uprisings

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.

1932: The Vichuga uprising

In April 1932 at Vichuga, Ivanovo Industrial Region (IPO), USSR, 16,000 textile workers struck at several factories and temporarily took control of the town until the uprising was crushed by both heavy repression and promises of reform from central Soviet command.

The Hungarian Revolution: 1956

This is an anonymous account of the events of the near revolution of 1956, containing interesting information from interviews with participants.