History

Belochub, Panteleimon Fedorovich (1892-1929)

Panteleimon Belochub

A short biography of Makhnovist and anarchist Pantaleimon Belochub

The Great Referendum Sideshow – Dominic Sandbrook

Dad's Army & co v Tony Benn

A chapter from Sandbrook’s history of the 1970s - on the 1975 UK referendum determining whether the UK should remain in the European Economic Community (EEC).

Enoch Powell: the New Right (1970) - Tom Nairn

Smithfield meat packers strike for Powell - London, 1968.

An assessment of Powell's patriotism and racism and its influence within the politics of his time.

Dolzhenko, Ivan (?-1921?)

A short biography of Makhnovist and anarchist communist Ivan Dolzhenko

1989: Venezuela Caracazo food riots

In the 1980s Venezuela was suffering a major economic crisis, in response the government imposed extreme austerity policies that led to massive hikes in the cost of food, fuel and services. By 1989 protests had erupted and escalated to major rioting and government imposed a state of emergency.

Sirobaba, Iakov Matviyovich aka Syrovatsky (189? -1923)

Sirobaba

A short biography of the diehard Makhnovist commander Iakov Sirobaba aka Syrovatsky

A gold watch for Medvedev: the killing of the Flea

The Chekist, Medvedev.

A short account of the killing of Makhnovist commander Ivan Pogrebnyak alias The Flea

Avramenko, Andrei Andreevich aka Kamenyuk, Kamenev, Kamyany (1880-1921)

Kamenyuk

A short biography of the independent minded Makhnovist commander Kamenyuk

Koitscho Koitschew (1922-2019) [ German language version ]

Am 3. April 2019, kurz vor seinem 97. Geburtstag, ist unser treuer alte Genosse Koitscho Koitschew in Dresden gestorben. Koitscho wurde am 18. April 1922 in Bulgarien im Dorf Parwomajzi bei Weliko Tarnowo in eine bäuerliche Familie geboren. Schon als Jugendlicher in seinem Heimatdorf schloss er sich der anarchosyndikalistischen Bewegung an.

Against the Logic of the Guillotine: Why the Paris Commune Burned the Guillotine—and We Should Too

Crimethinc examine the history behind the guillotine, its current popularity as a left symbol, and try to suggest a vision of liberation not based around revenge fantasies.