UK

Anarchist organising in Northampton

Northampton (source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dez1172/)

A new anarchist group is being set up in Northampton at a launch meeting this coming Wednesday 10th February 2016

Punk rock's silver jubilee

Sex Pistols - Pistols at the Palace

From Socialist Standard June 2002

The Story of Crass & The Day The Country Died

Two complementary books revisiting the experience of anarcho-punk provide fascinating insights into the evolution and development of the movement.

In Yemen, the US finds itself fighting alongside al-Qaeda

Hillary Clinton meets with Saudi puppet  Abd Monsour Hadi 2012

The US claims to be fighting a war on groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS, but you wouldn't know it by looking its actions in countries like Yemen.

States, Nations, Borders. Bullshit! Oppose Fascists in Dover! - Plan C

Anti-fascists in Plan C on why they are supporting the call out by the Anti-Fascist Network (AFN) to mobilise against the far-right in Dover on 30th January, encouraging people to participate in the demonstration.

Opposing the far-right in Dover

On Saturday 30 January, fascists and assorted racists from a range of far-right groups will descend on the port town of Dover. Their aim is to incite racial hatred, primarily against Muslims, exploiting the so-called ‘migrant crisis’ to call for cast-iron border controls and white unity.

Black Flag 236 (2014)

This issue of Black Flag, which came out after a hiatus in 2013 in which no magazine was produced at all, began a period of annual publishing. Among the key articles was a cover story reflecting on the sometimes difficult organising of that year's AFem 2014 conference, a prescient analysis of Osborne's failed austerity programme, and a still-relevant analysis of the ways in which protest policing have dovetailed with the slow course of justice to both deny campaigners their rights and leave people in legal limbo for years at a time.

The dirty tricks of the Shrewsbury trials expose the dark heart of the radical 1970s - Paul Mason

Article by economist Paul Mason about the 1972 UK builders' strike that led to the Shrewsbury conspiracy trial. Reproduced here not as an endorsement of Mason's politics, but an interesting insight into worker radicalism in the UK in the 1970s.

Building a community: construction workers in Stevenage 1950-1970

Construction workers in Stevenage

Interesting pamphlet about the workers who built the new town of Stevenage, commissioned by the government in 1946. Constructed from interviews with the workers themselves, they discuss their disputes with the employers and their building of a community.

Battles on the Barbican: the struggle for trade unionism in the British building industry, 1965–7 - Charlie McGuire, Linda Clarke and Christine Wall

Construction workers at the Barbican. Photograph by John Steeden.

History of the industrial disputes and workers' struggles on the Barbican construction site 1965-1967.