History

The Ådalen shootings in Sweden, 1931 - Anders Sundstedt

The peaceful demonstration before troops opened fire

On the 14th of May 1931, just outside the small municipality of Ådalen, Swedish military opened fire with a heavy machine gun on peaceful demonstrators. Four demonstrators and a spectator were shot dead and another five demonstrators were wounded. This article describes what occurred.

A look at the past: the revolutionary career of Joaquín Pérez – Miguel Amorós

A vivid biographical sketch of Joaquín Pérez (1907-2006), based on a manuscript he wrote during the last few years of his life, who joined the CNT at the age of sixteen in the early 1920s, and was, successively, a specialist in the CNT’s Defense Committees in Barcelona during the 1930s, a militiaman in the Durruti Column during the first months of the Civil War, one of the original members of The Friends of Durruti, a fugitive, a prisoner in Montjuich, and then, after escaping from Montjuich as Franco’s forces closed in on the citadel, an exile, first in labor camps in France, and then, after stowing away on a British warship during the evacuation of Brest, in London.

I work for Boreco INC.

An account of being a temp in a North American factory from the excellent Best of Temp Slave!

A reevaluation of the Trade Union Unity League (1929-1934) - Victor G. Devinatz

A history of the Trade Union Unity League, a federation of Communist Party USA initiated 'red' industrial unions that existed from 1929-1934. We do not share the CPUSA's politics, but reproduce this for historical reference and discussion.

The Anarchist Woodcuts of Alexandre Mairet (1880-1947)

A short account of the work of Jean Mairet, radical artist

The headscarf revolutionaries - DD Johnston

The Headscarf Revolutionaries marching to confront the bosses, Hull, 1968

D.D. Johnston reviews Brian Lavery’s The Headscarf Revolutionaries, an account of a spontaneous campaign by fishermen’s wives in Hull, which following the 1968 triple-trawler disaster forced major changes to UK shipping laws.

La Nueve – 24 August 1944. The Spanish Republicans who liberated Paris by Evelyn Mesquida [Book review]

Review from the Kate Sharpley Library of a book devoted to the involvement of one group of Spanish exiles in the second world war.

The POUM, in their own words

The New GI in Viet Nam

from: Industrial Worker, March, 1972, page 5

Abe Bluestein: an anarchist life - Rebecca Dewitt

An obituary of Abe Bluestein, a Russian-American anarchist who was involved in a number of radical publications and groups in New York City during the 20th Century.