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The Australian IWW and 'Direct Action', 1914-2000

IWW mass meeting in Sydney, 1916

A history of the once highly-influential Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) union and its publication Direct Action in Australia.

1921-1944: The crushing of the FAUD by Hitler

An account of the decline and crushing of the anarcho-syndicalist trade union the FAUD in Hitler's Germany.

The Ludlow massacre, 1914 - Sam Lowry

The history of the Ludlow Massacre of striking coal miners, which was one of the most brutal attacks on organised labour in North American history. It was the pinnacle of efforts by the National Guard and local strike-breakers under the command of the Rockefeller family to suppress a strike of twelve thousand workers.

1988: The Halabja Massacre

5,000 dead - Halabja

The history of the Saddam Hussein's poison gas attack, with the complicity of the West, in the working class stronghold of Halabja.

1920: The Chilean "White Terror"

1919: The murder of Wesley Everest

The burial of Wesley Everest

Howard Zinn's account of the lynching of the American revolutionary unionist and former soldier Wesley Everest by "patriots."

1912: The syndicalist trials

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A short history of the trials and legal repression of radical trade unionists in the UK in the early twentieth century.

A short history of May Day

Contemporary illustration of the Haymarket bomb

The history of the world holiday on the 1st May - May Day, or International Workers Day, held in commemoration of four anarchists executed for struggling for an 8-hour day.

1799-today: Repression in Britain

A short history of repressive and anti-worker government practice and legislation in Britain over the past two centuries.

1919: The 40-hours strike

Tanks and soldiers in Glasgow, Feb 1919

The 40 Hours strike led by the Clyde Workers' Committee was the most radical strike seen on Clydeside in terms of both its tactics and its demands.