1910s

Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924

A short biography of the anarchist-influenced writer whose name spawned an adjective for the absurdities of bureaucratic power.

The Wheatland hop riot - Sam Lowry

Wheatland Hop Riot commemorative plaque

A brief history of the riot that occured at Wheatland in Northern California after a meeting of farm labourers of the radical union the IWW was broken up by police.

Maximov, Grigori Petrovitch, 1893-1950

Grigori Maximov

A short biography of leading Russian anarcho-syndicalist Grigori Maximov who was active in the 1917 Revolution.

The Winnipeg general strike, 1919 - Sam Lowry

Crowd gathers outside City Hall during Winnipeg General Strike, June 21, 1919.

A short history of Canada's Winnipeg general strike of 1919.

Ortega, Margarita, ?-1914

Contemporary cartoon depicting PLM members, Diaz and others

A short biography of Mexican anarchist school teacher and sharpshooter Margarita Ortega, who was executed in 1914.

1905-today: The Industrial Workers of the World in the US

A short history of the US branch of the most revolutionary mass organisation in American history, the Industrial Workers of the World union, the IWW.

1915-1920: Red Clydeside and the shop stewards' movement

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An account of the powerful workers' movement in Scotland and the strike of 100,000 for a 40-hour week in 1919 which was savagely attacked by the government on what became known as Bloody Friday.

1900-1923: Anarchism in Siberia

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A history of anarchism in Siberia, until its demise in the Bolshevik counter-revolution. It had many similarities with the Makhnovist movement.

1890-1924: Anarchism in Hungary

Hungary 1914

A history of the anarchist movement, and key anarchists in Hungary up until the aftermath of the 1918 Revolution.

1868-1936: Anarchism in Spain

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A history of the anarchist and workers movements in Spain from its origins in the late 19th century up to the start of the Civil War.