social movements

The unemployed workers’ movement - Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward

Unemployed Workers in the Great Depression

Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward give a detailed account and analysis of the militant movement of unemployed American workers during the Great Depression, how it developed and how it was recuperated by the government through its own leaders.

Cultural revolution - Lotta Continua

Workers in Italy's hot autumn of 1969

This article gives a brief overview of some of the social changes that took place in the mass struggles in the late 60’s.

The Italian background - Ernest Dowson

Italy's hot autumn, 1969

A clear and succinct introduction to the background and events of the mass, militant class struggle in Italy in the 1960s and 70s.

A Short History of Shacks & Shack Dweller's Struggles in Durban

A short overview of the history of shacks and shack dwellers struggles in Durban with a focus on enclosure, insurgent commoning, and the politics of space.

Dada - a short history

A short account of the Dada movement that developed during the First World War in radical revulsion to the society that had let it come about.

The Schlurfs - youth against Nazism

A short account of the Schlurfs, working class Austrian youth who rejected the values of Nazism

Living Learning

Abalahli baseMjondolo logo

An introduction to the new pamphlet by Abahlali baseMjondolo launched in Pinetown (near Durban) at an event attended by hundreds of people, two days before the ANC militia attacked Kennedy Road.

The slow burning fuse: the lost history of the British anarchists - John Quail

Partial text of John Quail's excellent history of the anarchist movement in the UK from its origins until the 20th century.

Surrealism in the Arab World

Artilce printed in the journal Arsenal: Surrealist Subversion no.3, 1976. Includes The Manifesto of the Arab Surrealist Movement, 1975.

Where there's smoke... anarchism after the RNC

A critical review of anarchist organization in relation to the 2008 US Republican National Convention.