uprisings

Poznan 1956 and Radom 1976

June-August 1976 Warsaw

A background report for Radio Free Europe written in 1981, detailing the workers uprisings in Poznan '56 and Radom '76.

1831: Merthyr Tydfil uprising

Merthyr Tydfil riots

In 1831, Merthyr Tydfil, iron workers struck against redundancies, rising prices and bailiffs, leading to several thousand workers involved in riots that led to bloody suppression by troops and mass arrests.

1918: Rice riots and strikes in Japan

From July-September 1918, Japan was swept with a wave of riots from rural fishing villages to major industrial centres and coal fields, in what was the largest upheaval in Japan to date, and the widest ranging popular disturbances since the unrest during the Meiji restoration of 1868.

Hungary '56 - Nick Heath

Occupied radio station

A history of the Hungarian uprising of 1956, published as a special supplement of Anarchist Worker on the 20th anniversary in 1976

Hungary 56 photo gallery

Russian tanks in Budapest

Images from the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.
- History of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956
- Hungary '56 archive

Albania: Laboratory of Subversion, 1997

US citizens evacuated, 1997

A collection of articles on the Albanian insurrection of 1997, by Elephant Editions.

1991: The Kurdish uprising

Kurdish rebels, 1991

The following is an account of the uprising in Kurdistan in 1991, which buries the lies of the western media which presented this proletarian uprising as the work of nationalist parties in the north or Shi'ite religious fanatics in the south.

1953: The Working Class Uprising In East-Germany, Cajo Brendel

East German uprising

Cajo Brendel's pamphlet on the East German Uprising 1953.

1953: The gulag uprising at Vorkuta

An article, edited from News and Letters, outlining the uprising at the Gulag in Vorkuta in 1953.

1962: The Novocherkassk tragedy

Electric train VL60PK, main product of the Novocherkassk NEVZ works

An account of the workers uprising in Novocherkassk, USSR, which lasted from June 1-3 and ended in a massacre and mass arrests.