History

Rogue states: the rule of force in world affairs

NATO bombing of former Yugoslavia

Book from 2000 by Noam Chomsky where he argues that, contrary to popular perception, the real 'rogue' states in the world today are not the dictator-led developing countries we hear about in the news, but the United States and its allies.

Theresa Garnett vs Winston Churchill

Theresa Garnett in 1909

A short account of suffragette Theresa Garnett attacking then-Home Secretary Winston Churchill with a horsewhip in 1909, written by Anny Cullum.

The weaker sex? Violence and the suffragette movement

Police survey Saunderton Railway Station after a suffragette arson attack, 1913

Fern Riddell examines violence used by the UK suffragette movement in the early 20th century, and why it is often ignored by historians.

The Chinese revolution 1925-1927

Strikers during the 1925 Hong Kong general strike

A short account of the mass struggles in China from 1925 up to the Shanghai insurrection of 1927 and its crushing by the nationalist forces of Chiang Kai-shek, who was supported by the Chinese Communist Party.

Slovakia's unemployed riots of 2004

In February and March 2004, the Roma unemployed in Slovakia responded to cuts in welfare provisions with demonstrations and looting. The state's response involved the greatest mobilization of police forces since the fall of Stalinism. Although the unrest was crushed, it managed to secure better conditions for all unemployed in Slovakia.

The 1972 miners' strike: popular agency and industrial politics in Britain

Pickets during the 1972 miners' strike

A detailed and informative account of the successful nationwide strike of UK miners in 1972, written as an academic paper by Jim Phillips.

Morin, Emilienne Leontine (1901-1991) aka Mimi aka Mimi-FAI

Emilienne Morin

A short biography of Emilienne Morin, active in France and Spain, companera of Buenaventura Durruti

Resistance to Nazism: Shattered Armies-How the Working Class fought Nazism and Fascism 1933-1945

Telling the stories of libertarian groups that were opposing Fascism in Europe before, and into, the rise of the Nazis including Edelweiss Pirates, FAUD underground, Zazous, 43 group, Arditi del Popolo and dozens of other Italian groups

Aberdeen in the General strike.

Published in 1977 by Aberdeen People's Press, this book gives a local account of the British general strike of 1926 and how it played out in Aberdeen, Scotland. Interestingly the text is critical of the TUC and Labour party whereas most accounts outwith libertarian circles are not.

1912: The San Diego Free Spech Fight

(excerpt from Under the Perfect Sun: The San Diego Tourists Never See, The New Press: 2003 by Jim Miller) A history of the most violent of the Free Speech Fights. A combination of police brutality and vigilante terror was unleashed against the IWW and the workers of San Diego, including torture and murder.