1910s

German Revolution 1918 photo gallery

Wilhemshaven 6th November 1918

Images from the German Revolution, including the Wilhelmshaven Revolt.

1918: Rice riots and strikes in Japan

From July-September 1918, Japan was swept with a wave of riots from rural fishing villages to major industrial centres and coal fields, in what was the largest upheaval in Japan to date, and the widest ranging popular disturbances since the unrest during the Meiji restoration of 1868.

1918: The Proletariat's Democratic Revolution in Finland

Red Guard

The following is an excerpt from 'The Truce and the Great Retrenchment' - Chapter 6 of Year One of the Russian Revolution by Victor Serge.

The story of the Limerick soviet, 1919 - D.R. O'Connor Lysaght

The Limerick Soviet, 1919

The story of the Limerick soviet and general strike, April 1919 by D.R. O'Connor Lysaght, written in 1979.

1921: Kronstadt: Proletarian spin-off of the Russian Revolution - Cajo Brendel

Cajo Brendel's pamphlet on the Kronstadt rebellion

Revolutionary syndicalism in Mexico - John M. Hart

A short history of Mexican revolutionary syndicalism, which dominated the early labour movement prior to and during the Mexican Revolution.

Cochon, Georges, 1879-1959

Georges Cochon

A short biography of French anarchist, pioneering tenants' organiser and conscientious objector Georges Cochon.

The story of the Irish Citizen Army, 1913-1916 - Sean O'Casey

James Connolly & Liberty Hall - woodcut by Harry Kernoff

An important document of Irish labour history, freely available online for the first time here, O'Casey's book tells the history of the formation of the Irish Citizen Army in 1913.

Anti-Bolshevist Communism in Germany - Paul Mattick

Rosa Luxemburg

The council-communist Paul Mattick looks back at the German revolution he participated in.

The Truth about the Bonnot Gang - Ezra Brett Mell

The Bonnot Gang

A short account of the Paris-based anarchist robbers - and inventors of the getaway car - who operated in 1911-12 and the political debate that went on as to the worth of 'illegalist' activity.