accounts

High seas adventures: ocean crossings in search of the revolutionary Atlantic

A banana ship worker's account of his work and relationships on a ship with an international crew.

Texas: Penury of Plenty

Tale of Texan Toil by Salvador Ferret

Roaming Marches Disrupt Oxford - Personal Account

Marches of hundreds (mainly school students) disrupted Oxford City Centre, briefly occupying County Hall, Barclays, Lloyds, and Castle Mound (see the photo), disrupting traffic, and roaming through the streets and shopping centres of Oxford.

My account of the student national day of action - Manchester 24/11/2010

The mainstream media's accounts of what happened in manchester on wednesday 24th november have been laughably inaccurate. The 3000-strong peaceful demonstration is a work of pure fiction. What follows is my personal account of what really took place.

A ‘Moscow trial’ in Ho Chi Minh’s guerrilla movement - Ngo Van Xuyet

A group of Viet Minh guerrillas

Vietnamese libertarian socialist Ngo Van Xuyet's account of the repression of revolutionaries around 1945 by Ho Chi Minh's guerrilla forces.

Students smash Tory headquarters

A first person report of the 10 November demonstration against huge hikes in university tuition fees which ended in the occupation and vandalism of the Conservative Party offices.

Bar humbug: the new shape of work

The Clapham Grand

Pete Wright describes his experience of one job in his career as a precarious bar worker...

My life as a security guard - Oppressors gain at expense of the oppressed

Mashumi ‘Lindela’ Figlan, a South African security guard, writes about his working life, the bosses and unions and conditions in the industry.

Sometimes We Don't Even Get to the Point of Winning or Losing...

Reading The American Worker and old Italian operaismo surveys of auto workers, it occurred to me that it would be worth documenting some of my own experiences in wage labor. We often forget how powerful and important first person accounts of what happens to us are.

A Public Nuisance - Tales of adventure and a spirit of revolt: Glasgow Anarchists 1974-1986

Notes on the activities and organisations of anarchists in the Glasgow and Clydeside area in the 1970s and 1980s.