New York

Blood on their hands: the racist history of modern police unions

Protest by the New York police union

Against the background of the black lives matter movement, Flint Taylor takes a look at the racist history of American police "unions".

1988: The Tompkins Square Riot

A brief account of the riot of 1988 when Police started evicting homeless people from Tompkins Square park. The event led to the exposure of widespread brutality by the precinct police.

1874: The Tompkins Square Police Riot

An account of a cop riot in 1874 where mounted police attacked public demonstrations by organised Unemployed workers associations in New York. Taken from wikipedia.

Andrea Salsedo of Pantelleria

Andrea Salsedo of Pantelleria

A short account of the life of Italian anarchist Andrea Salsedo, who was killed in 1920 by a "fall" from a police station window in New York.

The 1946 general strike of Rochester, New York

Strike demonstration

A short history of the general strike in May 1946 in Rochester against the sacking of hundreds of municipal workers, written by Jon Garlock.

The New York City rent strike, 1907-8

Tenants discuss the rent strike, early 1908

A short account of the Lower East Side rent strike in New York City in late 1907 to early 1908.

Freedom (New York)

A very partial online archive of anarchist journal Freedom, published in New York 1933-1934.

“Proud to be part of a singing union”: the struggle at Ellen's Stardust Diner

Sometimes the class struggle heats up in unexpected places – in a Times Square Diner famous for their singing wait staff, for example.

Libertarian Workers Group & NY WSA in action (photos)

1978 - mid-1980s Photos of members of the Libertarian Workers Group and the New York Workers Solidarity Alliance.

Libertarian Workers Group some members photo

LWG members man lit table