social movements

Beer and revolution: The German anarchist movement in New York City, 1880-1914 - Tom Goyens

Tom Goyens' book on the German-speaking anarchist movement in New York City in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Anarcho-syndicalism in Peru, 1905-1930 - Steven Hirsch

General strike, Peru, 1933.

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.

The Rebellion of the Poor Comes to Grahamstown

Statement by the Unemployed People's Movement in Grahamstown, South Africa.

Anarcho-syndicalism in the 20th Century - Vadim Damier

Logo of the International Workers Association (IWA)

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.

Dimensions of Chinese Anarchism: An Interview with Arif Dirlik

Arif Dirlik

An interview with an academic who researched the pre-1949 Chinese anarchist movement, with accompanying biography and selected bibliography.

The condition of women in America, 1619-1851 - Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn on the position of women and the struggles of working-class women for equality from the 17th to the 19th centuries.

The Ultra movement and the political influences

Fiorentina fans, 1975.

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.

Anarchism and syndicalism in Brighton in the late 19th and early 20th centuries

Dr William King - founder of 'The Cooperator' magazine

A short account of anarchism and syndicalism in Brighton in the 1890s-1910s.

Currents of Italian syndicalism before 1926 - Carl Levy

First meeting of the Central Committee of the USI, December 1912.

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.

Venezuela’s Social Movements: Autonomy’s Difficult Path

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.