Switzerland

St Imier - The Congress of the Anti-authoritarian International

After the expulsion of the anarchists at the Congress of the International Workingmen's Association (The Hague, 2-7 September 1872), Mikhail Bakunin, James Guillaume and the members of various anarchist federations and sections met in the village of Saint-Imier (Swiss Jura) and adopted certain resolutions at what will be known as the Congress of the Anti-authoritarian International.

P.M. - "The Power Of The Neighbourhood" and The Commons

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The follow up to Bolo'Bolo which expands on the idea of the role of sustainable community units after capitalism.

Originally published by Autonomedia in 2014.

Taken from http://o500.org/

P.M. - Bolo'Bolo

A playful description of a world composed of small community units (Bolos) after capitalism.

Originally published by Semiotext(e)/Autonomedia in 1983.

Taken from http://o500.org/

World War I struggles in Switzerland

Troops detain a striker during the general strike, 1918

An informative account of the wave of working class struggles which took place during and immediately following World War I in Switzerland, by Christian Koller.

La estonteco de Sankta-Imjero kaj la esperantlingvanoj: Ĝemil Kessous

Artikolo pri la inter rilato de la frue socialista Movado kaj la esperanta lingvo. Precipe la du kongresoj al St Imjer (1872 kaj 2013)

Real education: varieties of freedom - David Gribble

Dartington Hall School photo, 1986

Gribble describes several different schools around the world with pupils from all backgrounds, and demonstrates how children do better when they are allowed to think for themselves. He provides evidence that discipline, curriculum and tests are irrelevant to a child's development and that the central issues are care, respect and freedom.

Mairet, Alexandre, 1880-1947

Mairet's Sacco and Vanzetti woodcut

A look at the life and work of the Swiss anarchist artist Alexandre Mairet, noted for his woodcuts.

How accessible is your revolution? (Reflections on St. Imier)

From 8th to 12th August this year thousands of anarchists from all over the globe gathered in St. Imier, Switzerland to mark the 140th anniversary of the first anarchist International in 1872. The event included talks, discussions, a book fair and concerts. Staines Anarchists were well represented at the gathering with 12 members attending. The account below is from one of our members.

Sam Mainwaring and the Autonomist Tradition

Next year (1987) marks the centenary of the first, August 1887, Socialist propaganda tour of Pontypridd, the Rhondda Fach, Aberdare and Merthyr by Samuel Mainwaring, a London based engineer.

Minnig, Albert, 1911-1968

A short biography of Albert Minnig, Swiss anarchist volunteer in Spain