History

Rebel violence v hierarchical violence

Subtitled "a chronology of anti-state violence on the UK mainland July 1985-May 1986", this pamphlet basically does what it says on the tin: it is a timeline of episodes of social disorder over a brief period.

Torrano, Serge (1950-2015)

Serge Torrano

A short biography of the French libertarian communist railworker Serge Torrano

Louise Michel - Edith Thomas

Louise Michel in her military uniform

Well researched, thorough and detailed biography of legendary Paris communard, anarchist and French national hero of the late 19th century, translated by Penelope Williams in 1980.

The IWW since 1932 - George Pearce

A Master's Thesis by George Pearce detailing the history of the Industrial Workers of the World from 1932-1949.

Organizing "wall-to-wall": the Independent Union of All Workers (1933-1937) - Peter Rachleff

A history by Peter Rachleff of the Independent Union of All Workers (IUAW), a militant, industrial union formed in the meat packing plants of Minnesota in the 1930s.

Human guinea pigs "band together" and win a pay hike

Two accounts by human lab rats who undertook successful strike action for better pay.

Stop kidding yourself: the police were created to control working class and poor people - Sam Mitrani

Slave patrol badge, 1858.

A short historical account of the US police force explaining their origins in slave patrols in the South and a force to discipline the working class in the North, with the background of a spate of police killings of unarmed black men in 2014.

Wobbly driplines: strikes, stowaways & the SS Manuka

Built in 1903 and wrecked off New Zealand’s southern coast in 1929, the Manuka was a floating fragment of class society—and of class warfare. This article uses the Manuka to tell the wider story of syndicalism, transnationalism, anti-militarism, and the IWW in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Rumsey, David (1937- 2015)

A short biography of Dave Rumsey, active in Brighton Anarchist Group

The Spanish revolution 1931-1939 - Pierre Broué

An essay on the “political” dimension of the revolution and the years immediately preceding it in Spain during the 1930s, “the struggle of the Spanish workers and peasants for their rights and liberties, for the factories and the land, and finally, for political power”, examining not only “demonstrations, strikes, storming the prisons, militiamen clad in overalls, barricades, dinamiteros, summary executions and collectivizations” but also “contradictory exegeses, theoretical debates, polemics and personal conflicts, and battles between political machines, fractions and tendencies”, as well as the “ever-present” menace of the counterrevolution.