France

Leaving the swamp - L'Ouvrier Communiste

An article published in August, 1929 in L'Ouvrier Communiste (the Communist Worker) issue no. 1, which was the journal of the Communist Workers' Groups, who were led ideologically by Michelangelo Pappalardi. This group split from Prometeo on several key questions, immediately pursuing a rapprochement with the line of the old KAPD (Communist Workers' Party of Germany). This article outlines their disagreements with the Bordigist tradition and with Leninism, more generally.

Socialism, Cooperative and Republican: Bernard Moss

At the time of the 1848 Revolution in France the dominant form of Socialism was a loose coalition connected with French Republicanism and the Cooperative movement. This article covers there role within the French 19th century workers movement.

June Days: Paris 1848

Account of the events in June 1848 when the workers of Paris rose up against the conservative republican government and its plans to abolish government supported workshops.

Papon and the killing of 200 Algerians in Paris during 1961

Paris massacre of Algerians, 1961

A short history of the massacre of scores of Algerians in Paris on 17 October 1961 under the command of a Nazi-collaborating chief of police.

Impressions of May - Ngo Van

Ngo Van's account of his experiences of May 1968.

The Thiaroye massacre, 1944 - Steven Johns

Tirailleurs as prisoners of war

A short history of the mass killing of black soldiers in the Free French Forces who were protesting against non-payment of wages towards the end of World War II.

The whitewashing of French forces in the liberation of Paris - Steven Johns

Senegalese troops who fought for the French as prisoners of war in Europe

A short account of how American and British commanders ensured that the liberation of Paris was orchestrated by a “whites only” force.

New Trends Vol. 1, No. 4 (January 1946)

The Vol. 1, No. 4 (January 1946) issue of New Trends, an anarchist publication produced out of New York City from September 1945 until August 1946.

New Trends Vol. 1, No. 2 (October 1945)

The Vol. 1, No. 2 (October 1945) issue of New Trends, an anarchist publication produced out of New York City from September 1945 until August 1946.

New Trends Vol. 1, No. 1 (September 1945)

The Vol. 1, No. 1 (September 1945) issue of New Trends, an anarchist publication produced out of New York City from September 1945 until August 1946.