1970s

Redwing Workers Organization replies to Sam Dolgoff

A reply from members of the Redwing Workers Organization and Jeff Stein to Sam Dolgoff's 'Notes for a discussion on the regeneration of the American labor movement'.

Sharing the pains, indignities and anger: the New Left's strategy of "industrialization"

An interview with a former member of the Revolutionary Socialist League, which put a priority on encouraging members to get factory jobs in the 1970s.

Anarchism and feminism: voices from the seventies

Interview extracts with women activists in 1970's UK discussing anarchism, feminism and the relationship between the personal and the political. Carried out by Judy Greenway and Lynn Alderson in 1977.

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.

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.