military and law enforcement

Bangladeshi garment workers out again and escalating

There have been more clashes in the Mirpur industrial area of Dhaka (see previous report); on Saturday 12th thousands of garment workers again demonstrated for improvements in conditions.

Matiushenko, Afanasy Nikolaevich 1879-1907

Afanasy Matiushenko

A biography of Afanasy Matiushenko, who was one of the key mutineers on the Battleship Potemkin, immortalised by Eisenstein's film, which helped kick-start the 1905 Revolution.

France: immigrants demonstrate against repression

Demonstrations and protests against police tactics and government policies are becoming more frequent.

Anti-war statement from Antithesis (NYC-NEFAC)

Leaflet against the Iraq war written by the Antithesis collective (NYC-NEFAC) and distributed at an anti-war rally in New York City on October 27th.

Argentina: Teachers strike in memory of colleague

On October 5th there were mass walkouts nationwide by teachers in state and private schools in memory of a colleague who had been killed by police.

State terror and dirty war: a year of state recuperation in Mexico

State violence and police terror, this picture from Cuidad de Oaxaca

An in-depth look at the contemporary situation in Mexico in the aftermath of recent state offensives against movements in Chiapas, Oaxaca and San Salvador Atenco.

US Green Corn rebellion, 1917

In 1917, the Working Class Union reacted to the imposition of military conscription with an ill-fated but heroic armed rebellion that stands with the agitational campaigns of working class anarchists as a revolutionary response to US entry into World War One.

On the uselessness of heroes

Iron Column poster.

Charles Reeves reviews "Los Incontrolados, Chronicles of the Iron Column", a book about the famous Spanish anarchist militia and its activities in the Civil War.

South Africa: death at housing demonstration

A protester was accidentally killed during clashes between police and Soweto residents demanding improved housing conditions.

Public pay: Now police call for right to strike

Hot on the heels of an illegal strike of prison officers, now police offices offered a below-inflation pay rise have demanded the right to strike.