USA

Battles in the Telluride mines, 1901-1903 - Louis Adamic

Smuggler-Union mine, Colorado

A short history of the striking workers who took over the mines in Telluride, Colorado, and the illegal methods the state used to eventually defeat them.

The Molly Maguires, 1850-1875 - Louis Adamic

Louis Adamic's history of the Molly Maguires: a secret society of Irish-born mine workers in the US who terrorised the exploitative mine bosses of the time.

The Knights of Labor, 1869-1885 - Louis Adamic

Louis Adamic's short history of the Knights of Labor union and some of its key disputes from its founding in 1869 until its successful railway strike of 1885.

Punching out and other writings - Martin Glaberman, edited by Staughton Lynd

A great collection of the writings of former-auto worker Martin Glaberman, edited and introduced by Staughton Lynd, published in 2002. Covering topics such as life on the production line, the unions and methods of struggle.

Your neighbourhood resistance organisation: the Portland Solidarity Network announces their east side committee

The Portland Solidarity Network uses escalation campaigns and direct action to target housing and workplace issues, and now they are expanding out into the working class neighborhoods of Portland's outer east side.

Role-modeling socialist behaviour: the life and letters of Isaac Rab - Karla Rab

Role-Modeling Socialist Behavior: The Life and Letters of Isaac Rab

This 2010 book is a worthy account of the life and works of one of America’s unsung working class heroes, Isaac Rabinowich, commonly known as Rab. Through the medium of his granddaughter’s personal account of Rab’s family life, it is particularly valuable to be able to view a Socialist such as Rab as a real person, tolerant and enlightened, not just a faceless propagandist. Well illustrated, this is a useful and thought-provoking book, carried out in a charmingly eccentric style. The story of Rab is, in a sense, the story of real Socialism in America.

The battle of the Little Bighorn, narrated by an Indian who fought in it

An account of the battle of Little Big Horn by Two Moon a Cheyenne chief who took part in it.

Land and liberty

[foreclosures in the East Bay]

Research and Destroy on the housing crisis,evictions and gentrification.

King Coal - Upton Sinclair

Upton Sinclair's first novel about the conditions of miners in America, and documents the strikes of 1914-15 in Colorado. Similar to The Jungle and its exposing of conditions and corruption in the Meat Packing centre of Chicago.

Disarm: part 1

Part 1 of post I decided to split up. This part is more of a short rant about the demonization of youth by older, failed generations. The upcoming second part features a more personal story of a friend from my past, in other words, one of the youth being demonized.