uprisings

1917-1921: Generalised revolutionary struggle in Patagonia - ICG

An article by the Internationalist Communist Group (ICG/GCI) about the events in Patagonia 1917-21.

The Paris Commune, 1871: a short account - Workers Solidarity Movement

A short history of the Paris Commune, weak on details of the revolution and working class organisation but with good information about the makeup of the elected Communards and details of the fighting and repression at the end of the Commune.

The Kurdistan shoras resistance - Anarchist Federation

Short article with patchy information about the movements of Shoras - workers' councils - in Kurdistan, 1990-91, after the first Gulf War.

LA '92: The context of a proletarian uprising

Distorted by the bourgeois press, reduced to a mere 'race riot' by many on the left, the L.A. rebellion was the most serious urban uprising this century. This article seeks to grasp the full significance of these events by relating them to their context of class re-composition and capitalist restructuring.

A commune in Chiapas? Mexico and the Zapatista rebellion, 1994-2000

Zapatista women

Since the occupation of January 1994, many have projected their hopes onto this 'exotic' struggle against 'neo-liberalism'. We examine the nature of the Zapatista uprising by moving beyond the bluster of the EZLN communiqués, on which so many base their analysis.

The Paris Commune of 1871 - Undercurrent

Short text about the Commune by Undercurrent, as the University of Sussex unveils a flawed exhibition on the uprising.

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.