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Eqbal Ahmad Reader – BhoPEAC

Eqbal Ahmad Reader – BhoPEAC

“India’s nuclear program is a devastating threat not only to south Asia but to the world. The basic India Pakistan conflict seems to me, to be over Kashmir. And until that’s settled in some fashion – and we can imagine settlements. Eqbal Ahmad had sensible proposals for settlement. They could be pursued. Then maybe India and Pakistan could relax the military confrontation. And maybe, setting up a nuclear weapons free zone.” – Noam Chomsky

Open Letter From a Writer to the Military Junta - Rodolfo Walsh

On the one year anniversary of the military Junta of Argentina coming to power underground Jounalist Rudolfo Walsh wrote an open letter denouncing the regime and listing its crimes.

Kronstadt 1921 - Paul Avrich

Kronstadt poster

A detailed book-length history of the Kronstadt uprising of workers and sailors against the burgeoning Bolshevik dictatorship during the Russian revolution.

Port Chicago disaster and mutiny, 1944

Pier 1 after the explosion

A short history of the munitions explosion on 17 July, 1944 which killed 320 men, mostly African-Americans, and the African American servicemen who were then jailed for protesting against the dangerous conditions.

The Petropavlovsk resolution

Rally on board the Petropavlovsk

The 15 point resolution approved by meetings of revolutionary sailors aboard the Petropavlovsk and Sevastopol battleships on 28 February, 1921, following Bolshevik repression of strikes in Petrograd. It marked the start of the Kronstadt revolt.

Invergordon mutineer by Len Wincott review - Joe Jacobs

Invergordon mutineer book

Joe Jacobs of Solidarity reviews a book written by a leading Invergordon mutineer about the strike in 1931.

Invergordon 1931, shipshape and mutiny fashion: how they fought the pay cuts - Liz Willis

Daily Herald front-page about the mutiny

A history of the 1931 mutiny of the British Royal Navy in Invergordon, following the announcement of a 25% pay cut. The two-day stoppage caused panic and won concessions.

The Kaiser goes: the generals remain - Theodor Plivier

New York Herald: Kaiser abdicates

This is an amazing novel about the German Revolution, written by a participant. Republished here in PDF and Kindle formats.

Anarchy in the navy - Peter E Newell

Republican sailors playing musical instruments on board battleship Jaime I

Article responding to the frequent historical criticism of anarchism that a ship could not be run without hierarchy, using the example of sailor-run ships during the Spanish Civil War.

The SS Columbia Eagle mutiny, 1970 - Steven Johns

A short history of the most spectacular American naval mutiny during the Vietnam war, where two sailors hijacked a ship full of napalm and sailed it to Cambodia.