1960s

What we stand for - Libertarian League

A description of the Libertarian League's views. The Libertarian League was an anarchist organization in NY during the 1950s and 1960s. Members included Sam Dolgoff, Esther Dolgoff Russell Blackwell, Dave Van Ronk, Enrico Arrigoni and Murray Bookchin.

The New Left - Staughton Lynd

Speaker at UM Sit-In, December 1966

An article by Staughton Lynd about the New Left of the 1960s.

From the right-wing to the revolutionary left - Tom Wetzel

A new series from Recompositon called 'How I was radicalized'. This first part is by Tom Wetzel, and takes us briefly though the 1960s.

Students for a Stalinist Society - James W. Cain

A 1969 article about the dominance and factional fights of various Stalinist sects within Students For A Democratic Society.

How to kill an act of parliament: solidarity, agency and the dockers in the 1960s and 1970s

A paper by Jack Saunders on how an unofficial network of workplace union reps/dockworkers defeated the 1971 Industrial Relations Act.

L'enragé no. 1

L'Enragé No. 1

A reprint (in both French and in English translation) of no. 1 of L'Enrage, a satirical journal founded by Jean-Jacques Pauvert and produced in France during the May 68 events. Translated by Ruth Porter.

Review of an oral history of IWW Strikes 1971-92

A review by Mark McGuire of John Silvano's Nothing in Common: An Oral History of IWW Strikes 1971-1992.

SDS and the Wobblies: memories and observations - Paul Buhle

An article by Paul Buhle about the commonalities and limited crossover between the 1960s radical group, Students For A Democratic Society (SDS) and the revolutionary union, the Industrial Workers of the World.

1965 Watts riots photo gallery

Watts riots, Los Angeles, 1965.

Images from the 1965 Watts riots, which took place in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles from 11th-17th August 1965, resulting in over $40 million in property damage. The most severe riot in the city's history until the 1992 riots, it is considered by many to be one of the key turning points in the civil rights movement.

1967 Detroit riots photo gallery

Images from the 1967 Detroit riots, which started after a police raid on an unlicensed bar and happened within the context of a nationwide civil rights movement that was met by white and government resistance and seen by many blacks as moving too slow.