History

Finland 1906: The revolutionary roots of women’s suffrage — an International Women’s Day tribute

In 1906, Finland became the world’s first nation to grant full female suffrage.[1] This watershed achievement for women was won by Finnish socialists during the revolutionary upheaval that swept the Czarist empire to which Finland belonged.

Spain and the World. Vol. 1, no. 13

The thirteenth edition of Spain and the World, dated 4th June, 1937.

Spain and the World. Vol. 1, no. 11

The eleventh edition of the journal Spain and the World, dated 1st May, 1937.

The Fighting-call. Vol. 1, no. 2

The second edition of Fighting-call, a journal of the Freedom Group and Anti-Parliamentary Communist Federation, from November 1936.

Save Spain. Act!: Radio speeches by Ethel MacDonald

Ethel MacDonald's speeches on the Spanish civil war. Published 1st May, 1937.

Freedom : a journal of anarchist communism. Vol. XXX, no. 323

An edition of Freedom newspaper from March 1916.

Freedom : a journal of anarchist communism. Vol. XXVIII, no. 307

An edition of Freedom newspaper from November 1914.

Revolution and counterrevolution in Catalonia - Carlos Semprún Maura

First published in France in 1974, a “critical analysis of the bureaucratization of the CNT, with regard to both the political as well as the economic terrain”, bureaucratization which the author claims was “total and complete”, with discussions of certain historical turning points and watershed moments (e.g., the militarization of the militias, the May Events and the overthrow of the Council of Aragon), and extensive passages quoted from eyewitness accounts (e.g., Marcel Ollivier’s Les journées sanglantes de Barcelone), newspaper articles and official documents that have not previously appeared in English translation.

Digging deeper: issues in the miners' strike - Huw Beynon

Dig deep for the miners sticker sheet

A collection of articles by 17 different authors analysing the UK miners' strike in detail. It examines the issues at stake, the Tories' strategy, the role of the police and the courts, the miners and their supporters and families, and the TUC and the Labour Party. Published while the strike was still ongoing, in 1985.

The sans culottes in the French Revolution, 1793-1797 - Edinburgh DAM

A short pamphlet produced by the Direct Action Movement about the sans culottes: the revolutionary, urban poor in the French Revolution.