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War is a Racket - Smedley Butler

The transcript of a speech given in 1933 by former Major General Smedley Butler. Butler served in the US military for 34 years, and at the time of his death he was the most decorated soldier is US history...... WAR is a racket. It always has been It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people.

Anarchist scaremongering at the Republican Convention

If you have been reading the mainstream internet news recently, you could be forgiven for thinking that there is an impending large scale anarchist insurrection about to take place in Florida.

The quiet mutiny (documentary)

John Pilger’s controversial first documentary film created a sensation when it broke the story of a rebellion emerging within the American army fighting the War in Vietnam. Changing public and media perception of the war, The Quiet Mutiny contributed to the withdrawal of US troops from the region.

US warplane sabotaged at Shannon airport

An anonymous group has subverted security at Shannon airport in Ireland, and damaged an American military aeroplane. They have issued a communique outlining their actions, which is reproduced here.

Mutiny in the RAF: the air force strikes of 1946 - David Duncan

Book documenting a 1946 series of strikes in the British Air Force that spread across much of the British Empire.

1938-1956: The tragedy of Karaganda

The story of members of the CNT and other Spanish anti-fascists left stranded in the Soviet Union following the Spanish civil war.

France: Airbus workers wildcat strike succeeds

Airbus workers vote for wildcat at a general assembly

Airbus workers in France have won a higher salary increase and a one-off payment.

1919: The RAF Biggin Hill mutiny

A short history of the victorious rebellion of British servicemen in the air force who were living in appalling conditions, soon after World War I.

1961-1973: GI resistance in the Vietnam war

Rebel soldiers in Vietnam

History of the widespread mutiny of US troops in Vietnam that brought the world's most powerful military machine to its knees. The GI anti-war movement within the army was one of the decisive factors in ending the war.

2003: Israeli pilots refuse to fly assassination missions