Hungary

Jobbik chased across London by anti-fascists

Hungarian far-right group Jobbik were chased across London by anti-fascists on Sunday as their leader Vona Gábor visited the UK to meet with Hungarians living in the city ahead of elections.

Anti-fascists prevented Jobbik from holding a rally in the Holborn area before chasing them back and forth across the city. The far-right group successfully held a brief rally at Speaker's Corner in Hyde Park where Gábor addressed a crowd of around 100 supporters.

Ervin Szabó: Marx and Bakunin

A text from Ervin Szabó (1877-1918), a Marxist-anarchist militant from Hungary, emphasizing the the unity of the class movement by analizing the relationships between Marx and Bakunin.
Before the text, you can find a short biography of Szabó and some critical comments to the text.
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Ervin Szabó

Marx and Bakunin

Ervin Szabó 1877-1918

History of class struggle in Hungary 1919-1945

The text (originally published in 2008) deals with the history of the working class movement in Hungary between the collapse of the Council Republic of 1919 and the end of the Second World War.

It tries to outline the characteristics of the social-economic relationships and political structures in the given period, and present the ideas and practical action of those groups which intented to wage a class war not only against the bourgeois state and its reactionary masters but also against the social democratic and Stalinist labour movement.

Hungarian Tragedy - Peter Fryer

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A first hand account of the Hungarian Revolution and its crushing by the Soviet intervention. Peter Fryer was correspondent for the Daily Worker (Now Morning Star) a newspaper under the control of the Communist Party of Great Britain. His experiences in Hungary and the censoring of his reports led to Fryers resignation from the paper and party.

Any writer whose first book is thought to be worth reprinting after 30 years, for a new generation of readers, is bound to feel a sense of pride. But my pride in the reappearance of Hungarian Tragedy does not blind me to its flaws. This little book was written in a week. Or rather, it poured itself on the page white-hot. It bears the marks of haste, emotion and disillusionment.

Barricade Collective - Presentation

A short text presenting Barricade Collective, a communist group from Hungary. More materials on the group's website: barricade.hol.es

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Budapest: Thirty housing rights activists arrested

On the 19th January 2013, homeless activists and their allies squatted an empty building in the 7th district of Budapest. The squatters demanded the institutionalization of a right to housing and an extensive system of social housing instead of punitive measures and overcrowded shelters. The activists were arrested and now face misdemeanor charges because of disobeying police instructions.

“We do not leave until the government and local authorities do not take seriously mass homelessness and housing poverty” – said Jenő Keresztes, one of the homeless squatters. “We are here to raise awareness about the tens of thousands of empty buildings, where homeless people could find their home.

Hungary 1956 - reading guide

Man spitting on decapitated head of Stalin statue, Hungary 1956.

Libcom.org's reading guide to the 1956 Hungarian uprising against the Communist dictatorship which saw a general strike declared and workers' councils spring up across the country.

Key texts

The Hungarian workers' revolution

A pamphlet by the Syndicalist Workers' Federation on the Hungarian revolution of 1956. Originally published in '57, this is the revised second edition which includes by a preface by Terry Liddle.

United Nations report on the Hungarian uprising 1956

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UN special committee report on the 1956 Hungarian uprising. Examines the revolutionary workers councils established by Hungarian workers, and analyses the dangers they posed to both the Soviet bureaucracy and capitalism.

For the actual report examining the revolutionary workers councils, please scroll to the bottom of the page. It is attached as a PDF.

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