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The squatters of 1946 - Paul Burnham

Aircraft workers demonstrate their support for London squatters, September 19

A short history of the mass squatting movement in the UK, primarily organised by soldiers returning from World War II.

Sardinia: Demonstration against NATO’s Trident Juncture training

On 3 November , Teulada military base in Sardinia was the focus of a demonstration to disrupt the ongoing NATO training and to complain strongly about the continued destruction and poisoning of the island.

Eyewitness account of the Peterloo massacre - Samuel Bamford

Poster entitled Manchester Heroes, published in 1819

A first person account of the Peterloo massacre of pro-democracy demonstrators by the British army in 1819, by Samuel Bamford, who was arrested and imprisoned for a year after the killings.

History of the Peterloo massacre, 1819

Print of the Peterloo Massacre published by Richard Carlile

A short history of the mass killing of workers protesting for democracy and better conditions by the British army in 1819. While brutal, the repression did not dampen working class unrest but in fact helped spawn the Chartist reform movement.

The Kaiser goes: the generals remain - Theodor Plivier

New York Herald: Kaiser abdicates

This is an amazing novel about the German Revolution, written by a participant. Republished here in PDF and Kindle formats.

So you want to join up? - Walthamstow Anarchist Group

Soldier with head in his hands

Text of an anti-army recruitment leaflet produced by the now-defunct Walthamstow Anarchist Group in 2005, during the Iraq war.

Top 15 messages in Clint Eastwood's anti-war masterpiece "American Sniper"

I just watched "American Sniper. " I learned so much about manliness, honor, and love…

The Christmas truce, 1914 - Steven Johns

British and German troops fraternise, Boxing Day 1914

A short history of the widespread but unofficial truce between British and German troops on the Western front over Christmas, 1914 during World War I.

The Presidio mutiny, 1968 - Randy Rowland

A personal account by a participant of the Presidio mutiny, a sitdown protest of soldiers in military prison against the killing of an inmate during the Vietnam war. 27 mutineers then faced the death penalty, which triggered national outrage.

Ain't marchin' anymore: GIs revolt in Vietnam - Dave Blalock

Dave Blalock in Vietnam

A short account from Vietnam veteran, Dave Blalock, about his experiences enlisting in the military and getting involved in the anti-war GI movement which helped end the war.