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Mississippi's first labour union - Ken Lawrence

Washerwomen at work in 1910

A short account of the first trade union in Mississippi, which was created in 1866 by African-American washerwomen.

Snitches, stings, and leaks: how “Immigration Enforcement” works - Corporate Watch

An immigration raid

A detailed report into the functioning of the immigration enforcement system in the UK, following high-profile raids at Deliveroo and Byron burgers.

The Thiaroye massacre, 1944 - Steven Johns

Tirailleurs as prisoners of war

A short history of the mass killing of black soldiers in the Free French Forces who were protesting against non-payment of wages towards the end of World War II.

Prophets of deceit: a study of the techniques of the American agitator - Leo Löwenthal & Norbert Guterman

Part of the 'Studies in Prejudice' series sponsored by the American Jewish Committee in the 1940s/50s. Löwenthal and Guterman's 1949 text provides a detailed study of the figure of the right-wing demagogue and their techniques, with an introduction by Max Horkheimer.

The whitewashing of French forces in the liberation of Paris - Steven Johns

Senegalese troops who fought for the French as prisoners of war in Europe

A short account of how American and British commanders ensured that the liberation of Paris was orchestrated by a “whites only” force.

The Wave Hill walk-off, 1966-1975

Wave Hill strikers

A short history of the Wave Hill, or Gurindji, strike, when aboriginal agricultural workers walked out for equal pay and then lodged a claim for the land they worked on. They remained out for an incredible nine years, and were eventually given back a proportion of the land.

Black rebellion: five slave revolts - Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Contemporary illustration of the Nat Turner Rebellion

Detailed histories of five important episodes of slave revolt, excerpted from a longer book called Travellers and Outlaws by abolitionist Thomas Wentworth Higginson, first published in 1889. Unfortunately it contains language and a perspective tainted by the widespread prejudice at the time, however we reproduce it in full for historical information only.

Our enemies in blue - Kristian Williams

Let's begin with the basics: violence is an inherent part of policing.

Deadly silence: black deaths in custody

David Oluwale

A detailed study of deaths of people of colour in custody in the UK, published in 1991.

On the Line No. 1 (May-June 1994)

The No. 1 (May-June 1994) issue of On the Line, a newsletter of Workers Solidarity Alliance in the New York/New Jersey area.