1970s

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.

Refugees from Amerika: A Gay Manifesto

Called a Gay Manifesto, this is really Carl Wittman's personal views on being a Gay male in 1970. In addition to criticising homophobia it also criticises the attitudes and strategies of the Gay Lib movement and offers some alternatives. Also includes some very personal beliefs and observations.

Black star: an anarchist review #1.01

First issue of Black Star: an anarchist review, published in 1975 by the U.S. based Social Revolutionary Anarchist Federation.

The revolution now and always - Miguel Amorós

In this new Preface to the 2014 Spanish critical edition of Manuscript Found in Vitoria, Miguel Amorós discusses the historical background of the Manuscript (first published in 1977) and two other important post-situationist texts (La sociale guerre au Portugal (1975) [The Social War in Portugal] and Précis de récuperation (1976) [Manual of Recuperation]) with particular emphasis on the roles played by Jaime Semprun, Guy Debord and several of their comrades, including other former situationists, in attempts to foment subversion in Portugal and Spain in the 1970s, and the volatile disputes typical of the Debordian milieu.

Responses to a questionnaire submitted by Txema García Crespo on behalf of El Diario - Miguel Amorós

Miguel Amorós, co-author with Jaime Semprun of Los Inconrolados: Manuscrito encontrado en Vitoria [“Los Incontrolados: Manuscript Found in Vitoria”] (first published in 1977), responds to a journalist’s questions concerning the events of the Spanish transition and their significance.

The social war in memory - Miguel Amorós

The Preface to the 1999 Spanish edition of Los Incontrolados: Manuscrito encontrado en Vitoria (“Los Incontrolados: Manuscript Found in Vitoria”), emphasizing, against the background of the tragic events of the Spanish “Transition” of the 1970s and their distortion and concealment by the mainstream media, the importance of historical memory for emancipatory change.

Reviews: valuable lessons from the Sojourner Truth Organization

Nate Hawthorne's review of Michael Staudenmaier's Truth and Revolution: A History of the Sojourner Truth Organization, 1969–1986, for the Industrial Worker.

Jeremy Brecher recalls forty years with Tim Costello

Jeremy Brecher's obituary of Tim Costello, who wrote for Root & Branch occasionally.

Images from 1970 U.S. postal strike

Pictures from the 2 week wildcat strike at the post office in the U.S. For background on what and why it happened, we recommend these excerpts from Jeremy Brecher's excellent book, Strike!.

U.S. Army report on strikebreaking activities during the 1970 postal strike

A report by the U.S. Army on their strikebreaking activities (delivering the mail, etc.) during the 1970 postal workers strike.