military and law enforcement

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.

Quiet fronts in the Spanish civil war - Michael Seidman

Republican troops in the trenches

A study of combat avoidance, fraternisation and desertion on both sides of the conflict during the Spanish civil war. We think that some of the conclusions may be overstated but in general the article is very informative.

US snipers see trouble brewing

"The reason why they're fighting us is not Osama bin Laden. They're fighting us because we're here. . . . They don't want us here. They just want us to leave."

Morrison, Walter, 1924-2004

Walter Morrison

A short biography of community activist Walter Morrison, a Scottish former soldier who rejected war.

Kronstadt Izvestia

Kronstadt Izvestia

Archive of the publication of the Kronstadt rebels, who fought to protect the gains of the Russian Revolution from the new Bolshevik authoritarianism.

The Wilhelmshaven revolt, 1918-1919 - Ikarus

Sailors in front of the prison in Wilhelmshaven

The Wilhelmshaven Revolt - a chapter of the revolutionary movement in the German navy, 1918-1919, by 'Ikarus' - real name Ernst Schneider. Including an introduction by Dave Graham and a short bio of Schneider.

Revolt of the scientists - Pannekoek

Pannekoek considers the possibility of resistance to the threat of Cold War annihilation in the then-dawning "Atomic Age".

(From "RETORT", Vol. 4, # 2, Spring 1948)

Searchlight for Beginners - Larry O' Hara

An investigation into anti-fascist magazine Searchlight, and its links with British intelligence services. Despite causing a lot of problems for fascists, Searchlight gathers intelligence on both the right and the left and amongst other things has launched smear campaigns against anarchists. Its agenda is firmly set in the interests of the British liberal capitalist state