History

The Echo of the Crutches: An Essay on Manuel Escorza del Val – Víctor Malavez

Manuel Escorza del Val

The first installment of a planned series of articles on Manuel Escorza del Val and the espionage and counterespionage agency he directed during the Spanish Civil War (the Investigation and Intelligence Commission of the CNT-FAI), with discussions of the espionage agencies of the Nationalists, the Catalonian government, the Republican parties, the Communists, as well as other anarchist and anarchosyndicalist special operations groups, including the German anarchosyndicalist exiles (DAS), focused for the most part on their activities in Catalonia and on the French border.

Lamberet, Madeleine (1908-1999)

Madeleine Lamberet

A short biography of French anarchist and artist Madeleine Lamberet

Ettore Cinnella - The tragedy of the Russian Revolution: promise and default of the Left Socialist Revolutionaries in 1918.

Left SR leader Maria Spiridonova (center, wearing glasses).

The unpublished minutes of the three congresses held by the Left Socialist Revolutionaries (PLSR) in 1918 are the main source of this article. Its starting point is the crisis the old Socialist Revolutionary Party (PSR) suffered during the fall of 1917 and the rise of the Left SRs.

Lamberet, Renée (1901-1980)

Renée Lamberet

A short biography of French anarchist militant and historian Renée Lamberet

Gambia: April 10, 2000 - I remember…

Massacre survivors

First-person account of the massacre of school students who were protesting the fatal torture of one school student by firefighters and the rape of a 13 year old girl by a soldier.

The Gambia student massacre, April 10th 2000

Protesters remember the massacre

On April 10th 2000, Gambian police shot live ammunition at a demonstration of students protesting the torture of a fellow student in March of that year, and the rape of a 13 year old girl by a soldier in early April.

Not Guilty! Nine amazing legal defences and unlikely verdicts from history

A review of nine amazing legal defences and unlikely acquittals from history:

'Communism in Living' - What can early human society teach us about the future? by Camilla Power

We need to appreciate the significance that understanding primitive communism held for the early Marxists.

Marx himself put aside his work on Capital to do some anthropology, which we find in his notebooks - from which Engels extracted the work which led to The origin of the family, private property and the state. Besides Marx and Engels, there is Rosa Luxemburg: as a prisoner in World War I, she wrote Introduction to political economy, where she deployed the cutting edge of anthropology of her day.

History: Peasant Movements in Bangladesh

farmers of Bangladesh

A history of peasant movements in Bangladesh.