USA

Insurrectionary anarchy and revolutionary organization

A piece by Sabotage that attempts to find common ground between insurrectionary anarchists and platformists/anarcho-syndicalists.

Practical platformism: revolutionary cadre organisation

A member of Common Struggle-Libertarian Communist Federation assesses the NEFAC-Bring the Ruckus debate on organization of 2002.

Sacco and Vanzetti - Howard Zinn

An article by the late Howard Zinn on the significance of the lives and executions of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti today.

On Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Justice Denied in Massachusettes"

Two articles by John Timberman Newcomb and Elizabeth Majeruson respectively on "Justice Denied in Massachusettes" and the politicization of its author poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, both of which were sparked by the Sacco-Vanzetti case.

Workplace papers - Sojourner Truth Organization

A 1980 pamphlet of a collection of writings on workplace organizing by the American based 'new communist movement' group, Sojourner Truth Organization.

American writers and the Sacco-Vanzetti case - Carol Vanderveer Hamilton

A number of prominent American writers took up the cause of two Italian anarchists who were arrested for robbery and murder in 1927. The behavior and attitudes of these writers belie the dominant impression, fostered by the New Critics, that American modernism was utterly conservative in its political and social attitudes. Social class and notions of gender and race played a prominent role in how the case was represented by these writers and by the official media.

War on the waterfront - Peter Cole

drawing of IWW dockers

Chapter 4 of "Wobblies on the waterfront-interracial unionism in progressive-era Philadelphia" by Peter Cole, an excellent text about the American IWW in the early 20th century, and interestingly about some Wobblies' support of World War I.

Rethinking Syndicalism

A piece by Alex Erickson, briefly exploring some thoughts on workplace strategy and organization.

The Workplace Papers

Short summary of the Sojourner Truth Organization, a group that came out of the so-called "new communist movement" and their views and experience in workplace organizing.

A golden bridge: a new look at William Z. Foster, the Great Steel Strike, and the “boring-from-within” controversy

A piece about William Z. Foster and the myth that had arisen around the "boring from within" strategy.