1990s

Reclaim the streets for children - Practical History

Leaflet distributed before and during the Reclaim the Streets party in Brixton, South London in June 1998, looking at how streets and car culture effect the lives of children.

War damages health...and the Health Service: health workers and the 1991 Gulf war - Practical History

Detailed account of the impact of the 1991 Gulf War on the health service in Britain, including anti-war leaflets produced by health workers and a brief account of the impact of the war on health in Iraq.

The defeat of the old workers movement and the failure of the revolutionary minorities - Antagonism

A look at the level of defeat in the proletariat of mid-90s Britain.

1989-1990: Opposition to the Poll Tax

A short account of the agitation against the introduction of the community charge in Britain. Widespread protests and a highly successful campaign of non-payment eventually forced the government to scrap the poll tax and played a large part in the eventual downfall of Margaret Thatcher.

Yugoslavia: Imperialist war against the world proletariat, 1990s - ICG

The ICG's analysis of the war in Yugoslavia, with information about the preceding wave of workers struggles in the region.

Hot time: Summer on the estates - Riots in the UK 1991-2

Riot police in Newcastle, Meadowell Estate, 1991

A short article on the various riots in the UK during 1991-92, focusing on the North of England, Bristol and Luton.

1991: The Kurdish uprising

Kurdish rebels, 1991

The following is an account of the uprising in Kurdistan in 1991, which buries the lies of the western media which presented this proletarian uprising as the work of nationalist parties in the north or Shi'ite religious fanatics in the south.

1995: The French pensions strikes

Strikers in France

A short history of the massive strike movement against welfare reform in France in 1995.

1990: Worker insurgency in Osaka

You must help yourself: Neo-liberal geographies and worker insurgency in Osaka.

The couriers are revolting! The Despatch Industry Workers Union, 1989-1992

An excellent and inspiring pamphlet about London's Despatch Industry Workers Union (DIWU). A radical, self-organised and direct action-oriented grouping, it lasted three years, and here the author recounts its history and analyses its successes, failures and lessons for other workers.