Lithuania

How I Became an Anarchist: A. Neselbergs

Riga 1928

A translation of an article published in 1931 detailing events in Latvia before WWII and how Esperanto played a part in the political development of the author, a Latvian revolutionary. The Esperanto original can be found here.

Emma Goldman extended timeline

Emma Goldman

An extensive chronology of the life and activities of notorious Lithuanian-American anarchist, Emma Goldman.

Emma Goldman condensed timeline

Emma Goldman

A brief timeline of the key events in the life of legendary anarchist and women's rights advocate Emma Goldman.

Solidarity and silence: the story of Ona Šimaitė, librarian lifesaver - Marc Record

Review of two books about a Lithuanian librarian Holocaust rescuer.

The case of the General Union of the Jewish Workers of Russia, Poland and Lithuania

A left communist look at the Jewish Labour Bund.

Samuel Kaplan: another mysterious disappearance in Spain

The international group of the Durruti column

A short account of the fate of the Lithuanian anarchist Samuel Kaplan, who fought with the Durruti Column in Spain.

Lithuania: myth of the passive masses

In the article that follows I pose the question of how it came to be that self-identified ‘active’ Lithuanians have come to a tacit collective consensus on the ‘passivity’ of the unruly masses that surround them? In what ways has the economic and political context in Lithuania shaped the ‘actives’ collective diagnosis of the rest—the majority—as the unthinking ‘passives’?

Carlsberg re-classified as an ‘essential service’ to prevent workers from striking

Carlsberg has been able to persuade the Lithuanian government to re-classify its breweries as an 'essential' service on a par with the emergency services and water companies. This is so they can prevent workers from going on strike, as 'essential' workers are banned from striking by law.

Kaplan, Iacov aka Jacob Caplan, 18??-1933

Kaplan and his wife Rosa in 1900

A short biography of Jacob Caplan, stirring anarchist orator, active in Leeds and London.

Wess, Woolf, 1861-1946

William Wess

A short biography of Jewish anarchist Woolf, aka William, Wess, active in the Socialist League in East London.