USA

1972-1974: Watergate

Nixon gives his farewell speech

Howard Zinn's history of the scandal which forced the resignation of President Nixon after he was caught spying on the Democratic party.

1916-1927: The execution of Sacco and Vanzetti

Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti

The story of two Italian-born anarchists, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, framed for murder and then executed for their beliefs.

Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970

A short biography of Latvian-born abstract expressionist artist and anarchist, Mark Rothko.

Traven, B., 1890-1969

B. Traven, aka Ret Marut

A short biography of B. Traven, German underground author, anarchist and writer of the Treasure of Sierra Madre. [This article contains several factual inaccuracies and is typical of the many myths and half truths that have circulated concerning the mysterious B. Traven. For example, the date and location of birth given here are entirely speculative. For the known facts concerning Traven and a far more accurate account, see here; http://libcom.org/library/b-traven-anti-biography]

Obituary for Ross Winn, 1871-1912 - Emma Goldman

1999-2000: The US university living wage campaign

Howard Zinn speaks, with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in background

Howard Zinn's brief history of the joint campaign between American university students and staff to win a living wage for all campus employees.

The US prisoners' movement, 1970-1978 - Howard Zinn

george-jackson-san-quentin.jpg

Howard Zinn's history of the movement of US prisoners and supporters on the outside against poor conditions and ill-treatment.

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.