military and law enforcement

Strike at RAF air base averted for talks

Strike action has been suspended at a Shropshire air base to allow further talks to take place with bosses over a long-running pay dispute.

Tejada, Macario, 1913-1967+

Biographical information about Spanish soldier, anarchist and Civil War fighter Macario Tejada.

Pilots to strike at RAF bases

Airmen training military helicopter pilots in Shropshire are set to become the first at an RAF base to go on strike after overwhelmingly backing action.

Haiti: UN commander commits suicide amid controversy

Amid tremendous controversy over Haiti's security situation and the on-again, off-again elections, the military commander of UN forces in this beleaguered nation apparently took his own life early Saturday morning.

Massive boost to police and state powers

Chris Marsden examines the recent growth in state and police powers in Britain, particularly since the introduction of the Serious and Organised Crime Act of 2005 on January 1st.

Racist abuse continues in British prisons

John Bowden reports on the endemic racism and violence which still permeates the UK prison system.

Mutinies 1917-1920 - Dave Lamb

Solidarity's excellent pamphlet on mutinies in the British armed forces towards the end of World War I.

A day mournful and overcast... An account of the Iron Column

A personal account of a liberated prisoner's experience as a fighter during the Spanish Civil War and Revolution of 1936-9 in the anarchist militia unit called the Iron Column prior to its incorporation into the Communist-run Republican army.

Harass the brass: some notes toward the subversion of the US armed forces

With updates in 2001, this article outlines the story of the widespread resistance and near-mutiny within the US Army, Navy and Air Force during the Vietnam War. This resistance was a major factor in the eventual withdrawal of US troops.

London: Policeman opens fire outside US embassy

An armed police officer fired his weapon whilst on duty outside the US embassy in London on Friday.