military and law enforcement

NATO's secret armies - Daniele Ganser

This fascinating book shows how the CIA and the British secret service, in collaboration with the military alliance NATO and European military secret services, set up a network of clandestine anti-communist armies in Western Europe after World War II.

Russian anti-war activists kidnapped and seriously injured

Organisers of a demonstration against the war in Ukraine in Petrozavodsk, Russia were kidnapped and seriously injured by unknown people in masks according to the Food Not Bombs group in the city.

Civil "defence" and direct action: make the most of your council meetings - Solidarity

Pamphlet published by the Reading group of Solidarity in 1962, mostly written by Andy Anderson, about his refusal to pay the portion of his rates to the Civil Defence fund and subsequent prosecution by the local authority.

Trotsky’s defence. Response to Trotsky - Victor Serge

Kronstadt Izvestia

A short letter disputing Trotsky's attempts to shift the blame for the repression of the Kronstadt revolt.

"Gulf War Syndrome"

Brief summary of what is known as "gulf war syndrome", an illness contracted by an estimated 175,000 veterans of the First Gulf War.

Dan Hodges, mob mentality and the white working class

Dan Hodges has written an article for the Telegraph, using the horrific murder of Bijan Ebrahimi as an excuse to attack “the dark side of working class Britain.” This is an attempt to address the points he has side-stepped for the benefit of his polemic.

"Democracy in action" and other children's stories

A short post on the reactions to the Commons vote on Syria and the illusions of parliamentary democracy.

Georgia inmates beaten with hammers during 2010 prisoners' strike - new video released

Image created to commemorate the 2010 Georgia prisoners' strike

New video evidence has been publicly released showing Georgia prison guards beating inmates with a "hammer-like object" in the aftermath of the 2010 prisoner's strike against forced labour. The strike was one of the largest in US history and was met with violent repression.

Trigger warning: footage and descriptions of violence, images of injuries

Is Indonesia Heading Towards Fascism?

Is Indonesia Heading Fascism?

Analysis on the emergence of a new law in Indonesia related to the crisis and the social situation