History

Belyaev. Nikolai Mikhailovich (Nikita) (1898 or 1900-1937)

Nikolai Belyaev

A short biography of Russian anarchist Nikolai Belyaev who spent many years in prison and exile under the Soviet regime

Black liberation organisations in Britain: the 1970s and 1980s

Overview of the array of black liberation organisations active in Britain during the 1970s and 1980s, which included a range of workplace, community and black women's groups as well as bookshops, newspapers, advice centres, supplementary schools and hostels for black unemployed and homeless.

Dockers Against Racism: an interview with Micky Fenn

Micky Fenn, docker, socialist and anti-fascist.

Interview with Micky Fenn, a socialist and trade unionist on the London Docks, discussing how he and other dock workers confronted racism among their workmates, particularly after the notorious dockers' strike in support of Enoch Powell and his racist, anti-migrant politics.

Asian workers' associations in Britain, 1956-1980s

Indian Workers' Association, Southall.

Ron Ramdin on the history and development of autonomous Asian working-class organisation in postwar Britain, their activities and their relationship with both the broader black liberation and working-class movements.

Chartism and the multi-ethnic proletariat

Chartists.

A short history on the influence of William Cuffay, a black tailor, and Irish Catholic workers in the Chartist movement and how the British ruling class used racism to divide an increasingly multi-ethnic working class.

Racists, Reds and the Revolt on the Clyde, 1919

Black British sailors, 1919.

The story of a race riot that broke out in Glasgow, during the height of Red Clydeside militancy, when around 30 black sailors were chased out of the hiring yard by a mob of white sailors. Yet, rather than a spontaneous outburst of hatred, it was actually the culmination of nationalist and anti-migrant politics promoted within working-class organisations (such as the Independent Labour Party and the British Seafarers's Union) both before and even after the events.

Yiddish radicalism, Jewish religion: Controversies in the Fraye Arbeter Shtime, 1937–1945

Lilian Türk & Jesse Cohn's joint essay examining the debates over religion hosted in the Yiddish anarchist newspaper Fraye Arbeter Shtime.

The Courtaulds Red Scar Mill strike, 1965

Article on Courtauld's Red Scar Mill strike in the Lancashire Evening Post.

A short history of the unofficial strike at Courtauld's Red Scar Mill in Preston, 1965, the first of what would become a long list of significant 'migrant strikes' (such as Mansfield Hosiery in 1972, Standard Telephones and Cables in 1973, Imperial Typewriters in 1974 and, of course, Grunwick in 1976).

Boredom Weeps: Graffiti, curses, inscriptions of May 1968

A book of graffiti and sloganeering from the events in France, May '68.

Socialist antisemitism and its discontents in England, 1884–98

Satnam Virdee's essay exploring the relationship between English socialists and migrant Jews amid the new unionism of the late nineteenth century.