History

The Petropavlovsk resolution

Rally on board the Petropavlovsk

The 15 point resolution approved by meetings of revolutionary sailors aboard the Petropavlovsk and Sevastopol battleships on 28 February, 1921, following Bolshevik repression of strikes in Petrograd. It marked the start of the Kronstadt revolt.

Racial matters: the FBI's secret file on black America - Kenneth O'Reilly

Black Panthers in Philadelphia being arrested

A meticulously researched study into how the FBI attempted to disrupt and repress the civil rights movement in the US in the 1960s and 70s.

The Detroit riot, 1967

Rioters in a barricaded street, Detroit 1967

A short account of the Detroit anti-police rebellion, one of the biggest uprisings in American history, which ended with more than 40 dead, 7000 arrested and 2000 buildings destroyed.

Laguarda Batet, Pepita (1919-1936)

Pepita Laguarda

A short biography of the Spanish anarchist militia woman Pepita Laguarda

Olday, John, 1905-1977, aka Arthur William Oldag aka Fredrick Frostick aka Frank Allen aka Willi Freimann, aka Michael Peterson

John Olday

A short biography of Scots-German anarchist John Olday

A strike like no other strike: Pittston strike holds lessons for today

Female supporters of the strikers

Article by the United Mine Workers of America, 20 years on from the 10-month-long Pittston Coal strike in Virginia. As you would expect from an official union account it omits to mention the wildcat strikers and violent acts of sabotage but contains interesting historical information.

Coalminers strike against Pittston Company in Virginia, 1989-1990

Striking miners rally

A short history of the successful 10 month long strike at Pittston Coal against cuts to retirement and health benefits, which included mass sit-ins and sabotage.

The Bridport wildcat strike, 1912 - Steven Johns

The Bridport wildcat strikers

A very brief account of the wildcat strike of women workers in Bridport, Dorset.

Beating the fascists?: The German Communists and political violence 1929-1933 - Eve Rosenhaft

Eve Rosenhaft examines the involvement of Communist Party militants in political violence against Nazis during the years of Hitler's rise to power in Germany (1929-33).

Emma Goldman extended timeline

Emma Goldman

An extensive chronology of the life and activities of notorious Lithuanian-American anarchist, Emma Goldman.