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We won't go to Kosovo - No War But The Class War

A text produced by a participant in the NWBTCW group in London 1999 about the movement of desertion and protest in and around the Yugoslav Army towards the end of the NATO bombardment.

Reduction of fire hazard: in the event of firefighter strike or war against Iraq - No War But The Class War

A public-service announcement from Her Majesty's No War But The Class War Office on how to respond to a strike of firefighters or the outbreak of war against Iraq.

Vietnam: The collapse of the armed forces - Marine Colonel Robert D. Heinl Jr.

Anti-war GI

A US military officer reports on the increasing incidence of insubordination, desertion and rebellion in the US army over the course of the Vietnam War. While we obviously don't agree with the officer's political perspective, the article contains lots of useful information on the GI resistance movement during the Vietnam War.

Monson could face jail time

Professional MMA fighter and anarchist Jeff Monson faces potential jail time when sentenced this October in connection to a graffiti incident in November 2008.

Prison activist's death sparks uprising in women's prison of Thebes, Greece

Katerina Goulioni

The second uprising in the Greek prisons in only two days was sparked by the death of Katerina Goulioni, inmate activist against vaginal inspection in jail. Clashes have erupted outside the prison between riot police and solidarity protesters. Koridalos Athens prisons also in turmoil.

Bangladesh; the BDR mutiny

Speculative comments on the recent 25th-26th February rebellion in the ranks of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) auxiliary unit, which has so far claimed nearly 150 lives.

Towards a citizens' militia: anarchist alternatives to NATO and the Warsaw pact

Towards a Citizens' Militia: Anarchist Alternatives to NATO and the Warsaw Pact

A semi-legendary anarchist how-to guide to irregular warfare. Written in the early 1980s by the International Revolutionary Solidarity Movement (First of May Group), Towards A Citizens' Militia details the principles of libertarian armed resistance, organization, and the conduct of guerilla warfare (from train traps to attacking a power system) and the organization and operation of the civilian resistance movement.

The battle for the Green - John Taylor Caldwell

The late veteran Glasgow anarchist JT Caldwell tells the story of a struggle to defend the right of open air speaking on Glasgow Green during the early 1930s. As well as legal conflicts, the events included rowdy mass demonstrations of up to one hundred thousand people.

Source; Workers City; ed. Farquhar McLay, Clydeside Press, Glasgow 1988.

Notes of a militarised Spanish Renfe rail worker, 1976

Renfe train from the 1970s

The very interesting personal account of a rail worker in post-Franco Spain when the railways were militarised following a strike in 1976.

Work release scheme proposed for French prisons

The creaking prison system in France unveils a new post-release labour scheme.