UK

The character builders - Harold Drasdo

Harold Drasdo on "adventure" schemes such as Outward Bound, aimed at young people.

Experiences with trade unions in West London

Experiences with Unite, GMB, USDAW at, amongst others, Sainsbury's distribution centre, Waitrose warehouse, Bakkavor food factory, Alpha LSG airline caterer.

The masque of anarchy - Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley by Alfred Clint

Poem written by Shelley in the wake of the Peterloo massacre of peaceful pro-democracy demonstrators in Manchester in 1819.

Eyewitness account of the Peterloo massacre - Samuel Bamford

Poster entitled Manchester Heroes, published in 1819

A first person account of the Peterloo massacre of pro-democracy demonstrators by the British army in 1819, by Samuel Bamford, who was arrested and imprisoned for a year after the killings.

History of the Peterloo massacre, 1819

Print of the Peterloo Massacre published by Richard Carlile

A short history of the mass killing of workers protesting for democracy and better conditions by the British army in 1819. While brutal, the repression did not dampen working class unrest but in fact helped spawn the Chartist reform movement.

British perfidy in Greece: a story worth remembering - Ed Vulliamy and Helena Smith

Unarmed protesters killed by police and British troops, Athens 1944

An account of the time in 1944 when the British Army, at war with Germany switched their allegiance, opening fire upon – and arming Greek collaborators with the Nazis to fire upon – a civilian crowd in Syntagma Square.

Pratt and Smith: the last UK men hanged for sodomy - Frank Ryan

Contemporary illustration of their hanging

A short account of the 1835 execution of two London working men, James Pratt and John Smith, the last to be put to death for homosexuality.

Why reclaim the night?

Reclaim the night march, Brighton 2013

An introduction to and short history of the Reclaim the Night demonstrations against sexual violence against women. (Trigger warning: contains mention of violence and sexual violence against women)

Messing with the drivers! Situation at Wincanton/Sainsbury's Transport Office in Greenford, West London

Report about working in the transport office of a Sainsbury's distribution centre and general information about conditions and struggles of truck drivers in the UK and Europe.

Illustrations - Clifford Harper

Spanish Civil War scene

Radical illustrations from UK anarchist artist, Clifford Harper.