1910s

1914-2000: The Australian IWW and 'Direct Action'

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A history of the once highly-influential Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) union and its publication Direct Action in Australia.

1895-1921: The CGT, France

The CGT today

A history of the anarchist origins of the largest trade union in France and the development and decline of revolutionary ideas and practice within it.

1918-1922: The Arditi del Popolo

The Arditi del Popolo

A history of the people's militias who fought Italy's fascists covering the birth, growth and decline of the world's first anti-fascist group, the Arditi del Popolo.

1915: The murder of Joe Hill

Joe Hill

The story of the death of the American trade unionist, revolutionary and popular song-writer Joe Hill, framed for murder and executed.

1914: The Ludlow massacre

The history of the Ludlow Massacre of striking coal miners, which was one of the most brutal attacks on organised labour in North American history.

1950-today: Corporate and state intervention in the arts

Number 8 by Jackson Pollock.

A look at involvement of governments and corporations attempting to push their interests in the world of art and culture since the middle of the last century.

1919: The murder of Wesley Everest

The burial of Wesley Everest

The story of the lynching of the American revolutionary unionist and former soldier Wesley Everest by "patriots."

1912: The syndicalist trials

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A short history of the trials and legal repression of radical trade unionists in the UK in the early twentieth century.

1919: The Seattle general strike

A general strike of 100,000 workers, which saw the city shut down and all essential services provided under workers' control.

1919: La Canadiense and Barcelona general strike

A short history of the Barcelona general strike of 1919 which began after the sacking of eight workers, and ended up as one of the most successful working class actions in history.