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1816-1939: Syndicalism in South Africa

A short history of radical trade unionism, class struggle and race in Southern Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The Industrial Workers of Africa, 1917-1921 - Bikisha Media Collective

IWW

The history of four years of the revolutionary multi-racial union in South Africa, the Industrial Workers of Africa, and the labour movement at the time.

A very brief history of racism - Workers Solidarity Movement

A quick look at the origins of racism in modern society from its roots in the justification of slavery.

Beating back Mosley in Notting Hill, 1958 - Baker Baron

A Notting Hill resident recounts his story of fighting racists and fascists in West London.

Queensland canecutters' strike, 1934 - Peter Sheldon

The history of the victorious strike of mostly migrant cane-cutting workers in Australia. To secure the victory the workers had to overcome the bosses' resistance, the police and the racist trade union.

1971: The Attica prison uprising

Prisoners take over

Against the background of the mass revolutionary, black power and prisoners' movements in the US, a five day revolt began on September 9, 1971 at the Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, NY in the United States. Its repression left 39 people killed.

The Australian maritime strike, 1878-1879

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A short history of the 1878 strike of sailors and maritime workers in Australia which prevented the seaman being sacked and replaced by cheaper workers.

The genocide and war in Rwanda, 1990-1994 - Tony Sullivan

Between half a million and a million people out of Rwanda's total population of 8 million, died in a few weeks between April and June 1994. This article gives a brief account of how, and why and what role Western governments played.

1833-1849: The Dorr Rebellion

Thomas W Dorr

Howard Zinn's history of a movement in the United States against a political system which permitted the vote only to landowners. Drafting their own “People’s Convention” the rebels were let down by some of their own ideas, such as racism, and were put down by force.