PDFs

1848 The Year of Revolutions- George Woodcock

George Woodcock charts the events of the revolutionary wave that swept Europe in 1848. Assessing their political characters, their accomplishments and defeats.

The painful transition: bourgeois democracy in India

Indian parliament, postindependence

A Marxist account of the development of capitalist democracy in India, by Achin Vanaik.

Solidarity (North West) #1.03

Issue of the North West Solidarity Journal with articles on race, sex and class, a dispute in Bolton, the revolution in Guinea and more.

Workers and students - Hagen Koo

A chapter on the alliances and solidarity between South Korean industrial workers and radical students in the 1970s and '80s.

The Herbert Baum group blog

Marianne Prager-Joachim

A collection of writings by Eric Brothers on the Baum group of German Jews who fought against the Nazi regime.

August 11-12, 1917: when thousands of Kansas City citizens spent their weekend deporting professional strikebreakers

Streetcar strike

The history of a militant strike of streetcar workers in Kansas City in 1917 by Jeff Stilley, during which the population of the town drove out scabs who had been brought in by the employers.

Fascists are the Tools of the State: Peter Gelderloos

An essay published in 2007 about the relationship of Fascism (in broad strokes, nationalistic movement terms) and the State.

1921: The Mitsubishi-Kawasaki Strike

A dissertation about the largest strike in pre WWII Japanese history by workers at the port of Kobe. The strike was an attempt by the workers to supplant the authority of management and secure their own autonomy. The text also covers the industrialisation of Japan and the early development of the Japanese labour movement.

A journey to Seoul - Franco 'Bifo' Berardi

Franco 'Bifo' Berardi's impressions of Seoul upon his visit to South Korea. Gratefully replicated from his book Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide (2015).

Racial discrimination in employment? The Bristol bus boycott of 1963

Some of the leaders of the boycott

A student dissertation with lots of information about the 1963 boycott of Bristol's buses against the ban on recruiting workers of colour enforced by the TGWU union and the state-owned Bristol Omnibus Company.