History

Ben Fletcher: portrait of a black syndicalist

A biography of IWW member Ben Fletcher, written by Jeff Stein.

Reflections on The lump by Dave Lamb - Dave Walton

Building workers rally in Liverpool against a union sell-out

A couple of decades on after the publication of the controversial Solidarity pamphlet on the lump (a way of casualising construction work), Dave Walton, a former construction worker looks back on it and the struggles of the time.

Radical border crossers: the Industrial Workers of the World and their press in Latin America - Anton Rosenthal

A paper by Anton Rosenthal that looks at the history of the IWW in Latin America.

"Cartooning capitalism": Radical cartooning and the making of American popular radicalism in the early twentieth century

A study by Michael Cohen about the role of art and cartoons in various American leftist movements at the start of the 20th Century.

Letter out of custody at fortress Magdeburg, 1847 - Edgar Bauer

Democratic centralism, the Workers Opposition, clandestine opposition movements, the crisis in the party, Kronstadt and the end of the revolutionary period in Russia - Michel Olivier

A short essay on the left opposition in the Bolshevik Party in Russia from 1919 to 1927, focusing mostly on the Democratic Centralists and the Workers Opposition.

On Stirner and Szeliga, 1882 - Edgar Bauer

Engels' sketch of 'Die Freien'.

Edgar Bauer's retrospective on Max Stirner and Seliga, written to John Henry Mackay.

State capitalism in Russia - Murray Bookchin

Murray Bookchin

Murray Bookchin's critique of the USSR's economy as state capitalist. Published in Contemporary Issues 7, Autumn 1950 (under pseudonym M. S. Shiloh).

West Virginia's mine wars, 1920-1921

Miners give up their weapons after the battle of Blair mountain

A short historical account and background of the often violent conflict between workers and employers in West Virginia's mines in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, compiled by the West Virginia State Archives.

Ascaso Abadía, Francisco, 1901-1936

Ascaso on the Ramblas, Barcelona, on July 20, 1936

A very brief biography of leading Spanish anarcho-syndicalist militant, Francisco Ascaso, who was killed on the dawn of the Spanish revolution.