uprisings

The third revolution? Peasant resistance to the Bolshevik government

Red Army soldiers attack the Kronstadt commune, 1921

Nick Heath on the wave of rebellions and uprisings of rank-and-file Russian workers and peasants across the country in 1919-1921 against the Bolsheviks, who were consolidating their grip on power. Contrary to the Bolsheviks' claims, these rebellions were not reactionary but in fact in support of the original aims of the revolution: socialism, and workers' and peasants' self-management. Taken together they can be referred to as a Third Revolution.

The July Uprising of the Left Socialist Revolutionaries in Moscow 1918 - Lutz Hafner

The July Uprising of the Left Socialist Revolutionaries in Moscow 1918
Lutz Hafner

The Chiapas Uprising and the Future of Class Struggle in the New World Order

Autonomist Marxist, Harry Cleaver, analyses the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas and its relevence to class struggle in the era of globalisation.

The Peasant War in Germany - Frederick Engels

Frederick Engels on the German Peasants War of 1525, arguing that it's motivating force was primarily class-based rather than religious.

Picket and Pot Banger Together - Class recomposition in Argentina?

Aufheben analyse the Argentinian uprising of 2001 and its roots in neoliberal economic policies and the history of the region.

The mass strike in France May-June 1968 - ICO

Nanterre

Text on the mass strike in France in 1968 written by Informations et Correspondance Ouvrieres (ICO) and published in English as Root & Branch Pamphlet 3.

Paris: May 1968 - Maurice Brinton's diary

Paris '68

A vivid and exciting eyewitness diary by Maurice Brinton (the writing pseudonym of Chris Pallis) of Solidarity on the events in Paris in May 1968.

The civil war in France - Karl Marx

Karl Marx's contemporary account of the Paris Commune, placing it in context fo the wider events in France at the time. The Paris Commune significantly changed Marx's ideas about the "Dictatorship of the Proletariat", and his support for it's organisation structures suggests a different trajectory of revolutionary organisation to the "Marxist" revolutions in the 20th Century.

The Paris Commune and the idea of the state - Mikhail Bakunin

Russian anarchist Mikhail Bakunin on the Paris Commune and the idea of government and the state.

The Commune of Paris - Peter Kropotkin

Russian anarchist Peter Kropotkin's analysis of the Paris Commune, a defining moment in revolutionary history which inspired both marxist and anarchist revolutionaries for many years afterwards, and warrants continued attention today.