killings

The women's day massacre, 1937

A striker wounded in the women's day massacre

A short account of the 19 June killing of 16 people and wounding of 283 by police during a demonstration of women and children in support of a steel workers' strike.

The assassination of the Rosselli brothers

On the 9th of June 1937, in the French spa town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne, the Rosselli brothers, Carlo and Nello, were savagely murdered by right-wing thugs. The perpetrators were members of the far-right French clandestine group La Cagoule. The act was sanctioned by the Italian Fascist government in exchange for, “one hundred semi-automatic Berretta rifles.” Carlo Rosselli was the epitome of the resistance; he was the “enfant terrible” of anti-fascist expatriates. This essay will briefly summarize their ideology and actions, and highlight what led up to their assassinations and its aftermath.

Narco-State's reign of horror: a bloody week for México

Murdered Workers from Salvador Escalante

The Mexican state of Michoacán is again in the national headlines. Not for the achievements or merits of its population, but for the morbid and tragic “red note” (nota roja), a wave of massacres plaguing the country.

Andrea Salsedo of Pantelleria

Andrea Salsedo of Pantelleria

A short account of the life of Italian anarchist Andrea Salsedo, who was killed in 1920 by a "fall" from a police station window in New York.

Reflections on the way to the gallows

Kanno Sugako

A short prison diary kept by Japanese anarchist feminist Kanno Sugako, prior to her execution on 25 January 1911 for her part in a plot to assassinate the Emperor. She was the only woman to ever be hanged for treason in Japan.

Words can cut deep: speech and violence

A post about an often overlooked role that speech and expression play in human interactions.

Leaflet protesting the execution of members of the Tallion group

Miguel Garcia

Information about nine anarchist members of the Tallion anti-Franco resistance group who were sentenced to death in 1949.

1912: The San Diego free speech fight

A history of the most violent of the Free Speech Fights. A combination of police brutality and vigilante terror was unleashed against the IWW and the workers of San Diego, including torture and murder.

1979: The White Night Riot

Brief history of what became known as the White Night Riots in the aftermath of the murder of openly gay supervisor Harvey Milk and progressive mayor George Muscone.

1977-83: Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Protest Disapearnces in Argentina

A history of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo. A group of Mothers whose children had been killed and disappeared by the Argentinian government.