prisons

Morality and biology in the Spanish Civil War: Psychiatrists, revolution and women prisoners in Málaga

Michael Richards on the Spanish Civil War, women and psychiatry.

Battle of the Beanfield (Documentary)

On June 1st 1985, a convoy of new travellers, peace protestors, green activists and festival-goers set off from Savernake Forest in Wiltshire to establish the 12th annual free festival at Stonehenge. There were around 450 people in total, and they included a number of women and children. They never reached their destination. Eight miles from the Stones they were ambushed, assaulted and arrested with unprecedented brutality by a quasi-military police force.

Riot in Victorian prison in response to decline in prisoners' living conditions

Rioters on the roof of Fulham Prison

Fulham Prison, near Sale in south-eastern Victoria, was locked down for 3 days following a riot on January 18, in which about 30 prisoners refused to return to their cells, and began destroying $50,000 worth of property and setting bins on fire.

Over 1,000 prisoners sew their mouths shut in protest over jail conditions

in the former Soviet state of Krygyztan over 7,000 inmates have gone on a hunger strike against barbaric prison conditions. As the government decide to force feed them, over 1,000 people sew or staple their mouths shut

Battle of Trafalgar: The UK Poll Tax Riot (Documentary)

A chronological account of the anti-poll tax demonstration on 31st March 1990, one that contrasts disturbingly with the version presented by television news. Eyewitnesses tell their stories against a backdrop of the day's events as they unfold. Demonstrators' testimonies raise some questions about public order policing, the independence and accountability of the media and the right to demonstrate. Evidence clearly shows elements within the police provoking the riot.

The Weather Underground (Documentary)

The complete Oscar nominated documentary charting the journey of the Weathermen.

Short hot summer 1981

A series of articles by History is Made at Night on the 1981 July uprisings/ riots, which occurred in Brixton, Southall, Toxteth, Moss Side, Wood Green, London, Leicester and Bradford.

Not A Sick Society: A Sick State – 2nd January 2012

Comparing how States deal with dissent

This article was submitted to national prison magazine Not Shut Up. The editor approved it for print but the Head of Education at HMP Wandsworth blocked its final publication.

Prison memoirs of an anarchist - Alexander Berkman

Autobiographical prison account of Russian émigré anarchist Alexander Berkman who was sentenced to 22 years imprisonment for the attempted assassination of an industrialist who massacred striking workers.

Evelyn Manesta and the resistance to "modern" photographic surveillance

An article by Not Bored's Bill Brown on the Suffragettes' resistance to modern photographic surveillance, the introduction of which exposes the fallacy of the 'democratic' State.