riots

Chronicle of days of looting & revolt. Or, what comes next?

translated from the Spanish. Originally published on Jan. 8th, 2017 in Antagonismo – Por el communismo y anarquia: https://antagonismorp.wordpress.com/2017/01/08/cronica-de-estos-dias-de-saqueo-y-revuelta-o-que-sigue/

1927: Austrian General Strike

In the Summer of 1927 the Austrian Social Democrats remained powerful despite their history of collaboration with the government. In response to the acquittal of the murderers of a worker and his 8 year old son Viennese workers came out in force, in a series of riots. Fearing a revolution the Social Democratic party called a general strike and used its powerful Socialist Republican Guard to police the workers and keep them off the streets.

This history of the event has been written by a pacifist and so views this betrayal as a positive development.

Bolívar City and Venezuela in Ruins

Venezuela is breaking into pieces, and the violence in Bolívar City may be just the beginning.

Dixie be damned: 300 years of insurrection in the American South - Neal Shirley and Saralee Stafford

Book detailing three centuries of slave and working class rebellion in the southern states of the US.

Paternalism and rural protest: the Rebecca riots - Lowri Ann Rees

Contemporary illustration of the Rebecca rioters

A detailed analysis and account of the Rebecca riots in south-west Wales, 1839-1843, examining the interests of different classes at the time.

The Rebecca riots, 1839-43 - Jon Bauckham

Contemporary cartoon of the Rebecca riots

A short account of the successful protest movement in Wales against excessive road tolls, when locals would wear dresses and blacken their faces in disguise and destroy toll gates.

Trafalgar Square Riots of 1848

This page reports how disgruntled workers took over a planned peaceful protest and set off a week of rioting in central London. It names more than 100 of those arrested.

Heroes or villains? - Anti-Fascist Action

A barricade on Cable Street, 1936

Pamphlet produced by Anti-Fascist Action chronicling violent working class opposition to fascism in the UK over the course of the 20th century.

Interactive map of Latino urban riots and social unrest - Aaron Fountain

This interactive map features urban rebellions and incidents of social unrest in Latino communities from 1964 to the present.

Stonewall: The birth of gay power - Sherry Wolf

Stonewall riots, 1969

A history of the Stonewall riots, where LGBT people in New York City took a stand against violent state repression and battled the police, kickstarting a militant, global gay liberation movement.