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The rebel girl: an autobiography, my first life 1906-26

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn addresses strikers in Paterson, 1913

An epic firsthand account of women and the working class in the early years of the 20th century by Elizabeth Gurley Flynn. The fiery anarchist and Industrial Workers of the World union organiser writes vividly of her early life.

The 27 May in Angola: a view from below

Cuban and MPLA troops, 1970s

A historical paper by Lara Pawson about the 1977 massacre of around 25,000 black members and supporters of the Marxist-Leninist national liberation movement the MPLA, by the MPLA government itself, aided by Cuban troops under the command of Raul Castro.

Black Consciousness 1977-1987: The dialectics of liberation in South Africa

AZAPO militants in the 80s

Article on the Black Consciousness movement by Nigel Gibson from 1988.

Rick Turner: A Biographical Introduction

Rick Turner was a South African philosopher and trade unionist who was assassinated in Durban in 1978. He had a significant influence on a generation of activists introducing ideas around participatory democracy and charting a democratic course independent of both the Stalinist and Trotskyist left at the time.

Brown, James Morgan (18??-1893)

A short biography of James Morgan Brown, tailor, poet, gay socialist and anarchist communist.

Um mundo sem dinheiro: o comunismo - Os Amigos dos 4 Milhões de Jovens Trabalhadores

Influente texto, de 1975-1976, que desenvolve uma poderosa crítica da sociedade capitalista, abordando a possibilidade de um mundo sem Estado, sem dinheiro, sem trabalho e sem troca de mercadorias.

Every cook can govern: a study in democracy in ancient Greece; its meaning for today

Painting of ancient Greek democracy in action

CLR James gives an overview of ancient Greek democracy, how it functioned, how it came about, and how it offers features which could be emulated in a future, radically democratic socialist society.

Taking Leave of their senses – What does the Brexit vote mean? - Mouvement Communiste and Kolektivně proti kapitálu

Boris Johnson being a twat

An analysis of the meaning of the Brexit vote in the UK, published on 20 October 2016.

Legacies and meanings of the United Democratic Front (UDF) period for contemporary South Africa

United Democratic Front

This essay by Raymond Suttner, former UDF militant and political prisoner, examines the politics of the UDF.

The Workers' Struggle - where does Fosatu stand

FOSATU

This is the text of a famous speech given by Joe Foster, a workerist militant in FOSATU.