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Seventy days in Russia: What I saw - Angel Pestaña

Angel Pestaña

First published in Spain in 1924, Angel Pestaña’s journal recounting his experiences in Russia in the summer of 1920 as the delegate sent by the Spanish anarchosyndicalist Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (the CNT) to the Second Congress of the Third International, which he represents as “an objective accounting”, features encounters with Victor Serge, Peter Kropotkin, Lenin, Zinoviev, Lozovsky and Tomsky; while critical of the “mistakes” of the Bolsheviks, Pestaña ultimately absolves them of the greatest share of responsibility for the suffering of the Russian people, which he attributes to the blockade and civil war imposed and underwritten by the Western Democracies.

Work in America: encounters on the job - Stan Weir

Some work stories from Stan Weir, a socialist who worked a variety of manual labor jobs during the 1950s-1970s.

Who dismisses the teacher?

Our series on sleep and dreams continues with a post about stress and lack of sleep in the education industry.

The question of feminism - Lucia Sanchez Saornil

Lucia Sanchez Saornil

Excerpts from a long article by Spanish anarchist Lucia Sanchez Saornil on women's liberation and the sexist attitudes of men in the Spanish anarchist movement.

"Every meal was a working meal"

Anonymous account of overtime in the video game industry in the early 90s.

Bathrooms

Our series on sleep continues with a piece by Gayge Operaista discussing divisions and oppression within the working class.

Let me sleep on it

Our series on work, sleep and dreams continues with a story about a sleepwalking postal worker.

Alarm Clock

Our series on work, sleep, and dreams continues with a story by our friend Invisible Man, about race, stress, and family.

Good morning sweetheart

This post continues our series on work and sleep with a piece about stress and dreams in the education industry.

Even my dreams these days have work-related scenes

More on our series on work, sleep and dreams. This one features Lou Rinaldi describing a nightmare and how it's his subconscious taking the very real alienation he feels at work and running with it.