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Lipotkin, Lazar (1891-1959) real name Eliezer Lazarev

Union of Russian Workers 1917

A short biography of Anarchist Lazar Lipotkin, active in Russia and the USA

Do Marxian academics dream of affluent LARPers?

As white nationalists attacked towns across the US, many of the critiques of black bloc and antifa tactics were cheap shots.

Charlottesville terror attack inspires collective action

Community expressed solidarity in Charlottesville day after attack

When white supremacists descended on Emancipation Park on the morning of August 12th it was immediately clear that the event had little to do with their stated interest in preserving the statue memorializing Confederate general Robert E. Lee.

August 11-12, 1917: when thousands of Kansas City citizens spent their weekend deporting professional strikebreakers

Streetcar strike

The history of a militant strike of streetcar workers in Kansas City in 1917 by Jeff Stilley, during which the population of the town drove out scabs who had been brought in by the employers.

2016: the hottest year on record

People walk through a heat mirage

A new report by a US government agency has found that temperatures in 2016 were the highest in 137 years of direct measurements, breaking the record for the third consecutive year.

Thousands demonstrate across the world in memory of anti-racist protester killed in Charlottesville and in solidarity with Antifa

In the past two days, several thousands people across the United States and beyond organised rallies and demonstrations in memory of Heather Heyer, the anti-racist activist killed while confronting white supremacists. Protesters in the USA, Europe and beyond also expressed solidarity with the Antifa actions.

Violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville ends in murder

Aftermath of Nazi attack

Charlottesville, VA – The “Unite The Right” rally took place as scheduled in Emancipation Park on Saturday afternoon. As expected, thousands of anti-racist protesters arrived to confront the neo-nazis, KKK members, and other self-identified racists and fascists who had gathered around the statue of Robert E Lee.

#UniteTheRight torch rally swarms student protest

Student protest surrounded by neo-Nazis

Several people received minor injuries after a far-right march attacked a student counter-protest in Charlottesville last night. The march was taking place ahead of today's “#UniteTheRight” rally, which is expected to be the largest neo-Nazi protest in the USA since 2002.

The Coal Miners’ General Strike of 1949-50 and the Birth of Marxist-Humanism in the U.S.

Written by Andy Philips with a foreword by Raya Dunayevska this gives an overview of the 1949-1950 US coal strike by a participant.

What is a workplace? Race, workplace struggle, and the IWW

Factory committees, shop floors, collective bargaining, contracts. What do those words mean to you? Well, it depends on your life experience, of course. To me and other workers in my industry, those words have been associated with folks who have “real jobs.” You see, even though I work a real job in a real industry, all industries are not treated equally.