History

My First Meeting with Kropotkin- Thomas Hastie Bell

Edinburgh anarchist Thomas Hastie Bell(aka Tom Bell) describes his experiences meeting Kropotkin and gives insight into the Socialist League in Edinburgh in the 1880s and 1890s.

Appears to have been published in 1942.

1973: Prisoners Take Control of Walpole Prison

In 1973 inmates at Walpole prison took advantage of a prison guards strike to take control of the day to day running of the facility.

1909: Missoula Free Speech Fight

History of the first free speech fight conducted by the IWW.

1908-10: Spokane Free Speech Fight

Account of the free speech and anti job sharking campaign carried out by the Spokane Wobblies.

1977-88: Brazilian Rubber Tappers Campaign Against Deforestation

Article about the attempt of Rubber Tappers to organise that was linked to the struggle to protect the Amazonian rainforest.

Japan: a history of the workers' struggles in Kamagasaki

The article below was sent to the ICC by a comrade in Japan: it describes the emergence and decline of the squatters' and day-workers' movements which have marked the life of several Japanese cities - more particularly Osaka in this case - since the collapse of the Japanese economic "bubble" at the beginning of the 1990s, to the present day.

1985: Sudanese General Strike Against Dictatorship

In 1985 workers and students protested and struck against worsening living conditions and greater repression, in particular the imposition of Sharia and conflict in the south.

Behind the 21st century intifada

Intifada: a Palestinian boy confronts an Israeli tank

Written in 2001, this article is an excellent history and analysis of the new Intifada of the time, covering the roots of the problems in Israel and Palestine and the class struggles of both Arabs and Jews in the region throughout the 20th century

1960: South Korean Student Protests

In 1960 repression and electoral fraud pushed students throughout South Korea to take action against the regime. The protests (called the April Revolution) forced the resignation and exile of President Rhee, but the period of civilian rule was short lived.

2011-12: Disabled Bolivians March to La Paz

In 2011 a group of disabled Bolivians marched through the country to the capitol to push for increased support and to combat stigma. They were met with riot police and state violence.