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The Nord-Pas-de-Calais miners' strike, 1941

A pit occupied by Nazi troops

A short history of the mass strike of miners in Nazi-occupied northern France from 27 May to 10 June. Despite heavy repression it won improvements to pay and conditions.

The life and work of anarchist Omar Aziz, and his impact on self-organization in the Syrian revolution - Leila Al Shami

Omar Aziz

Article about the impact of the ideas of Syrian anarchist Omar Aziz in encouraging community self-organisation in the Syrian uprising, prior to the start of the civil war. Tragically he died in prison in 2013, aged 63.

Impastato, Giuseppe, 1948-1978

A short biography of Giuseppe Impastato, a communist anti-Mafia activist who was murdered by the crime organisation in 1978, but was originally blamed for his own death by the police and the media.

The bloody May of 1936 in Thessaloniki, Greece

Mother of Tasos Tousis mourning over her dead sons body.

A general strike of the tobacco workers and other unions on May 8th 1936 led to the bloody events of May 9th. The police confronted the massive strike by opening fire on the protesters. 12 dead and hundreds of wounded in one of the most important days in greek working class history.

The Working Class Movement in England: Eleanor Marx

An account of the growth of the Working Class movement in England and the United Kingdom, from the middle ages to the 1890's.

The Ponce massacre, 1937

Ponce massacre: police begin firing

A short history of the massacre in Puerto Rico of peaceful demonstrators calling for the release of imprisoned separatist leader Pedro Campos by police acting on the orders of the US-appointed governor.

Revolution in Central America- Daniel Fogel

FMLN Guerrillas

A contemporary and critical account of the 20th century history of Central America, in particular the conflicts between Leftist rebels and US backed right wing dictatorships in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala.

Racial matters: the FBI's secret file on black America - Kenneth O'Reilly

Black Panthers in Philadelphia being arrested

A meticulously researched study into how the FBI attempted to disrupt and repress the civil rights movement in the US in the 1960s and 70s.

Fear the everyday state

"The nation is not a hotel we desert when the service worsens. We remain here."

On the fifth anniversary of the fall of Egypt's president Mubarak, this is an account of the uprising, and the ebb and flow of the Egyptian revolution, by Wahid, an activist in Cairo.

Police officer awarded $15 million after being savagely beaten by cops at his daughter's birthday party

NYC public school teachers show their support for the NYPD

A federal grand jury has ruled in favor of a black NYPD officer who was savagely beaten by police officers while he was at home celebrating his daughter's birthday in 2010.