History

Man! and the International Group: American anarchism’s missing chapter

A paper by Hillary Lazar about Man!, an anarchist newspaper produced during the 1930s.

America's 'crack' plague has roots in Nicaragua war - Gary Webb

Crack cocaine

This article from 1996 explores how the crack cocaine explosion in black neighbourhoods in the US was facilitated by the CIA.

National Bolshevism in Weimar Germany: alliance of political extremes against democracy - Abraham Ascher & Guenter Lewy

An article by Abraham Ascher and Guenter Lewy about the development of 'national bolshevism' in Germany between the World Wars.

Origins of the sit-down era: worker militancy and innovation in the rubber industry, 1934-1938 - Daniel Nelson

Cops and rubber workers clash in Akron, Ohio

An article by Daniel Nelson about the Akron, Ohio rubber workers of the 1930s.

How the UAW grew - Daniel Nelson

A paper by Daniel Nelson on the growth of the United Automobile Workers.

The CIO at bay: labor militancy and politics in Akron, 1936-1938 - Daniel Nelson

An article by Daniel Nelson about the CIO's efforts at flexing their muscles in local politics in Akron, Ohio during the late 1930s.

Black Bolshevik: Autobiography of an Afro-American Communist

The autobiography of Harry Haywood, a long-time member of the Communist Party USA. We do not necessarily agree with Haywood's politics, but reproduce this for reference and discussion.

Hammer and hoe: Alabama Communists during the Great Depression - Robin D. G. Kelley

A book by Robin D. G. Kelley about the Communist Party USA's efforts organizing in Alabama during The Great Depression.

A hundred year war - Ngo Van Xuyet

In this two-part talk given in 2001 in Paris, Ngo Van Xuyet introduces his two books about Vietnam (Viêt-nam 1920-1945: révolution et contre-révolution sous la domination coloniale [1997] and Au pays de la Cloche fêlée: Tribulations d’un Cochinchinois à l’époque coloniale [2000]), starting with a critical chronology of the 1920s, and concluding with a first-person account of the period between 1930 and 1945, when Ho Chi Minh’s Viet Minh seized power after the Japanese surrender and immediately proceeded to exterminate the Vietnamese Trotskyists, while workers and peasants formed councils that were suppressed by the Stalinist government’s military forces.

Soul Jah: a materialist account of the Passion of Christ