massacres

The No Gun Ri massacre, 1950

A short history of one of the biggest mass killings of civilians by US ground troops, the No Gun Ri massacre, which took place during the Korean war on 26 July, 1950.

The Slocum massacre, 1910

Descendants of some of the victims of the massacre

On July 29, 1910, citizens in the small, predominately African American town of Slocum, Texas were massacred in an act of terror designed to maintain economic white supremacy.

“The man . . . died on my lap”: one women recalls the Memorial Day Massacre of 1937

The testimony of Lupe Marshall to a U.S. Senate committee on the 1937 Memorial Day Massacre, a day in which police opened fire on strikers.

The Makhnos of memory: Mennonite and Makhnovist narratives of the civil war in Ukraine (1917-1921) - Sean David Patterson

A really interesting Masters thesis on the relationship between Mennonites and Makhnovists in southern Ukraine during the Russian Civil War through the historical narratives found in each group’s literature.

The politics of genocide - Edward Herman and David Peterson

Herman and Peterson review the Western media's response to several different bloodbaths and criticize how the characterization, language, and ultimately policy responses are shaped by the narratives drafted in support of U.S. client states and agents. We do not necessarily agree with all of it but reproduce it for reference.

The US miners' strikes, 1919-1922 - Jeremy Brecher

Jeremy Brecher's account of the strike wave in American mines from 1919 to 1922, where coalminers fought the bosses, the government and even the unions often pitched battles involving guns, dynamite and even a makeshift air force.

The Homestead strike, 1892 - Jeremy Brecher

State militia sent to break the Homestead strike

Jeremy Brecher's detailed history of the 1892 strike of workers at the Carnegie Steel Company against the eventually successful attempt of the employer to break their union, the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steelworkers.

Bosses open fire on migrant workers in Greece

More than twenty migrant workers were injured when their bosses fired on them with shotguns on Wednesday.

The Marikana massacre: Details of deliberate police murder begin to emerge

This article is from the mainstream media in South Africa but has invaluable details on what actually happened when the police left 34 strikers dead and another 78 injured.

The Marikana massacre: a premeditated killing?

Benjamin Fogel on the Lonmin Massacre and the chilling bloodlust of the Stalinists in the South African Communist Party.