accounts

In the crossfire: adventures of a Vietnamese revolutionary - Ngo Van Xuyet

Ngo Van Xuyet's accounts of class struggle in Vietnam before the rise of Ho Chi Minh and the US invasion.

A memoir: some anarchist activities in New York in the thirties and forties - Clara Freedman Solomon

Clara in her 20s

A lookback at the efforts of anarchists in New York City during The Great Depression, written by Clara Freedman Solomon, a participant.

Nobody said this would be easy - Norma Raymond

A column by Norma Raymond about the difficulty of workplace organizing.

From the right-wing to the revolutionary left - Tom Wetzel

A new series from Recompositon called 'How I was radicalized'. This first part is by Tom Wetzel, and takes us briefly though the 1960s.

Human guinea pigs "band together" and win a pay hike

Two accounts by human lab rats who undertook successful strike action for better pay.

Ready, Welling and able: reflections on the events at Welling, 16.10.93 - Colin B West

Police arrest a demonstrator, Welling 1993

An account of, and thoughts on, the demonstration against the far right British National Party headquarters in Welling, London in 1993 by one of its participants, writing under a pseudonym.

Personal recollections of the anarchist past - George Cores

A personal account of episodes in the life of a little-known anarchist militant and shoe-maker from Leicester, George Cores, 1869-1949, who was involved in the Socialist League.

No justice no peace: an eyewitness account of the LA riots

Scene from the LA riots

An anonymous eyewitness account of the riots which swept Los Angeles in the wake of the acquittal of the police who murdered Rodney King.

The worms that turned: a story about workers in revolt - Eddy Horner

A first person account of an unsuccessful strike at CPC wallpaper in West Durham, England, in the early 1990s, after which Eddy and a strike supporter turned to crime.

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.