USA

1891: Miners against prison labour

American miner in 1890

Howard Zinn's account of American miners' struggles against the use of slave prison labour.

1839-1846: The Anti-Renter movement

Anti-renter meeting poster

Howard Zinn's short history of the Anti-Renter movement against the patroonship system, created in the 1660s when the Dutch ruled New York.

1915: The murder of Joe Hill

Joe Hill.

The story of the death of the American trade unionist, revolutionary and popular song-writer Joe Hill, framed for murder and executed.

The Ludlow massacre, 1914 - Sam Lowry

The history of the Ludlow Massacre of striking coal miners, which was one of the most brutal attacks on organised labour in North American history. It was the pinnacle of efforts by the National Guard and local strike-breakers under the command of the Rockefeller family to suppress a strike of twelve thousand workers.

The cultural Cold War: corporate and state intervention in the arts - Mike Harman

Number 8 by Jackson Pollock.

A look at involvement of governments and corporations attempting to push their interests in the world of art and culture since the middle of the last century.

Michael Schirru and the attempted assassination of Mussolini - Raffaele Schiavina

Michael Schirru

An account of the trial and death of American anarchist Michael Schirru, who travelled to Italy to attempt to assassinate the fascist dictator. Despite the fact that his "crimes" were not legally punishable by death, Schirru was executed by firing squad.

1919: The murder of Wesley Everest

The burial of Wesley Everest

The story of the lynching of the American revolutionary unionist and former soldier Wesley Everest by "patriots."

A short history of May Day

Contemporary illustration of the Haymarket bomb

The history of the world holiday on the 1st May - May Day, or International Workers Day, held in commemoration of four anarchists executed for struggling for an 8-hour day.

1901: The assassination of President William McKinley

Leon Czolgosz

An account of assassination of the President of the United States, William McKinley, by young Detroit-born anarchist, Leon Czolgosz.

2003-2004: Los Angeles supermarket strike

The history of a huge five-month strike and lockout of 70,000 supermarket workers in California, which ended in defeat.