uprisings

The Commune: Paris 1871 – P. Guillaume and Martin Grainger

P. Guillaume and Martin Grainger, a pseudonym of Maurice Brinton, in Solidarity pamphlet #35, write on the Paris commune of 1871.

1988: Scenes from the Uprising - Noam Chomsky

Worker-student action committees, France May '68 - Roger Gregoire and Fredy Perlman

Students and workers demonstrate in May 68

An in-depth look at the worker-student action committees in the uprising of France May '68.

Ten days that shook Iraq - inside information from an uprising, by Wildcat (UK)

An account of the uprisings in Southern Iraq and Kurdistan in 1990-91 which involved large numbers of mutinous troops who had deserted during the Kuwait Gulf War. The uprisings were crushed by Saddam, with the complicity of US and Allied forces.

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.