accounts

1971 oral history interview with Irving Abrams

An oral history interview with Jewish anarchist and Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) member, Irving Abrams, conducted in 1971.

Speeches of Fred Thompson, 1970

Transcripts from a series of lectures by Fred Thompson given to the Canadian Student Federation in 1970.

1972 oral history with Sam Dolgoff

An oral history interview with long-time anarcho-syndicalist and Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) member, Sam Dolgoff, conducted in 1972.

1972 oral history interview with Henry Pfaff

An oral history interview with long-term Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) member, Henry Pfaff, conducted in 1972.

1970 oral history interview with Ernest DeMaio

DeMaio and supporters gather at the Chicago Federal Building in 1952 to protest

An oral history interview conducted with Ernest DeMaio, one of the founders of the United Electrical and Radio Workers Union (UE).

Prairie Struggle is dead and the struggle continues

A retrospective of Prairie Struggle, an anarchist political organization from Canada that existed from 2011-2015.

The making of a politicized prisoner

The third installment in Recomposition's 'How I was radicalized' series comes from Okwute Ekwensu. His powerful account describes the experience of leading a criminal life that led to incarceration, followed by his radicalization in prison.

Reflecting on injury and stolen wages at work - Megan Kinch

An account by Megan Kinch about working in the non-union construction industry in Toronto.

Growing up during the ‘War on Terror’

The second part of Recomposition's ‘How were you radicalized?’ series brings us to the 2000s. Starting with his family roots in the South African anti-apartheid and American civil rights movements, the author takes us through the post-9/11 and Iraq War era, a time when many of us found the radical left.

I work for Boreco INC.

An account of being a temp in a North American factory from the excellent Best of Temp Slave!