War on the streets in Armenia

Tank on the streets - Armenia state of emergency Feb/Mar 2008

February and March in Armenia saw a disputed presidential election (19/2/2008) followed by eleven days of demonstrations in the capital Yerevan, broken up by tanks, police attacks and the imposition of a State of Emergency (1/3/2008).

The Korean working class: From mass strike to casualization and retreat, 1987-2007

Loren Goldner on the history of the Korean working class during the past 20 years.

The Asturias revolt, 1934 - Sam Lowry

An account of the 1934 uprising by Asturian miners in Spain. Beginning as part of a nationwide general strike, the revolt grew into one of the most widespread rebellions of the pre-revolution era.

US Green Corn rebellion, 1917

In 1917, the Working Class Union reacted to the imposition of military conscription with an ill-fated but heroic armed rebellion that stands with the agitational campaigns of working class anarchists as a revolutionary response to US entry into World War One.

The Hungarian Soviet Republic of 1919: The Forgotten Revolution - Alan Woods

Hungarian Soviet Republic

Trotskyist Alan Woods on the Hungarian uprising of 1919. Wood's account suffers from the usual analytical errors by Trotskyists but is included for reference to these little-known events.

Poland 1956 - Vladan Vukliš

A history of the uprising in Poland, 1956 which began at the ZISPO factory in Poznan.

The Hungarian revolution 1956 - Scorcher publications

In the background there are two soviet-made ISU-152 self propelled assult guns.

An pamphlet on the revolution in Hungary 1956, published by Scorcher publications in 1984. No.1 in a series of Council Communist Pamphlets.

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. Readers should bear in mind that Radio Free Europe was set up and funded by the CIA, however this text contains useful historical information which we reproduce for reference.

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.