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When the red flag flew over Munster

Workers Solidarity Movement's account of the wave of soviets in the province of Munster.

Chinese workers: A new history - Jackie Sheehan

some of those Chinese workers the book is about

This 1998 book traces the development of workers' struggles in China from the 1950s to the Tianenmen movement of 1989 and beyond. It looks at the role played by worker discontent in the direction taken by state campaigns such as the 1956-7 Hundred Flowers movement, the Cultural Revolution and the April Fifth Movement of 1976, as well as in the Democracy Wall movement and the 1989 Democracy Movement. The author is keen to demolish the myth of Chinese workers as politically conformist supporters of the Communist Party and makes a convincing case for a basic continuity in forms of workers' self-organisation and "economic" and "political" demands, right from the 1950s through to the 1990s.

The labour movement in Spain : Albert Meltzer on Spanish anarcho-syndicalism

KSL: Albert Meltzer was a long-standing supporter of the anarchist movement in Spain. One of our friends suggested we make this article available as one of the best things he wrote. It’s also representative of many of the things he cared about: anarchism, history, emancipation and class struggle.

The NGO sector: The Trojan horse of capitalism

There is very little theory out there about the issue of the NGO sector and the way it affects the social struggle. This is a translated version of a pamphlet written by "Crn Blok" - an anarchist group from Macedonia, where all dissent is being suffocated by a large number of various NGOs and their army of full-time professional "freedom fighters".

Khamsin #10: Israel and its war in Lebanon

10th issue of Khamsin published in 1983 about the Israel-Lebanon war, class divisions in Israel, the rise of Islam and its influence on women and more.

Khamsin #09: Politics of religion/Capitalism in Egypt

The ninth issue of Khamsin, published in 1981, about Zionist ideology, the role of the Shi'i clergy in Iranian politics, Judaism and its attitudes to non-Jews and more.

Greece: When the state turns antifa

Greece's powerful far right party, Golden Dawn, is being repressed. This is a detailed account and analysis of the organisation and the actions of the Greek state which, after encouraging it, has now turned on it.

Albert Meltzer and the fight for working class history

An article on British anarcho-syndicalist Albert Meltzer's attitude to anarchist history.

Reds and Wobblies: working-class radicalism and the state in New Zealand 1915-1925

Talk presented at the National Library of New Zealand, 22 October 2013, by Jared Davidson about New Zealand's radical history. More images are available here.