accounts

Fighting to win: the history of an anarchist amongst a thousand others - Boris Dumont

A short pamphlet by Boris Dumont written in 1993 about his experiences as a revolutionary urban guerrilla. Published by Black Economy Books and the Anarchist Black Cross.

Until all are free: the trial statement of Ray Luc Levasseur

FBI sheet for Ray Luc Levasseur

The 1989 trial statement of US urban guerrilla Ray Luc Levasseur, published by Attack International in October 1989.

Trial statement - Kuwasi Balagoon

The trial statement of Black Liberation Army member and later anarchist, Kuwasi Balagoon. Published as "Trial statement of New Afrikan Revolutionary Kuwasi Balagoon at the opening of the Brinks trial" in the 1990s. We do not agree with all of it, like the nationalism, but reproduce it for reference.

Reflections on Jean Seberg and the Black Panther Party - Elaine Brown

Elaine Brown speaks

Fascinating extracts from the memoir of Elaine Brown, the only female leader in the Black Panther Party. Here she recalls Jean Seberg and other celebrities' involvement, the role of COINTELPRO, and the manoeuvrings of Eldridge Cleaver within the party.

Fellow worker: the autobiography of Fred Thompson

The autobiography of Fred W. Thompson - socialist, Wobbly, organizer, soapboxer, editor, class-war prisoner, educator, historian, and publisher. This book is an important contribution to the understanding of working-class radicalism in twentieth-century North America.

Lefebvre on the Situationists: an interview

An at times playful conversation with Henri Lefebvre conducted by Kristin Ross. Lefebvre, then in his eighties, discussed his memories of Guy Debord and the Situationist International as well as his attempts to provoke mischievous students around Nanterre University in 1968, where the May uprisings began. Originally published in October 79 (1997).

The toughest skin - Liberté Locke

A great, short article by Liberté Locke demonstrating the differing experiences one can have at work, based on issues of identity.

Snake March - Phinneas Gage

Concluding Phinneas Gage’s three-part series on struggles at the Canada Post during 2011, we present ‘Snake march’. In this final installment, he describes the moral as the lockout drags on. Parliamentary filibusters and symbolic occupations fail to turn the tide on contract negotiations. The postal workers return to work, determined to not let management bulldoze them in the shopfloor.

Buffalo Jump - Phinneas Gage

The second in a three part series about a strike at Canada Post. Phinneas Gage describes how the strike rolled on as the workers faced a common challenge of workplace battles. The government, employers, and national union began making moves to diffuse the situation and try to control the actions of the workers.

Turning up the Heat - Phinneas Gage

The first of a three part series that detail a set of organizing actions by postal workers in Canada during 2011. It is written by fellow Recomposition editor Phinneas Gage who expounds on the actions that led up to the CUPW strike, the predicaments that workers faced challenging management, and the indelible memory of seeing management flee an angry mob of strikers.