Article about the Peruvian anarcho-syndicalist movement with details of its influential involvement in numerous strikes, its far-reaching network of cultural associations and its influences from other syndicalist movements in the region.
Peruvian anarcho-syndicalism: adapting transnational influences and forging counterhegemonic practices, 1905-1930
Steven J. Hirsch
University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg
Statement by the Unemployed People's Movement in Grahamstown, South Africa.
Press Statement by the Unemployed People’s Movement, Grahamstown
Sunday 13 February 2011
The Rebellion of the Poor Comes to Grahamstown
The rebellion of the poor has been spreading from town to town, from squatter camp to squatter camp, since 2004. Last week it arrived in Grahamstown.
The complete online text of Vadim Damier's superb critical study of anarcho-syndicalism in the last century which reveals a history of struggle which has often been neglected but holds many valuable lessons for the present.
An interview with an academic who researched the pre-1949 Chinese anarchist movement, with accompanying biography and selected bibliography.
From 1905 to 1930, anarchists exerted a broad influence on Chinese culture and politics. They were at the center of the emerging social radicalism of that period and their activities left a significant mark on later decade’s revolutionary movements.
Howard Zinn on the position of women and the struggles of working-class women for equality from the 17th to the 19th centuries.
Article about how Italian politics, of both left and right, came to influence 'ultras' groups in football teams across the country and how it affected the development of these supporters' groups to the present day.
"Here in Italy the situation is becoming very hard. I am fed up with hearing insults from our rivals every Sunday and, as time goes by, the situation worsens"
- Abedi Pele (footballer from Ghana, in April 1996)
A short account of anarchism and syndicalism in Brighton in the 1890s-1910s.
Brighton has, some might think surprisingly given its reputation as a fashionable and hedonistic seaside resort, a long tradition of radicalism going back to the 1820s. Brighton began to grow rapidly from 1801 when it still had a population of 7,000. By the late 1820s unemployment was affecting the large numbers of artisans and workers who lived in Brighton.
Carl Levy discusses the various strands of thought of the broad Italian syndicalist movement, including anarchists within the trade unions and within the revolutionary syndicalist USI, up until Mussolini's consolidation of power in 1926.
Currents of Italian Syndicalism before 19261
- 1. I would like to thank the anonymous readers of earlier drafts of this article for their helpful comments. Dr Adrian Little was kind enough to read the final version. I thank him for his comments. Finally, many thanks to Marcel van der Linden and the IISG for supplying the photographs.
On November 2010, in the Spanish city of Cordoba, during the celebrations of the Centennial of the historical anarcho-syndicalist union, the Confederacion Nacional del Trabajo (CNT), a Round Table discussion about Latin America’s social movements took place. A representative of El Libertario was present and delivered the following report.
The modern history of social struggles in Venezuela is associated with the across-the-board transformation of the country brought about by large-scale oil exploitation beginning in the 1920s. This became evident after the death of Dictator J.V. Gomez, who ruled Venezuela with an iron fist from 1908 until December 1935.