repression

Gay in the gulag

Historical information about the repression of gay men in the Soviet Union in the wake of the government's re-criminalisation of homosexuality in 1933, after its decriminalisation in 1922. Trigger warning for sexual violence.

‘If the way to freedom runs through prison, we are ready to go’

Russian anti-fascist activist Alexei Gaskarov's speech from the dock, 4 August

The tragic week, Spain 1909 - Murray Bookchin

General strike, Barcelona, 1909

Murray Bookchin's history of the "tragic week": a spontaneous workers' uprising in Catalonia, Spain, which was isolated and crushed by the government, leaving hundreds dead.

The Presidio mutiny, 1968 - Randy Rowland

A personal account by a participant of the Presidio mutiny, a sitdown protest of soldiers in military prison against the killing of an inmate during the Vietnam war. 27 mutineers then faced the death penalty, which triggered national outrage.

The Communist Party and socialists during the 1934 Toledo Auto-Lite strike

A passage about radicals involvement in the 1934 Toledo Auto-Lite strike, from The Communist Party and the Auto Workers Unions by Roger Keeran.

Oral history of Ernest DeMaio, head of the United Electrical Workers Midwest District 11

Ernest DeMaio, photo taken by Bud Shultz

Oral history of Ernest DeMaio, from his early radicalizing experience of the First Red Scare to facing repression and harassment during the Second Red Scare.

The ordeal of the Loyalty Test: Arthur Drayton

An account from Arthur Drayton, a black postal worker and unionist who faced repression for his membership in a a Communist Party USA-affiliated insurance, mutual benefit and fraternal organization.

“The man . . . died on my lap”: one women recalls the Memorial Day Massacre of 1937

The testimony of Lupe Marshall to a U.S. Senate committee on the 1937 Memorial Day Massacre, a day in which police opened fire on strikers.

The New Brazil - Raúl Zibechi: reviewed by Levi Gahman

Brazil is now the poster child for neoliberal capitalism. Within its borders, vast inequities in wealth and access to social services still exist - in his latest work, Raúl Zibechi explains how and why this is the case...

Finance Ministry cleaners protest mass firings

Several hundred cleaners previously employed by Greece's Finance Ministry have been protesting their mass firing.