army

New evidence shows U.S. government spied on Wobblies, activists

An article by Brendan Maslauskas Dunn about military infiltration of an anti-war group around the Port of Olympia.

Ian Minjiras walked out of the anarchist community space Pitch Pipe Infoshop in Tacoma, Wash., and ventured to an anti-war demonstration at a weapons convention where military personnel and law enforcement were in attendance. It was not his first protest, but it was the first protest where many activists met “John Jacob,” who would later be uncovered as a spy for the U.S. Army.

Russian anti-war activists kidnapped and seriously injured

Organisers of a demonstration against the war in Ukraine in Petrozavodsk, Russia were kidnapped and seriously injured by unknown people in masks according to the Food Not Bombs group in the city.

On 9th of March, along with the traditional Food Not Bombs action, demonstration "Against the war in Ukraine" supposed to happen in Petrozavodsk, for a peaceful solution of tense situation there and prevention of bloodshed continuation.

GI resistance to the Vietnam War photo gallery

From the archives at Sir ! No Sir!, photos of various episodes of rank-and-file soldiers' resistance to the Vietnam War

U.S. Army report on strikebreaking activities during the 1970 postal strike

A report by the U.S. Army on their strikebreaking activities (delivering the mail, etc.) during the 1970 postal workers strike.

Why Blackadder Goes Forth could have been a lot funnier

A fascinating look at Tommy Atkins' hidden tactics to avoid combat on the western front in World War I, or why ‘Blackadder Goes Forth’ could have been a lot funnier (and more subversive)…

A young Army, but the finest we have ever marshalled; improvised at the sound of the cannonade, every man a volunteer, inspired not only by love of country but by a widespread conviction that human freedom was challenged by military and Imperial tyranny, they grudged no sacrifice however unfruitful and shrank from no ordeal however destructive...

The British West Indies Regiment mutiny, 1918 - Steven Johns

A short history of the mutiny at Taranto in Italy by West Indian soldiers in the British army at the end of World War I, which had a significant impact subsequently on anti-colonial struggles in the Caribbean.

Introduction

With the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, thousands of West Indians volunteered to join the British army. They were encouraged to do so by activists like Marcus Garvey, on the basis that if they showed their loyalty to the King they would show they have the right to be treated as equals.

From a representation of the army

A short appeal by The Levellers for Parliament to adopt a number of political reforms and address the grievances of the army.

That we may no longer be the dissatisfaction of our friends, the subject of our enemies’ malice (to work jealousies and misrepresentations upon), and the suspicion, if not astonishment, of many in the kingdom, in our late or present transactions . . . , we shall in all faithfulness . . .

An agreement of the people - John Wildman

A short appeal from army regiments under the sway of the Levellers for peace and political reform to more equally distribute power within England.

An agreement of the people
for a firm and present peace upon grounds of common right and freedom.
28 October 1647

The law of freedom in a platform - Gerrard Winstanley

Set out in 1652, this is Winstanley's vision for a future without money or such extreme laws of private property as we have today. Winstanley was aware that the English Civil War meant a consolidation of power for the Merchant Classes and Landowners and he - quite rightly - predicted the misery and corruption to come.

To His Excellency

OLIVER CROMWELL,

General of the

Commonwealth's Army

in England, Scotland and Ireland.

Sir,

A true account of the New Model Army - Paul Z. Simons

New Model Army soldier

An account of the New Model Army and its links with the Revolutionary movements unleashed by the English Civil War.

A True Account of the New Model Army