History

A brief history of the Spanish anarchist refugees and immigrants in Australia

An illustrated account of Spanish anarchist exiles in Australia, including their productive collaborations with Australian - and other exiled - anarchists.

Workers' control in Latin America, 1930-1979 - Jonathan C Brown

Peruvian miners on strike, 2008

A series of essays investigating the everyday acts through which Latin American workers attempted to assert more control over work processes and thereby add dignity to their lives, during the mass working class struggles in the mid-20th century. We do not agree with the leftist nationalist perspective of some of the essays but reproduce them all for the historical information therein.

Radical Glasgow: a skeletal sketch of Glasgow's radical tradition - John Couzin

Tanks and troops on the streets in the years of red Clydeside

Snapshots of Glasgow's revolutionary and working class radical history from the 18th to the 20th centuries.

The Federation: A Libertarian Socialist Discussion Bulletin - # 1 (1975)

In 1974 a small group of anarcho-syndicalists, libertarian socialists and anarchist-communists from the US eastern seaboard develop relations, communication and collaboration, forming
"The Federation" in 1975.

On the following pages you will find the one and only bulletin, plus some reports, literature list and a leaflet in support of the then reemerging Spanish CNT.

Sisterly solidarity - Pepita Carpena

Members of Mujeres Libres

Account by Pepita Carpena of the Spanish anarchist Mujeres Libres (Free Women) on how comrades helped her flee Spain after the victory of Franco's forces in 1939.

The Elaine massacre, 1919 - Grif Stockley

The armed racist white mob

A short history of one of the worst incidents of racial violence in American history when hundreds of African-Americans were murdered and tortured by white racists and security forces after black farm workers tried to organise for better pay.

Buenaventura Durruti interview - Pierre van Paasen

Buenaventura Durruti

In 1936, after the liberation of Aragon from Franco's forces, leading Spanish anarchist Buenaventura Durruti was interviewed by Pierre van Paasen of the Toronto Star. In this interview he gives his views on Fascism, government and social revolution despite the fact that his remarks have only been reported in English - and were never actually written down by him in his native Spanish - they are worth repeating here.

Beware! Anarchist! A life for freedom - Augustin Souchy

Augustin Souchy, left, on his 90th birthday

The incredible autobiography of an incredible man. Souchy fought in the Spanish Revolution; was a serious and knowledgeable student of Proudhon, Bakunin, Kropotkin, and Gustav Landauer; a consistent war-resister; a prolific pamphleteer; a major figure in the International Workers' Association (IWA); an anarcho-syndicalist determined to put theory into practice; one of the best informed specialists on the varieties of workers' control and self-management. These are memoirs par excellence, with a forward by Theo Waldinger, and an afterward by Sam Dolgoff.

Anarchism & Marxism - Daniel Guerin

Anarchism and Marxism (from a paper given in New York on 6 November 1973 with an introduction by the author for the first English language edition, 1981).

The Monongah mining disaster, 1907 - Steven Johns

Picture of rescuers outside mine number 6

A short account of the worst mining disaster in US history, which killed over 360 mostly Italian migrant workers and which was the inspiration for Father's Day events.