and Lebanese muslims, mainly supported by Syria).

Folke Fridell: Textile Mill Worker, Anarcho-syndicalist, Proletarian Writer

Folke Fridell, photographed at the Arbetaren offices

Work. A contested word, loaded with millions of synonyms and associations. Hate/love. But for the author Folke Fridell (1905-1984) there was no doubt: there is no intrinsic value to be found in work. It is not a source of pride. During his life he waged a constant war, against work, against the machines, against the bosses, but perhaps also, in his individuality, against his co-workers too.

Interactive map of Latino urban riots and social unrest - Aaron Fountain

This interactive map features urban rebellions and incidents of social unrest in Latino communities from 1964 to the present.

Stenzleit, Georg Hermann Jakob (1848-1933)

Stenzleit

A short biography of German anarchist George Stenzleit, active in London

Black people in the British empire: an introduction - Peter Fryer

British troops round up suspected Mau Mau resistance fighters

Acclaimed writer Peter Fryer exposes the exploitation and oppression of Britain's colonies, looks at grassroots rebellions and restores black people to their rightful place in Britain's history.

A people's history of the fourth of July

Fourth of July fireworks

A roundup of key events in United States working class history which have also taken place on 4 July, beyond 1776.