Switzerland

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

Dumartheray, Francois, 1842-1931

Friend: Peter Kropotkin

A short biography of possibly the founder of anarchist communism, Francois Dumartheray of France.

1932: The Geneva Massacre

Communist paper headline from the time

An account of the shooting of over 100 people by the Swiss army at an anti-fascist demonstration.

Thalmann, Clara, 1910-1987

Portrait of Clara Thalmann from a photo taken in 1953.

A biography of Swiss anarchist Clara Thalmann, who travelled to Spain to fight in the Durruti Column in the Civil War.