1920s

The Revolutionary Syndicalist Committees in Spain - The history of the revolutionary syndicalist tendency of the CNT (1919-1925) - Comités Syndicalistes révolutionnaires

An account of the rise and fall of the CNT’s Revolutionary Syndicalist tendency—said to reflect the “original” orientation of the CNT of 1910-1918, modeled on the CGT and the "Charter of Amiens", as opposed to the “sectarian” anarchosyndicalist “deviation” that first arose in the CNT in 1919 as a result of the post-war crisis—featuring the “Declaration of Principles” and “Manifesto” of the Revolutionary Syndicalist Committees (founded in 1922), and discussions of the debates in the CNT concerning the Russian Revolution, the Third International, the Red Trade Union International, how to respond to repression, the question of violence, and the campaign for the trade union united front.

1929 Declaration of the Anarchist Federation of Poland

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In this declaration from 1929, the Anarchist Federation of Poland (founded 1926) outlines its ideological and tactical programme. Situating itself within the traditions of stateless communism and revolutionary syndicalism, the document also stresses the importance of Workers' and Peasants' Councils for the anarchist project. At the time of its publication, the AFP was a marginal organisation – its politics would only find slightly wider resonance in the middle of the 1930s.

The case of the General Union of the Jewish Workers of Russia, Poland and Lithuania

A left communist look at the Jewish Labour Bund.

Open Vistas: a bi-monthly of life and letters

Archive of Open Vistas, a 1925 magazine that published poetry and reviews, as well as essays reflecting the editors' anarchist politics.

The Road to Freedom

Archive of The Road to Freedom, an anarchist newspaper published out of New Jersey and New York from 1924-1932.

Red Chicago: American Communism at its grassroots, 1928-35 - Randi Storch

A book by Randi Storch about the Communist Party USA in Chicago during the late 1920s and early 1930s.

Anarchy in Puerto Rico

Occupation of Porto [i.e. Puerto] Rico.Towing United States troops ashore, 8-7-1

A review by Rod Jackman of Black Flag Boricuas: Anarchism, Antiauthoritarianism, and the Left in Puerto Rico, 1897-1921.

Review: Local 8 shows interracial unionism key to victory

A review by Matt White of Peter Cole's book, Wobblies on the Waterfront: Interracial Unionism in Progressive- Era Philadelphia.

Ben Fletcher, Local 8, and Me - Peter Cole

An article by author Peter Cole about his fascination with the historical IWW's storied 'Local 8'.

Review: Ben Fletcher of Local 8 Docks

A review by Jon Bekken of Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly, a book edited by Peter Cole.