social movements

Casa Pound and the new radical right in Italy

Blocco Studentesco during scuffles in Piazza Navona, Rome, 2008.

You'd be forgiven for thinking that a group of zine-publishing techie squatters into rock music, baiting the state and defending the working class were part of the anarchist left. But, writes the Moyote Project, Italy's Casa Pound movement is symptomatic of the radical right's growing ability to assimilate progressive agendas into a toxic and populist political brew.

World War I and the demise of British feminism - Susan Kingsley Kent

How war stifled British feminism. Up until 1914, the suffrage campaign became a mass movement involving thousands. In 1918, Parliament granted the vote to women over the age of thirty but, although half of the potential female electorate remained disenfranchised, organized feminism never regained its prewar status.

What happens if the USA defaults on its debts??????????

Given the US debt, and the global crisis unfolding, the question above should be seriously considered. My knowledge of economics is pretty poor, but I refuse to accept that experts are the only ones who have something to say, so....

(btw, this is something carried over from the Greek thread: out of the labyrinth.)

Working-class history: Anarcho-syndicalism on Merseyside

Extracts from the book Building the Union: Studies on the growth of the workers’ movement: Merseyside, 1756-1967 by Bob Holton about anarcho-syndicalism in the area in the early part of the 20th century.

Anarchists and radicals in 1890s Patras

Brief chronology of revolutionary groups, movements, events and individuals in the Greek town of Patras.

The Federacion Anarquista Uruguaya: Crisis, armed struggle and dictatorship, 1967-85

PDF pamphlet of a history of the Federacion Anarquista Uruguaya (FAU). Founded in 1956 it was one on the strongest anarchist movements in Latin America. In the 1960s, it faced a rising tide of repression which would culminate in the military dictatorship of 1973-85. The FAU is still active today.

Beginnings

Madrid Metro strike, 2010.

Short article putting the popular assembly movement in the context of recent struggles in Spain against austerity.

Rabble rousers and merry pranksters: A history of anarchism in Aotearoa/New Zealand from the mid-1950s to the early 1980s

Complete PDF of the only full book on anarchist history in New Zealand by Toby Boraman.

Italian anarchists in London, 1870-1914 - Pietro Dipaola

A history of the Italian anarchist movement in London by Pietro Dipaola. In PDF format.

Italian anarchism as a transnational movement, 1885-1915 - Davide Turcato

Academic essay on "the transnational dimension of Italian anarchism, by analysing its presence in the United States and worldwide, with special emphasis on the anarchist press."