History

Andrea, Virgilia d', 1890-1933

Virgilia d'Andrea: anarchist, anti-fascist, teacher, poet

A short biography of Virgilia d'Andrei, an Italian anarchist teacher, anti-fascist and poet.

An interview with Jack the Anarchist (Jack Grancharoff)

Jack in the 1950s

An interview between Takver and Jack Grancharoff, a Bulgarian anarchist who fled Stalinist repression and moved to Australia, talking about being an activist in Australia in the 1950s.

Reflections on the way to the gallows

Kanno Sugako

A short prison diary kept by Japanese anarchist feminist Kanno Sugako, prior to her execution on 25 January 1911 for her part in a plot to assassinate the Emperor. She was the only woman to ever be hanged for treason in Japan.

The British camps

Frongoch concentration camp, north Wales, 1916

Though it reached its horrific heights at Auschwitz and Buchenwald, the British, not the Nazis, pioneered the concentration camp.

Making the steam roll: a personal narrative of a locoman

Dharampal

A first person account by Dharampal/Comrade Burmee of a lifetime of work and struggle on the Indian railways from the 1960s to the early 2000s.

The Chinese democratic uprising, 1989

Chinese workers on motorbikes demonstrate

A detailed account of the national uprising for democracy which swept China in 1989 and was crushed after the Tiananmen Square massacre, written by George Katsiaficas.

The early Christian communists

Agape Feast

The early Christian Communities practiced communism, here's how we know.

The Party Organizer

The Party Organizer began being published in 1927 and was the main internal organizing paper for the CPUSA. It functioned as a tool to guide party activists and can provide clearer insights for present day communist organizers.

Interactive map of the 1905 revolution

St_Petersburg_Soviet_1905

A map of the 1905-07 revolution – a precursor to the 1917 revolutions, which gave the world the workers’ councils, a staple of many revolutionary upheavals ever since. Work in progress.

Sanchez Rosa, Jose (1864-1936): The Shoemaker of Grazalema

Jose Sanchez Rosa.

A short biography of Jose Sanchez Rosa, noted Andalucian anarchist shot by the Francoists in 1936